October 1, 2014

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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Transforming university teaching and learning: UBC’s strategy for flexible learning

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Flexible Learning Implementation Team (2014) Flexible Learning – Charting a Strategic Vision for UBC (Vancouver Campus. Vancouver BC: Office of the Provost, University of British Columbia The University of British Columbia is one of Canada’s premier research universities with almost 60,000 students. It usually features within the top 30 universities worldwide in university rankings. For the […]

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‘The Economist’ on online learning

Insight (2014) The democratisation of learning The Economist, September 26 This is a well-balanced and well-researched article on online learning in post-secondary education, even if it is very U.S.-focused. Doesn't say anything new, but it covers the right ground. What I liked is that it places MOOCs within the broader context of what is happening in online learning. A nice article to give … [Read More...]

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Writing an open textbook: a mid-term report on the technology

I'm about half-way through writing my open textbook, 'Teaching in a Digital Age.' I've done about five and a half chapters, and I would like to share my views on the underlying technology that I am using, because, while it does the job reasonably well, we are clearly in the Version 1.0 stage of software development, from an author's perspective. I believe there is a major opportunity to develop … [Read More...]

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The strengths and weaknesses of competency-based learning in a digital age

Chapter 5 of my open textbook, 'Teaching in a Digital Age', is now published. In Chapter 5, I developed the concept of a learning environment. I am now working on Chapter 6, 'Models for Designing Teaching and Learning.' In my last two posts I discussed respectively the appropriateness of the classroom model and the ADDIE model for a digital age. In this post, I explore the same issue for … [Read More...]

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What UBC has learned about doing MOOCs

Engle, W. (2104) UBC MOOC Pilot: Design and Delivery Vancouver BC: University of British Columbia The University of British Columbia, a premier public research university in Canada, successfully delivered five MOOCs in the spring and summer of 2013, using the Coursera platform. This report is an evaluation of the experience. The report is particularly valuable because it provides details of … [Read More...]

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Transforming university teaching and learning: UBC’s strategy for flexible learning

Flexible Learning Implementation Team (2014) Flexible Learning - Charting a Strategic Vision for UBC (Vancouver Campus. Vancouver BC: Office of the Provost, University of British Columbia The University of British Columbia is one of Canada's premier research universities with almost 60,000 students. It usually features within the top 30 universities worldwide in university rankings. For the … [Read More...]

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Is the ADDIE model appropriate for teaching in a digital age?

Chapter 5 of my open textbook, 'Teaching in a Digital Age', is now published. In Chapter 5, I developed the concept of a learning environment. I am now working on Chapter 6, 'Models for Designing Teaching and Learning.' In my last post I discussed the appropriateness of the classroom design model for a digital age. In this post, I explore the same issue for the ADDIE model. What is … [Read More...]

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Is the classroom model appropriate for teaching in a digital age?

Chapter 5 of my open textbook, 'Teaching in a Digital Age', is now published. In Chapter 5, I developed the concept of a learning environment. I am now working on Chapter 6, 'Models for Designing Teaching and Learning.' What is to be covered in Chapter 6 This may change as I get into the writing but my plan at the moment is to cover the following topics: What is a design model? The … [Read More...]