Readings



PDF Documents

Learner centredness in high school distance learning - Elizabeth Murphy and Maria A. Rodriguez-Manzanares

Distance Learning and Technology in the Classroom - The Vermont Legislative Research Shop

Open Learning for an Open World - Open University, Edited by Jonathan Barrett


Videos

The Brave New World of Online Learning: Amy Collier at TEDxStanford

Amy Collier works with faculty, instructional designers and doctoral students to explore and design online learning experiences at Stanford.

Amy Collier is the director for technology and teaching for the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning. She is an advocate for learners and teachers across a variety of educational institutions, from community-based service organizations to large public universities. Before coming to Stanford, Collier was the director of the
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University, where her team implemented nationally recognized faculty development programs for online learning. Through her
graduate studies in social sciences and nearly 10 years in faculty development, she is a member of the American Educational Research Association, The Sloan Consortium, Educause Learning
Initiative and the Professional and Organizational Development Network. Collier frequently presents at universities and conferences, on topics like open learning, online learning and faculty development.







How Free Online Courses Are Changing Traditional Education
As tuition costs continue to rise, it seems counterintuitive that professors at top universities would give away their courses for free. But that's exactly what they're doing, on web-based platforms known as "Massive Open Online Courses." Spencer Michels reports on how a boom in online learning could change higher education.















2014

Books

Invent to Learn - Sylvia Libow Martinez & Gary Stager

Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning - John Hattie



PDF Documents

Linking Pedagogy and Space - Dr Kenn Fisher

A Better Blend - A Vision for Boosting Student Outcomes with Digital Learning - Public Impact

Getting Started with Blended Learning - Debra Bath and John Bourke

Blended Learning Guidebook - Laura Vanderkam

Is K2 Blended Learning Disruptive? - Clayton M. Christensen, Michael B. Horn, and Heather Staker

A Rich Seam - How New Pedagogies Find Deep Learning - Michael Fullan and Maria Langworthy

Design Thinking for Educators - IDEO

Alive in the Swamp - Assessing Digital Innovations in Education - Michael Fullan and Katelyn Donnelly

Cultural Ways of Learning:Individual Traits or Repertoires of Practice - Kris D. Gutiérrez and Barbara Rogoff

Mind and Society - Lev Vygotsky

Interaction Between Learning and Development - Lev Vygotsky




Web Links

This is Blended Learning - A blog that collates streams from various sources.

How Teachers Can Use Digital Technologies to Motivate Students and Encourage Learning By Failing - Chis Liang-Vergara

Blended Learning Model Definitions - Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Moocs: changing how we learn online - article in The Guardian

Different forms of Blended Learning in Classroom - EdTechReview



Videos


Why are so many of our teachers and schools so successful?

John Hattie at TEDxNorrkoping

Published on Nov 22, 2013
Professor John Hattie, has been Professor of Education and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia, since March 2011. He was previously Professor of Education at the University of Auckland. His research interests include performance indicators and evaluation in education, as well as creativity measurement and models of teaching and learning. He is a proponent of evidence based quantitative research methodologies on the influences on student achievement.
In his talk he presents results from his research on what really matters for the student achievements.







SOLO Taxonomy with Pam Hook

Published on May 28, 2012
Pam Hook gives a brief description of SOLO Taxonomy after a seminar at Essential Resources.



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