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

‘Making Digital Learning Work’: why faculty and program directors must change their approach

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Bailey, A. et al (2018) Making Digital Learning Work Boston MA:The Boston Consulting Group/Arizona State University Getting blended learning wrong I've been to several universities recently...

Online learning for beginners: 8. Won’t online learning be more work?

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

Online learning for beginners: 7. Why not just record my lectures?

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

Online learning for beginners: 4. ‘What kinds of online learning are there?’

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

Online learning for beginners: 3. ‘Aren’t MOOCs online learning?’

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What are MOOCs? Just in case you don't know what MOOCs are (massive, open online courses), they are usually courses that use video recordings of lectures...

Online learning for beginners: 2. Isn’t online learning worse than face-to-face teaching?

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The short answer to this question is: no, online learning is neither inherently worse - nor better - than face-to-face teaching; it all depends on the circumstances. The research...

EDEN 2016: Re-imagining Learning Environments

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The EDEN conference I have just attended the annual conference of the European Distance and E-Learning Network in Budapest, Hungary. EDEN is one of my favourite conferences...

Technology and alienation: symptoms, causes and a framework for discussion

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This is the second post on the topic of technology, alienation and the role of education, with a particular focus on the consequences for...

What students spend on textbooks and how it affects open textbooks

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Hill, P. (2015) Bad Data Can Lead To Bad Policy: College students don’t spend $1,200+ on textbooks, e-Literate, November 8 Caulfield, M. (2015) Asking What Students Spend...

Book review: A History of the Open University

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Weinbren, D. (2105) The Open University: A History Manchester: Manchester University Press/The Open University, 274 pp + notes, £18.99, C$31.61, US$22.30 (paperback edition) Why you...