Thursday, April 18, 2024
Online Learning and Distance Education Resources — Moderated by Tony Bates, Research Associate, Contact North | Contact Nord

Writing an open textbook: a mid-term report on the technology

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I'm about half-way through writing my open textbook, 'Teaching in a Digital Age.' I've done about five and a half chapters, and I would like...

A new approach to online lab classes from the University of South Carolina

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  Adams, S. and Duvall, B. (2014) Designing, building and supporting online lab courses, University Business, February 4 This article is a summary of a presentation...

2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond

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 Taking the long view Doug Saunders in the Globe and Mail on  January 4 wrote an interesting piece on prediction, entitled: "Gadgets alone don't make...

The danger of cloud based LMSs

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Davis, B. (2013) Desire2Learn ‘in recovery mode,’ says there has been no data loss to university systems The Record.com, February 1 Bryen, W. (2013) Desire2Learn...

Rapid growth of online learning product market

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Ambient Insight Research (2012) The North America Market for Self-paced eLearning Products and Services: 2011-2016 Forecast and Analysis Monroe WA: Ambient Insight Research (note: $1,225 for the...

A new online learning environment from the corporate training sector

SkillSoft (2012) SkillSoft Introduces SkillPort 8® - A Revolutionary Learning Experience Orlando FA/Nashua NH: SkillSoft, May 1 Is the higher education system learning enough from the...

Why learning management systems are not going away

Contact North has just published online a series of six short papers (10-12 pages) under the title of Learning Management Systems: Disruptive Developments, Alternative Options...

New resources for online educators from Contact North

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Over the last few months, Contact North has been gradually adding an impressive range of online resources to its Educator Portal. As well as the numerous articles...

New technologies for e-learning in 2012 (and a little beyond)

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In my e-learning outlook for 2012, I focused on mainly educational developments in e-learning during 2012. In this post, I want to look at...

Preliminary results for the Campus Computing project survey

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Green, K. (2011) Campus Computing 2011: Big Gains in Going Mobile Campus Computing Project, October 20 The preliminary results for the 2011Campus Computing Project survey shows...