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Digital Learning Team

Digital Learning Team | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The work and thoughts of the Digital Learning team in the College of Design and Social Context at RMIT University
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elearn Magazine: Will E-Learning Kill the University

elearn Magazine: Will E-Learning Kill the University | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With many predicting the end of higher education, will e-learning be the final blow that kills the university?
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How Long Does eLearning Take to Develop?

How Long Does eLearning Take to Develop? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
“How long does eLearning take to develop?” is a question we are frequently asked. With heavy workloads, people who create eLearning want to have a simple method of predicting the time it will take to complete a course. But is there a simple method we can use to answer the question?
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Two Models for Developing, Financing and Distributing Instructional Resources

Two Models for Developing, Financing and Distributing Instructional Resources | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When it comes to creating, funding and distributing instructional resources in digital higher education, there are two fundamental approaches being used today, each with its own set of practices an...
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10 common e-learning terms explained - Jisc Regional Support Centres Blog

10 common e-learning terms explained - Jisc Regional Support Centres Blog | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Jisc RSCs work with more than 2,000 UK learning providers helping them to improve performance and efficiency through the use of e-learning & technology.

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University of Adelaide embarks on 10-year IT journey

University of Adelaide embarks on 10-year IT journey | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The University of Adelaide has begun its 10-year IT transform program with plans for a campus centre where teaching staff, technology trainers and librarians can work on digital content development.
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2013 E-learning Benchmarking Survey | The Tertiary Education Research Database

2013 E-learning Benchmarking Survey | The Tertiary Education Research Database | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Mindsy Wants To Be The Netflix Of E-Learning | TechCrunch – The Learning Rush

Mindsy Wants To Be The Netflix Of E-Learning | TechCrunch – The Learning Rush | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Launched publicly last month, Mindsy is a new UK startup that’s building a Netflix-style service for consuming e-learning content, specifically online video courses.
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The Different Levels of Boredom in eLearning Content

The Different Levels of Boredom in eLearning Content | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The problem of boring eLearning won’t go away simply by avoiding it. You have to acknowledge it first before you can solve it. Here’s how.
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13 E-learning theories

13 E-learning theories | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
E-learning theories are not new theories, but rather e-enhancements of existing learning theories (Mayes and de Freitas, 2004).  They form “sets of beliefs: about the nature of knowledge and compet...
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eLearning: It’s Time for a Reboot | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

eLearning: It’s Time for a Reboot | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Image: courosa/Flickr It?s been 10 years since eLearning emerged as a new category, and the market is now massive and growing: ASTD estimates that U.S.
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Concordia Should Reboot Its E-Learning Strategy | Opinions | The Link

Concordia Should Reboot Its E-Learning Strategy | Opinions | The Link | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There’s been a lot of talk this year about online learning at Concordia. Board of Governors and Senate meetings keep circling the subject.
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Open views on learning and e-learning - Steve Wheeler, Plymouth University - YouTube

Cegos wanted to better understand the evolution of learning and to imagine the future of training http://ce.gs/11wOdaO
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eLearning Modules Are Dead... They Just Don't Know It. - eLearning Industry

eLearning Modules Are Dead... They Just Don't Know It. - eLearning Industry | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Want to know why eLearning Modules are dead? Check why eLearning Modules are dead… they just don’t know it yet.
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Top Journals for e-Learning Research | e-Learning and Virtual Teams

Top Journals for e-Learning Research | e-Learning and Virtual Teams | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning - Learnnovators - Bringing INNOVATION to LEARNING

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning - Learnnovators - Bringing INNOVATION to LEARNING | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Tin Can API (or ‘Experience API’) is one of the most extensively discussed technical topics amongst learning professionals all over the world today. This is mainly because of the relevance it carries in today’s world of ‘Learning Transformation’.
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Jim Phillips: On the Curation of Instructional Content (EDUCAUSE Review)

Jim Phillips: On the Curation of Instructional Content (EDUCAUSE Review) | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Higher education institutions are prodigious content producers. Although there are long-standing policies in place to permit the curation of instructional content and of the transactional artifacts of the learning experience, librarians have traditionally concentrated more attention on research. This stance is quite justifiable given the massive amount of research data being generated today as a result of revised data-planning requirements by grant-funding agencies. However, with the tacit rules governing instruction and with market pressures rapidly evolving, has the time come for librarians to intentionally curate instructional content, in all its unwieldy diversity? And as we come to better understand the lasting value of data analytics, what would be the consequences of inaction?

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A very interesting article that raises the issue of ownership and use of teaching materials. It suggests they may increasingly be held by commercial companies (such as Pearson OpenClass) unless university libraries take a more active role in curation, archiving and ensuring accessibility. Add into this debate the rise of Open Educational Resources and you have a very potent set of issues concerning for instance, power, academic freedom, intellectual property rights management, student and teacher privacy......

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Is institutional e-learning like teenage sex?

Professor Mark Brown from Massey University is quoted in a New Zealand newspaper as saying this about institutional e-learningE-learning's a bit like teenage sex. Everyone says they're doing it but...
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Gina Russell Stevens's comment, September 16, 2013 8:58 AM
Great quote from Professor Mark Brown! And I agree with it, wholeheartedly.
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How HTML5 Can Power E-Learning

How HTML5 Can Power E-Learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
HTML5 is rapidly catching on in a wide variety of different markets, and though the new language doesn't yet have the full recommendation of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), there still exists a wide array of tacit recommendation from the sheer...
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Infographic: Three Factors that Drive Costs for E-Learning Course Development - WiredAcademic

Infographic: Three Factors that Drive Costs for E-Learning Course Development - WiredAcademic | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Independent news source & thought center for the online education community.
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Six Key Ingredients of Learner-centered eLearning Courses

Six Key Ingredients of Learner-centered eLearning Courses | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Learner-centric approach seems to be at the forefront of effective instruction in eLearning courses. The learner must be at the heart of it.
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Elearning! April - 2013

Elearning! April - 2013 | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Elearning! Magazine: Building Smarter Companies via Learning & Workplace Technologies.
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