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  2. Laura Mann
    October 14, 2012 - 3:06 pm

    Hi Tony,
    As a graduate student in eLearning at VIU in Nanaimo BC I was inspired having read your 9 posts on steps to quality online learning. I was struck by your conclusion at the end of the assessment piece: “Knowledge is not completely neutral. What we know and how we know it are affected by the medium through which we acquire knowledge. Each medium brings another way of knowing.”
    I wonder what Marshall McLuhan would have to say about online learning!
    On another note, I was wondering where and how you see ePortfolios fitting into online learning. What role do they play in learning, planning and assessment?
    Thanks for this practical, thoughtful and inspiring resource!

    • Tony Bates
      October 17, 2012 - 12:27 pm

      Hi, Laura.

      I have actually a post on my blog about Marshall McLuhan and online learning – see

      The role of e-portfolios is another big topic. In my view, they are the future of assessment, since they enable learners to demonstrate their learning in an easily communicable way. Indeed, with the tools now available to learners, such as cameras, microphones, and social networks, the time is ripe for learner-generated content and the demonstration of their ability to apply learning. Thus I see e-portfolios as a key design factor for courses that wish to exploit web 2.0 tools


  3. Mary O'Neill
    November 10, 2012 - 4:12 pm

    Dear Tony,
    On behalf of my OLTD 501 students here at Vancouver Island University I wanted to sincerely thank you for taking the time to respond to these many posts in such a thoughtful and insightful fashion.
    I appreciate how busy you are and sincerely appreciate the time and effort you have taken to assist these new online educators in deepening their understanding of online learning– its’ challenges and benefits from a seasoned practitioners perspective.
    Mary O’Neill,
    OLTD 501, Instructor
    OLTD Program Coordinator.

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