September 20, 2018

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

This Month’s Featured Post

Why is innovation in teaching in HE so difficult? 4. Integrating online and distance learning into the mainstream

This is the fourth and final post in this series. The previous three were: 1. The accreditation agencies? 2. Legacy systems 3. Learning management systems Is it really so difficult? A strong case could be made that at least in North America, higher education systems have been very successful in innovation. For instance, over the […]

Most Recent Posts

Welcome back and some news

Welcome back to all those who have been away on vacation and are just returning or have already returned to work. Here's what I will be working on over the next couple of months. The 2018 national survey of online learning The questionnaire returns for the 2018 national survey of online learning and distance education in Canadian universities and colleges are almost complete, with August 30th as … [Read More...]

Update on my web site re-design

Not very interesting, I'm afraid, but I have made some changes to the structure of my web site prior to a new graphics design, and I'd like readers to be aware of these changes. The aim has been to make search for specific resources easier and to provide eventually a cleaner home page.  This has been quite a challenge with more than 2,500 posts over a 10 year period. A lot of the changes … [Read More...]

In memoriam: Ingeborg Bø

The used to say that distance educators never die, they just fade away, but alas, that is not true. Ingeborg, who was Director of the Norwegian Distance Education Association, a trustee of the International Council for Distance Education, and President of EDEN (the European Distance Education Network) never faded away. Despite battling ALS in her later years, she was active in distance … [Read More...]

Québec’s Téluq in trouble

Téluq (the Télé-université within the Université du Québec System) has for many years been a major provider of university-level distance education courses for francophones. Last Friday afternoon, the Québec Ministry of Higher Education reported that it was investigating compliance of its laws with respect to the relationship between Institut Matci, a private post-secondary institution offering … [Read More...]

Notice: website under redesign

This web site is now more than 10 years old, and the design has not changed over this period. In the meantime, there have been several important developments in web site design, and more importantly, there are now over 2,500 posts or pages on the site, making navigation more complex and difficult. With the assistance of Contact North and MARSworks, work on a new design is taking place during … [Read More...]

Journal articles and reports on serious games

Originally created by Natasha Boskic Branston, C. (2006). From game studies to bibliographic gaming: Libraries tap into the video game culture. Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 32(4), 24-29. Bandura, A. (2002). Selective moral disengagement in the exercise of moral agency. Journal of Moral Education, 31 (2), 101-119. Baudrillard, J. … [Read More...]

Why is innovation in teaching in HE so difficult? 4. Integrating online and distance learning into the mainstream

This is the fourth and final post in this series. The previous three were: 1. The accreditation agencies? 2. Legacy systems 3. Learning management systems Is it really so difficult? A strong case could be made that at least in North America, higher education systems have been very successful in innovation. For instance, over the last 15 years, online learning has become widespread … [Read More...]