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Book review: Open and Distance Non-formal Education in Developing Countries

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Latchem, C. (2018) Open and Distance Non-formal Education in Developing Countries Springer: Singapore The author I was about to review this book when I was informed of...

Five old educational technologies

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Etherington, C. (2018) Five educational technologies, circa 1918 ELearning inside news, January 1 Despite rumours, I was not around in 1918, but this article is...

French version of ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ now available

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The French version of 'Teaching in a Digital Age', L'enseignement a l'ère numerique', is now available from here. I am very grateful to Contact North|Contact Nord...

An excellent guide to multimedia course design

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Centre for Extended Learning (2016) How do we create useful online learning experiences? Waterloo ON: University of Waterloo The University of Waterloo's Centre for Extended...

Some comments on synchronous online learning technologies

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Last week was a week of synchronous online sessions for me. I did 'virtual' keynotes into conferences in Tehran, Iran, and Beirut, the Lebanon, as...

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...

Seeking the unique pedagogical characteristics of audio

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This is the second post on the unique characteristics of different media, for my open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. As you will see,...

A new way to look at the costs of digital media in education

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I said it was going to be fun looking at the costs of digital media in education, but it wasn't. When I came to...

Are rich media better than single media in online learning?

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First of all, a happy New Year to everyone from almost the last place on earth to come into 2015. This is a discussion...

Using time and space in online learning

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This is another post on the characteristics of educational media and technology, which form part of Chapter 8, 'Understanding Technology in Education' for my...