Online Learning: Not Second Class

Excellent piece in the Guardian today about how 'online learning' is not 'second class', but how it really aids learning in the 21st century: That's something I share in common with my students. They aren't unusual either. They just choose to study online because the flexibility suits them. Online higher education means students can combine education with employment – often fast-tracking their careers as a result – or fit study around family commitments. These students…

Live Chat with @GdnHigherEd

In my efforts to declutter & streamline, I totally missed the following 'live chat' on Guardian Higher Education (thanks to Justine Mortimer for bringing it to my attention), seeking to find effective ways for social media to be used in HE, rather than just leading to fatigue: Matt Silverman writes for Mashable: "When it comes to higher ed, there are not only opportunities for digital learning, but digital marketing too." Social media can allow universities…