March 30, 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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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...]

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CNIE 2015 conference in Winnepeg

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Adult learners, mobile phones and online learning

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Yale University to offer an online master of medical science

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