One of the key movements at the moment is the swing away from purely
distance approaches to e-learning, especially for on-campus learners, as
described in my book "Learning Online on Campus" [with Gunter Saunders].
Reflecting on the issues in designing and developing e-learning is probably
best done by involvement in such learning from the inside, i.e. by learning
that way yourself.
You might therefore be interested in the course I have been running for
many years at the University of London - the long-established Online
Education & Training course. Although the course is fully distance,
blended modes are discussed and evaluated.
It deals with general issues of teaching online with regular practical
tasks, and has a choice of optional topics on using the internet to enhance
internet teaching. These are expected to include
online discourse and moderating
Real-time teaching with CHAT or video-conferencing and whiteboards
blogging and podcasting
The next start is 13 May 2007. We suggest you register as soon as
The course carries 30 UK credits towards either a masters or a diploma and
can be taken by 10 weeks distance study online.
The fee is £Stg 499, which can be paid by bank transfer, credit card or
More information about the course is at the
Anita Pincas, Senior Lecturer,
Institute of Education
Tel +44 0207 612 6522
Personal Web page http://www.ioe.ac.uk/english/Apincas.htm
Short course: Online Education and Training
Full details and application form: http://www.ioe.ac.uk/english/OET.h
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