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University of Wisconsin Stout: Interested in online teaching and learning?

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.
 
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Lead Teacher (Lead Edupreneur) Position, Lead Teacher – Multiple Positions

Lead Teacher (Lead Edupreneur) Position, Lead Teacher – Multiple Positions | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Opening our first school in August 2013, Venture Academy is a new public charter school based in Minneapolis with the mission to ignite the passion of every young person to become an innovator and entrepreneurial leader who will change the world.

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I know there are a lot of Minnesota based graduates of our E-Learning and Online Teaching program who might find this a good fit!

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University of Wisconsin Stout - Learn to Teach Online: http://bit.do/GoStout

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E-Learning and Online Teaching (Blended) Graduate Certificate

E-Learning and Online Teaching (Blended) Graduate Certificate | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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Prepare for teaching in blended or virtual online classrooms or training in elearning settings.

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e-Jobs: Online Adjunct Instructors in Finance

e-Jobs: Online Adjunct Instructors in Finance | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Southern New Hampshire Univeristy


We are seeking instructors and SMEs for the following undergraduate courses:
Financial Statements and Reporting Analysis
Financial Markets
Financial Regulations and Ethics
Wealth Management
Insurance and Benefits
Retirement Planning
Estate Planning


Qualifications
Minimum qualifications:
Discipline specific Master's or MBA with coursework in the area you wish to teach.
Current relatable business experience required.
Professional certifications required for some courses.
College level teaching or training experience a plus.
Experience designing online courses for adults preferred for SME projects.

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Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators (Fall 2014) | Desire2Learn Open Courses

Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators (Fall 2014) | Desire2Learn Open Courses | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Many eLearning educators are under-prepared to deal with web accessibility issues. This free MOOC, sponsored by Portland Community College and D2L, provides a free professional development opportunity to help eLearning professionals meet the challenges of addressing accessibility in online learning.
Registration is open from September 29 until November 14, 2014.
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The more you learn about Web Accessibility, the more you realize just how much there is to know. This MOOC is about a fundamental issue in online learning.  


Just because it's free doesn't mean it isn't valuable. 

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online4ed's curator insight, October 20, 9:26 AM

Just attended a neat conference at #hilbertcollege and sat in on this topic. I need this!  

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To Care and Comply: Disability Access at PCC - YouTube

A look at PCC's policies on supporting students with physical disabilities. Stories from students who have struggled with their education at PCC because of a...
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Excellent video from Portland Community College. This will help you understand the need for accommodations in both the online and face to face classroom.

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e-Jobs: Lead Instructor - General Education - CTU Online

e-Jobs: Lead Instructor - General Education - CTU Online | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Required Skills
Documented expertise in interpersonal and oral presentation/written communication skills, as demonstrated by data sheet, diplomas, degrees, transcripts, certifications, CVs/Resumes, and in personal interview.
Required Experience
Minimum of 2 years' experience in a post-secondary institution as a student-centered, retention-focused educator
Terminal degree (Math or Science strongly preferred) from a Council for Higher Education (CHEA) accredited institution required in appropriate academic subject area / field of instruction
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Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning - eLearning Industry

Top 10 Tips to Use Word Clouds in eLearning - eLearning Industry | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Word clouds are ideal for eLearning professionals who are looking for ways to visually represent text, whether this is content within an eLearning course or writings of the learners. Color and size can be used to denote a word's level of importance within the cloud, which helps learners to acquire and retain significant ideas (i.e. bolded words) more effectively. While word clouds are often associated with language arts eLearning courses, they can actually be used in virtually any eLearning setting.
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Here's a very clever article with some thought provoking ideas. Word clouds as deliverables, word clouds as discussion prompts, word clouds for feedback to name a few.

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Frank Napoli's curator insight, October 16, 9:14 AM

The ability to bold words and change the colour and size to focus on the important words..

Sue Walsh's curator insight, October 16, 6:03 PM

Word Clouds. Interesting. I like it. Something to have a play with :-)

online4ed's curator insight, October 16, 11:48 PM
Love using this in research classes.
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elearn Magazine: You Think You Know Online Learners? Think Again

elearn Magazine: You Think You Know Online Learners? Think Again | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Did you know that 83 percent of individuals interested in continuing education opportunities took an online course in 2013? Or that 68 percent of your learning audience is over the age of 40?* There's a major shift happening in online continuing education, yet many organizations find themselves tied to an old way of thinking about their content, delivery, and audience. They fail to recognize it's that very shift that demands a keen understanding of their users and how they prefer to learn.
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Essential Advice:  Know your audience.

