By Stephen Downes
September 24, 2002
Images From Online Learning 2002 Today's abbreviated OLDaily comes courtesy of a sudden and abrupt closeure of the conference center at 4:30. True, I suppose that if I actually read the conference program I would know when I am going to be kicked out. But like all humans, I rely on induction... it was 6 pm yesterday, so it must be 6 pm today. Ah, the curse of David Hume. Anyhow, I hope you enjoy what I spend all my productive time prepapring, a set of shots from Online Learning 2002. The page may take a few minutes to load but I think that these, more than any longish articles, give the flavour of the conference. By Stephen Downes, Stephen's Web, September 24, 2002 [Refer][Research][Reflect]
Peder Jacobsen Looks at the Crystal Ball What does the future (that is, the next eighteen months) hold for learning management systems (LMSs) and learning content management systems (LCMSs)? "It's past lunch time," said Logicbay's Peder Jacobsen, "but it's not dinner time." The companies, he predicts, will begin to eat each other once again. By Stephen Downes, Stephen's Web, September 24, 2002 [Refer][Research][Reflect]
Effective Online Assessment Strategies for Today's Colleges and Universities Good background to some of the issues surrounding student assessment and especially online assessment. The author considers several approaches including student centered assessment. According to the author, "Teachers must develop dialogues with their students that foster personal and professional growth." The problem, of course, is "excessive administrative time to prepare and grade assignments." By Brent Muirhead, IFETS, September, 2002 [Refer][Research][Reflect]
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