In a letter to campus leaders, Cal State University system office last month announced that Cal State Online will no longer operate as originally conceived. Emphasis added below. As the CSU continues to expand its online education strategies, Cal State … Continue reading →
The major online-services provider Google has released its first learning management system, designed to help educators organize and collect assignments, ask questions of students, and perform other tasks.
Net neutrality--it’s a set of rules that makes the web free, ensuring equal treatment for all Internet traffic, regardless of whether one is browsing Khan Academy videos or cat clips.At present, the rules prevent Internet service providers (ISPs) from showing preferential treatment to content provid
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Dr. Ashley Tan leads the Centre for e-Learning (CeL) at the National Institute of Education (NIE) in Singapore. NIE is the only institute in the country responsible for preservice teacher education (...
A wealth of studies on students’ use of computers in the classroom supports the notion of banning them.
Jill Leafstedt's insight:
This quote from the article deserves more attention than it is given. "These examples can be seen as the progeny of an ill-conceived union of twenty-first-century tools (computers, tablets, smartphones) with nineteenth-century modalities (lectures)."
The rapid growth and popularity of online learning is necessitating the creation of online courses that actively engage learners. Research has shown that effective integration of multimedia that is content relevant and pedagogically sound can be a valuable teaching tool for facilitating student learning (Mandernach, 2009).
If social media is the means by which organizations open dialogs and make themselves more accessible, transparent and accountable, higher education is being left behind, say two researchers from Michigan State University.
A good eLearning course requires the right combination of learning events. But what are these exactly? A learning event is a simplified description of the student's learning activity. There's an infinite number of learning strategies, but only eight learning events. It isn’t necessary to use all the events in the creation of your course. Just get acquainted with each of them to make sure you use the right combination to make your course effective.
LeClercq and Poumay's (2005) Eight Learning Events Model propose a ‘palette’ of 8 specific ways, referred to as Learning Events, that the eLearning designer can use to describe any point in the development of learning activities.
With more and more faculty being asked to teach blended or online courses, the need for faculty training has never been higher. CT looks at tried-and-tested strategies for molding better online instructors.