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Wanted: Instructional Designers expert in [insert subject here]

View image | As the recipient of a weekly job notification email for higher education services of various kinds, I keep an eye on what jobs […]

Synchronous versus asynchronous learning

One of the primary decisions to be made in developing online learning programmes is the method of delivery, which can be synchronous or asynchronous. Synchronous […]

Happy Holidays!

A hearty wish for a warm and happy holiday season to you and yours from me and mine.

E-Learning is not IT

This is not really a follow-on from last week’s post but it deals with the same topic: the differentiation between E-Learning and IT. The two photos below may […]

E-Learning vs IT: an impending hiring disaster

Leafing through my little regional magazine last weekend, I noticed a job advert from the local secondary school for an “iSchool Project Coordinator”. I like […]

E-learning vs E-working

Remote vs on site This will be a short post today just pointing out a hypocrisy that was made apparent to me recently when I […]

We need new online discussion tools

We have to face it – online discussion tools are mediocre at best. They can be very useful, engaging and lead to collaborative and interactive […]

Encouraging high level facilitation

#481808429 / In a recent post, I talked about key qualities of good facilitation (6 qualities for good facilitation in online group learning), but how […]

Digital Learning: the importance of training and support

There are two principal areas that are important to learn in order to design, facilitate, administer or participate in online learning: the hard skills of […]

Digital Learning: recommendations for training and support

Following on from last week’s post on Digital Learning: the importance of training and support, today I offer some strategies and approaches to getting stakeholders […]

Good email practice: simply respond

This short post is simply a plea to everyone (but especially those in a work situation) to always take the time to dash off a […]

No, technology is not everything; but yes, it is important

I don’t write much about technology in order to make sure that the other aspects of online and digital learning get due emphasis. This does not […]

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