Category: Education Technology

Interesting Find – Interaction in Online Courses: More is NOT Always Better

Interaction in Online Courses: More is NOT Always Better, Christian Grandzol and John Grandzol, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Volume XIII, Number II, Summer 2010. Abstract: Cognitive theory suggests more interaction in learning environments leads to improved learning outcomes and increased student satisfaction, two indicators of success useful to program administrators. Using a sample of […]

Assessment of Students Web 2.0 Authoring

Students as Web 2.0 authors: Implications for assessment design and conduct by Kathleen Gray, Celia Thompson, Judithe Sheard, Rosemary Clerehan, Margaret Hamilton, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, Vol. 26, 105-122 (2010). Abstract: Students now have at their disposal a range of Web 2.0 authoring forms such as audio and video podcasting, blogging, social bookmarking, social networking, virtual world […]

Learning Objects Portal

The Learning Objects Portal is a gateway to many resources about learning objects and repositories. You are invited to meander through the portal sections below based on your interest. The Learning Objects Portal is a collaborative effort between four adult educators from various parts of Canada who came together through the common interest. Motivation was provided […]

Open Conference on Technology in Education: Teaching with Technology Idea Exchange 2008

Teaching with Technology Idea Exchange 2008 (TTIX): The Open Conference on Technology in Education. ‘The 4th Annual Teaching with Technology Idea Exchange will be June 5-6, 2008 on the UVSC campus in Orem, Utah, with a pre-conference workshop on faculty development June 4. Join other educators, developers, and innovators from across the nation and beyond […]

TechLearning – Computer Games: Educational Technology’s Next Frontier?

Computer Games: Educational Technology’s Next Frontier? by John Cavanagh. ‘Academics currently researching the convergence of computer games and education are beginning to suggest that such games could play a significant role as an educational medium, as it is believed they help to develop skills important for children growing up in a technology-driven society. Needless to […]

Design for Learning Programme

Design for Learning Programme. ‘The Design for Learning Programme aims to further develop the community’s understanding of the principles that inform the design of effective learning activities which involve the use of technology. This Programme builds on activities funded by the e-Learning and Pedagogy strand and the Technical Framework and Tool’s strand of the JISC […]

Collaborative Coaching and Networking for Online Instructors

Collaborative Coaching and Networking for Online Instructors, Jason D. Baker, Kristin L. Redfield, Shauna Tonkin, Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Volume IX, Number IV, Winter 2006. Abstract: This paper presents a model of professional development using collaborative coaching and networking which has been used to improve online instructor effectiveness. Components of the model are presented […]

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