By Inge Ignatia de Waard. As online learning becomes more known, the quality of the delivered online materials become more essential, as learners can (partly) decide which courses they will follow based on the quality of the course material. One of the challenges is to give teachers and trainers an idea of how instructional designers can help (IDs are schooled in online learning options). Read more...
As a counter to yesterday's post celebrating Apple, a couple of articles are out today with the opposite view. One of these points to the longstanding issue of Apple's software. More...
By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Pearson Releases Rights to its Learning Design Principles
Leo Doran, EdWeek Market Brief, 2017/01/05
Design of an Embedded Engineering Learning on Social Cloud Model to Enhance Creative Thinking and Creative Product
By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Design of an Embedded Engineering Learning on Social Cloud Model to Enhance Creative Thinking and Creative Product
Sathaporn Yoosomboon, Pallop Piriyasurawong, International Journal of Online Engineering, 2017/01/18
This paper (9 page PDF), as the title suggests, describes the use of embedded systems to promote creative thinking in engineering. More...
By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Co-design consultation 2016-17
Various authors, JISC, 2017/01/25
Britain's JISC is entering the final stages of selecting it's next big focus. After a process of consultation, the choice is down to two options:
- Which skills do people need to prepare for research practice now and in the future?
- What should a next-generation research environment look like?
I find it interesting that neither of the final two has anything to do with online learning. More...