Tag Archives: online learning

To be or not to be…student engagement?

Norm Vaughan was one of the key note speakers on the second day of the ASCILITE 2012 conference. The 3 Rs of engagement are relevance, rigour, and relationships (Dennis Littky, 2004 http://bigpicture.org). The student sense of wonder and inquiry are … Continue reading

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Learning in the 21st Century: A 5 Year Retrospective on the Growth in Online Learning

Diagram of technology-empowered professional development for teachers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This is report you may be interested in (recommended by John S Oliver). It is from a USA-based study (but the tends are likely to have some relevance to you) … Continue reading

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Should we be aiming for our Learning Management Systems to be ‘next gen’?

I’ve just finished reading a blog post by Tom Vander Ark entitled “Why Aren’t There Any Next Gen Learning Platforms?“.  As Joyce indicated in her blog post (source): Well, I’m starting to think that most LMSs are simply not very … Continue reading

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Thoughts on design: The 100,000-student classroom

This video was shared by Peter Allen, and a few things caught my attention. The first was the use of written notes captured by a camera…it feels counter-intuitive, but they had good feedback about the sense it created a more … Continue reading

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Study Offers Institutions Guidance for Continued Growth of Online Learning

Image by London College of Fashion short courses via FlickrEven though the report is from 2009, and focuses on tertiary learning and teaching in the States, it is well worth a read no matter as many of the findings still … Continue reading

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