[E-Learning in Higher Education] Monthly Discussion - April 2012
Mar 30, 2012
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Welcome to the monthly E-Learning in Higher Education discussion!
First of all, thanks to everyone who contributed last month, there were some great discussions, and it was great to see so many people excited to discuss topics pertaining to higher ed.
If you’re new to the thread, here are some of the topics that were discussed in March:
· How to help students identify if online learning is for them
· How to equate online learning to contact hours
· Quality Matters
· Games in Higher Education
· Conferences for design and development in higher education
We also had some great examples of content created for the higher education audience.
Last month I had the opportunity to attend the Learning Solutions conference in Florida. I attended some great sessions, and met lots of people. One of the topics discussed in at least two of the sessions that I attended, was Communities of Practice. I am very intrigued by the idea of students being able to continue to learn and discuss specific topics after the class ends. So, I wanted to know if any of you incorporate this concept at your universities or colleges outside of the traditional discussion boards, and if so, how well has it been received?
Some of the rest of you have suggested other topics for discussion this month, here’s what we have so far:
· Accessibility in e-learning
· What kinds of technical or policy-wise obstacles we will encounter and how to overcome it to adopt industry standard e-learning tools in higher education environment.
· How are you assisting user who are still on dial-up or slow Internet connections?
· Working with reluctant instructors.
Looking forward to more great discussions!