May 4, 2015

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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39 questions to ask when choosing media for teaching and learning

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Yeah, 39 questions is a lot, but then there is a lot of things to take into consideration. I pulled together the key questions for consideration from Chapter 9 (just published) of my open textbook, ‘Teaching in a Digital Age.’ Take a look at them, then tell me: (a) what have I missed (b) what you would […]

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More thoughts on artificial intelligence and human learning

Several events have prompted this reflection. Man shoots computer I have a new hero and his name is Lucas Hinch. Frustrated with his Dell PC, he took it into the street in Colorado Springs and shot it eight times. The police were summoned and later in court his firearm was confiscated, but Hinch is reported as saying: 'It was worth it. It was glorious. Angels sung on high.' Ex Machina I have … [Read More...]

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Problems with the use of images in open textbooks

If you have downloaded my open textbook, 'Teaching in a Digital Age' in pdf or Modi format for the iPad or Kobo, you may have noticed that many of the images I have liberally used throughout the book do not fit on the page or have become separated from their 'frame' (the green and black lines before and after the images), in the downloaded versions. The problem Here is an example (I have … [Read More...]

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Defining skills for a digital age

ACT (2105) Unpacking "Career Readiness" Iowa City IA: Act Inc. ACT Inc, the organisation that designs and administers the most widely used high school standardised tests in the USA, has just published a short but interesting document. In it, they state: In the report Broadening the Definition of College and Career Readiness: A Holistic Approach (Mattern et al. 2014), ACT has begun to describe … [Read More...]

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Book ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ now ready and available

Click image to view the book IT'S OPEN! IT'S FREE! IT'S ONLINE! IT'S READY! For the last two weeks I have been frantically re-editing my online open textbook, 'Teaching in a Digital Age.' I am relieved and pleased to announce that the book is now finished - or at least as finished as an open online textbook will be, as it's possible, indeed essential, to continue to add or remove materials to … [Read More...]

The Monona Terrace, Madison, Wisconsin

Conference: Distance teaching and learning, Wisconsin, 2015

What: The University of Wisconsin Distance Teaching and Learning Conference You will discover innovative ways to teach and support online learners. Learn best strategies, practices, and solutions. Connect with experts in online education and engage with e-learning colleagues from around the world. When: August 11-13, 2015 Where: Monona Terrace, Madison, Wisconsin Who: The conference is … [Read More...]

The Red River, near the Forks, Winnipeg (my own photo)

CNIE 2015 conference in Winnepeg

What: The CAUCE-CNIE Conference: Beyond Diversity: Learning and Working in an Inclusive World Conference Themes: dialoguing on human rights creating access to education embracing inclusivity. When: May 27-29, 2015 Where: Inn at the Forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Winnipeg = Muddy Water in Cree.) Who:  Canadian Association of University Continuing Education Canadian Network for … [Read More...]

The McArthur River Mine, Northern Saskatchewan

Adult learners, mobile phones and online learning

Sometimes, distance education really is distant. Damian Boyle is a workplace instructor from Northlands College who works with itinerant workers at the remote McArthur River mine in Northern Saskatchewan. He has noticed a steep drop in the voluntary drop-in for adult education at the mine following recent local access to Wi-Fi and the Internet. He asked me a serious of questions I can't answer. … [Read More...]