19 mars 2018

Enhancement of Online and Offline Student Learning

Enhancement of Online and Offline Student Learning
As with Ewing and Miller (2002), this paper maps major features of constructivist and collaborative learning theories against a model for learning via information and communications technology (ICT). More...

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A Framework for Evaluating Computer Supported Collaborative Learning

A Framework for Evaluating Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
OK, I don't want to get all bogged down in theory here, but with the recent emphasis on pedagogy within e-learning we have a clash between past and future. This item and the next bring it out nicely. More...

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Corporate E-Learning

Corporate E-Learning
A project completed for a course in educational technology, this website looks at "key issues to explore before committing to computer mediated instruction" in a corporate context. The site organization is a bit awkward (I wish there were a single-page version, for example), but the content, framed as a series of questions with discussion, is quite good. More...

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Long-Life Learning Communities Based on PBL Courses

Long-Life Learning Communities Based on PBL Courses
There was once a time when I thought that online learning communities needed to be carefully structured in order to function. I based this on the dearth of comments in the typical unstructured course-based community. I am now of the opinion that the reason why course-based communities failed was that there weren't enough members and and that they did not exist long enough to generate any sort of community awareness. More...

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Learning in Teams Using Collaborative Tools That Scaffold Facilitation, Knowledge Creation and Thinking Skills

Learning in Teams Using Collaborative Tools That Scaffold Facilitation, Knowledge Creation and Thinking Skills
People have to learn to create better titles for their papers. That said, this item is a useful outline of some work using collaboration teams with scaffolding - the framework that leads the discussion toward learning outcomes by framing forms and types of responses - built in. More...

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Distance Learning Is...

Distance Learning Is...
Interesting set of polling results from Fast Company on whether distance learning is education's future or a waste of time. Dozens of short comments from people involved in the e-commerce field, some revealing fair insight, others based on the usual miscinceptions. More...

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Scientists Sharing Fewer Discoveries

Scientists Sharing Fewer Discoveries
Statistical evidence that scientists and researchers are sharing less based on a study by analysts at the Harvard University Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital questioning 1,800 geneticists. "They found that almost half of the scientists had been denied access to information about published research... The trend toward secrecy in science means that it is harder for scientists to check each other's experiments for mistakes and ensure the integrity of published research. More...

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Networks and Netwars: The Future of Terror, Crime, and Militancy

Networks and Netwars: The Future of Terror, Crime, and Militancy
Forget that this book is about terrorism, war, and political insurgency. Read it instead as a discussion of two different types of organization: the centralized hierarchy and the distributed network. Anything that can be organized - a system for creating and selling learning objects, the organization of an educational system, the campaign to reduce (or increase) advertising in schools, an online classroom - can be viewed as one of these two types of organization. More...

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Problem-Based Learning: The Benefits to Students and Organisations

Problem-Based Learning: The Benefits to Students and Organisations
Good overview of Problem-Based learning (PBL), including a definition, set of assumptions. List of eight tasks around which PBL is based. Survey of the benefits of PBL and some examples. More...

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Travelling Elk Project

Travelling Elk Project
From the European Schoolnet Newsletter: "A Swedish school is looking for schools from all around the world to host their "elk" for a couple of weeks. We have this teddy bear (teddy elk to be correct) and we have given him the mission to travel all around the world to find answers to different questions and learn more about different cultures. More...

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