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

Choosing a ‘good’ post-secondary online learning program

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I am constantly asked to recommend 'good' online learning programs. This is a difficult question to answer, as it’s impossible for any single person to...

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 ‘open’ in education?

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"I'm just a committed and even stubborn person who wants to see every child getting quality education" Malala Yousafzai's Nobel Prize speech, 2014 This is the...

A ‘starter’ bibliography on MOOCs

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For the increasing number of students doing Masters' dissertations or Ph.D's on MOOCs I have collected together for convenience all the references made in...

EDEN research papers: OERs (inc. MOOCs), quality/assessment, social media, analytics and research methods

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EDEN has now published a second report on my review of papers submitted to the EDEN research workshop in Oxford a couple of weeks ago....

The strengths and weaknesses of MOOCs: Part I

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How many times has an author cried: 'Oh, God, I wish I'd never started on this!'? Well, I wanted to have a short section...

What students learned from an MIT physics MOOC

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Colvin, K. et al. (2014) Learning an Introductory Physics MOOC: All Cohorts Learn Equally, Including On-Campus Class, IRRODL, Vol. 15, No. 4 Why this paper? I...

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...

Opening up: chapter one of Teaching in a Digital Age

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I've not been blogging much recently, because (a) I've been on holiday for a month in the Mediterranean and (b) I've been writing my...

The success or otherwise of online students in the California Community College system

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  Johnson, H. and Mejia, M. (2014) Online learning and student outcomes in California's community colleges San Francisco CA: Public Policy Institute of California, 20...