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    • On the Design of Collective Applications 

      Dron, Jon; Anderson, Terry (2009-09-09)
      In this paper we define collective applications as those that employ the aggregated distinct behaviours of individuals in a crowd to shape their environment and to provide structure and influence in that environment. Such ...
    • On the Design of Social Media for Learning 

      Dron, Jon; Anderson, Terry (social sciences, 2014-08-08)
      This paper presents two conceptual models that we have developed for understanding ways that social media can support learning. One model relates to the “social” aspect of social media, describing the different ways that ...
    • "Open and Closed" Getting the mix right. Who gets to Decide?? 

      Dron, Jon; Anderson, Terry; Siemens, George (2012-10-26)
      Despite the desirability of "Making Open the Default" as the theme of this year’s open access week, there are many reasons that can and should influence a person and an organization to restrict access to content. In this ...
    • P-learning’s unwelcome legacy 

      Dron, Jon (2016)
      Formal teaching of adults has evolved in a context de ned, initially, by the constraints of physical boundaries. Classroom walls directly entail timetables, norms and rules of behaviour, social segregation into organized ...
    • Self-paced and social 

      Dron, Jon (AACE, 2012-11-14)
      Traditionally, much institutional self-paced distance learning has been a largely individual activity, offering limited opportunities for teacher-student interaction and almost none for student-student interaction. This ...
    • Social Interaction in Self-paced Distance Education. 

      Anderson, Terry; Upton, Lorne; Dron, Jon; Malone, Judi (Open Praxis, 2015)
      In this paper we present a case study of a self-paced university course that was originally designed to support independent, self-paced study at distance. We developed a social media intervention, in design-based research ...
    • Three generations of distance education pedagogy 

      Anderson, Terry; Dron, Jon (2011-06-16)
      This paper defines and examines three generations of distance education pedagogy. Unlike earlier classifications of distance education based on the technology used, this analysis focuses on the pedagogy that defines ...
    • Virtual platforms at Athabasca University 

      McGreal, Rory; Dron, Jon; Ellerman, Evelyn (2012-08-12)
      The Athabasca University environment includes a virtual media lab (the e-Lab) which is an integrated website platform for curriculum enhancement and development, social networking, and pedagogical and disciplinary research. ...


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