eLearning: a Cottage Industry for the 21st Century?
What is technology and what are its strengths? We shall define technology in a people-centred way and recall Adam’s Smith’s analysis of technology in terms of division of labour, specialisation, economies of scale and machines. In other areas of life technology has used these principles to increase access, improve quality and lower costs. Is this true of eLearning? If not, how can we make it true? Will Open Educational Resources save the day? We shall address these questions in the light of the experience of the Commonwealth of Learning.
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Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2006-10-12)I shall begin with the need to expand higher education. This is well-trodden ground so I shall be brief. After that I shall look at two trends that are contributing to the expansion of higher education and open learning ...
Daniel, John; Ferreira, Frances (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-10-16)International Forum on Open and Distance Education (30th anniversary celebration of the CCRTVU) Beijing, China 16/17 October 2009, Theme: Challenges and Opportunities for ODL in Lifelong Learning in a Global Financial and ...
Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2011-03-08)4th Annual Australian Higher Education Congress, Innovation in boosting participation: considering the potential of IT, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia, 8 March 2011, International keynote: Will ...
Impact of Developments in Communication Technology on Educational and Social Message Communication Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2005-05-17)National Convention organised by the Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC), 17-18 May 2005, New Delhi, India, Impact of Developments in communication technology on educational and social message communication By: ...
Daniel, John (Commonwealth of Learning (COL), 2009-10-27)eLearn Conference, World Conference on eLearning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education, Vancouver, Canada, 27 October 2009, Keynote address by Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning // What is technology ...