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  1. Welcome to class of 580411: issues & innovations in educational technology.

    We will be learning how to create discussion blog on elearning.

  2. 580411
    Assignment #2 max 10 points due 26/2/2007

    Finish in class late submission = -2

    Question: what are the critical issues in e-Learning?

    Write only one paragraph of 5 lines by searching internet .

  3. The WSI Global Learning System

    E-Learning is one of the biggest growth areas of Internet today, with businesses of all sizes taking advantage of the unmatched flexibility and efficiency of online training. By moving training and continued learning initiatives online, any business can realize significant cost savings while keeping staff knowledgeable and up-to-date on new policies, technologies, products and other essential information. E-Learning is also transforming the way educational institutions deploy their curricula by allowing for lucrative distance-learning and specialized course programs.

    Our Global Learning System (GLS) is a complete, scalable e-Learning solution equally suited to organizations that are new to e-Learning or already experienced with delivering training online. It can accommodate a multitude of learning paths and deliver a curriculum specific to each unique learner. Whether your intention is simply to put shop or store manuals online, or to deliver media-rich curricula (video, audio, web conferences) the GLS has the features to meet all your current and future e-Learning needs.

  4. Issues and Innovation in Educational Tecnology Introduction of Educational Technology The introduction and application of educational technologies in higher education institutions seems to have a lot to do with individual departments or organisations backing a hunch, taking a risk, or striving for a market advantage, given the findings of the study by Tinkler et al (1994). Their study “Effectiveness and Potential of State of the Art Technologies in the Delivery of Higher Education”, In spite of efforts to identify costs associated with implementation of new technologies, the goal proved elusive in the extreme …Not only did the questionnaires fail to elicit the requested information, but attempts to establish data regarding costs during visits to institutions proved generally unsuccessful. As to cost comparisons between conventional delivery approaches and those involving state-of-the-art technologies, it appeared that few of the people approached had given any consideration to such detail.

  5. There, they beavered away by trial and error to produce niche application of technology. (Tinkler et al 1994, p.37) This description of the computer enthusiast beavering away is a reminder of the debate which is often heard regarding the process of innovation. Some commentators argue the merits of giving creative staff members the freedom to be inventive, of letting a ‘thousand flowers bloom’ and hoping that a few of the flowers will become viable long term propositions. Other commentators argue that unless the innovation is carefully thought through and part of a comprehensive plan, it will wither on the vine. Tinkler et al (1994) point out that innovators need a supportive culture if the initiative is to survive: Much of the early work in adapting technology for delivery of educational programs appears to have been to fill a particular educational need identified by an enthusiast. This so called ‘niche application’ by the pioneers in the use of technology was achieved at very low cost in money terms, even though the cost in terms of hours worked might have been quite excessive. Where the innovation occurred in a supportive culture and official funding was attracted, the venture expanded into a fully developed project. Where the activity was generated in a non-supported organisational climate, (the) initiative withered and eventually collapsed. commenting specifically on satellite projects, believes that projects may need up to ten years to prove viable. In the first three to ten years, a project will be characterised by negotiations, problems which may never be resolved and the need for external assistance. Most satellite projects seemed to have gone through a number of similar stages: 1. the first is a relatively short demonstration project, often supported by external technical assistance. 2. Then follows a longer period of political negotiation, planning and technical feasibility studies. This period may last from three to even 10 years. 3. There then follows the initial operation of the system, usually beset by technical problems which are quickly resolved, and more serious management and educational problems, some of which may never get resolved. It is at this stage that it may become clear that a number of programmes or goals within the project are not viable. During this period, external technical assistance and consultancies are particularly helpful. This last stage sees the project settling down to a fully operational and effective system, financed and run locally.

  6. E-Learning Analytics
    By Josh Bersin

    For decades companies have struggled with the real costs, benefits, and return-on-investment of training. Now that e-learning and blended learning has become a major new initiative, even more investment is needed in the training organization. Using new tools and technology now available, is it finally time for companies to truly apply business analytics to understand the activity, effectiveness, and impact of e-learning and training? The answer is, of course, yes. Enter analytics. Here’s what leading companies and suppliers are doing to make training analytics a reality.

  7. This paper describes special characteristics and defines critical issues of E-learning in China, an emerging country in the world. E-learning in China initially developed from cooperative work with leading foreign companies in the field of informational technology. Since 1999, E-learning in China has rapidly developed as a new educational model and has formed its own online educational system from infrastructures to online teaching framework. However, many critical issues, such as the lack of technology training for teachers and unsystematic online teaching evaluation methods, are found in the rapid development process. If these issues are not included in the agenda of E-learning, they will influence the quality and the future development of E-learning in China.

  8. Journals
    K-12 Teacher Education/Resources
    Learning and Leading with Technology
    International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

    THE Journal (Technology Horizons in Education)
    T.H.E. (Technology Horizons in Education)
    Journal of Technology Education
    Virginia Tech publication
    Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education
    collaboratively published by SITE, AETS, CUFA, CEE, AMTE

    From Now on: the Educational Technology Journal
    From Now On: “Educational Technology for Engaged Learning
    Educational Technology for Literacy”
    Rethinking Schools
    Rethinking Schools: An Urban Education Resource

    Technology in Higher Education
    Syllabus
    Technology for Higher Education
    Technology Source
    Michigan Virtual University

    Networking
    Canadian publication about advancement in technology in
    higher education and distance education, published by the Node

    Online/Distance Education
    Learning Technologies Report
    Issues related to e-learning, published by The Node
    International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education
    Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED)

    Integration of Technology in Education- General
    Educational Technology & Society
    International Forum of Educational Technology & Society (IFEFS) &
    IEEE Learning Technology Task Force

    Theory & Practice of Educational Technology
    Journal of Educational Media and Hypermedia (JEMH)
    Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

    Technology, Communication, & Data
    Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
    Annenberg School for Communication USC
    Informing Science
    Informing Science: The International Journal of an Emerging Discipline
    Journal of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
    Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery, published by Kluwer Academic Publishers

    Educational Research – Cross Discipline
    Review of Educational Research
    Association of Educational Research (AREA)

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