July 30, 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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The nature of knowledge and the implications for teaching

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Teaching in a Digital Age I’ve now just published Chapter 2 of my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. Chapter 1 looks at the fundamental changes that are happening in our digital age, and the broad implications these changes have for teaching and learning. The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in […]

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Learning theories and online learning

Figure 3.3. Adults learning in groups in a constructivist manner - and assisted by technology Introduction Chapter 3 of my open textbook on 'Teaching in a Digital Age' is about theory and practice in teaching for a digital age, which I am still in the process of writing. I have to admit that I approached writing about learning theories with some dread. In particular I was concerned (in order … [Read More...]

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Why lectures are dead (or soon will be)

As part of my open textbook on Teaching in a Digital Age, I am working my way through theories of learning and methods of teaching. I will post shortly my initial draft on theories of learning and their relevance for a digital age. In this post I want to discuss the lecture and its relevance for a digital age. Comments as always are more than welcome. Definition: '[Lectures] are more or less … [Read More...]

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Guest blog: MOOCs: Disruptor or Indicator of Something Deeper?

Introduction I don't usually do guest blogs, and when I do it's always because I know they will be of the highest quality - and I NEVER accept unrequested guest blogs from people I don't know. However, I was a participant in a study on MOOCs by Nicole Christen for a paper as part of her Master in Educational Technology program at the University of British Columbia. She kindly sent me a copy of … [Read More...]

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Submitting a doctoral thesis on online learning? Some things to keep in mind

Old people often complain that the world is going to hell in a hand-basket, that standards are falling, and it used to be better in our day. Having examined over 40 doctoral students over the last 45 years, often as the external examiner, it would be easy for me to fall into that trap. On the contrary, though, I am impressed with the quality of theses I have been examining recently, partly because … [Read More...]

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Conference: 8th EDEN Research Workshop on research in online learning and distance education

What: Challenges for research into Open & Distance Learning: Doing Things Better: Doing Better Things 'The focus of the event is on quality research discussed in unusual workshop setting with informal and intimate surroundings. The session formats will promote collaboration opportunities, including: parallel ‘research-speed-dating’ papers, team symposia sessions, workshops and … [Read More...]

© LifeSun, 2013

The nature of knowledge and the implications for teaching

Teaching in a Digital Age I've now just published Chapter 2 of my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. Chapter 1 looks at the fundamental changes that are happening in our digital age, and the broad implications these changes have for teaching and learning. The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when everyone,and in particular the … [Read More...]

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WCET’s analysis of U.S. statistics on distance education

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