E-learning

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07 décembre 2018

Serious Elearning Manifesto

Serious Elearning Manifesto
Michael Allen, March 17, 2014

For those who waited with bated breath for the release of the 'Serious E-Learning manifesto' and then (like me) missed the carefully timed launch because they were doing other things, well, here it is, fresh from last Friday. More...

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University education, like love, cannot simply be moved online

University education, like love, cannot simply be moved online
Sky Gilbert, Globe, Mail, March 11, 2014

The funny thing about this article is that the author does not seem to know just how much of the average love life has moved online, from dating and flirting, getting to know each other, and even day-to-day conversation. Yes, there is the in-person aspect, without which love just wouldn't be the same. But the difference between love in person and education in person is this: we would feel funny paying highly specialized individuals $150K a year to satisfy aspects of our live life. More...

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06 décembre 2018

E-Learning and Economic Development

E-Learning and Economic Development
The authors argue "it is possible to develop and organize e-Learning courses with modest technology and in environment with different levels of economic development" and base this conclusion in their experiences using the technology to deliver learning in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Sarajevo, Bosnia, during the aftermath of the Bosnian war. More...

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E-learning on a Shoestring - Developing a Solution

E-learning on a Shoestring - Developing a Solution
Comprehensive, clear and well-written, this guide providing practical advice on how to develop e-learning on a shoestring will be useful to any organization looking at low-cost (and often better) alternatives to a commercial solution. At the very least, readers should look at this document to learn about all the alternatives not available in the closed commercial environment. More...

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Experience as a Distance Learning Teacher Makes You a Better Classroom Teacher

Experience as a Distance Learning Teacher Makes You a Better Classroom Teacher
Here is an example of the feedback-loop thing I talked about in my post to WWWEDU. "a whopping 85% of their faculty reported that their experience as online teachers 'will have a positive effect on their classroom instruction.'" Well, now. More...

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The State of Distance Education: Observations

The State of Distance Education: Observations
Survey article looking at the state of online learning today. The major points: online learning is growing rapidly and it's getting easier all the time. The article also mentions blended learning and takes a look at mobile learning. More...

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04 décembre 2018

Cascades and Connectivity

Cascades and Connectivity
eLearn Magazine has published my response to a column by Michael Feldstein in the same publication a month ago. In his column, Feldstein warned of the danger of 'cascade phenomena' in networks - things like following a fad or buying into a market bubble. He recommends that networks be managed in order to reduce the risk. More...

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03 décembre 2018

E-Learning Adventures Beyond the LMS

E-Learning Adventures Beyond the LMS
I soimetimes feel pretty lonely in my criticism of the LMS approach to education, but my observation is that there is a groundswell of opinion looking for something more. Opinion such as is expressed in this article. More...

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02 décembre 2018

Legends of online learning

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . Mark Nichols, until recently at the U.K. Open University but who has now returned to New Zealand, has started a new podcast series called ‘Leaders and Legends of Online Learning’. More...

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Which Canadian university has the most online courses (for credit)?

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . The answer: it could well be Université Laval, in Québec City. If you don’t read Lefil, Université Laval’s newspaper for the university community, you will have missed the announcement that for the fall semester, it is offering more than 1,000 courses online (1,016 to be precise) with over 20,000 students taking at least one course online (out of a total population of roughly 43,000 students – so almost half). More...

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