Category Archives: Online education

Guidelines for analysing and developing an online course

by Sven Åke Bjørke January 2015 What is an online course? Are there any criteria? Is an article or a power point presentation made accessible on the internet an online course? The answer is: An online course is as a rule … Continue reading

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Facing the standards and quality requirements of European higher education

By  Sven Åke Bjørke    April 2014 The traditional “anarchist” professor tends to resist standardisation systems like for instance The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) Higher education in Europe 500 years ago was amazingly enough quite homogeneous. A scholar or a … Continue reading

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Selecting and describing target groups in online, tertiary education

By  Sven Åke Bjørke  April 2014 Online delivery of education – students on campus, students online – aren’t they all the same? Do we have to adapt and customize? Do we have to know each student personally? Why? Aren’t they … Continue reading

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Mobile Learning: Learning supported by mobile technology based tools

by Ghislain Maurice Norbert Isabwe, Research Fellow, ICT department, Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Agder One of the fast growing areas of application is education: handheld mobile devices are being used for teaching and learning, in what is known as “mobile learning” or … Continue reading

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Asynchronous Computer Conferencing is ideal for collaborative learning

by Sven Åke Bjørke, March 2014 Asynchronous computer conferencing, social constructivism and collaborative distance learning are important concepts in e-learning. Asynchronous online learning activities increase flexibility and access. It may also enhance the quality of learning. Introduction  “The only constant … Continue reading

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Problems and challenges in online tutoring

By Åke Bjørke  March 2014 Good online education can be a driving force for quality enhancement, course development procedures, internationalisation of studies and joint degrees between networks of educational institutions. However, there are many problems and challenges. A reliable electricity … Continue reading

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Pedagogical approaches in online education

Sven Åke Bjørke, February 2014 When discussing pedagogical approaches in e-learning, we usually end up in debating instructivist vs constructivist ways of doing things. Here is “information in a nutshell”, with no ambition of covering the whole issue. In pedagogy in … Continue reading

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