FOAD, Formation Ouverte et A Distance

21 janvier 2020

Links to E-Learning, Teaching and Learning Activity

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Links to E-Learning, Teaching and Learning Activity
This is a useful service - but the problem is you're submitting your stuff to their database. I have always felt that conference information should be posted as RSS feeds, that can then be aggregated by any service that wants to list the conferences. Anyhow, we see links to teaching and learning conferences, as well as e-learning conferences. Though personally I think that the conference lists published by Clayton R. Wright (and posted here) are more complete. More...

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Toward a Model of Experiential E-Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Toward a Model of Experiential E-Learning
This is an interesting enough paper in that it nicely summarizes experiential e-learning (sometimes called EE Learning), grounding it in the work of people like Carver and Cantor, who writes that "experiential education involves learning activities in which the student is directly engaged in the phenomena being studied." The author offers a taxonomy, which could be easily extended with a little reflection, and identifies as central concepts things like agency, belongingness and competence. The example offered is a bit of a stretch, though: the author describes graduate student engaging in EE learning by participating in the creation of an online course. While I appreciate recursion jokes as much as the next person, I thought this was a bit much. More...

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20 janvier 2020

FutureLearn & U Glasgow launch online degree

By Kerrie Kennedy. FutureLearn and the University of Glasgow have announced an expanded partnership which sees the University of Glasgow deliver its first online degree on the FutureLearn platform. More...

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17 janvier 2020

Now edX Self Paced Courses Start Every Day

Established by MIT and Harvard, edX courses started off being modelled on university timetables, with rigid start and end dates and assessment deadlines. This model is ideal for young full-time students whose lives are arranged around their studies and who may need those strict deadlines to stay focussed. More...

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‘Rationalization’ of online learning support agencies in the Ontario post-secondary system?

The Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities asked the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) to review digital learning initiatives and activities in the province’s publicly assisted postsecondary system, with a particular emphasis on the role of government and of its two funded partner organizations, Contact North and eCampusOntario. More...

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Online learning in the USA in 2018

The US Federal government recently released its . More...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:48 - - Permalien [#]

Whatever happened to 2019 – and online learning?

Looking at the traffic on my web site last week suggests many of you have already headed off for the holidays to a probably well-deserved break. However, the end of the year kind of snuck up on me – is 2019 almost over already? As Queen once sang, another one bites the dust. Better make a list of Christmas presents. More...

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Is there an international market for Canadian online learning?

In the most recent national survey of Canadian post-secondary institutions (Johnson, 2019), institutions were asked the location of their online students (in-province, out-of-province, international). The results, for me, were very surprising:

  • over one third of institutions were unable to answer this question because they do not track this data
  • of the two-thirds that did track these data, over half reported less than 5% of their for-credit online enrolments were out of province. Only 18% of institutions have 20% or more of their credit students who live out of province, never mind internationally.

The report concluded that ‘ultimately, the majority of online students are from the same province in which the institution is located.’ This is despite the fact that over 85% of institutions reported that online education is strategically important for attracting students from outside their traditional service area. More...

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16 janvier 2020

#5: 3 challenges & solutions around online learning

eCampus NewsE-learning may be the greatest revolution in today’s education. More...

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#1: 5 major online-learning challenges—and how to solve them

eCampus NewsPerhaps they weren’t expecting an online course to be demanding. Or, maybe they lacked the self-discipline required to succeed in an online learning environment. Whatever the reason, Watts encounters many more students who struggle to learn online than she sees laboring in a traditional course. More...

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