TL;DR Recently there have been various suggestions that the biggest barrier to quality online learning in higher education is lack of knowledge held by teaching staff (Johnson, 2019; Mathes, 2019; Roberts, 2018). More or better training, faculty development and requirements for formal teaching qualifications are proposed as the solution. The following argues that this is just a symptom of the […]
Is training the barrier to quality online learning in higher ed?
Theory of workarounds
Introduction The following is a summary of the paper Theory of Workarounds. Alter, S. (2014). Theory of Workarounds. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 34(1). https://doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.03455 The paper provides “an integrated theory of workarounds that describes how and why” they are created. It is a process theory “driven by the interaction of key factors that determine whether possible workarounds […]
The conceptualisation of e-learning: Lessons and implications
The following is the content of my first solo journal article. Jones, D. (2004). The conceptualisation of e-learning: Lessons and implications. Best Practice in University Learning and Teaching: Learning from Our Challenges. Theme Issue of Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development, 1(1), 47–55. I’m posting this because: sadly the journal is no more; the only version I had on […]
It’s more than how you use the technology – authoring online content
At the recent ASCILITE’2019 there was a common refrain throughout the conference, which started with the original keynote as captured in the following tweet #ASCILITE2019 Keynote Speaker Professor Emeritus Mike Sharples – "focus on pedagogy not technology" as ""it's not what you use (technology) but how you use it (pedagogy)" pic.twitter.com/d2BFyAY5xK — Michael Volkov (@volkov_michael) December 3, 2019 While I […]