Saturday, June 15, 2024
Online Learning and Distance Education Resources — Moderated by Tony Bates, Research Associate, Contact North | Contact Nord

A brief history of online learning

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Lepi, K. (2012) Who actually started online education? Edudemic, November 12 No - it wasn't Sebastian Thrun or Daphne Koller or any of the other...

Nine steps to quality online learning: Step 5: Master the technology

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In this post I argue that taking the time to be properly trained in how to use standard learning technologies will in the long...

Nine Steps to Online Learning: Step 4: Build on existing resources

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In this post I argue that using existing online resources rather than re-inventing the wheel will save a good deal of instructor time compared...

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...

BigMarker: a free, open web conferencing hub

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For those interested in non-formal learning, you may want to take a look at BigMarker, a web 'hub' for those wanting to teach or...

Blackboard acquires Elluminate and Wimba: the end of LMSs?

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Kolowich, S. (2010) Blackboard's big buy Inside Higher Education, July 8 This article leaves me as depressed as a Netherlands soccer supporter. Elluminate follows another...

Canadian corporate innovation in e-learning

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Galt, V. (2010) How to bake agility into corporate DNA Globe and Mail, May 20 In my blog on Six Priorities for Canadian e-learning in...

Preliminary book review: An Introduction to Distance Education

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Cleveland-Innes, M. and Garrison, R. (eds.) 2010 An Introduction to Distance Education: Understanding Teaching and Learning in a New Era New York/Abingdon UK: Routledge This...

Review of e-learning possibilities and limitations of Apple’s iPad

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Brandon, B. (2010) Apple's iPad: what does it offer for e-learning? Learning Solutions Magazine January 27 I was wondering how to comment on the iPad...

Asynchronous and synchronous e-learning

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Hrastinski, S. (2008) Asynchronous and synchronous e-learning EDUCAUSE Quarterly, vol. 31, no. 4 (October–December 2008) A study of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning methods discovered that...