Friday, May 17, 2024
Online Learning and Distance Education Resources — Moderated by Tony Bates, Research Associate, Contact North | Contact Nord

Designing online learning for the 21st century

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This being the time of year when many Canadian post-secondary institutions offer faculty development opportunities, I have been busy the last two or three...

Why learning management systems are not going away

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Contact North has just published online a series of six short papers (10-12 pages) under the title of Learning Management Systems: Disruptive Developments, Alternative Options...

Can education afford the iPad?

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 Extract: Click on the graphic to see the full graphic Onlineteachingdegree.com has produced another interesting graphic comparing the costs of iPads to textbooks. It argues...

Book review: Learning Theory and Online Technologies

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Harasim, L. (2012) Learning Theory and Online Technologies New York/London: Routledge Linda Harasim is one of the pioneers of online learning and this book brings...

e-learning outlook for 2012: will it be a rough ride?

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© Firehorse Blog, 2012 Another year, and online learning, e-learning, learning technologies, educational technologies, digital learning, or whatever you call it or them, will continue...

E-learning in 2011: a retrospective

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'That was the year that was, it's over, let it go...', as the old song says. But before it does go, let's look back...

European report on the future of learning

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Redecker, C. et al. (2011) The Future of Learning: Preparing for Change Seville Spain: Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, JRC, European Commission What the report...

Introducing the OERu – and some questions

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I've been following the development (at a distance) of the OERu, and here's my understanding of what it's trying to do. The OERu (the Open...

Why the current professional development model is broken

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Introduction The faculty development workshops and conferences have ended, and most faculty and instructors have headed off for a well earned vacation. Many thousands will...

Book: Managing Technology in Higher Education now available

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Bates, A. and Sangrà, A. (2011) Managing Technology in Higher Education: Strategies for Transforming Teaching and Learning San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Co. Now out!...