13 février 2018

Extending the Pedagogy of Threaded-Topic Discussions

Extending the Pedagogy of Threaded-Topic Discussions
During last month's Net*Working 2002 online conference I saw once again why I dislike threaded discussions so much. By fragmenting and sorting the comments, threaded discussions create a body of content that is almost impossible to read. More...

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The Next Killer App in Education: An Interview with Michigan's Carl Berger

The Next Killer App in Education: An Interview with Michigan's Carl Berger

It is always best, they say, to keep your eye on the final objective as you slog your way through the jungles. More...

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Bringing Affective Behavior to e-Learning

Bringing Affective Behavior to e-Learning
Today I'm pleased to present four items from a particularly strong issue of The Technology Source. This first article looks at the need for and techniques for creating immediacy in an online classroom. More...

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Sixteen Steps to a Renewed Corporate Intranet

Sixteen Steps to a Renewed Corporate Intranet
Don't let the term "corporate intranet" throw you off. This article contains (mostly) good advice about the design and maintenance of any information system (I would include most online learning applications in this definition). I like the way the article looks at the problem of upgrading an old, out of date and largely unused information system. More...

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Weblogs in Education - Edublogs?

Weblogs in Education - Edublogs?

Nice bit of digging to ferret out most of the interesting work on weblogs in education. OLDaily readers will have seen many of the articles listed, but there are some examples of weblogs in action that are new to me. More...

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Seizing the Moment: Scientists' Authorship Rights in the Digital Age

Seizing the Moment: Scientists' Authorship Rights in the Digital Age
This is a good paper that takes a sober (and sometimes frustratingly unbiased) look at the rights, interests and responsibilities of various stakeholders with respect to copyright in academic publishing. While not proposing a specific model, it suggests that all stakeholders would benefit from increased accessibility to published materials. More...

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Distance Learning Styles

Distance Learning Styles

Post from DEOS that demonstrates considerable insight into the topic of distance learning styles. The author reports on some research results, including from his doctoral dissertation a couple of years ago. More...

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Inexorable and Inevitable: The Continuing Story of Technology and Assessment

Inexorable and Inevitable: The Continuing Story of Technology and Assessment

I wish someone would offer a course in the writing of abstracts. This is a good, clearly written paper but the abstract is a dense fog of verbiage that leaves the reader wondering what the paper is about. Oh well. More...

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Classroom Discussions for the Twenty-first Century

Classroom Discussions for the Twenty-first Century

Fairly simple paper describing some research that shows that moderated online discussions improve student writing. That said, I like the way the presentation is layered with some speculation as to why this happens: and a good theory emerges. More...

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How to Manage the E-Learning Development Team

How to Manage the E-Learning Development Team
I've worked on course development teams and so I have a pretty good idea of some of the things that can go wrong, especially when one member of the team is a headstrong, stubborn and unorthodox instructional designer (i.e., me). More...

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