Teaching and Learning Online
July 15th, 2009 by Maria Moriarty
“Online learning is growing because of increased demand, high accessibility, lower participant costs, high flexibility and other factors.
Technology is continuously evolving and is providing new and effective methods for online learning and collaboration.”
This is a quote from the Trends in Online Learning section of the Getting Online web site the latest product of the GO Project which conducted extensive research on trends, promising practices, technologies and issue in online learning in the adult literacy community across Canada. The Getting Online site is a cornucopia of information, ideas, insights and resources on online learning and literacy – very well worth a visit.
Another very interesting site is Ednak which describes itself as a “thought-networking” site – Ednak was created by a small group of online educators in the U.S. as a place to share ideas, learning and questions about online education. Although the focus of the site is on online learning in colleges and universities there is a great deal of very interesting and useful materials there for all of us who are interested in teaching and learning online. In particular there is a set of 37 short videos in which experienced online educators share their knowledge and experience. Here is just a very small sample of what’s available: Best Practices in Online Education, Using Moodle in the Classroom, Serving as a Learning Guide.