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2008

Five Questions ... for Allison Rossett

By Lisa Neal Gualtieri / December 1, 2008

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TYPE: INTERVIEW

Up the Down Escalator: A Case Study for an Online Course

By Lisa Neal Gualtieri / November 25, 2008

An online course should be more than just an article. In fact, adding a few learning objectives, a sidebar or two, and a test to the Wikipedia entry can provide a richer course experience. The greater detail and the references and links would surely incite further guided learning. » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION

The Case Against Pre-Testing For Online Courses

By Clark Quinn / November 24, 2008

Too often, online courses begin with pre-tests. Are pre-tests anything more than learner abuse? Under the best of circumstances, quizzes can be tedious and even anxiety-inducing. Putting tests before your content casts a negative shadow over a course before it has even begun. » [Full Article]

The e-Learning Rules of Engagement

By Mark Notess / November 19, 2008

The word "engagement" is often used in connection with e-learning so often, in fact, that it has come to represent a general, warm fuzziness that everyone wants but which proves elusive. But what does engagement really mean? » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION

FIVE QUESTIONS...For Fabrizio Cardinali

By Lisa Neal Gualtieri / October 31, 2008

Fabrizio Cardinali is founder and CEO of Italy's Giunti Labs and chair of the European Learning Industry Group, also serving on the board of directors for IMS Global Learning Consortium and as global advisor to the Open Knowledge Initiative at MIT. » [Full Article]
TYPE: INTERVIEW

Would Anyone Object to Bill Ayers Delivering a Keynote Online?

By Lisa Neal Gualtieri / October 28, 2008

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln rescinded a speaking invitation to an education professor with a suddenly famous political past. Why didn't they just invite him to present online? » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION

Has Offshoring Online Course Development Gone Mainstream?

By Laurie Rowell / October 23, 2008

How prevalent is offshoring in development work for online courses? Has it proved a key to success for developers? What have years of experience taught us so far? » [Full Article]

FIVE (OR SIX) QUESTIONS for Chadia Abras

By Lisa Neal Gualtieri / October 15, 2008

eLearn EIC Lisa Neal Gualtieri sits down with Chadia Abras, who is the director of educational technology and distance learning at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD. » [Full Article]
TYPE: INTERVIEW

Twitter in academia

By Hend S. Al-Khalifa / September 26, 2008

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Virtual worlds, real tasks

By David Jea / September 1, 2008

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TYPE: OPINION

What's in it for me?

By Lisa Neal Gualtieri, Caroline Jarrett / September 1, 2008

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TYPE: OPINION

Virtual teams

By Edward Volchok / August 1, 2008

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Don't offer me a money back guarantee

By Lisa Neal Gualtieri / August 1, 2008

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TYPE: OPINION

Tools for designing learning

By Mark Notess / July 1, 2008

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TYPE: OPINION

Once an edupunk, always an edupunk

By Lisa Neal Gualtieri / July 1, 2008

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TYPE: OPINION

Five questions...for Jane John

By Lisa Neal Gualtieri / July 1, 2008

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TYPE: INTERVIEW

Books by the chapter?

By Mark Notess / June 1, 2008

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TYPE: OPINION

Notes from the other side

By Anonymous / June 1, 2008

Editor's note: I met Anonymous at a lunch---no cloak-and-dagger stuff here. He told me about his experiences as an online student and agreed to tell his story again in the article below. Because he is pursuing a position with the online faculty of the school at which he earned his master's degree, he asked to remain anonymous. » [Full Article]

Course Titles for Dummies

By Lisa Neal / May 28, 2008

What if course titles tried to grab you, like book titles, but remained usefully descriptive?Title-related issues loom even larger for online courses, since there may be fewer contexts for understanding course titles when a student isn't on campus. Also it may be more important to market to online students since they are likely to study part-time and be busy with other commitments. » [Full Article]
TYPE: OPINION

Learner on the Orient Express

By Lisa Neal / May 1, 2008

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TYPE: OPINION

"i dont mean too bother u but"

By Denise D. Knight, Noralyn Masselink / May 1, 2008

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How to motivate your students

By Errol Craig Sull / April 1, 2008

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Seven habits of highly connected people

By Stephen Downes / April 1, 2008

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TYPE: OPINION

Producing video learning objects for e-learning

By Peter J. Fadde / April 1, 2008

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TYPE: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Serious games for serious topics

By Clark Quinn, Lisa Neal / March 1, 2008

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TYPE: OPINION

Back to the future

By Lisa Neal, Lynne Spichiger / March 1, 2008

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TYPE: OPINION, NONFORMAL/INFORMAL LEARNING

Measuring success

By Lynne Spichiger / March 1, 2008

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TYPE: NONFORMAL/INFORMAL LEARNING

Five questions…for Matt DuPlessie

By Lisa Neal / February 1, 2008

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TYPE: INTERVIEW

Learning through blogging

By Robert Davison / February 1, 2008

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Advertising or education?

By Stephen Downes, Lisa Neal / January 1, 2008

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TYPE: OPINION

Of web hits and Britney Spears

By Lisa Neal / January 1, 2008

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TYPE: OPINION

Open source software

By Laurie Rowell / January 1, 2008

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TYPE: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Predictions for 2008

By Lisa Neal / January 1, 2008

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TYPE: OPINION