Each day brings news of more cancellations of social events. In many areas schools have closed and it seems as likely as not, that many campus based schools will be […]
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Another attempt at Flexible Provision of...
Our friends from the Open University of the Netherlands (OUNL) have just had published a very interesting article that seems to be a first step towards helping education and training […]
Virtual Barn Raising for OERs
The email below resonated with on a number of levels. I spent 15 years in Northern Alberta on a homestead as part of “back to the land ” movement. During […]
Greewich Connect connects with us on a n...
I was pleasantly surprised to see a recent conference paper (reference below) by folks at the University of Greenwich who are reporting their first year results from a project (Greenwich Connect) […]
All MOOCs don't work for all students. A
Both the commercial and the unpaid online blog pundits have been having an armchair quarterback’s field day over MOOC poster boy Sebastin Thrun’s confession that his Udacity MOOC platform doesn’t work. None […]
Accreditation – for Learning Accomplishm
Offering degrees and certificates is the currency of higher education. Degree and certificates are very highly valued by students, parents, employers and postsecondary institutions. Despite occasional challenges to the authenticity […]
MOOCs and Distance Education Institution...
A few months ago I was asked to do a short piece for the Commonwealth of Learning on MOOCs. It is posted on their web site, but I thought I would post […]
"Connectivying" your course
The article that Jon Dron and I published in IRRODL Anderson, T., & Dron, J. (2011). Three generations of distance education pedagogy. International Review of Research on Distance and Open […]
MOOC pedagogy and accreditation
Most of the cacophony of comments and posts about MOOCs and their disruptive potential has focused on their free cost to students, high enrolments, superstar teachers and high prestige Universities. […]
Open Access Week Update
This year, Athabasca University will again be celebrating Open Access Week, with a series of free and ‘open’ noon hour (MDT) web casts. The theme for the 2012 Open Access Week is […]