Yesterday’s review of the Chronicle of Higher Education collects several interesting articles about distance learning. Among the open-access articles listed are:
- Robert Mendenhall, “How Technology Can Improve Online Learning—and Learning in General”
- Shai Reshef, “No Tuition? No Problem.”
- Burck Smith, “Let’s Deregulate Online Learning”
- Derek Bruff, “A Social Network Can Be a Learning Network”
- Ari Kohen, “From Homeric Writings to Cellphone Forensics, Some Favorite Online Resources”
Although potential gains need to be weighed especially carefully in relation to potential losses in some of the applications Bruff describes (e.g., “Back channels”), from this list, Bruff’s thoughts about employing collaborative technologies seemed especially intriguing.
These are wonderful articles. Anything to make learning more open-sources, in my opinion, is wonderful.