While the academic commentariat has been debating the challenges and opportunities of MOOCs, not many have looked at the first-person experiences of students.
As an empirical researcher, and having studied at four Australian universities, some of which pride themselves on their online and distance courses, I thought I’d enroll in a MOOC to gain a student perspective.
Via Ilkka Olander
After the initial announcement of Harvard and MIT’s collaborative learning platform, edX, earlier this year, I speculated that it might have several things to teach the world about e-learning and education in general. Chronicle reporter Marc Parry recently visited the edX office on the MIT campus and uncovered the actual facts behind the developing research agenda at edX. Here is a look at what the researchers at MIT and Harvard intend to investigate and an evaluation of the evolving edX agenda.
Via Ilkka Olander
Embedding videos is a great way to enhance a website or online course. It used to be that we just linked to the video, clicked on the link and then watched the video on the video owner's site. Well since embedding has come ...
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.
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