02 juin 2016

Perceived Learning and Online, and Graduate Students’ Course Grades in Online Synchronous and Asynchronous Courses

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningThe Community of Inquiry framework has been widely supported by research to provide a model of online learning that informs the design and implementation of distance learning courses.  However, the relationship between elements of the CoI framework and perceived learning warrants further examination as a predictive model for online graduate student success. More...

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Increasing Social Presence in Online Learning through Small Group Discussions

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningSocial presence is a difficult to achieve, but an imperative component of online learning. In this study, we investigated the effect of group size on students' perceptions of social presence in two graduate-level online courses, comparing small group versus whole class discussions. More...

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01 juin 2016

What Form Does Online Take in Your Institution’s Future?

The EvoLLLutionBy Kevin Currie - EvoLLLution. Distance learning has been a part of education in the United States for over a century—whether it meant the individual coming to the institution or the institution going to the individual. More...

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The Value Proposition for Instructional Designers in Online Education

The EvoLLLutionBy Rick Shearer - EvoLLLution. Given the high standards and competitive nature of the online learning environment, it makes sense for institutions to design their offerings in the most engaging and expert way possible. For online programs, that means leveraging instructional design expertise. More...

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Professional Development in a Changing Educational Online Environment

The EvoLLLutionBy Jose A. Rodriguez - EvoLLLution. Improving the data acquisition and use in the professional education environment will drive better student outcomes while helping administrators and faculty collaborate more closely. More...

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31 mai 2016

Billion-dollar e-learning market about to undergo major shift

eCampus NewsAnalysis explains how faculty-friendly offerings and reduced switching costs are beginning to transform–and accelerate–higher education technology adoption patterns. More...

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Increasing Social Presence in Online Learning through Small Group Discussions

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Increasing Social Presence in Online Learning through Small Group Discussions
Mete Akcaoglu, Eunbae Lee, The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016/05/18

This could have been such an interesting paper had the authors not succumbed to what is a disease in our field, small (n=33) and unrepresentative (graduate students pursuing a master's degree in education) samples. The idea was to determine the impact of small group size on social presence in learning, where social presence was measured in three dimensions. More...

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Interested In The Moodle Academy?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Interested In The Moodle Academy?
Moodle News, 2016/05/17

In what looks like "a direct response to the Canvas Network," Moodle's Gavin Hendrik has announced the Moodle Academy, "a centralized MOOC hosting platform run and managed by Moodle. More...

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Culture and effective online learning environments

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Culture and effective online learning environments
Tony Bates, online learning and distance education resources, 2016/05/16

Tony Bates has some sharp and insightful points on culture. "Culture is a critical component of any learning environment," he writes. More...

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Yet another AIMS misfire on e-learning in Nova Scotia schools

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Yet another AIMS misfire on e-learning in Nova Scotia schools
Grant Frost, Local xPress, 2016/05/31
Criticism of a recent report from the Atlantic Institute of Market Studies (AIMS) on online learning in eastern Canada. I covered the report reasonably favourably. But the Nova Scotia Teacher's Union (NSTU) was not happy and neither was Grant Frost, both of which call the report's author to task for understating the scale of online learning innovation in the province. More...

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