05 septembre 2016

Online learning for beginners: 3. ‘Aren’t MOOCs online learning?’

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . Just in case you don’t know what MOOCs are (massive, open online courses), they are usually courses that use video recordings of lectures from top professors from elite universities, such as Stanford, MIT and Harvard, and computer-marked assessments, sometimes combined with unmonitored online student discussions and peer review. MOOCs are made freely available to anyone who wants to sign up. The main platforms for MOOCs are Coursera, edX, Udacity and FutureLearn. There are also quite a different kind of MOOC, called connectivists MOOCs, that are more like online communities of practice. More...

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Online learning for beginners: 2. Isn’t online learning worse than face-to-face teaching?

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . There have been thousands of studies comparing face-to-face teaching to teaching with a wide range of different technologies, such as televised lectures, computer-based learning, and online learning, or comparing face-to-face teaching with distance education. More...

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More details on ICDE’s World Conference on Online Learning

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . Contact North | Contact Nord, the organizer and host of the 27th International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) World Conference, launches the official portal for the World Conference on Online Learning: Teaching in a Digital Age – Re-Thinking Teaching & Learning to be held in Toronto, Canada from October 17 – 19, 2017. More...

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Next generation insights into internationalization of higher education

As the title suggests, the book will also give primacy to next generation perspectives from emerging researchers and analysts. The call for proposals and key timelines are now available online at www.nextgenizn.org. This website also contains background information about the rationales for the book and its structure, as well as bios for the editors. More...

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IPSA2016: Knowledge Policies and the State of Inequality – Instruments For or Against?

The 24th World Congress of Political Science organized by the International Political Science Association (IPSA) took place from July 23 until July 28 2016 under the title “Politics in a World of Inequality”. The conference was held in cooperation with the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland) and around 3000 participants, mainly from political science, were attending it. More...

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Learning outcomes – between perspectives and practice

The idea to write the thesis about learning outcomes resulted from the article I read on how research has pointed out to the discrepancy between the narrative and actual application of the concept in practice, and how in fact application has turned out to be the slow and difficult. More...

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Free research papers on #MOOC, OER & online education #elearning

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. A new, free, research filled issue of the Open Praxis journal just got published. In it you will find a paper co-authored with Aras Bozkurt, Nilgün Ozdamar Keskin and myself entitled: "Research Trends in Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Theses and Dissertations: Surfing the Tsunami Wave ", which I also loaded to academia. Read more...

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Forget grammar schools, what about comprehensive universities?

The perennial row over grammar schools flared up again last weekend. Possibly, just possibly, the new Prime Minister is not as opposed to new grammar schools, which select pupils on academic ability, as her recent predecessors. More...

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Polytechnics or universities?

August seems as good a time as any to put up something we have been meaning to post for a while: the text of Anthony Crosland’s Woolwich Polytechnic speech of 27th April 1965. More...

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Should student loan defaulters be treated like tax evaders and benefit fraudsters?

Should student loan defaulters be treated like tax evaders and benefit fraudsters?: New HEPI study of higher education in New Zealand and its lessons for the UK
HEPI is today publishing a major comparative study entitled Higher Education in New Zealand: What might the UK learn? It has been written by Sam Cannicott, an education expert who until recently worked at Regent’s University London and who now works for Statistics New Zealand. More...

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