Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Online Learning and Distance Education Resources — Moderated by Tony Bates, Research Associate, Contact North | Contact Nord

39 questions to ask when choosing media for teaching and learning

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Yeah, 39 questions is a lot, but then there is a lot of things to take into consideration. I pulled together the key questions for consideration...

Balancing the use of social media and privacy protection in online learning

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This is the last of the SECTIONS criteria for selecting media for my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital World. The last 'S'...

Ease of use as a criterion for technology selection in online learning

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I felt myself cringing as I wrote this section for my book on 'Teaching in a Digital Age'. Talk about do what I say...

Writing an open textbook: a mid-term report on the technology

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I'm about half-way through writing my open textbook, 'Teaching in a Digital Age.' I've done about five and a half chapters, and I would like...

2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond

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 Taking the long view Doug Saunders in the Globe and Mail on  January 4 wrote an interesting piece on prediction, entitled: "Gadgets alone don't make...

What’s going on at Athabasca University?

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Four senior administrators had their positions apparently terminated last week at Athabasca University (AU), a fully distance university in the province of Alberta. These four...

No. 2 aha moment: God helps those that help themselves

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In a previous post, I listed the seven ‘aha’ moments that have been the most seminal ‘discoveries’ in my researching and working in educational...

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...

Key mobile strategy issues

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Fuhrman, T. (2011) Mobile strategy or moving target?, Campus Technology, November 1 This paper looks at five issues that need to be considered when developing...

Best scams in online learning

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Lewin, T. (2011) As Online Courses Grow, So Does Financial Aid Fraud New York Times, October 13 I know I shouldn't do this, but you have...