15 décembre 2014

#OEB14 session initiating Unified Learning Theory brainstorm #education

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. During the last Online Educa Berlin conference, I tried to see whether an open format would work. The general idea was: all of us eLearning experts coming together to find a solution for an existing challenge (I know, I still need to work on shortening the format description :-)
Format of session: peer-to-peer experience sharing
The process was based on talking among ourselves as peers, and at the same time experts, after haven given an eLearning or learning challenge. Read more...

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How to turn a traditional course into a unique online course

eCampus NewsBy David Brooks. Creating a college course may not be easy but at least it’s understood; people have been doing it since Socrates lectured in ancient Greece.
Creating an online college course is another matter. There’s no Socratic judgement on the relative benefits of asynchronous videos, real-time discussion boards or e-books in the cloud. Those judgements are being created right now, by experience. More...

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The most affordable online colleges

eCampus NewsIn a unique college ranking based exclusively on total cost to earn an online bachelor’s degree, independent college search and rankings website College Choice has published its first annual ranking of most affordable online colleges for bachelor’s degrees. More...

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07 décembre 2014

Understanding State Authorization for Distance Education

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Over the past few years working in distance education you have surely heard of State Authorization and know exactly what it is, right?
Well, probably not, but you know you ought to know. You may have heard about a nebulous process with many costs regarding both application fees and staff time. More...

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Reclaiming Personal Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Reclaiming Personal Learning
Stephen Downes, Dec 05, 2014, Online Educa Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Part of a wider session called 'Education's Reality Check', this presentation highlights the need for, and structure of, personal learning, introducing participants to the Learning and Performance Support Systems project at lpss.me. More...

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Case Studies on OER-based eLearning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Case Studies on OER-based eLearning
Som Naidu, Sanjaya Mishra, Shironica Karunanayaka, G. Mythili, S.K. Prasad, Mohan B. Menon, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), 2014/12/03
There are four case studies provided: "Integrating OER in a Teacher Education Course," from Sri Lanka; "OER-based Post Graduate Diploma in e-Learning," from India; "National Institute of Open Schooling – Open Educational Resource Initiative," also from India; and "Developing a Fully OER-based Course," from Malaysia. 56 page PDF. More...

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No script for rhizomatic learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. No script for rhizomatic learning
Jenny Mackness, Weblog, 2014/12/03

Teens always have posters in their rooms (those who can afford posters and rooms, at least) and I was no exception. One of the first posters in my own room was a Turner - this one - and he remains one of my favourite artists. That's why I'm interested in the film, Mr. Turner. More...

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Can you do experiential learning online? Assessing design models for experiential learning

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/MIT-MOOC-panel-548x305.jpgBy Tony Bates. One of the frustrating things about writing a book (Teaching in a Digital World) is that just when you think you’ve finished a chapter, you realise you have missed out something really important. I thought I’d covered the main learning design models when I became aware that I hadn’t covered experiential learning. Read more...

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Two design models for online collaborative learning: same or different?

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/MIT-MOOC-panel-548x305.jpgBy Tony Bates. Here I am looking at the work of two separate and important Canadian theorists and practitioners, what we might call the Toronto school, Linda Harasim and her former colleagues at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) in Toronto (although Linda has been firmly based for 25 years at SFU in Vancouver/Burnaby), and the Alberta school, Randy Garrison, and colleagues Terry Anderson and Walter Archer. However, they are not the only contributors to the design of online collaborative learning, as the following post makes clear. Read more...

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5 arenas that are traditional higher ed’s most worthy competitors

eCampus NewsBy Meris Stansbury - . You’ve heard about MOOCs, online platforms, and other technologies like digital credentialing shaking up traditional offerings from higher education institutions, but where is it all coming from. More...

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