Thursday, June 13, 2024
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Ensuring quality teaching in a digital age: key takeaways

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I have now completed and published Chapter 11, 'Ensuring quality teaching in a digital age', for my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital...

What do we mean by quality when teaching in a digital age?

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Before I start on my nine steps to quality learning for my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age, I have needed to 'clear...

Why the fuss about MOOCs? Political, social and economic drivers

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The end of MOOCs This is the last part of my chapter on MOOCs for my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. In...

A New Zealand analysis of MOOCs

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Shrivastava, A. and Guiney, P. (2014) Technological Development and Tertiary Education Delivery Models: The Arrival of MOOCs  Wellington NZ: Tertiary Education Commission/Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua Why this...

The strengths and weaknesses of MOOCs: Part 2: learning and assessment

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The writing of my book, Teaching in a Digital Age, has been interrupted for nearly two weeks by my trip to England for the...

Review of ‘Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda.’

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Zawacki-Richter, O. and Anderson, T. (eds.) (2014) Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda Athabasca AB: AU Press, pp. 508 It is somewhat daunting to review...

The role of communities of practice in a digital age

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The story so far I have published the first five chapters of my open textbook, 'Teaching in a Digital Age'.  I am now working on Chapter...

Is there a Canadian market for American online programs?

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Identifying the market I got a phone call last week from an international consultancy company contracted on behalf of a major U.S. state university, wanting...

Another e-learning platform from Nigeria

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Adepoju, P. (2014) Nigeria is ready for e-learning - Fora.co Humanipo, January 28 I wrote about tutor.ng in a previous post. Fora.co is another e-learning platform, working...

Sir John Daniel’s book review of ‘Beyond the MOOC Hype’ by Jeffrey Young

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Young, J. (2013) Beyond the MOOC Hype: A Guide to Higher Education’s High-Tech Disruption Washington DC : Chronicle of Higher Education, 92 pp (available through...