FOAD, Formation Ouverte et A Distance

29 avril 2017

What is online learning? Seeking definition

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . One reason I have not been blogging much this year is because I have been heavily engaged in leading a national survey of online learning and distance education in Canadian public post-secondary education. We have now secured sufficient funding to at least complete the survey, thanks to further grants of $80,000 from eCampus Ontario’s Research and Innovation fund, and $20,000 from Pearson Canada. More...

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#Mobile #assessment based on self-determination theory of motivation #educon17

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Talk given at Educon in Athens, Greece by Stavros Nikou, really interesting mobile learning addition in the area of vocational and learning assessment. Mobile devices in assessment: offer and support new learning pedagogies and new ways of assessment: collaborative and personalised assessments. More...

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Recommended Reading … or Not: Updates on UC Berkeley and NBER stories

By . Here are two updates on stories we’ve covered recently at e-Literate. One is an actual update and that is a lack of update. More...

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3 ways new-to-online students can thrive with virtual learning

eCampus NewsBy Erica Cirino. Digital learning opportunities are widely available and abundant today. From MOOCs to digital study aids to virtual tutoring, there are many ways for students to hone their academic skills while still maintaining flexibility in their schedules. An added bonus? They can often do this from the comfort and convenience of their own computer, smartphone, or other electronic device. More...

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University discovers how to bring expensive on-campus resources to online students

eCampus NewsBy Greg Smith. In 1949, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) first sent faculty overseas to provide higher education at U.S. military installations.  Fast forward to 2017, and UMUC is the largest online public university in the United States, celebrating our 70th year of serving adult students in Maryland and around the world. More...

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Debunked: 8 online learning myths that need to disappear

eCampus NewsBy Meris Stansbury. As online learning continues to grow as an increasingly viable option for postsecondary and continuing education (at least 5.8 million US students are enrolled in at least one online course), especially as non-traditional students are becoming the norm, there still exists a universal unfamiliarity with online learning that has led to the proliferation of several myths or misconceptions about this popular mode of learning. More...

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Online and digital education: Enhancing access to hgher education in the 21st century

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. The 1862 Morrill Land Grant Act is often considered the landmark in the democratization of higher education, assuring postsecondary access to more than the privileged few and ensuring, simultaneously, the education of scholars and the training of a highly skilled workforce. Over 150 years later we need to re-envision the implementation of the concepts put forward through the grand purpose of that step and the series of Acts that followed (Hatch Act of 1887, Morrill Act of 1890, Smith-Lever Act of 1914) in light of today’s technology and needs. More...

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UC Berkeley aims to improve higher ed online accessibility

University Business LogoBy Tim Goral. Deciding where to install a solar array is one of the most critical decisions you’ll make. More...

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UC Berkeley aims to improve higher ed online accessibility

University Business LogoBy Tim Goral. Department of Justice makes ruling for websites, including college pages, that remain publicly available. More...

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28 avril 2017

3 Reasons Why My Wife Dislikes Online Learning

By Joshua Kim. My wife and I are in a mixed marriage.
I work in online education. She dislikes learning online.
I spend the majority of my time and energy trying to figure out how to leverage technology to improve education. More...

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