February 26, 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

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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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What do we mean by quality when teaching in a digital age?

Before I start on my nine steps to quality learning for my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age, I have needed to 'clear the decks' about what we mean by quality. I thought this bit might be useful to share, as quality is a very slippery concept at the best of times. The aim of this chapter is to provide some practical guidelines for teachers and instructors to ensure quality teaching in a … [Read More...]

What makes face-to-face teaching pedagogically unique - if anything?

10 key takeaways about differences between classroom, blended, online and open learning

Lucky readers: you get a bonus! This is really a brief summary of all of the ten previous posts on this topic, which constitute Chapter 10 of my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age: Deciding on modes of delivery Challenging the supremacy of face-to-face teaching Mode of delivery: Learners as a determining factor Desperately seeking the unique pedagogical characteristics of … [Read More...]

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A future vision for OER and online learning

For each chapter of my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age, I am developing imaginary but hopefully realistic scenarios. In this scenario, developed as a closing to my chapter on 'Modes of Delivery and Open Education', I look at how modularization could lead both a wider range of access to credit courses and more open use of learning materials. Research faculty in the … [Read More...]

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The implications of ‘open’ for course and program design: towards a paradigm shift

I am usually very cautious not to use the term 'paradigm shift', but I do believe that the term is justified by the implications of open approaches to education, especially for higher education. This post aims to set out why this paradigm shift is slowly taking place. This is the fourth of five posts on 'open' in education for my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. The previous … [Read More...]

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Integrating open textbooks, open research and open data into teaching

This is the third of five posts on open education for my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. The previous two posts were: What do we mean by 'open' in education? Making sense of open educational resources Open textbooks Textbooks are an increasing cost to students. Some textbooks cost $200 or more, and in North America a university undergraduate may be required to spend … [Read More...]

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Making sense of open educational resources

This is the second of five posts on open education from Chapter 10 of my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. The first post was 'What do we mean by "open" education'? Open educational resources are somewhat different from open learning, in that they are primarily content, while open learning includes both content and educational services, such as specially designed online materials, … [Read More...]

What do we mean by ‘open’ in education?

I'm just a committed and even stubborn person who wants to see every child getting quality education Malala Yousafzai's Nobel Prize speech, 2014 This is the first of five posts on 'open-ness' in education for my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age, covering: open education, open access and open universities (this post) open educational resources open textbooks, open … [Read More...]