Thursday, May 23, 2024
Online Learning and Distance Education Resources — Moderated by Tony Bates, Research Associate, Contact North | Contact Nord

Two webinars on the future of online learning next week

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I am offering two quite different webinars next week on the future of online learning.  Contact North This will be the last in my series of...

Online learning in 2020: perfect vision in the Year of the Rat

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No, no firm predictions from me for 2020 other than more of the same from 2019, plus something unexpected. However, I will suggest three...

Using learning analytics to predict mastery: a flawed concept?

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I'm slogging my way through the special issue on learning analytics in Distance Education, a subscription-only journal, because what is happening in this field...

Chapter 8.7c Artificial intelligence

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  I am in the process of finalising a second edition of Teaching in a Digital Age. (For more on this, see Working on the second...

Athabasca University moves to the cloud

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I'm struggling to understand how artificial intelligence is going to impact on post-secondary education, and in particular on online learning, at least over the...

A discussion on the risks and benefits to education of AI and automation

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I was interviewed recently by Cecília Tomás, a Ph.D. student at Universidade Aberta, the Portuguese Open University, for her thesis on the Internet of...

How serious should we be about serious games in online learning?

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In the 2017 national survey of online learning in post-secondary education, and indeed in the Pockets of Innovation project, serious games were hardly mentioned...

Assessing the dangers of AI applications in education

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Lynch, J. (2017) How AI will destroy education, buZZrobot, 13 November I'm a bit slow catching up on this (I have a large backlog of...

Scary tales of online learning and educational technology

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The Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) of British Columbia held an appropriately Halloween-themed get together today called 'The Little Workshop of Horrors' at which participants...

Online learning for beginners: 5. When should I use online learning?

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This is the fifth of a series of a dozen blog posts aimed at those new to online learning or thinking of possibly doing...