Half an Hour: The 2019 National Survey of Online Learning in Canadian Post-secondary Education: Preliminary Results and Implications

Summary of the presentation The 2019 National Survey of Online Learning in Canadian Post-secondary Education: Preliminary Results and Implications. Moderated by Tony Bates. This is a follow-up from the first survey from 2017. Results are now available at https://onlinelearningsurveycanada.ca/ One of our main aims is to ensure our work adds

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Half an Hour: Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age for Indigenous Learners

Summary ofTeaching and Learning in the Digital Age for Indigenous LearnersWith Robert Andrews, Executive Director, Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of AlbertaDeborah Hurst, Dean of Business, Athabasca UniversityDeAnne Lightning, AU-FB BComm Student Robert Andrews Video Talking about the program they have with Athabasca University, to increase the managerial capacity of First

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Half an Hour: Digital Learning 4.0: How to Guarantee Measurable Learner Impact Where Others Have Failed

Summary of:Digital Learning 4.0: How to Guarantee Measurable Learner Impact Where Others Have FailedPaul HunterDirector Digital Learning, IMD Business School IMD is a business school based in Switzerland. (Table discussions – what are you doing in digital learning, what have been your biggest successes and challenges). Table summary: Successes: one

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Half an Hour: Educating the Next Generation Workforce: Preparing Students to Meet Employers’ Expectations

Summary of ‘Educating the Next Generation Workforce: Preparing Students to Meet Employers’ Expectations’  by Susan Aldridge,  President (ret), Drexel University There are new types of jobs for students gradauating today, and new learning opportunities in igital labs, etc. Technology has enhanced our lives. So it has become crucial for higher

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Half an Hour: Hearables

Summary of the talk “Hearables” by Rory McGreal –    What are they – Hunn 2014 – speaker-microphone in-ear with AI–    Progressive development from earphones, hearing aids, etc–    Can monitor: Blood pressure – stress, excitement Etc. ‘Biological Equivalent to a USB port’ FDA approval no longer required Could call 911 for

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Half an Hour: The Failure of Reason

During yesterday’s Future Trends Forum conversation featuring Kathleen Fitzpatrick – the author of Generous Thinking and proponent of reasoned debate between opposing parties – I asked a question that went roughly along the following lines: What if reason is what’s at fault here? We don’t use reason to arrive at

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Half an Hour: On Connectivism and Scale

Image: Sui Fai John Mak – https://suifaijohnmak.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/bubblus_pln_ple_rev1.png   Martin Weller makes some excellent points in his recent post on connectivism and scale, and they merit a short response. Weller is writing in response to a specific statement I made in a recent post on another topic, which I’ll quote here:

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Half an Hour: Value

You sometimes hear me stumble over the word ‘value’, the way I did in a recent interview. Let me explain why. The word ‘value’ is widely used in our field and elsewhere. It is intended to represent a measurement of the ‘benefit’ something might produce – so ‘economic value’ might

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