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Bringing together current ideas to enhance the use of Educational Technology in Higher Education
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Instructional Design

Instructional Design | Higher EdTech | Scoop.it
instructional design and educational technology resources
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There are still Learning Providers wondering how to get the most from their VLE, how to improve learner engagement, how to make it somewhere students find appealing.

The answer could be as simple as being honest about what learners need. Start by analysing their learning needs: (A) Where are they now? (B) Where do they want to be? Then think about the support they need to get from A to B. As long as your VLE provides or directs learners to good support for the journey it will be used...

And it needn't be a "conventional" VLE, just an environment that supports learning!

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Rethinking Higher Ed Open Online Learning

Rethinking Higher Ed Open Online Learning | Higher EdTech | Scoop.it
More universities should develop high-quality, interactive, for-credit, online degree programs.
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What does it take to provide a real online education? Simply repackaging materials and resources isn't enough. As with any form of learning there needs to be an infrastructure that closes the loop, providing support, feedback and encouragement. Karen Symms Gallagher, dean of Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California gives her research backed views...

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