July 28, 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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© LifeSun, 2013

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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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

U.S.Department of Education (2014) Web Tables: Enrollment in Distance Education Courses, by State: Fall 2012 Washington DC: U.S.Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Hill, P. and Poulin, R. (2014) A response to new NCES report on distance education e-Literate, June 11 The U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences operates a National Center for … [Read More...]

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Opening up: chapter one of Teaching in a Digital Age

I've not been blogging much recently, because (a) I've been on holiday for a month in the Mediterranean and (b) I've been writing my book. Teaching in a Digital World As you are probably aware, I'm doing this as an open textbook, which means learning to adapt to a new publishing environment. As well as writing a darned good book for instructors on teaching in in a digital age, my aim is to … [Read More...]

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Washington State Community College System plans online competency-based associate degree

The Olympian (2014) Competency-based learning makes college credit more accessible for all The Bellingham Herald, June 3 The State of Washington is introducing a new online associate degree program in business studies. Some of the features:: competency-based, recognizing the value of what students already know and can do state-wide transferable to four year state … [Read More...]