05 mars 2016

A fantastic pedagogical issue of IRRODL free #research #eLearning #pedagogy

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. IRRODL is one of my favorite journals. It is truly international, actively working on research and location diversity, it is open and each issue offers a rich array of online learning relevant methods and cases. Read more...

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Debut video capture software, free option #media #screencapture

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. With my new laptop installed, I am now slowly catching up on my private software tools that make my life as an online learning provider/researcher/speaker easy. Today I decided to (finally) capture one of my keynotes, so I could use that recording for future speaking opportunities. Sometimes conference organizers demand that you send them a video of one of your public speaking events, as such having some relevant talks at my fingertips makes it easier to fill in my speaker data. Read more...

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eMOOCs2016 proceedings and a call of papers #CfP #MOOC

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. The eMOOCs2016 conference in Graz, Austria just finished. Looking at the research and MOOC experiences that were shared, it is clear that MOOCs are beginning to be understood more in-depth. The organizers turned everything into a wonderful experience. Read more...

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Posthumanism & MOOC a book by Jeremy Knox #MOOC #criticalresearch

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of receiving a manuscript for review. Although the review was limited to the first chapters, I got all excited by what Jeremy Knox had written. The book looks at MOOC and puts the within a posthumanist framework to analyse its meaning and impact. Jeremy refers to different MOOC along the way, proving his main philosophical ideas. Read more...

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Video reflection on my #CoP lifelong learning experiences #discuss

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Chahira Nouirra, aka CosmoCat, asked me to share some reflections on my own Community of Practitioners (CoP) experiences, specifically in relation to my own lifelong learning, so these ideas could be added to the EU Discuss platform. I took her up on that, as I recently had a new (new to me) insight on this. Read more...

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6 International Leverhulme #PhD scholarships for Open World Learning

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Just received word that there are still open places for the 6 Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships (£14057 per year) focusing on research related to Open World Learning. These are additional PhD scholarships to the one's I posted last week. Learning in the 21st century is undergoing subtle and radical transformation as a result of the impact of digital, networked technologies. Read more...

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A New Logo for Canadian Higher Education

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Last week, the government of Canada announced to great fanfare (Hip Hip Hooray! Caloo Callay!) that Canada has a new international education brand.  They actually meant “logo” not “brand”, but whatever – long past due because the old logo was terrible. More...

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Income-Contingent Loans (Repaid Through the Tax System)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Every once in awhile, someone important says that what Canada/America really needs are income-contingent loans.  I usually reply, “we have income-contingent loans in Canada/America, that’s what the Repayment Assistance Program/Income Based Repayment program does”. More...

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Faculty Power and the Expansion of Administration

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. There was an interesting little op-ed in the Vancouver Sun the other day, to the effect that faculty are “waking up”, “realizing their voices matter”, and taking collective action to “effect substantive change at UBC”.  You can read it, here. More...

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When is Free Tuition Free?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. You would be forgiven, over the past 24 months or so, for growing ever more confused about when tuition is “free” and when it is not.  The reason, in part, is that “free” tuition is in the eye of the beholder. More...

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