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Digital Fluency Course: Module 3 - Learning Design and Development for Online/Blended Provision

This module explores five topics. The first topic addresses models, frameworks, and elements of learning design and development, focusing mainly on the 7Cs of learning design framework and the generic ADDIE model. The second topic, designing for learning, explains how you can design interactive and motivational activities and assessments, develop content for your online courses, and provide support and guidance for online learners. The third topic concentrates on matching technological tools to pedagogical purposes.

e-Tutor: A Multilingual Open Educational Resource for Faculty Development to Teach Online

The situation in Ukraine poses severe problems to the higher education system and to students in Eastern Ukraine. Many students and academicians had been compelled to leave their university buildings and move westwards. Hence, they are forced to substitute face-to-face teaching with distance learning, often on a large scale, but within a short span of time and with limited resources. While technical/technological infrastructure often exists, know-how about conducting online teaching and respective faculty development is often found to be lacking.

Open Pathways to Student Success: Academic Library Partnerships for Open Educational Resources and Affordable Course Content Creation and Adoption

This paper explores the current state of open educational resources (OER) including notable library-lead and multi-institutional programs. The potential for OER and affordable course material creation and adoption pro-grams to impact student retention and persistence is examined. Potential additional partnerships and future di-rections for library-lead programs are discussed as well as the framework necessary for assessing the impact of library-lead OER initiatives.

Formative e-Feedback in Collaborative Writing Assignments: The Effect of the Process and Time

This study thus explores the impact of formative e-feedback on students` texts written collaboratively in an online learning environment.

Narrowing the Distance: Using e-Learner Support to Enhance the Student Experience

The United Kingdom Open University has experimented with a range of information and communication technologies (ICT) to support learners and foster the development of learning communities, including online resources, email, e-messages, SMS messaging, and

Academic tribes: reflections on teaching large classes

This article is a reflective essay on teaching a large class of undergraduate students at the University of Durban-Westville. The class consists of 280 students in the fourth year of university training for the teaching profession.

Best Practices: A Triangulated Support Approach in Transitioning Faculty to Online Teaching

The English department at North Carolina State University faced a rapid, large-scale transition of a number of its professional writing courses from traditional classes to online courses. Recognizing that numerous barriers, including unresolved administrat

NADEOSA Quality Criteria for Distance Education in South Africa: Section Two - Quality Criteria

These criteria were initially developed in research for the Department of Education. They have since been revised by NADEOSA through a stakeholder process. There are thirteen criteria: Policy and planning, Learners, Programme development, Course design, Co