E-learning

FOAD, Formation Ouverte et A Distance

17 octobre 2018

Patrick Henry College Grooming Conservative Leaders

Patrick Henry College Grooming Conservative Leaders
One of the outcomes of online learning has been enhanced support for home schooling. And one of the outcomes of the rising home schooling movement has been the development of colleges that target support to this sector. However, this development has been noted with concern by some, since the movement has allowed for the development of educational institutions with specific political and religious leanings. More...

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IDEO: Stanford Center for Interactive Learning

IDEO: Stanford Center for Interactive Learning
Most of the places I've worked - including my current location - have been really badly designed for any sort of academic work. Even new buildings seem to focus on long, narrow hallways into which people disappear into their offices. Not that I dislike offices - I do, and I wish I had one, because people need their privacy. More...

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Online Communities 'are old-skool' says Amy Jo

Online Communities 'are old-skool' says Amy Jo
George Siemens picked up this item citing Amy Jo Kim, known for a book about online communities, suggesting that the wave of the future is centered around social networks, buddy lists and blogs. Of course, this is a change only if you felt previously that online communities were top-down creations, which while characteristic of some accounts (such as hers) is not universally believed. More...

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E-Learning Provides Answers

E-Learning Provides Answers
Outline of a talk by a Namibian government minister Joel Kaapanda touting the benfits of online learning for the education of local government officials, part of coverage of an Electronic Distance Training in African Local Governments on Sustainable Development conference (EDITOSIA). More...

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15 octobre 2018

E-Learning: Can We Get There From Here

E-Learning: Can We Get There From Here
Rik Hall - who created the WWWDEV mailing list back in 1995, offers a bit of a retrospective. What distracted me was a link to Assiniboine Community College's new website, still a little under construction, but nonetheless filled with many of the same people I knew when I worked there between 1995 and 1999. More...

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Flagship UKeU E-learning Project Faces Major Restructuring

Flagship UKeU E-learning Project Faces Major Restructuring
CETIS notes, "Following disappointing student numbers and serious difficulty in raising private finance, the UK e-Universities has been asked by government funders to come up with a restructuring plan before April. The emphasis should shift from commercial provision of courses to supporting e-learning development in the state universities." Predicting that the commercial courses model wasn't going to work would have been easy. More...

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Supporting the Online Learner

Supporting the Online Learner
Good overview of the many support systems required for online learners in a traditional institutional setting, including learner readiness assessment, career expectations and counselling, administrative and technological support, study skills and program advice, library, assistance for the disabled, an ombuds service, participation in student and university governance, and satisfaction monitoring. More...

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Teaching in an Online Learning Context

Teaching in an Online Learning Context
Over the last ten years or so Terry Anderson has contributed a great deal to our understanding of the mechanics of online learning. He has always, in my view, fostered the transfer of traditional teaching to the online environment, drawing this out (especially in his work with Walter Archer) as a process of creating 'presence' online. More...

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Value Chain Analysis: A Strategic Approach to Online Learning

Value Chain Analysis: A Strategic Approach to Online Learning
This chapter draws a great deal from Paul Stacey's earlier work in value chains and e-learning, drawing out some of the business and marketing perspective and forming a solid picture of the industry. More...

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Toward a Theory of Online Learning

Toward a Theory of Online Learning
Drawing from contemporary and authoritative sources, Anderson looks at four major theoretical perspectives: learner (or learning) centered, knowledge centered, assessment centered, community centered learning. More...

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