Friday, May 17, 2024
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Day 2 of the ICDE conference in Costa Rica

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This was, from my perspective, much better than the first day: two good keynotes and one session that was worth the whole trip. Keynotes I went...

AI for teaching and learning: revision of Chapter 9, Section 4 of ‘Teaching in...

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Although the third edition of Teaching in a Digital Age was completed only in August, 2022, recent developments in AI, such as ChatGPT, has...
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Book Review: Richard Heller’s ‘The Distributed University for Sustainable Higher Education’

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Heller, R. (2022) The Distributed University for Sustainable Higher Education SpringerBriefs in Education: Singapore Good news: this is an open access book. The second good...
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Do we need a new type of Higher Education institution?

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I want to ask the question: are our current institutional models – universities, polytechnics, colleges – fit for purpose in the 21st century, or...
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What are the main issues facing digital learning in the future?

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I'm coming up to my 84th birthday next month, and once again I am considering my future work, if any. This has resulted in...

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...

My five wishes for online learning in 2023: and why they ain’t going to...

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Bates, T. (2023) My five wishes for online learning in 2023, Teachonline.ca January 3. I was asked by Contact North to lay out my five wishes for...
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WCET is taking a deep dive into AI and its impact on higher education:...

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Davis, V. (2023) Is AI the New Homework Machine? Understanding AI and Its Impact on Higher Education WCET Frontiers January 5 This is an excellent introduction both...

Third edition of Teaching at a Distance is now published

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The third edition of Teaching in a Digital Age is now available from here: https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/teachinginadigitalagev3m/ I have exported in several formats and made it public....

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)...