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e-Jobs: Adjunct Online Education Faculty St Thomas University

e-Jobs: Adjunct Online Education Faculty St Thomas University | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Desired Attributes/Qualifications:

1. Ph.D./Ed.D. in the appropriate discipline or related field.
2. Experience working in the education field as a practitioner in any grades, Preschool through 12 preferred.
3. Qualified experience teaching online and working with adult learners required.
4. Previous college or university-level teaching experience preferred.
5. Commitment to support the mission of St. Thomas University.
6. Commitment to culturally-responsive teaching practices and experience with diverse student populations.
7. Official transcripts for all degrees must be received by the university prior to employment.
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Put your doctorate and online teaching skills to work!

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e-Job: Literature- British and American, Undergraduate School University of Maryland University College (UMUC)

Adjunct Faculty
Communications, Arts, & Humanities
Literature- British and American
Undergraduate School
Location: Multiple locations in Maryland and Online
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Adjunct Online Faculty for the College of Health & Pharmaceutical Sciences - University of Louisana at Monroe

Adjunct Online Faculty for the College of Health & Pharmaceutical Sciences - University of Louisana at Monroe | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Requirements:
  • A passion for education
  • Willingness to participate in an online training/orientation course
  • Online teaching and/or learning experience
  • Familiarity with current research in best practices of online teaching and learning
  • Familiarity with current research in adult learning theory
  • Attention to detail and willingness to perform all duties assigned
  • Positive and professional tone in all communications with students, staff and colleagues
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Health educators with a strong tech/online understanding have the edge.

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10 Drivers Of Blended Learning In Education (Infographic)

10 Drivers Of Blended Learning In Education (Infographic) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
10 Drivers Of Blended Learning In Education

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Miloš Bajčetić, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, October 13, 7:40 AM

Reminds me of #oesis in Boston! #friendsbalt 

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, October 19, 4:21 PM

10 tendencias para a aprendizagem mista

(blended= tech+presencial)


Minha tendencia favoita  é :

Aumentar o engajamento e motivacao do aprendiz.


e a sua ?

#avancee

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Edmodo Training Videos by Russell Stanndard

Edmodo Training Videos by Russell Stanndard | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Edmodo is free and offers you a simple virtual learning environment where your students can share ideas and collaborate together. It has a very similar interface to Facebook and so your students will pick it up easily. What's more, students to do need provide their emails. It is really easy to create a group and then invite your students to join the group. You can create separate groups for each class you teach. What is more amazing is that it is free. You can create quizzes, polls, add up important dates to the calendar, run discussions and share links, videos, articles etc.
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Here's an articulate and professionally produced series of training videos that will help you hit the ground running with Edmodo.

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 11, 2:22 AM

If you decide to use Edmodo, this is a great place to start.

Character Minutes's curator insight, October 11, 10:23 AM

Great to have some instruction in how to use Edmodo..

Patricia Christian's curator insight, October 12, 7:48 AM

This is  a FREE LMS and does not require students to provide an email address.  You are able to upload documents, videos, MP3s, pictures and links to websites.  Edmodo is user friendly and a great way to introduce students to an online learning environment.

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Best Practices for Online Discussion: 16 Quality, Timing, and Value Added Response Tips

Best Practices for Online Discussion: 16 Quality, Timing, and Value Added Response Tips | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Expertly facilitated online discussion is the driving force for community in e-learning classes. Creating norms for discussion quality and timing improve the dialog. This also helps the facilitator step back as students learn to deepen their online dialog.
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Guidance on how to add value and quality to your discussion posts.

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Best Practices for Online Discussion: 16 Quality, Timing, and Value Added Response Tips

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Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently

Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Saga Briggs
Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach education differently?

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These are things most life long learners do. As a teacher they seem second nature. How about for you?

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, October 21, 9:12 AM

insightful.

Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, October 21, 6:52 PM

Skilled learners ... Are we?

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tout le problème est de l'intégrer dans les cours. 

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A Personal Look at Accessibility in Higher Education - YouTube

A Personal Look at Accessibility in Higher Education - YouTube | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This video highlights the experiences of students and faculty with disabilities in higher education.
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An empathy lesson for all instructors (face to face or online). 

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e-Job: Adjunct Online Faculty Mathematics

e-Job: Adjunct Online Faculty Mathematics | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The University of Louisiana at Monroe is seeking qualified adjuncts to teach online for the Office of eULM in the following content areas to teach in the Spring 2015 Semester. 

