Just as our classrooms have changed significantly since the 1800s, so have our ideas about the purpose of schools. (What’s the Purpose of School in the 21st Century?
Daily Archives: March 19, 2012
Read more at http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17389-innovation-physics-brings-realism-to-virtual-reality.html. Computer games have come a long way …
Context: The Difference Between Success or Failure in Distance Learning Programs – Magna Publications
What determines the success or failure of a distance learning program? Writing in the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Don Chaney and Elizabeth Chaney, both of the University of Florida, and James Eddy, of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, contend that an understanding of context is crucial.
In their article, “The Context of Distance Learning Programs in Higher Education: Five Enabling Assumptions,” the authors argue that “the marginal success and/or failure occurs due to program planner(s) not viewing the design, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of distance learning courses and programs in the context within which the distance learning will occur.” They support their argument with five assumptions:
The conference was held from March 15 – March 17. So on March 19th, we start VWMOOC over at P2P University – the course is titled, “A Virtual Worlds, Games and Education Course. Week 1 – Virtual World Exploration and …
“Interesting to see the University of Aberystwyth Social Media guidelines for staff at http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/social-media/onlinesafety/, and to compare them with UCL guidelines at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/social-media/guidelines. Two quite different approaches!”