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Monetization of Knowledge in China: A new way for online learning?

By Xi Lin, Christy M. Rhodes / November 22, 2019

This paper introduces monetization of knowledge (MOK), an emerging online learning approach popular in China in recent years. The use of this innovative online learning method is growing among white-collar Chinese workers and appears to play a role in satisfying the needs of lifelong learners. » [Full Article]
TYPE: INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EDUCATION

Blended Learning Research: Components critical to student learning from a meta-analysis

Special Issue: Paradigm Shifts in Global Higher Education and eLearning

By Leslie Cordie, Xi Lin, William Fowler, Michael Wooten / September 18, 2019

This meta-analysis study examined two broad categories related to student satisfaction: course content and instruction format. A systematic review of the literature using meta-analysis was conducted to both analyze and synthesize data across a large number of studies. The results show that in the higher-education environment, it is essential that both the method of interaction and the content be given purposeful attention during course development and presentation of course curricula. Future research should be aimed at identifying the critical subcomponents of these two categories. Additional research on course design factors in both the online and blended learning environments related to instruction should be conducted. » [Full Article]
TYPE: HIGHER EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EDUCATION

SVU-VOSE: A hybrid model of a virtual, open, and socially driven learning environment

Special Issue: Paradigm Shifts in Global Higher Education and eLearning

By Khalil Ajami, Ola Haidar / August 29, 2019

Syrian Virtual University is implementing a hybrid model of learning called VOSE integrating three components: a virtual learning environment consists of online classroom sessions; an open learning environment grouping SVU's intellectual products; and a social learning environment for outclasses activities. A prototype of VOSE is implemented via the "Academic and Professional Support Program" that delivers support to SVU's students. VOSE adopts Web 2.0 technologies, in order to improve Learning experience in an institutionally accredited form. » [Full Article]
TYPE: HIGHER EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EDUCATION

Multicultural Sensitivity in Course Design

Special Issue: Paradigm Shifts in Global Higher Education and eLearning

By Amy Hilbelink / July 15, 2019

Because universities are moving more of their courses online in an effort to increase their education footprint and institutional impact by distributing to foreign students, many in online learning courses are becoming more diverse. As course designers, this impact should be taken into consideration when analyzing the student audience and designing any course. This article discusses recent trends in the global online audience, reminds us of assumptions made during the design process that may impact the multicultural audience, and provides suggestions for working around those assumptions. » [Full Article]
TYPE: DESIGN FOR LEARNING, HIGHER EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EDUCATION

Paradigm Shifts in Global Higher Education and e-learning: An ecological perspective

Special Issue: Paradigm Shifts in Global Higher Education and eLearning

By Aras Bozkurt, Amy Hilbelink / May 1, 2019

The digital knowledge age has changed our world in inexplicable ways, and education is not immune to these changes. In a time when online technologies, networked learning spaces, mobile devices, cloud computing, and many other innovative tools have resulted in a paradigm shift, we need to revisit what is known about the current state of the art in higher education and e-learning. This special issue aims to reflect the changes in global higher education with a special focus on e-learning. » [Full Article]
TYPE: HIGHER EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EDUCATION

Openness in Education: An Interview with Martin Weller

By Suzan Koseoglu, Aras Bozkurt / September 18, 2018

This interview about openness in education was conducted with Martin Weller by Suzan Koseoglu and Aras Bozkurt. Weller is a Professor of Educational Technology at the Open University (UK) and the president of The Association for Learning Technology. A prominent figure in the move toward opening up education, Weller has published many articles and four books on topics related to open and online education, including The Digital Scholar and The Battle for Open. » [Full Article]
TYPE: INTERVIEW, INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EDUCATION

Gamification, Education and E-learning: An interview with Andrzej Marczewski

By Aras Bozkurt / September 11, 2017

In this interview from Aras Bozkurt, one of the leading gamification experts, Andrzej Marczewski, discusses the definition of gamification, its impact on and its application in e-learning, and some insights about the future of the gamification. » [Full Article]
TYPE: INTERNATIONAL ONLINE EDUCATION

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