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

A MOOC platform open to all?

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Empson, R. (2013) edX Merges With Stanford’s Class2Go To Build An Open-Source Online Learning Platform Tech Crunch, April 3 Empson, R. (2012) Class2Go: Stanford’s New...

The role of information sciences in online learning: a review of IRRODL, Vol. 13,...

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An overview of the papers IRRODL (the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning) has once again produced a fascinating themed edition, this...

Why learning management systems are not going away

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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...

Research on Virtual Learning Environments

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Smart, C. (2011) VLEs at the heart of curriculum innovation, JISC e-Learning Focus, February 7 This article looks at four projects using VLEs in the...

List of web 2.0 tools for instruction

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Lloyd, M. (2010) 18 Web 2.0 tools for instruction Campus Technology, April 28 This very useful article asks two experts, Sarah Robbins (aka Intellagirl), of...

Open source LMSs for small colleges: 3 cases

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Briggs, L. (2010) Moving to an Open Source LMS: 3 Stories Campus Technology, April 7 This article describes how three small colleges migrated to either...

Open University UK major provider on iTunes U

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The Open University (2010) The Open University hits ten million downloads on iTunes U In Partnership Milton Keynes UK: The Open University Over ten million...

A personal view of e-learning at the University of British Columbia

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The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (home of OLT) It's now seven years since I resigned as Director of Distance Education and Technology at UBC,...

Great expectations for e-learning in 2010

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In the Globe and Mail on December 19, Leah McLaren wrote: 'We are living in an Era of Perpetual Advice - and almost none of...