Teaching & Learning

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Is content still important in a digital age?

The story so far Chapter 5 of my open textbook, ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ is about the design of teaching and learning, which I am currently writing and publishing as I go. I started Chapter 5 by suggesting that instructors should think about design through the lens of constructing a comprehensive learning environment in which […]
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Key characteristics of learners in a digital age and their influence on the design of teaching and learning

In my previous post, I outlined some key components of learning environments, which will form part of Chapter 5 of my open textbook, ‘Teaching in a Digital Age.’ Here is one model of a learning environment that I provided in my previous post. Learner characteristics Here I want to discuss one key component of a learning […]
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Learning environments: a critical component of the design of online teaching

I have now published the first four chapters of my open textbook ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’. These chapters have greatly benefited from your feedback. I am now working on Chapter 5, ‘The design of teaching and learning.’ I’m offering you here my first thoughts on the design of teaching and learning, with a particular focus […]
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Special edition on research on MOOCs in the journal ‘Distance Education’

The August 2014 edition of the Australian-based journal, Distance Education (Vol.35, No. 2.), is devoted to new research on MOOCs. There is a guest editor, Kemi Jona, from Northwestern University, Illinois, as well as the regular editor, Som Naidu. The six articles in this edition are fascinating, both in terms of their content, but even more […]