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Trends & Directions
- Greater Flexibility as the New Mantra. Examine five key ways that policy makers, senior administrators and faculty can define “flexibility”. Many in post-secondary education speak of the students’ need for greater “flexibility” without defining either the meaning of this term or documenting its implications.
Understanding the Building Blocks of Online Learning: How Emerging Pedagogies Map onto the New Technologies through the writings and research of pre-eminent online learning expert, Dr. Tony Bates (Instalment 3 of an 8 part series)
In this third of an eight part series on understanding the building blocks of online learning, Contact North | Contact Nord explores the writings and research of Dr. Tony Bates. During an almost 50 year career in learning, Tony has been the author of 11 books, 350 research papers, and an influential, much visited blog on online learning and distance education.
Based on Tony’s writings and research, How Emerging Pedagogies Map onto the New Technologies uncovers how online technologies are proving to be particularly well suited to supporting current and emerging pedagogies that call for engagement, active learning, and skills development.
Pockets of Innovation
- Learn how George Brown College is enhancing student learning with mobile phones through Mobile-Assisted Language Learning.
- Wilfrid Laurier University is encouraging student independence through a blended learning model for Organic Chemistry.