Category Archive: Online Learning

Oct 17

Educational Technology in Open and Distance Learning

Still blogging the ICDE 2013 conference. Panel Sessions #2. Exploration and Practice on Promoting Digital Learning Community Construction Based on Mobile Internet Technology – By Taking “Fujian Lifelong Learning Online” as an Example By Shen Guanghui, The Open University of Fujian, China China’s mobile users – about 75%. Fujian Lifelong Learning Online – www.fjrtvu.edu.cn – …

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Oct 17

The Regulatory Environment and Strategies for Innovative Open and Distance Learning

Parallel Session #1, Subtheme 6: The Regulatory Environment and Strategies for Innovative Open and Distance Learning. ICDE Conference 2013. Blogging my learning. One sidenote on the format. With English being the second language for so many participants, it was very important to have much of the text written out on the PowerPoint slides so that …

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Oct 17

Open Educational Resources (OER) in ODL

It’s Thursday morning in Tianjin, and we have a session on Open Educational Resources in open and distance learning. The panel presenters are: Prof. Fred Mulder, UNESCO Chair Holder in OER; Prof. Rory McGreal, UNESCO/COL OER Chair Holder (Athabasca University); Prof. Nizam, Ministry of National Education, Indonesia; Dr. Griff Richards, African Virtual University; and Dr. …

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Oct 16

Quantity vs. Quality in Open and Distance Learning

ICDE Conference Overview and Welcome Welcome to Tianjin, China! I’m attending the International Council for Open and Distance Education World Conference; with over 1000 participants from around the world, including Canada, Pakistan, Iran, Australia, Indonesia, and many more countries. The conference began with an opening ceremony – with speeches from dignitaries from several organizations. The …

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Jan 31

Day 20: Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Keep on Learning

Congratulations! With today’s tip, you have now completed the 20 Day Challenge to Teaching Interactive Online Courses. Let’s review, reflect, and look to the future of your online teaching. Review We spent the first several days setting up your course, your online teaching space, and getting your students started. Then we spent a week on …

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Jan 30

Day 19: Frustrations with Teaching Online

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Now that you are almost 4 weeks into your online course, there may be some things about online teaching that are frustrating you. In today’s tips, we’ll look at some common frustrations and some potential solutions. Students don’t follow instructions. Include instructions in the syllabus, in your weekly email, and in the pace where students …

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Jan 29

Day 18: Are Your Online Students Who They Say They Are?

A growing challenge for online courses is verifying the identity of online students. One issue is verifying that the student who registered is the one doing the work – which is a challenge in both face-to-face and online courses. Another issue is whether the student who is logging into the class is actually the student …

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Jan 28

Day 17: Staying in Tune with Your Students

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As you and your students settle into the routine of your online course, you will find yourself learning more about your students and their situations and needs. Through your interaction with your students, you should be learning: Their background and interest in the course What prior knowledge they have about the content If they are …

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Jan 27

Day 16: Responding to Student Feedback

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By now in your online course, you should be starting to receive feedback from students – both informally as they share in the discussion forums and as they interact with you, and formally through your online survey (if you set it up). How to View Survey Results in Moodle If you set up a survey …

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Jan 24

Day 15: Ideas for an Online Chapel

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Andrews University is a Christian school; and therefore faith integration in online learning is an important value and task. Among other statements, the Andrews University Mission Statement includes this: Andrews University students will seek knowledge as they understand life, learning, and civic responsibility from a Christian point of view. How this is done makes for …

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