September 30, 2016

Distance education in Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar -2004

Distance education in Mongolia Distance education in Mongolia

Distance education in Cuba

A revolutionary tank at the Universidad de Havana

Distance education in Cuba Distance education in Cuba

Distance Education in Afghanistan

Kuchi family near Bamian

Distance Education in Afghanistan Distance Education in Afghanistan

A personal view of e-learning in Saudi Arabia

A mosque in Arar, Northern Saudi Arabia

A personal view of e-learning in Saudi Arabia A personal view of e-learning in Saudi Arabia

South Africa

White rhinos in Pilanesburg

South Africa South Africa

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Online learning for beginners: 10. Ready to go

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This is the last in a series of ten blog posts aimed at those faculty and instructors in higher education new to online teaching or thinking of possibly doing it. The previous nine are: 1. What is online learning? 2. Isn’t online learning worse than face-to-face teaching? 3. Aren’t MOOCs online learning? 4. What kinds of online learning are there? […]

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Acorns to oaks? British Columbia continues its progress with OERs

BCcampus (2016) Back to school buzz: 2 million in student savings BCcampus Newsletter, September 16 BCcampus (2016) BCcampus approved, Hewlett and AVED funded OER grants in B.C. Victoria BC: BCcampus BCcampus (2016) Open Textbook Stats Victoria BC: BCcampus There's a lot of talk these days about how hard it is to get faculty to adopt or use OERs. It's certainly a struggle, but progress is … [Read More...]

Who are the founding fathers of distance education?

Steve Wheeler interviewed three old guys, Michael Moore, Sir John Daniel and myself, at the EDEN conference in Budapest this summer, and has posted the video under the title of 'Learn from three founding fathers of distance education'. While it's very gracious of Steve to lump me in with Sir John and Michael, who have certainly been major movers and shakers in distance education, I don't think … [Read More...]

More webinars on ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’

Last year I did a series of five webinars on topics from my online, open textbook, 'Teaching in a Digital Age.' These proved to be very popular, with up to 200 requests for participation for each webinar. We limited registrants though to a maximum of 60 for each webinar, and there have been more than 20,000 downloads since the first webinars were offered, so I am grateful to Contact North … [Read More...]

Welcome back and what you may have missed in online learning over the summer

I hope you all had a great summer break and have come back fully charged for another always challenging year in teaching. I thought it might be helpful to pull together some of the developments in online learning that occurred over the summer that you may have missed. My list, of course, is very selective and personal. Online learning for beginners During the summer I developed a series of … [Read More...]

My encounters with grizzly bears

I have always kept this blog as a strictly professional activity focused solely on online learning. However, I have something so extraordinary to report that I am making an exception. I am privileged to live in the most beautiful place in the world: British Columbia, Canada. I know many will challenge me on this, but I have travelled to most countries in the world and nothing beats British … [Read More...]

More details on ICDE’s World Conference on Online Learning

Contact North | Contact Nord, the organizer and host of the 27th International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) World Conference, launches the official portal for the World Conference on Online Learning: Teaching in a Digital Age – Re-Thinking Teaching & Learning to be held in Toronto, Canada from October 17 - 19, 2017. (For an earlier post on ICDE, Contact North, and the … [Read More...]

Online learning for beginners: 10. Ready to go

This is the last in a series of ten blog posts aimed at those faculty and instructors in higher education new to online teaching or thinking of possibly doing it. The previous nine are: 1. What is online learning? 2. Isn’t online learning worse than face-to-face teaching? 3. Aren’t MOOCs online learning? 4. What kinds of online learning are there? 5. When should … [Read More...]