Promoting Academic Integrity in Online Distance Learning Courses, Robert T. Kitahara and Frederick Westfall, Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT), Vol. 3, No. 3, September 2007. Abstract: In committing to provide a quality education using online Distance Learning (DL) as the delivery mechanism, a university must face new challenges to ensuring academic integrity in the behavior of its students. In addition to the predictable challenges associated with the online format of DL courses there are additional challenges stimulated by the attitudes of the current student population and the increasing permissiveness of our society. This paper introduces issues relevant to promoting academic integrity with an example of a university’s published Standards of Conduct, exemplifies the nature of the problem with […]
Archives for October 2007
iLearning Forum 2008. The iLearning Forum 2008 will take place on Monday 4th February and Tuesday 5th February 2008 at the Palais des Congrès de Paris. This event is the largest international and European eLearning conference in France and attracts policy-makers, human resource managers, trainers, teachers and suppliers of learning technology solutions from all over Europe and worldwide – over 30 countries were represented in 2007. Following from eLearnExpo, this will be the 7th year that eLearning professionals from France, Europe and overseas are brought together in Paris to explore learning technologies. The theme of this year’s event is “Learning in the 21st century”. Access to the exhibition as well as the Exhibition Presentation Area is free. Pre-registration is recommended […]
The Economist Debate Series: First Debate, Oct. 15th-23rd, 2007: Effectiveness of Technology – Does new technology add to the quality of education? In favour of the proposition is Sir John Daniel, President and CEO of The Commonwealth of Learning. Opposing the motion is Dr Robert Kozma, Emeritus Director and Principal Scientist at SRI International. Second Debate: National Competitiveness – Should countries compete to attract qualified students regardless of nationality and residence? Third Debate: Social Networking – Does it bring positive change to education?
OLAT (Online Learning And Training) is a web-based open-source Learning Management System (LMS) based on Java and completely free of charge. The development of OLAT started in 1999 at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, where it is the strategic learning management system and deployed on the main OLAT server. The University of Zurich leads the further development and has a team of 12 developers pushing OLAT to the next level. See the OLAT feature list or the documentation section to get more information about OLAT.’ OLAT main features: It is open-source and therefore free of charge The Java based framework can handle over 700 students simultaneously on one standard Linux server OLAT uses cutting edge AJAX/Web 2.0 technology It is […]
New JISC publication explores the learner’s perspective on e-learning. ‘A new publication from the JISC e-Learning Programme, In Their Own Words, has been launched at ALT-C in Nottingham. Synthesising outputs from Phase 1 of the Learners’ Experiences of e-Learning theme, it gives striking insights into learners’ motivations, beliefs and intentions about using technology in learning. Designed as a flexible package to assist others in understanding the learner’s perspective on e-learning, In Their Own Words also provides a range of resources for internal institutional use. These include two pull-out information sheets on the social software and personal tools and technologies used by the learners participating in the studies, and a CD-ROM containing the original reports from the studies, five video case […]