Category Archives: Online Trends

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New York Times — Say It Isn’t So!

So the “paper of record” weighed in on online learning in its February 18th editorial entitled “The Trouble with Online College.” Overall, the editorial paints with a wide brush and distorts the reality of online teaching and learning. Below is … Continue reading

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Online Learning: Innovative? Yes, Transformative? No.

I have been assiduously following the field of online teaching /learning for many years. Online learning has been, I would argue, the biggest trend in higher education in the past decade.  From an early growth rate of 20% per annum … Continue reading

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When Paradigms Collide

Note: In this post and others to follow, I depart from observations about online trends, instructional technology, and even strategic planning, to focus on the essential issue of teaching and learning. We are in the midst of a “paradigm shift” … Continue reading

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Forum for CUNY Instructional Technologists

Overview of Event As a followup to my panel at the CUNY IT Conference entitled “Navigating the Sea of Instructional Technologies at CUNY Campuses,” I will be hosting a forum on that topic at CCNY’s CETL this January 15th.  All … Continue reading

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Envisioning Educational Technology’s Future

Every once in a while I come across a work that is truly exceptional in its thinking and execution.  Such a work is that of Envisioning the Future of Educational Technology.  Looking 30 years into the future in terms of  … Continue reading

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Online Shorts: Late Fall 2012

Note: This is a continuation of a new format for my blog, namely, short summaries and commentary on a series of recently published reports and articles.  The sheer volume of newsworthy academic and press reporting about online learning makes this … Continue reading

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Online is Inevitable

The October 5th, 2012 Chronicle of Higher Education Special Report on Online Learning marks a turning point of sorts. While it is true that there have been several past Chronicle supplements concerning online learning, this issue marks a major departure in … Continue reading

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Navigating the Sea of Instructional Technologies

One of the events I most look forward to each year is the annual CUNY IT Conference held in late November or early December. CUNY has many dedicated and talented people who do excellent work in the trenches using technology … Continue reading

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Focus on Online: Opportunities to Publish

Understandably, professors on the tenure track are quite concerned about finding journals to publish in.  The field of online learning presents many opportunities for those interested in adding to their CV’s. Given that online teaching and learning has been a … Continue reading

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Faculty “Qualms” with Online, Not Technology

I was going to title this post “Faculty Resistance to Online,” but I feel that is too strong. While it is certainly true that many faculty have resisted, downplayed, disparaged, and attacked online learning in principle and in practice, there … Continue reading

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