Mathematics - Minimum of a Master Degree in Mathematics 


Requirements:

  • A passion for education 
  • Willingness to participate in an online training/orientation course 
  • Online teaching and/or learning experience 
  • Familiarity with current research in best practices of online teaching and learning 
  • Familiarity with current research in adult learning theory 
  • Attention to detail and willingness to perform all duties assigned 
  • Positive and professional tone in all communications with students, staff and colleagues 
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If you have online teaching skills and a Math Masters this looks like a good opportunity to get started in online teaching at the university level w/o a terminal degree.   

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11 Tips for Working Successfully in Virtual Groups Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

11 Tips for Working Successfully in Virtual Groups Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Tips for Online Students to Work Successfully in Virtual Groups
When possible, choose group members with similar schedules. Online students reside in different time zones and can have opposing work schedules.
Be proactive and begin setting the groundwork early. As online learners, your time is extremely precious.
Align group roles and responsibilities with individual strengths and interests. Organize – Research – Record – Analyze.
Identify what project activities must be accomplished, in what order and by when.
Choose a group leader who is comfortable taking on that role
Communication is key; establish clear guidelines around when, where and how your group will communicate with each other.
Create a comfortable forum to communicate through, even if it’s not the online classroom setting.
Schedule extra conference calls closer to project deadlines to address any last minute hiccups and tasks.
Always be honest, but respectful, in a group. If either the project or a fellow group member is heading down a path you don’t agree with, speak up.
Ask your professor to implement mandatory peer evaluations. This strategy encourages equal participation by ensuring individual accountability.
Don’t be afraid to talk to your professor. Provide regular group updates, which can then be used to track progress and mediate concerns.
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Rules to live by! 

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Disrupt Your Grading Rut: Alternative Assessment Methods for the Online Classroom

Disrupt Your Grading Rut: Alternative Assessment Methods for the Online Classroom | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Authentic, learner-centered, collaborative assessment alternatives
Alternative assessment methods such as writing assignments, collaborative assignments, case studies, and debates can avoid the problems often associated with tests and quizzes. “There are many ways to approach assessment. It depends on the context of the course. When we teach faculty how to teach online, we try to give them a taste of a majority of those methods. I don’t know that we can cover all of them in one course, but there are multiple ways to get at the issues and make this a real-life situation for the students so they can actually learn from the process,” Pratt says.
Palloff and Pratt recommend selecting assessment methods that are learner-centered and authentic.
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Words of wisdom: Balance traditional, time saving automatic grading with learner centered assessment methods. 

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Jose Pietri's curator insight, October 17, 3:43 AM

"... but there are multiple ways to get at the issues and make this a real-life situation for the students so they can actually learn from the process" 

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, October 17, 12:58 PM

For my Teaching friends. Great information about assessments focusing on more than simple memorizing information. With today's "age of information", open book testing can be used, when designed appropriately, to actually teach as well as assess.

Sue Walsh's curator insight, October 17, 7:13 PM

it is a real challege to stretch thinking to real-life assessment approaches and take everyone on the journey. the focus on learner centred and authentic is great, and dare I mention the many of these approaches lend to assessment only pathways ... but thats a whole other challenge!

 

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e-Job: Math Learning Specialist - University of Maryland Counseling Center

e-Job: Math Learning Specialist - University of Maryland Counseling Center | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
PREFERENCES:
Familiarity with innovative technologies and practices to enhance math learning.
Integration of various instructional technologies in addressing skill development and strategies in math learning.
Knowledge of college student development theories.
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E-job: Adjunct Instructor - Documentary/Journalism Film - CTU Online -

E-job: Adjunct Instructor - Documentary/Journalism Film - CTU Online - | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Required Skills

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Word and Outlook
  • Expertise in interpersonal and oral presentation/written communication skills, as demonstrated by: data sheet, diplomas, degrees, transcripts, certifications, CVs/Resumes, and personal interview.

