Covid-19 Crisis: Help for Educators to Move Classes Online (updated 11.04.2020)

All those schools and universities who already offer Blended Learning Courses have little problems of moving their classes fully online. For many others, they wished they had assistance. Here are a few links and information that might help: Good-old Skype can facilitate video chat groups up to 50 participants. Skype allows screen-sharing and provides a suitable tool for desktop-, tablet- and smartphone access alike, both for Win and iOS. If you need a bit more,…
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Inside the Education Revolution: An Exclusive Interview with University of the People (UoPeople), the World’s First Non-profit, Tuition-free, Accredited Online University

Picture: Shai Reshef, President of The University of the People (Image courtesy of UoPeople). Is low-cost, high-quality education no more than a distant dream? Does quality education have to stay out of reach for the majority of globalized learners? A courageous and innovative online university doesn’t think so. The University of the People (UoPeople) is the brainchild of Shai Reshef, an eLearning entrepreneur who founded UoPeople in 2009. The online university is based in Pasadena,…
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The Advent of Online Education (Part I)

The following entry has been inspired by my participation in ‘Effective Online Tutoring’ with Oxford University. Part I explores broadly the current trends in online education and its pedagogical implications. A PDF-version of this post is available at  The Advent of Online Education – Part 1 1. Flipped Classrooms and Blended Learning: The Pragmatist’ Approach to Empower Learners 2. Graduate, Postgraduate & Professional Online Courses: Tutor-based  Environments for Elites 3. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Educating…
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