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2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond By Tony Bates (2014). In 2020, people won’t be talking about online learning as such. It will be so integrated with teaching and learning that it will be like talking today about whether we should use classrooms. In fact, we may be talking much more about classrooms or the campus experience in 2020, because of online learning, and how it is changing the whole way that students are learning.
URL: www.tonybates.ca/2014/01/12/2020-vision-outlook-for-online-learning-in-2014-and-way-beyond/


Apple Learning Exchange Educator created lessons and activities, Rich with movies, images and podcasts, Special collections from content providers. Use new Web 2.0 tools to engage with others, Create and manage your own custom groups, Share content, news, polls and conversations.
URL: edcommunity.apple.com/


Commonwealth of Learning An intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning/distance education knowledge, resources and technologies. COL is helping developing nations improve access to quality education and training.
URL: www.col.org


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Cultivating Nurturing Learning e-scapes: A Food Forest Analogy by June Kaminski (2014). This conceptual paper focuses on the implementation of a diverse technological landscape within a blended post-baccalaureate nursing program (BSN-PB) in Western Canada. The BSN-PB program incorporates multiple technological layers to shape the e-scape for students, metaphorically similar to the intricate organization of a healthy food forest garden.
URL: cjni.net/journal/?p=3823


Curio - CBC Learning Classroom and Teacher resources on current Canadian issues (including Aboriginal and ecological issues) for online learning, as well as learning tools for purchase.
URL: curio.ca/en/


Education for a Digital World: Advice, Guidelines, and Effective Practice from Around the Globe This online book can be downloaded for free as chapters or an entire e-book. Digital information technologies are transforming the way we work, learn, and communicate. Within this digital revolution are new learning approaches that transform hierarchical, industrial-based models of teaching and learning. June Kaminski and Sylvia Currie wrote Part 2: Chapter 13 - Planning Your Online Course.
URL: www.col.org/resources/crsMaterials/Pages/edDigitalWorld.aspx


Educause A nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. EDUCAUSE programs include professional development activities, applied research, strategic policy advocacy, teaching and learning initiatives, online information services, print and electronic publications, special interest collaborative communities, and awards for leadership and innovation.
URL: www.educause.edu/


E-Learning and Distance Education Resources Dr. Tony Bates offers a great assortment of papers, links and other resources for online educators. "I focus mainly on resources associated with or relevant to post-secondary education. This site is meant as a resource for students, faculty and academic administrators interested in e-learning."
URL: 9www.tonybates.ca/


E-Learning Resources at GrayHarriman.com Information on e-learning, online learning, distance learning, blended learning, adult learning, and related resources.
URL: 9www.grayharriman.com/


EJEL - Electronic Journal of E-Learning The journal contributes to the development of both theory and practice in the field of e-Learning. The journal accepts academically robust papers, topical articles and case studies that contribute to the area of research in e-Learning.
URL: 9/www.ejel.org/


Innovate - Journal of Online Education An open-access, peer-reviewed, online periodical published bimonthly by the Fischler School of Education and Human Services at Nova Southeastern University. The journal focuses on the creative use of information technology to enhance education and training in academic, commercial, and governmental settings. Our basic assumption is that innovation in one sector can inform practice in each of the other sectors.
URL: 9www.editlib.org/j/IJOE/


Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication A web-based, peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Its focus is social science research on computer-mediated communication via the Internet, the World Wide Web, and wireless technologies. Within that general purview, the journal is broadly interdisciplinary, publishing work by scholars in communication, business, education, political science, sociology, media studies, information science, and other disciplines.
URL: www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/117979306/home


Journal of Educational Technology & Society Published By the International Forum of Educational Technology & Society. Offers academic articles on the issues affecting the developers of educational systems and educators who implement and manage such systems. The articles should discuss the perspectives of both communities and their relation to each other.
URL: www.ifets.info/


Learning Inuktitut Online Tusaalanga is a dynamic website that brings Inuktitut learning to the world wide web. It was created by the Pirurvik Centre, an Iqaluit-based company dedicated to enhancing Inuit language, culture and well-being. Includes Inuktitut lessons (from beginner to intermediate), hundreds of vocabulary items each with its own soundfile, dialogues with soundfiles, and grammar notes.
URL: www.tusaalanga.ca/


Learning Light e-Learning Centre The e-Learning Centre is a free information resource for learning and development professionals and academics and staff developers. Each entry is reviewed by the Editor before it is placed on the e-Learning Centre site.
URL: www.e-learningcentre.co.uk/


Mahara as Medium: Feeding the Learning Spirit through aesthetic and reflective expression by June Kaminski (2013). Presented at COHERE – Collaboration for Online Higher Education Research Conference: Theme: Open Resources, Open Courses: Their Impact on Blended and Online Learning October 24th, Vancouver, BC.
URL: nursing-informatics.com/mahara.html


MERLOT Video Channel Excellent collection of videos produced by MERLOT - Mulimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching. MERLOT is an online community where you can find peer reviewed online teaching and learning materials, share advice and expertise about education with expert colleagues, and be recognized for your contributions to quality education. Also visit the main MERLOT site.
URL: http://www.youtube.com/MERLOTplace


NASAGA - North American Simulation and Gaming Association We are a growing network of professionals working on the design, implementation, and evaluation of games and simulations to improve learning results in all types of organizations. Started in North America, NASAGA has members from more than 50 countries from around the globe. Membership is open to all.
URL: www.nasaga.org/


Nortel LearnIT An initiative of Nortel Community Relations to prepare teachers, students, and learners of all ages to develop 21st century skills that will provide a basis for their ongoing engagement in learning and personal achievement.
URL: nortellearnit.org/


The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning A refereed, open access e-journal that aims to disseminate original research, theory, and best practice in open and distance learning worldwide. IRRODL is available free of charge to anyone with access to the Internet.
URL: www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl


The Theory and Practice of Online Learning, second edition Edited by Terry Anderson (2008). This book is available for free online download (by chapter or entire pdf book) or purchase in hard copy.
URL: www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120146




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