As society becomes increasingly more tech savvy, more and more of the foundations of our lives are turning to the web. Our professional lives have been conduced online and plugged in for several years now and, with the advent of social media and social networking, so too are our personal and social lives. The latest trend today seems to be online learning and online education. While at one time online education and online degrees were frowned upon by most employers and scholars, more and more people are turning to online avenues for their educational and academic endeavors. Furthermore, as online degrees and online courses become more popular, online courseware that is free and readily available are becoming the next hot […]
Here are the most popular posts published in 2010 on Learning Online Info: Top Web 2.0 Tools for Learning for the New School Year Top Online MBA Programs in the US Microsoft Teacher Guides: Developing Critical Thinking Through Web Research Skills The Best of Online Learning: Free Video Lectures OECD: Education at a Glance 2010 Twitter for Online Students Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative My View on EduLearn 2010 Why e-Learning Programs are Better Than the Traditional Ones? Facebook for Online Courses – How Good (or Bad) is It? The EduSites page is also becoming increasingly popular. Contains now more than 100 excellent educational sites and the list is growing.
The Sixth Pan Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF6) will take place from 24-28 November 2010 at Le-Meridien, Cochin Resort & Convention Centre (Kochi, Kerala), India. The theme of PCF6 is: Access and Success in Learning: Global Development Perspectives. PCF6 is an international conference that will explore the contribution of open and distance learning to international development goals by opening up access to learning at every level. The Forum brings together practitioners, researchers, planners and policy makers in the fields of open and distance learning and development from over 70 countries. It provides opportunities to share experience and expertise and to contribute to future policy and provision. Participants will represent the main Commonwealth, Asia and international institutions and agencies active […]
What a wonderful initiative! Canergie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative: Using intelligent tutoring systems, virtual laboratories, simulations, and frequent opportunities for assessment and feedback, the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) builds courses that are intended to enact instruction – or, more precisely, to enact the kind of dynamic, flexible, and responsive instruction that fosters learning. The open and free courses available at this moment are: Engineering Statics, Statistics, Causal and Statistical Reasoning, Modern Biology, Chemistry, Economics, French, Logic & Proofs, Physics, Empirical Research Methods, Computational Discrete Mathematics and Visual Communication Design.