A Good Online Course Has Content That Is Up To Date, Comprehensive And Appropriate to Instructor And Student

A good online course has content that is: Up to date A minor scandal in academe concerns the professor who lectures to his or her students from notes on paper yellowed with age.   The instructor is teaching a course for the nth time without significant updating as to fact, theory, analysis or presentation style.  A good online course is different from this – it is up-to-date in facts, theory, analysis and presentation style.   In practice being up-to-date means that a course must be continually updated from the results of new research and commentary in the field; it means that theory must be refined or modified as new developments occur; it… Read More

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A Good Online Course is Complete, Not Just A Group of Course Materials

A good online course is complete and coherent, not just a set of teaching materials that require an instructor to fashion a course from the materials.   Much of  what has been presented to the public in MOOCs does  not really constitute courses, but instead are collections of material that are presented in a course by the instructor who originated the materials.   The instructor, in the classroom, had provided the necessary explanations and linkage of the various materials.   Hence, when a student is challenged without an instructor to master the materials, he or she cannot do so alone and quickly abandons the effort.   When a new instructor is provided to teach… Read More

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Achieving the Potential of E-Learning

E-learning has great potential and the purpose of this blog is to contribute to the achievement of that potential.   Here we propose a framework for analyzing the quality of online learning.   Using that framework we consider online learning’s various forms, suppliers and users, making what we hope are useful observations and recommendations.  We have years of personal and professional experience in online learning, so that we bring a practical dimension to our commentary in addition to an analytical framework. The primary purpose of e-learning is to apply technology to learning in a way that benefits the learner.   A secondary purpose is to cut costs and a tertiary purpose is to… Read More

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Rene Paez Intro to Blog

Rene Intro to Blog from elearningperspectives on Vimeo. MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in project management. Our courses are designed to engage and inform! Introduction to Online Learning (CEUs: 0.5 CEUs) Teaching Online (CEUs: 0.5) The Technology of Online Learning (CEUs: 0.5) Certificate in Business Communications (, CEUs: 2.5, PDUs: 25) Find our complete online course catalog by clicking here. You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

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Dr. Quinn Mills Intro to Blog

MindEdge offers self-paced courses and simulations in project management. Our courses are designed to engage and inform! Introduction to Online Learning (CEUs: 0.5 CEUs) Teaching Online (CEUs: 0.5) The Technology of Online Learning (CEUs: 0.5) Certificate in Business Communications (, CEUs: 2.5, PDUs: 25) Find our complete online course catalog by clicking here. You can learn more about MindEdge by clicking here.

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