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Using Second Life to promote students’ engagement
This presentation will discuss the challenges and possibilities of using Second Life as a platform to learn ‘hands–on’ skills in a polytechnic environment, and the opportunities that this social software brings to a ...
Social Networking with Web 2.0: A Comparative Study of On-Campus and On-line Students
In this presentation Barbara Frey and Lorna Kearns summarize a study of back channel communication that took place at the University of Pittsburgh among on-campus and online learners enrolled in the Master of Library and ...
International DE opportunities in difficult economic times
The world's current economic crisis is placing serious pressures on distance education. In October 2009, the situation was addressed at an International Summit on Distance Education, held in Beijing. The conference focused ...
EduBlogs as Metaphor
This presentation will discuss a number of recent case studies, contrast examples of private and public edublogs, and explore issues such as learner and instructor roles and responsibilities, learner choices, ethical ...
Re-Thinking E-Learning Research
In education, novel practices, applications, and forms-- from bulletin boards to Webcasts, and from online educational games to open educational resources -- have been proliferating rapidly. However, research of these ...
A Snapshot State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada
In this session, Dr. Michael Barbour and Robin Stewart will discuss the state of K-12 online learning in Canada based upon an abbreviated study. The presenter will provide a province by province, territory by territory ...