The persistence of distance (learning)

Learning with e's

In a formal sense, distance learning has been a familiar concept since at least 1837, when Sir Isaac Pitman began teaching his shorthand system using typed instruction cards mailed through the universal Penny Postal service to his students across England.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

No more lazy professors, no more specious journal articles. It’s how the teacher uses that content to support learning that will make the difference. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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Trending Sources

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

No more lazy professors, no more specious journal articles. It’s how the teacher uses that content to support learning that will make the difference. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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5 papers every learning professional should read

E-Learning Provocateur

I don’t read as many journal articles as I’d like. The ones that I would recommend to my fellow learning pro’s. On Two Metaphors for Learning and the Dangers of Choosing Just One. Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age.

Interactivity

Kapp Notes

There are many advantages of having learners interact with the subject matter they are learning. In fact, Michael Grahame Moore editor of the American Journal of Distance Education, writes that interactivity between a learner and the content is “the defining characteristic of education. Horton [3] writes, “Interactivity boosts learning. People learn faster and develop more positive attitudes when learning is interactive [4].”

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

If you are going to teach a course online or run an online learning event or an online conference, then there’s even more to being successful at that. As always I do this by looking through eLearning Learning and related sites like Communities and Networks Connection. I looked at Virtual Classroom , Distance Learning , ILT , Teaching Distance Learning. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

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Recent Research on Interactive Learning

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

This list of existing research and articles on interactivity in learning was put together by Janhavi Padture, Director of Research, Analysis and Strategy at Harbinger Knowledge Products. An annotated Bibliography ’ ( Zirkin, Barbara; Sumler, David; Journal of Distance Education, v10 n1 p95-112 Spr 1995) Those of you interested in establishing the link between learning outcomes and interactivity will find this research useful

The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

Distance education programs did get their start relying on mail correspondence and still do today, for example, in rural Alaska and Australia. The flexibility of accessing an entire course from a small and lightweight wireless device makes mobile learning the current education frontier.

Transform your PowerPoint into a PowerCast using Camtasia!

Visual Lounge

He teaches both undergraduate and graduate educational technology courses in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Michael wrote a fantastic book on communication and learning through screencasts called PowerCasts – Creating Dynamic PowerPoint Screencasts with Camtasia Studio.

21 top elearning communities

Sponge UK

Join thousands of other L&D professionals who are learning from each other in these elearning communities. Training journal forum. Learning and Skills Group. Instructional Design & E-Learning Professionals’. Learning design. Work learn mobile.

Be a Persuasive Storyteller in Social Media - Tip #128

Vignettes Learning

Experience-based stories can “empower leaders to personally communicate organizational lessons that will function as an instrument of learning in experiential-based online executive education.” International Journal of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning: Vol.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

The list focuses primarily on the use of eLearning, technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. link] December 5-6, 2011 Learning Space Design Summit, 2 nd , Melbourne, Australia. link] March 20-21, 2012 Enterprise Learning !

Reflections on Two Decades and Three Degrees

Allison Rossett

I think you will enjoy her take on her learning experiences. I am more interested in learning about Hasidic Jewish culture from my classmate. A difficult professor teaches the classroom section and we learn about plate tectonics. Real maps, real rocks, real learning.

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Learner Engagement – Are Games the Answer?

Association eLearning

If you read industry journals like “T&D” from ASTD or Associations Now, you’ll see that engagement is hot. Everyone is talking about increasing engagement, and many are turning to gamification, social learning networks, and anything else they think will work to increase learner engagement. So they ask us to “convert” their learning into a game. Most of us in education and training love to learn. This will not only increase engagement, but also learning retention.

Beneath the facade.

Learning with e's

Personalised tools lead to personalised learning, and the impact of this should not be underestimated. For many in today''s technology rich, rapidly changing, networked society, personalised learning has acquired more value than anything that can be offered by organisations.

Interview with Terry Anderson

Learning with e's

He is one of the pioneers of online and distance learning, and currently serves as the editor of the influential online open access journal International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning ( IRRODL ). Learning from cyberspace.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

link] or [link] December 1, 2010 UNESCO-Commonwealth of Learning Policy Form on Open Educational Resources (OER): Taking OER beyond the OER Community – Policy and Capacity, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France. January 12-14, 2010 Learning and Technology World Forum 2010, London, United Kingdom.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 1-5, 2012 Learning Forward Conference, (Learning Forward is the new name for the National Staff Development Council, NSDC), Boston, Massachusetts, USA. link] December 4-6, 2012 International Symposium on Open, Distance, and e-Learning (ISODEL), Bali, Indonesia.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

Some notes: Polls: Most attending work in L&D with some HR, IT, and learning services providers. Current learning delivery channels primarily ILT classroom and ILT online as well as a fair amount of self-paced e-learning. Goals pretty evenly spread among rapid e-learning (consumption and development), reduce costs, support informal learning, improve productivity. Most learning professionals view social media as valuable to learners, and usage is growing.

