Wednesday, June 19, 2024
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Two useful briefings on generative AI: and why it is potentially dangerous for public...

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Davis, V.L. (2023) WCET Primer for Higher Education: General Brief on Generative AI Boulder, CO: WCET If you are not a member of WCET, I...

Well, that was 2022!

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It's that time of the year to look back and consider the good and the bad of 2022, but first a couple of provisos. This...

British Columbia drafts a digital learning strategy for its post-secondary education sector

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What is the intent? On June 8, 2022, the Digital Learning Advisory Committee (convened by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training)...

Discussing the strengths and weaknesses of synchronous or asynchronous teaching

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The context I am continuing the process of updating the third version of my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age, to take account of...

A Review of Online Learning in 2021

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2021: still bad but better In my review for 2020, I wrote 'Goodbye - and don't come back', a reaction to the horrible year caused...

Curriculum design and the teaching of 21st century skills

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Rayner, P.J. (2021) Curriculum and program renewal: an introduction Edubytes, November Chadha, D. (2006) A curriculum model for transferable skills development Engineering Education, Vol.1, No....

Book Review: Reimagining Digital Learning for Sustainable Development

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Jagannathan, S. (ed.) (2021) Reimagining Digital Learning for Sustainable Development: How Upskilling, Data Analytics and Educational Technologies Close the Skills Gap Routledge: New York/London,...

Do we need a theory for blended learning?

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The value of a good theory The psychologist, Kurt Levine, said there is nothing more practical than a good theory. When faced with conflicting facts...

Why we need some humility about online learning – and about face-to-face teaching

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Those of us who have been fighting to get online learning accepted over the last 20-25 years have argued strongly the merits of online...

Some recent videos on the future of online learning

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I'm listing here some of the recordings of recent presentations and webinars that include a good deal of input from faculty and/or graduate students. ________________________________________________________________________ 2021...