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e-Learning Strategy Online Pedagogy

3 Things That Will Impact eLearning in 2016

A general approach about the 2016 tendencies.

 

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e-Learning Strategy MOOC

MOOC in the trends to watch out for in 2015 in international education

“MOOCs may have not lived up to the “disruptive” hype of 2012 but they are proving to be useful tasters for university level courses, expanding brand awareness and showing overall potential of online classrooms. But another platform that hasn’t had the dazzle or catchy nomenclature is truly making waves in education delivery and is only set to grow: mobile.”

Seven trends to watch out for in 2015 in international education

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e-Learning Strategy MOOC OER

“If developing countries allow themselves to be locked in to a certain MOOC platform, they may have to adhere to the foreign values put forth by the platform owners.”

by Sandi Boga (Author), Rory McGreal (Author)
Contributors: Athabasca University, Canada
Publishers: COL (January 2014)
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e-Learning Strategy

Top-Ten IT Issues, 2014: Be the Change You See (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Now reading ….

Top-Ten IT Issues, 2014: Be the Change You See (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu.

 

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e-Learning Strategy Lifelong Learning MOOC

Five myths about Moocs

On Five myths about Moocs, Diana Laurillard explains why a model based on unsupervised learning is not the answer and the MOOCs five myths:

  • the idea that ‘content is free’ in education
  • that students can support each other
  • that Moocs solve the problem of expensive undergraduate education
  • that MOOCs address educational scarcity in emerging economies
  • that Education is a mass customer industry

Diana Laurillard criticizes MOOCs because this format oriented course with a large number of students based on mutual support and peer assessment is not a university education.

University education needs guidance and personalized guidance, which is not possible to scale massively.

Personally I agree with some of these reviews.

Although I think the MOOCs can be an important complement to offer open courses charging for activities that require intensive involvement of teachers and tutors such as support and tutorial guide, personalized assessment and issuance of certificates.

This reflection has different conclusions in the case of education in developed countries or in developing or emerging countries.

In the case of developing and emerging countries, MOOCs are an instrument of universities social commitment decided to extend education to students with limited financial resources and who face situations of exclusion.

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e-Learning Strategy Lifelong Learning

What is the role of an e- Learning advisor?

The traditional roles of consultants and advisers have changed a lot and for the better in recent years.

What expect the customers or who hires the consultant?

One of the most important differences relates to that the consultant don’t do their work for them, he doesn’t-t sell them or tell them to do or use, whether a particular method, product or system.

What do you do then?

It helps them make informed decisions.

It is an interesting reflection of Jane Hart on The (new) role of the Workplace Learning Advisor

She describe more in detail how to help organizations and teams:

  • An update on what is happening in the world of training and learning at work.
  • Knowing the trends and collaboration methods, technologies and tools, as well as answer questions on these news and their implementation.
  • Providing a range of options (ideas and tips) to solve challenges, difficulties and problems.
  • Help them understand the pros and cons, costs and benefits of different solutions for the particular problems they face.
  • Supporting and guidance to implement the option they have chosen.