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Journals on Educational Technology

American Journal of Distance Education (AJDE) Internationally recognized as the journal of record of research and scholarship in the field of American distance education. Established in 1987 with the mission of promoting research and disseminating information about distance education in

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Educational Technology Societies and Groups

AECT – Association for Education Communications and Technology Professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology. The Association has become a major organization for those actively involved in the designing of

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Designing e-Learning – Key Choices

The Internet is a global many-to-many communications network impacting billions of people in countless ways. A major aspect of this impact is the availability and delivery of knowledge and education, where the term ‘education’ implies a guided journey through some

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UK government sponsored research highlights traditional schooling shortcomings

The What Works? evidence for decision makers report published yesterday by the UK government casts doubt on the effectiveness of many assumptions that form the basis of the traditional school system. Assumptions shown to have little or even negative effect

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How do we learn?

New article by Sal Khan on optimal learning: The Learning Myth: Why I’ll Never Tell My Son He’s Smart

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Free mLearning ebook

Get the lowdown on this rapidly evolving means of deploying learning. This free ebook from The eLearning Guild – 158 Tips on mLearning: From Planning to Implementation – is available at http://www.elearningguild.com/publications/?id=35

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Free prototype OER high school lesson

A free prototype high school lesson on the first manned moon landing is available at http://openhigh.org/lessons/index.html created from OER and other open resources. I hope it proves useful to the high school and homeschooling communities. Comments welcomed.

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Open Educational Resources (OER) – What’s out there?

An Introduction to OER and Directory of Major OER Repositories From information famine to information overload Over the past decade or two the Internet has transformed our access to knowledge. From being locked in the pages of physical books or

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How Open are MOOCs?

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course, and indeed (at present) anyone may enrol in MOOCs and study free of charge at their leisure. However former British Open University Vice-Chancellor John Daniel recently complained that Coursera doesn’t make its materials available

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What Should Education Be?

It’s encouraging to see much active debate on the future of education at this time, such as Sugata Mitra’s Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education (Observer, 15 June 2013). Mitra argues that currently taught skills are no

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