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Read “Teaching Generation Z? Start by engaging their parents—here’s how we did it” at

Learning and pedagogy require different approaches.  Read more here at “About e-learning: a second thought”

Interesting discussion in this presentation:

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A practical lesson plan for upper level secondary students or post-secondary at

Bryan Alexander

Can schools use technology to cut the costs of teaching?  I’m one of three consultants consulted by the Chronicle of Higher Education in an article answering that question.

My opening gambit: “Over all, technology usually does not help reduce instructional costs. Only if we take advantage of open access can we really cut institutional costs.”

(Actually, I do mention a few other ways, that are unpopular.)

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What do we know about first time online students?  Read “5 important revelations from first year online learners” at to learn more


The report’s authors concluded that distance providers and prospective students alike need to work together to design what is achievable in a way that is not just a “crude calculation of hours available, predicated on the ill-informed assumption that distance learning is a ‘lone wolf’ experience offering more flexibility than on-campus learning.”

Instead, courses need to be designed to complement busy lives, and support services need to adequately help them survive beyond the first few weeks in an “environment that is most likely starkly different than that of a campus learner.”

For much more in-depth information, including profiles of each student and methodology, read the full report, “Stories from Students in their First Semester of Distance Learning.”