Making Connections: Trends in Social Learning

Obsidian Learning

Building on the concept of communities of practice , Etienne Wenger (2009) has proposed a social theory of learning. As instructional designers, we’re aware of various theories about how and why people learn. And, of course, we’ve heard about social learning.

What if they threw a party and none of us came?

Learning with e's

Before anyone points out the fact that paper based journal cost money to produce, edit, review, print and distribute, I want to make the following points: Most academic journals are run by academics on a voluntary basis - those who review for my journal don't get paid a penny.

The survival of higher education (1): Changing roles

Learning with e's

Such change and disruption has been in the background of my thinking about learning technology for the past decade. My main recommendation however, was one grounded in the technology mediated learning approach. Online Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

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eLearning Conferences 2012

eFront

The list focuses primarily on the use of technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. January 2012 January2-4, 2012 College Teaching and Learning Conference, sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, Orlando,California, USA. link] January5-7, 2012 International Conference on e-Education,e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning (IC4E), 3 rd , Hong Kong, China. link] March 20-21, 2012 Enterprise Learning !

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 2, 2009 Security and Defence Learning : International Forum on Technology Assisted Learning and Training for Defence, Security and Emergency Services, 5 th , Hotel InterContinental Berlin, Berlin, Germany. into Your e-Learning Mix , eLearning Guild Online Seminar.

Top 113 eLearning Posts and 28 Hottest Topics for 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010 - The eLearning Coach , January 3, 2010. Social Learning Strategies Checklist - Social Enterprise Blog , January 11, 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010. Taxonomy of Learning Theories - E-Learning Provocateur , January 12, 2010.

Online Networking in Courses

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

If this works, then check out read this cool post by Christy Tucker reviewing a great presentation at Conference on Distance Learning and Teaching. Sent to you by brent via Google Reader: Online Networking in Courses via Experiencing E-Learning by Christy Tucker on Aug 15, 2007 These are my notes from the presentation MySpace is not YourSpace: The Promise and Pitfalls of Online Social Networking at the Conference for Distance Learning and Teaching last week.

Using Moodle to deliver self financing courses

Moodle Journal

This timescale was however too long, and I was asked if it could be run as a distance learning package, well maybe if I ran it through Moodle. The course can now run at the pace of the students, they will provide me feedback via the Journal, have access to resources using Block Folders, submit completed exercises as Assignments and keep in touch using Forums and Chat.

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

Once again, Clayton Wright has been nice enough to compile an incredible list of conferences focused on use of technology in learning. All the information below was obtained from Internet sources and announcements in educational journals. link] cfp_edu.htm January 5-8, 2009 College Teaching and Learning Conference and Applied Business Research Conference sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, Oahu, Hawaii, USA.

knowledge and Learning In The News - 8/1/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Places to Go: The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning - Stephen Downes in Innovate. At first glance this online publication looks like any academic journal, but when readers explore The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning ( IRRODL ), they are in for a surprise: They can read the articles! The journal is a member of the Directory of Open Access Journals. August 1, 2006.

Time to put an end to faceless e-learning

Clive on Learning

E-learning does, of course, take many forms, but for most corporate users the predominant usage is of interactive self-study materials, what used to be called CBT (computer-based training). No, in my opinion, the problem is not page turning, it is the faceless nature of most self-study e-learning - the fact that there is no Lee Child or his interactive counterpart. So why is so much self-study e-learning dry, faceless and personality-free?

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010 I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. The discussion forms part of the agenda for the World of Learning Conference, an event that I have enjoyed participating in for something like ten years now.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 10/15/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

New Systems for Sharing Learning Goals - HeadspaceJ. I think the intersection between learning goals and social software is heating up. Go and Learn - Fast Company. Although we might not ponder the educational value of these everyday appliances, the gear we use to communicate and play can also be used to learn; we just don't yet think of them as learning tools. Distance learning booms - The Journal Gazette.

Cognitive Age, Training, Memory, Instructional Technologies, & Captcha

Big Dog, Little Dog

But the cognitive age paradigm emphasizes psychology, culture and pedagogy - the specific processes that foster learning. Instructional Technologies in Human Resource Development: Impact, Models, and Changes - International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities. The road ahead : I am presently developing detailed role descriptions, community guidelines, role assessment tools, and the identification of appropriate learning products and offerings. Can You Learn from a Recording? How useful is strategic planning for e-learning?