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Technology Enhanced Learning for Higher Education in Brazil

By José Dutra de Oliveira Neto, Gilvania de Sousa Gomes / August 16, 2016

There is a pressing need to adapt to the students' learning style because old teaching strategies no longer work today. Emerging technologies present new opportunities for transforming teaching and learning. Active methodologies like flipped learning, using technology and collaboration, provides a new instructional model that improves teaching effectiveness and efficiency in higher education. » [Full Article]
TYPE: HIGHER EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EDUCATION

Not Just for Students: Mobile Teacher Professional Development

By Mary Burns / March 26, 2015

Mobile phones are emerging as an important professional learning vehicle for the millions of teachers who lack access to computers and technology and their use as teacher professional development tools is expanding. This article shares some examples of how simple mobile phones provide teachers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia with access to content, language instruction, and curriculum. While the mobile phone is a promising tool for teacher learning, the article outlines some of the challenges associated with mobile learning and cautions against the temptation to abandon or reduce face-to-face interventions (when possible) in favor of phone-based learning. » [Full Article]
TYPE: INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EDUCATION

Expanding the Uses of Blogs in the Classroom

By Yekyung Lisa Lee, Yeo Hwan Ik / December 31, 2014

Blogs are not only tools for self-expression or social interaction among school children. They also have the potential to influence the cognitive processes of learning. The authors detail their experience using blogs at a public elementary school in Korea. » [Full Article]
TYPE: INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EDUCATION, K-12 BLENDED AND ONLINE LEARNING

The Development of Online Distance Education in Saudi Arabia

By Uthman T. Alturki / November 25, 2014

Today we live in the era of the knowledge revolution, which accelerates scientific discoveries, technological developments, and the spread of knowledge. Perhaps one of the most rapid technological developments is what is happening in the field of communication technology, the Internet, and distance education. These developments have affected all aspects of life and pose new challenges in all areas especially in the field of education. » [Full Article]
TYPE: INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EDUCATION

eLearning and Higher Education in Pakistan: What may hamper it

By Abida Ellahi, Bilal Zaka / September 23, 2014

As part of higher education, universities have been increasing their efforts to promote learning growth and innovation. In Pakistan private and public institutions of higher educations have undertaken eLearning initiatives. This article draws from the research literature and a preliminary descriptive study to describe the current status of eLearning systems in a few universities within Pakistan, and discusses the challenges faced in implementing eLearning projects in Pakistan. In order to play an important role in democratizing education and contributing toward creating knowledge workers, higher education needs to play a more active role in promoting and supporting eLearning initiatives. » [Full Article]
TYPE: HIGHER EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EDUCATION

Scaffolding Collaboration: An interview with Chen Wenli

By Ryan Tracey / June 5, 2014

In the Singaporean culture where individuals do not automatically act as a group, a structured process is promoting collaborative learning and critical thinking. » [Full Article]
TYPE: INTERVIEW, INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EDUCATION

Outside the LMS Box: An interview with Ashley Tan

By Ryan Tracey / April 10, 2014

Dr. Ashley Tan leads the Centre for e-Learning at Singapore's National Institute of Education, which is the only institute in the country responsible for preteacher education. In this interview, Dr. Tan discusses the movement of instructors away from the institutional LMS toward open social platforms. » [Full Article]
TYPE: INTERVIEW, INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EDUCATION

The Agony or the Empathy? An interview with Anne Bartlett-Bragg

By Ryan Tracey / February 5, 2014

Anne Bartlett-Bragg holds a unique space in eLearning as both a researcher and a practitioner. In this interview, Anne discusses the importance of immersion. By empathizing with the learner, one can truly design the best solution. » [Full Article]
TYPE: INTERVIEW, CORPORATE LEARNING, INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EDUCATION