Category Archives: Online learning

Learning as Weaving

Students bring a large array of interests and expertise to classrooms, but often these ideas are laid aside in the panic to ensure curriculum requirements are met, and often complex ideas are tackled through direct or scaffolded instruction. I have … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Digital University: a review of Distance, Blended, and Online Learning

The articles presented in this report provide an overview of research literature in: • Distance education • Blended learning • Online learning • Credentialing • MOOC research • Future learning technology infrastructures It is our intent that these reports will … Continue reading

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Mentored Open Online Courses

Leuphana University bundles all its online learning activities in one institution: Leuphana Digital School. With its unique didactical concept – consisting of scholars, mentors and tutors working hand in hand with a peer-based learning approach supported by a sophisticated online … Continue reading

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The End of the University as We Know It

The most important part of the college bubble story—the one we will soon be hearing much more about—concerns the impending financial collapse of numerous private colleges and universities and the likely shrinkage of many public ones. And when that bubble … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Connection – Serendipity and Human Mediation in Networked Learning

Major changes on the Web in recent years have contributed to an abundance of information for people to harness in their learning. Emerging technologies have instigated the need for critical literacies to support learners on open online networks in the … Continue reading

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Building Online Learning Communities: Effective Strategies for the Virtual Classroom

Building Online Learning Communities further explores the development of virtual classroom environments that foster a sense of community and empower students to take charge of their learning to successfully achieve learning outcomes.  A practical, hands-on guide, this resource is filled … Continue reading

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Is Community as Important as Content for Online Learning?

Back in 2001, MIT launched OpenCourseWare, a bold idea to put world-class MIT professors’ lectures, syllabi and resources online to the world for free. Today, Open Education Resources (OER) industry leaders are arguing that the free content is only the … Continue reading

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