ECI 617 - Foundations of Instructional Technology: Week of November 17

ID Online

This week's reading looks at the different dimensions of online learning and how ID may have to adjust its focus. Certainly there are a plethora of new tools to consider. The book's list is below (with links corrected).

Examples and resources for online learning

Web-based (virtual) campuses

http://www.jonesinternational.edu/

http://www.open.ac.uk/

University clearinghouses

http://www.gnacademy.org/
http://www.electroniccampus.org/

Web-enhanced campuses

http://usaonline.southalabama.edu/
http://umdonline.umassd.edu/

Full-service web-based courses

http://www.trainingregistry.com/
http://www.humber.ca/cecalendar/distance.htm

Stand-alone on-line activities

http://usaonline.southalabama.edu/
http://www.oar.noaa.gov/k12/

Course tools and services

http://www.ecollege.com/
http://www.webct.com/
http://www.blackboard.com/

Electronic books

http://agora.unige.ch/tecfa/edutech/welcome_frame.html
http://www.exemplary.net/omnimedia/bookstore.html

Reference sources

http://ericir.syr.edu/
http://www.apa.org/psycinfo/

Smart tools

http://www.aproposinc.com/
http://www.schaudin.com/

Harasim's article serves to reinforce this message, even though it is from the "ancient" times of 1989. Actually, this article was of great importance to me in my graduate work. Her idea the online learning is a separate theoretical problem from live and distance education still reverberates.

Systems View and the Web

Organizations need to adjust to the new uses of the Web in learning. This chapter takes the systems view that Web learning is not just an addition to an organization, but has systemic effects throughout. They propose five levels of web integration and discuss the transformative features of each.

Assignments due November 24

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