Category Archives: eLearning/Distance

Higher Education links – cleaning out the Bookmark bar

Clearing out a bunch of things that has been sitting in the Bookmarks bar of my web browser. Here’s a bunch of links to some interesting higher education posts I saved during the last 6 months. Videoing lectures ‘has no … Continue reading

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Insidious pedagogy: How course management systems affect teaching

This article is a little old now, but it does point out how the learning management systems we choose to use (or have thrust upon us by our institutions) shape how we actually teach, rather than being shaped by pedagogy … Continue reading

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Online academia

A couple of interesting posts on online academia. The first looks at how PhD students might use online resources and networks to promote and resource their own research, while the second looks at developments in online theological education. The online … Continue reading

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Mobile devices & Learning Management Systems – Random Thoughts

Over the past year or so I’ve been using an older model iPad in my tertiary education environment to access various information and learning management systems and have, on the whole, been disappointed. The iPad works well for consuming media … Continue reading

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Australian universities response to proposed copyright reforms

A link to Universities Australia response to proposed copyright reforms in Australia and how that might affect higher education. http://www.alrc.gov.au/sites/default/files/subs/754._org__universities_australia.pdf

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Gender Through Comic Books | MOOC

An interesting looking online course Gender Through Comic Books | Canvas Network that partners a study of gender in comics with required reading materials being available to purchase through digital comic providers (in this case, Comixology). Wondering if such a … Continue reading

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Pondering Prezi

I quite like how Prezi can create a different perspective on a presentation, either as part of a person’s talk or as a standalone tool. But unless it’s done well it can be quite disorientating. Here are a couple of … Continue reading

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The Thesis Whisperer

This link came across my desk today. Blog + Twitter feed for those writing theses etc. Looks interesting. The Thesis Whisperer.

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Online education links

Couple of recent online learning links: A Social Network Can Be a Learning Network – Online Learning – The Chronicle of Higher Education Survey shows that as online enrollments have boomed, doubts about online quality persist | Inside Higher Ed

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Amazon, OverDrive, Kindle and libraries

Given the shift towards public and institutional libraries moving towards the eBook work, this raises some interesting questions. See Amazon, OverDrive, and Kindle! Oh my! | The Digital Immigrant. (P.S. Not entirely convinced by Auckland Library’s Overdrive link up in … Continue reading

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