Required Experience

  • Possesses a minimum of five (5) years of occupational (i.e., practical) experience in the subject field in which they teach preferred
  • Candidate must have obtained at least a conferred Master's (required) or Doctoral (preferred) Degree in Communications (documentary film, journalism film emphasis) from a Council for Higher Education (CHEA) accredited institution or international equivalent, additional requirements driven by state licensing or accreditation considerations may apply
  • Candidate will also be required to complete a satisfactory background check
  • Candidate will be required to submit a resume and/or curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and copies of unofficial transcripts (all degree levels) with their application
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NMC Publications | The New Media Consortium

NMC Publications | The New Media Consortium | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
NMC Publications
Welcome to the NMC Publications catalog, home to all reports and papers authored by the NMC. Here, you'll find every edition and translation published in the NMC Horizon Report series, as well as a growing library of white papers and communiqués — all free to download. For your convenience, the NMC has also placed all of these publications, plus an extensive set of other resources like conference keynotes and webinar archives into the NMC iTunes U site.
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The New Media Consortium archive of publications is a honey-hole for an researcher or committed tech-ed using educator. You'll find the latest K-12 and Higher Ed Horizon Reports, plus reports targeted on Libraries and international demographics (Asia, Brazil, Australia). 

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MOOCs: Expectations and Reality

Fiona M. Hollands, Ph.D.
Devayani Tirthali, Ed.D.
Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education
Teachers College, Columbia University

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A very full report.  Both Opponents and Proponents of MOOCs could cherry pick findings in this extensive (200+ page) report to support their points of view. 

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FERPA Fear? Is Your Use of Social Media FERPA Compliant? (EDUCAUSE Review)

FERPA Fear? Is Your Use of Social Media FERPA Compliant? (EDUCAUSE Review) | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Perry D. Drake is assistant professor and academic director, Social and Digital Media Marketing, University of Missouri–St. Louis.

It is hard to imagine holding a university-level class today in which students do not engage with the web or social media in one form or another, whether by using Google search, bookmarking or sharing an article, taking an online survey, posting or commenting on a blog, or using e-mail or text messaging. So, what rules should we, as instructors, follow to ensure no legal or Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) issues arise?
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FERPA FEAR?


This is a an exceptionally useful article.  In particular look to the scenarios and guidelines section to get real work examples. All online instructors need to be FERPA aware (but not FERPA Fearful.)

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Angela Hoistion, PMP's curator insight, October 13, 11:08 AM

Important aspect I'm now learning more about!

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7 Tips to Effectively Use Google Scholar ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Tips to Effectively Use Google Scholar ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Via Kathleen Cercone
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Set your sights on solid citation.

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WEAC's curator insight, October 12, 12:25 PM

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. 

Ruby Day's curator insight, October 12, 11:01 PM

Great resource to share with students

 

Stephan Hughes's curator insight, October 21, 9:29 AM

Could be useful for student teachers who have to prepare academic articles as part of their research methodology subject. 

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Experts Say Class Size Can Matter for Online Students - US News

Experts Say Class Size Can Matter for Online Students - US News | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
As an undergraduate pursuing a bachelor's in nursing, Ronda Clark was accustomed to taking online classes with 30 or 40 other students. She checked in to discussion forums as required, but felt she didn't have meaningful interaction with her fellow classmates. "It was a free-for-all," says Clark, a military spouse who lives on the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia. "There was little organization." 

So Clark was pleasantly surprised by the family nurse practitioner online master's program at Massachusetts' Simmons College, which she started in 2013. There, her classes had 15 people maximum and all discussions took place in a live video environment.

"A big class could be managed – if you do it well – but any learning environment should be a more intimate environment if you want to learn," says Clark, who plans to graduate in 2015.
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Just as in the Face to Face classroom, Online teachers have long known that class size is very important.  

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The difficulties of online learning for Indigenous Australian students living in remote communities – it’s an issue of access

Sarah G. Anthony
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, Northern Territory, Australia
sarah.anthony@batchelor.edu.au

Michael S. Keating
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, Northern Territory, Australia
michael.keating@batchelor.edu.au

Abstract

Online learning and new technologies are driving a trend in worldwide education that is not only gaining momentum, it is becoming a juggernaut. While the positives for online learning are clear and are often being touted by Universities and Vocational Education and Training providers as a panacea for educational access, what is not clear is the potential negatives for those who cannot reasonably be expected to engage with online learning. Through a review of current literature and research findings, this paper discusses the difficulties of online learning for Indigenous Australian students living in remote communities who do not have adequate access to online learning technologies. This paper proposes the idea that this seemingly reasonable trend towards increased online learning will in fact be hugely detrimental to this section of Australian society and will see the potential for a widening of the gap in education.
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Australian point of view on the Digital Divide from a country that is a pioneer in Distance Education.

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The difficulties of online learning for Indigenous Australian students living in remote communities – it’s an issue of access