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Seeking the unique pedagogical characteristics of social media

Social media are still in a very volatile state of development, and many faculty worry about the negative aspects of students who are continually...

My five wishes for online learning in 2015

Predictions, schmedictions. No-one can guess the future but we can at least say what we would like to see. So here are my five...

Review of ‘Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda.’

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...

Is there a Canadian market for American online programs?

Identifying the market I got a phone call last week from an international consultancy company contracted on behalf of a major U.S. state university, wanting...

The World Academy Forum on the Future of Global Higher Education.

I just came back from this conference at the University of California at Berkeley that took place between October 2-3. The World Academy of Art...

MIT, learning technologies, and developing countries: lessons in technology transfer

  This week I spent three days at the MIT LINC (Learning International Networks Consortium) conference in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts, with the theme: 'Realizing the Dream:...

MIT’s LINC 2013 conference

What The Sixth Conference of MIT's Learning International Networks Consortium (LINC): 'Realizing the dream: Education becoming available to all. Will the world take advantage?'. Where MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts. When June...

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

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

My seven ‘a-ha’ moments in the history of educational technology

A good question I get asked a lot of questions about online learning, educational technology and distance education, but recently I was asked one that...

Special edition of Open Praxis: Openness in Higher Education

 Visualisation of the History of Openness in Education © Peters and Deimann, 2013 Openness in Higher Education (2103) Open Praxis, Vol. 5, No. 1 What is Open...