April 19, 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

This Month’s Featured Post

Lecture to hybrid

Teaching assistants, adjunct faculty and online learning

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I am struggling these days with the issue of who should teach online courses, in terms of qualifications and status, and in particular, the issue of how to scale up credit-based online courses while maintaining or improving quality. These questions are coming to the forefront because, through blended learning, practices that are common in face-to-face […]

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Time to retire from online learning?

Forgive me for being personal in this post (well, it is a blog), but I also have a few important things to say professionally. The context I was 75 yesterday and as I've tried to do each birthday for the last 25 years, I spent the day skiing at Whistler. (A wonderful day: sunshine and still tons of snow, and a lot of terrain to cover). How to spend yesterday was an easy decision. The hard … [Read More...]

The five steps of online system collaboration © Rachel Fishman, 2013

Why successful consortia for online learning are so difficult

Fishman, R. (2013) State U Online Washington DC: The New America Foundation Fishman, R. (2014) Seeking Your Input on Online Consortia and Online Community Colleges WCET Frontiers It would seem obvious that there would be great advantage in building consortia for online courses, so that courses could be shared between institutions, thus saving institutions the cost of developing new courses … [Read More...]

UCF BlendKit

A new MOOC on how to do blended learning

Kelly, R. (2014) EDUCAUSE and UCF launching blended learning MOOC Campus Technology, 3 April EDUCAUSE and the University of Central Florida are offering a free MOOC called 'BlendKit2014 - Becoming a Blended Learning Designer', which will run initially from April 21 to May 27. It is aimed primarily at faculty and instructional designers, will come away with best practices for developing … [Read More...]

Contact North's humble office in Sudbury, Ontario

Contact North on Online Learning, Innovation, Flexibility and Open Educational Resources

Contact North's humble office in Sudbury, OntarioContact North continues to produce a range of interesting short pieces on different aspects of online learning. (Disclaimer: I am a Contact North research associate, and have contributed a few times.) The April 9 edition of Contact North's Online Learning News contains three such contributions (all these pieces are generally anonymously … [Read More...]

Three musketeers

Concepteur(e)s pédagogiques: faire bien avec rien

Quel: ACCP (L'association canadienne des concepteurs et des conceptrices pédagogiques) offre un 'webinar mousquetaire' qui s'appelle: Tous pour un, au sujet de: Faire bien avec rien : travailler avec peu de ressources. Comment accomplir son travail de CP avec des ressources financières, humaines et techniques limitées? Quoi privilégier? Quoi sacrifier? Sur quoi miser? Qui: … [Read More...]

Red River near the Falls, central Winnipeg

MADLaT conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in May

What: 13th Annual MADLaT conference: The conference promises lots of opportunities for you to explore relevant issues in e-learning and educational technology, inspire you with new ideas and provide time for you to network with colleagues Who: The Manitoba Association for Distributed Learning and Training. Where: Red River College Notre Dame Campus located at 2055 Notre Dame Ave, … [Read More...]


Learn to fly – online

Warnock, C. (2014) 1,600 students worldwide take online flight classes Daily Herald, April 5 "Yeah, you'll be telling me next that you can learn to fly a plane online - what, you can?!" Not only that, you can get a Bachelor of Science in Aviation from the Utah Valley University, Orem, the largest public university in the state of Utah. The program has 200 students studying on campus, and the … [Read More...]