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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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Peer Assessment – Pros and Pitfalls

The Role of Practice in Promoting Learning The Web is an excellent medium for presenting knowledge, whether through text or (arguably more engagingly) video lectures/tutorials. However to transform the passive reception of knowledge into real understanding it is necessary for

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Technology and the Massification of Education

How Technology is Supporting Quality Education on a Massive Scale The modern world is growing increasingly complex seemingly by the day and in so doing is rendering skills that would have been sufficient to make a living a few years

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Learning, Education and the Impact of MOOCs

This article describes the current e-learning landscape and considers the potential implications for traditional models of education. It discusses what is meant by learning and knowledge, and how the traditional role of education is being challenged by increasing technological innovation.

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Designing e-learning

Instructional Design for e-learning Instructional design is the process of designing learning experiences so as to maximize learning effectiveness. This document describes some of the major issues involved in designing beneficial instruction. It is primarily aimed at those creating online/distance

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An e-Learning Production Model

The author was recently engaged by a leading English academic institution to undertake the Web design and development on a major e-learning project. This paper describes the transferable production model created to facilitate project completion. The Brief The aim of

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Distance, Open and Blended Learning

By Distance Learning I mean learning in which learners and instructors are not physically present in the same time at the same place. By Open Learning I mean learning which is not part of a formal course of instruction. Learners

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Sychronous Conferencing in Distance Education

A major drawback of distance education is the isolation experienced by learners. In traditional education it’s easy to seek the guidance of instructors and fellow students. Students often form informal study groups and merely being present in an academic institution

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