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Virtual platforms at Athabasca University
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. ...
Interactions Affording Distance Science Education
Learning technology through three generations of technology enhanced distance education pedagogy
(European Open and Distance Learning Journal, 2012)
This paper updates earlier work in which we defined three generations of distance education pedagogy. We then describe emerging technologies that are most conducive to instructional designs that evolve with each generation. ...
"Open and Closed" Getting the mix right. Who gets to Decide??
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 ...
Open Educational Resources: Opportunities for Ontario
Contact North sets out the case for OER and how their adoption can benefit all the key stakeholders in post-secondary education in Ontario. It then considers the challenges that such changes pose for the various groups ...
Cloud computing and adult literacy: How cloud computing can sustain the promise of adult learning
(Datamatics Global Services Limited, 2013)
Adult literacy in Canada consists of a patchwork of large and small adult education providers: many of them are autonomous community societies, some are school boards, and others are community college based, as well as ...
Findings from a survey of openness in assessment and accreditation practices in post-secondary institutions
This working paper shares the findings and lessons learned from a small-scale survey on perceptions, practices and policies relating to openness in assessment and accreditation in post-secondary institutions. The study was ...
Report on the assessment and accreditation of Learners using OER
This report shares the findings and lessons learned from an investigation into the economics of disaggregated models for assessing and accrediting informal learners, with particular attention to the OER University (OERu) ...
NEXT GENERATION: TRANSFORMATION TO A 21ST CENTURY UNIVERSITY VIA CORE STRATEGIC PROJECTS
thabasca University (AU) is recreating itself as a 21st century university. As an open and distance learning (ODL) university, its mandate is to remove barriers to university-level education. This is the vision and ...
Disruptive Pedagogies and Technologies in Universities
This paper is a reaction to the increasing high cost of higher education and the resulting inaccessibility for the millions of potential learners now seeking opportunities for quality higher education opportunities. The ...