Welcome to the Educational Technology News site. I have been involved in technology and distance education for over 30 years. Research interests include best practices in elearning and mobile learning. I am currently researching effectiveness of social media for enhancing social presence and teacher immediacy in elearning environments.
"Digital literacies and digital game-based learning (DGBL) are both concepts that have emerged in the educational arena since digital technologies have become all pervasive in every aspect of society. With mobile technologies continuing to develop, games are being used more and more by people of all generations and schools are realising that there is some potential for adopting digital games into the formal setting for learning (Beavis, 2012; Arnab et al., 2012). Digital literacies have been recognised as necessary for successful participation in all aspects of life..."
"When it comes to learning, most of today’s technology and methodology is centered around formal programs. This can include an elearning initiative at a company, curriculum for live classroom training, and everything in between."
California community college students complete online courses at a lower rate than traditional courses and receive lower grades, a new study shows.
Not all online courses are the same. If you broke them down by the degree of interactivity and teacher presence, I would wager that the courses where students and faculty experience high levels of interactivity will exhibit better student outcomes.
"One of the hardest things to do when selling online is to determine your ideal price. In fact, picking a price that maximizes your profit but doesn’t place you out of the market is more of an art than a science."
"As teachers, when we lecture, we have the best of intentions. We have a concept we want the class to understand, so we stand and explain it to them. We give them background. Offer details. Anticipate and pre-empt common misconceptions. Illuminate the more entertaining bits. Emphasize the nuance."
"What does it take to create the perfect eLearning course? How can you deliver wonderful experiences to your online learners? What are the aspects you need to focus on to develop a highly effective course that leaves your people spellbound? To find out, download the eBook 116 Proven E-learning Design and Development Tips below."
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