Reading: Learner engagement in MOOCs

After attending a FutureLearn partners webinar about designing online courses, the age-old issue of encouraging and engaging learners in online communication came up. It made me reflect on my past posts about online learning, specifically this Read More …

Reading: Identified vs Anonymous Participation in Student Discussion Boards

Online discussion boards, and associated activities that use them, can get a bit of a bad name sometimes either through inacitivty or lack of quality posts to abusive or bullying. I admit these are extremes Read More …

Reflection on the ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC, Wk.3 #edcmooc

Week three and into ‘block 2’ of the five week Coursera / University of Edinburgh MOOC: ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’. Are we leaving the bliss of utopia behind, or will be building on the fear of Read More …

Reflection on the ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC, Wk.1 #edcmooc

Here are some notes, links, conversations, thoughts, and reflections on the first week of the University of Edinburgh / Cousera ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC. This reflection will form part of the work required by Read More …

7 Myths in the Online Classroom

Online learning, or distance learning, or eLearning (or even e-learning) has been around now in various guises for quite some time. This article from eLearn Magazine “7 Student Myths of the Online Classroom” highlights some Read More …

Book Review: “Blackboard Essentials for Teachers”

“Blackboard Essentials for Teachers” is new book written by William Rice for teachers and educators who use Blackboard. By following the examples in the book you will be guided through the process of creating your Read More …

What is a Learning Technologist (part 5)?

Depending on where you work you might use the title Learning Technologist, Education Technologist, Instructional Designer, or something else, but essentially these roles are the same. See the ‘related posts’ section below for links to Read More …