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MiviludesLa Miviludes observe et analyse le phénomène sectaire, coordonne l’action préventive et répressive des pouvoirs publics à l’encontre des dérives sectaires, et informe le public sur les risques et les dangers auxquels il est exposé. Plus...

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How to deal with online learning ‘deniers’ in your institution

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . I’ve been a bit slow on picking up on this (thanks to WCET for bringing it to my attention), but this is such a useful article that it’s well worth reading if you are encountering faculty or instructor resistance to online learning.
This article is in response to an earlier IHE article from a professor who declared that he has no interest in teaching online, despite many colleagues’ attempts to convince him otherwise. More...

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Our responsibility in protecting institutional, student and personal data in online learning

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . With the recent publicity about unauthorised use of personal data on Facebook to manipulate elections in the USA and the U.K., and the above report about Iranians hacking universities for research results and intellectual property, everyone now has to take as much responsibility as possible for making sure personal data is secure and used only for authorised purposes. More...

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Meeting the challenge of online degrees for the professions

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . In previous posts, I have pointed out the challenges of getting online qualifications recognised by professional associations, for instance: The Chatlani article though shows how some institutions have worked with professional associations to obtain recognition. More...

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Web discussion on the future of the distance teaching university

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . If you have an hour to spare and are interested in this topic, you can access a video of this webinar organized on March 5 by EDEN as part of Open Education Week.
The recording can be accessed here. You will need to install Adobe Connect to replay the recording. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 19:13 - - Permalien [#]

The current madness in online learning: case no. 2

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . Yesterday I ranted at the high costs in the UK of online programs aimed at part-time, working people. Today, I want to look at a recent study from researchers at Stanford University reporting racial bias in online discussion forums.
First let’s report the facts: what did the researchers say? (Please read the report for yourself if you are uncomfortable with my comments about their conclusions). More...

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The current madness in online learning: case no. 1

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . This is a report of a new Bachelor of Science degree being offered fully online in the United Kingdom by one of my old alma maters, Goldsmiths College, the University of London, where I did a wonderful post-graduate certificate in education that set me up for life in teaching. The new Goldsmiths B. Sc. (actually a three-year bachelor in computer science) is deliberately targeted at part-time, working students. More...

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Virtual reality for midwives: an Australian example

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . This article includes a couple of nice, short videos demonstrating the use of AR and VR in a University of Newcastle nurses’ program in Australia.
The first one, below, demonstrates the use for breech positioning and placenta replacement. More...

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Videos from three ‘inspiring’ online leaders

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . Drexel University Online as part of its excellent Virtually Inspired blog has posted three videos of  ‘thought leaders’ in online learning. You can find them here. Each video is less than 10 minutes in length. More...

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