26 décembre 2017

The Great Mistake

By Alex Usher. In the last couple of weeks, I have discovered an entirely new category of book: ones which you enjoy reading and contain plenty of fantastic information and insightful observations, but whose central thesis is demonstrably wrong and does not hold up to scrutiny. More...

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2016 Census Data on Education

By Alex Usher. Now, census data isn’t usually something that drives big headlines. You usually have plenty of notice about things like “people getting more educated than they used to”, so the census isn’t a big source of surprises unless something really bad happens in data processing.  For instance, there’s that famous story (possibly apocryphal, I’m not vouching for its veracity) about how a coding error in the 1971 census led Statscan to report the existence of over 1,000 Yiddish-speaking Inuit in Canada. More...

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What a National Housing Strategy Tells Us About Higher Education

By Alex Usher. The big news in Canada last week was the unveiling by the governing Liberals of a “National Housing Strategy”.  Housing is a good policy file to watch for higher education policy types, because housing and higher education share a lot of qualities. More...

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Short video on the impact of open content on teaching

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . The Open University of Catalonia has produced a short (3 minutes 45 seconds) YouTube video of me talking (in English) about how open content will change the role of instructors. More...

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That was 2017 in online learning

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . 2017 was a very interesting year for me, if not for online learning as a whole. I have a very different interface with online learning these days from most people, more that of an observer than as a participant, which has both advantages and disadvantages, but it does give me a somewhat wider perspective, so first, here’s what I did, then second what I learned from my experience. More...

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What inter-provincial differences tell us about government policy on online learning

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . I have just completed two sub-reports on the 2017 national survey of online learning in Canadian post-secondary institutions. The first was on the responses from Ontario institutions, and the second on responses from institutions in British Columbia (also to be available shortly on the survey web site). More...

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A slightly longer video on how educational institutions should rethink their organization in an online world

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . The Open University of Catalonia has produced a slightly longer (6 minutes 17 seconds) YouTube video of me talking (in English) about how educational institutions should rethink their organization in an global world. More...

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Free report on #digital competences of educators #EUpolicy #education @EU_ScienceHub

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. This 95 page report on Digital Competences of Educators was brought to my attention by the fabulous Yannis Angelis, who is also a great twitter networker (@YannisAngelis). More...

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360 camera use in online/blended courses #elearning #IDesign #MOOC

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Sometimes simple instructional design tools can add to the efficiency of learning in an online or blended course. One of the simple options is using a 360° camera to immerse learners in a specific setting providing a more indepth learning context. Creating, using and providing a 360° experience has a long standing use especially with artists who wanted to use multiple visual angles to create a more captivating piece of art using multiple mirrors. More...

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Report on Innovative #Pedagogy #EdTech #elearning #data @IETatOU

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. The new 48-page Innovative Pedagogy report from my colleagues at IET at the Open University, UK is published in collaboration with the Learning In a NetworKed Society (LINKS) Israeli Center of Research Excellence (I-CORE). And as always it is of interest for everybody looking for a quick overview of interesting innovative educational technologies, including practical examples and linked references (with the great PhD-researcher Tina Papathoma @aktinaki on the front cover). More...

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