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European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning. Luis Roberto de Camargo Ribeiro [rcr.luis@gmail.com] Departamento de Metodologia de Ensino Marcia Rozenfeld Gomes de Oliveira [mroz@gmail.com] Centro de Educação a Distância Daniel Mill [mill@ufscar.br] Centro de Educação a Distância Universidade Federal de São Carlos [ Via Washington Luís, km 235, 13565-905 São Carlos, SP, Brazil Abstracts English This article examines distance education (DE) in the context to which is most frequently applied, i.e., higher education, and from the perspective of some of its most important actors, i.e., teachers.

European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning

This study, of a qualitative nature, was conducted at a public university in Brazil. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning. Dr.

European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning

Lalita Rajasingham [lalita.rajasingham@vuw.ac.nz] Associate Professor, Communications Studies School of Information Management Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand [ Abstract This paper explores some new challenges facing universities in a global multimediated Internet-based environment, as they seek alternative paradigms and options to remain true to their core business. At a time of rapid technological change, and contested, complex concepts associated with globalisation, knowledge is becoming a primary factor of production in a global economy.

Universities face macro challenges of responding to the exponential demand for higher education, decreasing government funding, and the changing nature of knowledge, student expectations and global competition. Why Diigo Rocks for Educators! Recently, I was asked why do I use Diigo for my social bookmarking tool.

Why Diigo Rocks for Educators!

The more I thought about it the more I needed to write about all the great features Diigo is not just for regular ol' users but has some great features for educators too. First, what the heck is Social Bookmarking? Most people are familar with favorites or bookmarks in their browser. Basically, when you come across a website you want to make sure you come back to later or want to visit a lot, you bookmark it (or for you Internet Explorer users you favorite it). Teaching Virtual Teamwork. Today's college graduates are entering a world where much of the most dynamic and important work will not be performed in a solitary office or around a physical conference table, but in virtual teams of individuals scattered around the globe.

Teaching Virtual Teamwork

This mode of work, once confined to high-level scientific research, is already the norm in many fields, and it is accelerating quickly in almost every area of human endeavor. Yet we do very little in our undergraduate curriculums to prepare students for this essential aspect of their future professional lives. Yes, we are incorporating technology into the classroom, and there are also an increasing number of higher education projects that encourage online cross-cultural dialogue. It is beyond obvious that our students live comfortably in the casual give-and-take of the online social media environment. Teaching international students. November 7, 2011 By: Tracey Pritchard, EdD in Online Education The online learning platform is gaining popularity worldwide.

Teaching international students

Fluency, Curriculum, Development | Invent The Future: VT 2020. Social Media's Slow Slog Into the Ivory Towers of Academia - Josh Sternberg - Technology. Underpinning a disdain for social media in higher education is the assumption that incoming students have an inherent aptitude for new technologies "If you took a soldier from a thousand years ago and put them on a battlefield, they'd be dead," Howard Rheingold, a professor teaching virtual community and social media at Stanford University, told me one morning via Skype.

Social Media's Slow Slog Into the Ivory Towers of Academia - Josh Sternberg - Technology

"If you took a doctor from a thousand years ago and put them in a modern surgical theater, they would have no idea what to do. Take a professor from a thousand years ago and put them in a modern classroom, they would know where to stand and what to do. " Terms like "digital native" and "digital immigrant" have been used by marketers as a way of differentiating generations.

This tale is not new. Syllabus Tutorial. The syllabus is a small place to start bringing students and faculty members back together...

Syllabus Tutorial

If students could be persuaded that we are really interested in their understanding the materials we offer, that we support their efforts to master it, and that we take their intellectual struggles seriously, they might respond by becoming involved in our courses, by trying to live up to our expectations, and by appreciating our concern. - Rubin, “Professors, Students, and the Syllabus,” Chronicle of Higher Education Your syllabus is one of THE most important documents you create for your class, serving as an agreement between you and your students. A Holistic Approach for Establishing Social Presence in Online Courses & Programs | Higher Education Teaching and Learning Portal. August 17, 2011 in Volume 1 HETL Note: We are happy to present this feature article by Dr.

A Holistic Approach for Establishing Social Presence in Online Courses & Programs | Higher Education Teaching and Learning Portal

Baker and Dr. Reflections on Inflections. Email Share August 19, 2011 - by Tom Vander Ark 0 Email Share.

Reflections on Inflections

The Common Sense of the Fair-Use Doctrine - Commentary. By Patricia Aufderheide While checking final edits on their new book, two media-studies scholars are informed by their publisher that they must secure permission to use a magazine cover as an illustration of one of their assertions.

The Common Sense of the Fair-Use Doctrine - Commentary

Instead of dropping the graphic or making cold calls to the magazine, the scholars explain their fair-use rights under copyright—and the publisher's general counsel agrees. Mycorrhizal networks and learning. After reading Brian’s post about mycorrhizal networks I went digging around through some older papers and found this, an exploratory piece by my doc student Erin Brewer circa 2003. (Erin was my co-author on the Online Self-Organizing Social Systems paper.) As we examined biological models (like self-organization) to explain what we saw happening in informal online learning communities, mycorrhizal networks caught our attention.

I’d forgotten about the topic until recent discussions in the ed tech blogosphere brought it back to memory… On the Benefits of Lectures - Brainstorm. One of the axioms of progressivist education is that the lecture format is an inefficient and, potentially, alienating method of instruction. The “sage on the stage” has to pretend that all students have the same abilities and learning styles, and he or she has to package the material into a linear, factual presentation that keeps the students passive and disengaged from it. Create more problem-solving units, more collaborative projects, and more “ownership” for the students and learning will increase. Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning - Emerging Technologies for Learning. Destinations. The Wrath Against Khan: Why Some Educators Are Questioning Khan Academy.

An Explainer Post There's an article in this month's Wired Magazine about Khan Academy. The headline speaks volumes -- "How Khan Academy Is Changing the Rules of Education" -- as do the responses I've seen to the article. As usual, there's plenty of praise for Sal Khan and his one-man-educational-video-making machine. Increase Your Productivity By Shortening Your Work Day. Tech Learning TL Advisor Blog and Ed Tech Ticker Blogs from TL Blog Staff – TechLearning.com. 0 Comments June 12, 2011 By: Guest Blogger Jun 12 Written by: 6/12/2011 9:30 AM.

JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching. Abstract As online course formats become an accepted long-term strategy in education, instructors who personalize their courses with humor can positively contribute to the students’ learning experiences. The purpose of this paper was to determine student perceptions of humor added to an online undergraduate production operations management course and how that humor influenced student engagement through participation in online discussion forums.

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IMPLEMENTING THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES - Chickering and Ehrmann. Resources for Faculty. Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education » Resources. Higher Ed. Pedagogy, Andragogy & Application. Science (application/pdf Object) Journal of Educational Technology & Society. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. Vol 12, No 3 (2011)