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So you (still) want to be an elearning consultant?

Last week I commented that many people in the “learning” field are too absorbed in their own interests and not the businesses they are supporting. Working smarter in the 21st century requires the integration of learning into the workflow. This … Continue reading

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Developing Critically Thoughtful e-Learning Communities of Practice

Read Read also:  Making Critical Thinking an Integral Part of Electronic Research In this paper, we consider an approach to developing critically thoughtful e-Learning communities of practice — where participants are deliberate about the use of specific  intellectual tools supporting  … Continue reading

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Seizing the opportunity of online learning for UK higher education

Read This report documents successful and diverse case studies of institutional and consortia provision, including partnerships between HE institutions and the private sector. These case studies deserve careful study across the higher education sector as each institution considers its strategic … Continue reading

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Instruction and Technology: Designs for Everyday Learning

Instruction and Technology: Designs for Everyday Learning The perpetual connectivity made possible by twenty-first-century technology has profoundly affected instruction and learning. Emerging technologies that upend traditional notions of communication and community also influence the ways we design and evaluate instruction … Continue reading

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The Myth of eLearning: There Is No ‘There’ There

The Myth of eLearning: There Is No ‘There’ There The problem that higher education faced when computers and networks became ubiquitous on campuses was that we educators had set ourselves up for a fall: We claimed that the only important … Continue reading

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Supportive systems for continuous and online professional development

Read   We highlight four differences between formal educational systems and supportive systems which have to be taken into account in order to design a system rooted in online environments and social media. These differences are: 1) from pre-produced to … Continue reading

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Connectivity, the answer to ending Ignorance and Separation

Connectivity, the answer to ending ignorance and separation Read also: 109 ideas for virtual learning: how open content will help close the digital divide Intertwingled: A compelling story of what is possible Applying the hot, new network theories to education, … Continue reading

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Review of Pedagogical Models and their use in eLearning

Read   This paper provides a review of pedagogical models and frameworks, focusing on those that are being used most extensively in an e-learning context. The introductory section outlines the purpose of the report, the main sources of data and … Continue reading

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eLearning in the University – When will it really happen?

eLearning has enormous potential in education, and there is an urgent need to take stock of the possibilities that it offers. Despite this urgency, research on eLearning is still in a nascent stage and there is a degree of conceptual … Continue reading

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Turning up Critical Thinking in Discussion Boards

Read This paper adopts a constructivist view of learning. It seeks to explore the mechanisms behind knowledge construction and higher-order thinking in discussion board usage amongst a less traditional, increasingly growing student population of work-based, distance learners. Recent studies have … Continue reading

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