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LinkedIn as a community of practice for online learning?

LinkedIn is beginning to develop as an interesting area for discussions on online learning. I’ve been ‘lurking’ in the discussions below, and I’m sure there are other topics that I’ve missed as well. It’s very easy to start a topic and we will see more and more every day. It would be nice if the […]

Is open and distance learning the solution for developing countries?

Nick Moe-Price, of the International Council for Distance Education, is leading an interesting discussion on ‘Is open and distance learning the key to Quality Higher Education for All?’ in UNESCO’s blog: Educational Technology Debate: Exploring ICT in Learning and Developing Countries (thanks to Stephen Downe’s OL Daily for directing me to this). Here’s my initial contribution to […]

Will big data answer our questions about online learning?

Fain, P. (2012) Big data’s arrival, Inside Higher Education, February 1 Sorry for the one week gap in posting, but I’ve been working on a report on the future of learning management systems which was due last weekend. I’m now catching up on some of the stuff that came in last week. This is an […]