Three key reasons for using an online meeting room

An online meeting room is a place where people can meet online just like they would in person to share information or generate ideas.   Most people think of Skype when they think of an online meeting room, but there

Is online facilitation really necessary?

Guest Blog by Michael Coghlan, leading online learning expert There are many different models for delivering learning online. Some online learning requires very little interaction between the educator and the learners once it is up and running. These models support

Motivating Learners with Assessment for Learning in Moodle

Assessing learning is an on-going, complex process which goes way beyond the big gun of the ‘final exam’.  Used effectively, ‘Assessment for Learning’ principles can really motivate learners, and Moodle LMS provides the perfect platform to support this process. ‘Assessment for Learning’ principles have

Moodle’s top four killer features which support and evidence quality teaching and learning

Moodle learning management system (LMS) provides a great online space to support quality teaching and learning but it is often under-utilised with most of its ‘killer features’ unknown by educators and trainers, and therefore left unused. As an online system,

Five ways educators can create connected learning programs

In an increasingly digital world, those businesses which do not implement effective digital business strategies will quickly become “digital roadkill” (Deloitte Access Economics, The Connected Workplace, 2013). Digitally effective businesses benefit from increased productivity and innovation through their staffs’ ability

Free places for DLDA to support “wicked problems” challenging education and training

The New Media Consortium (NMC) has just released their 2013 Horizon Report Summit Communique on “The Future of Education”. The Communique highlights the ‘wicked problems’ challenging education and training now and into the future. These challenges require that we: Rethink

Designing Learning – Preparing Learners for Living and Working in a Global World

As more Australians need to acquire the skills and education to fully participate in the “Asian century”, educators need to be designing learning which enable learners to actively curate and manage their own learning. This means Australian education and training

Free resources to support designing learning the digital age

Free resources from the 2012 Designing Learning in the Digital Age program are now available online. This program recognises that technology continues to rapidly impact and change our world.  This, coupled with the roll out of the National Broadband Network

Leading a collaborative community

This is the fourth post in a series of posts focused on developing a culture of ongoing development through fostering collaborative learning communities. Collaborative learning communities need effective leadership which requires moving from a traditional hierarchical top down leadership model

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