Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Online Learning and Distance Education Resources — Moderated by Tony Bates, Research Associate, Contact North | Contact Nord

Why is innovation in teaching in higher education so difficult? 3. Learning management systems

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Reasons for using a Learning Management System I pointed out in my previous post that the LMS is a legacy system that can inhibit innovation...

Woolf University: the Airbnb of higher education or a sheep in wolf’s clothing?

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Broggi, J.D. et al. (2018) Building the first blockchain university, Oxford UK, April 3 You are going to hear a lot about Woolf University over...

Towards an open pedagogy for online learning

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The problems with OER I was interviewed recently by a reporter doing an article on OER (open educational resources) and I found myself being much more...

Automation or empowerment: online learning at the crossroads

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You are probably, like me, getting tired of the different predictions for 2016. So I’m not going to do my usual look forward for...

Another perspective on the personalisation of learning online

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I gave a keynote presentation last week at a large educational conference in the Netherlands, ‘Dé Onderwijsdagen’ (Education Days). I was asked to talk about the...

Reading between the lines: the ‘intangibles’ in quality online teaching and learning

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Contact North has organised a series of four webinars highlighting the practical advice and guidelines offered in my online, open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age....

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...

Defining skills for a digital age

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ACT (2105) Unpacking "Career Readiness" Iowa City IA: Act Inc. ACT Inc, the organisation that designs and administers the most widely used high school standardised tests...

Last chapter of Teaching in a Digital Age now published

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Chapter 12, Supporting teachers and instructors in a digital age, the last chapter of my online, open textbook for teachers and instructors, Teaching in...

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...