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ERIC Number: ED562365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Developing and Implementing a New Online Bachelor Program: Formal Adoption of Videoconferencing and Social Networking as a Step towards M-Learning
van Oostveen, Roland; Desjardins, Fran├žois
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on e-Learning (Prague, Czech Republic, Jul 23-26, 2013)
The political will to move educational opportunities online is growing for numerous reasons and new mobile technologies are being adopted at unprecedented rates. Such a context presents opportunities to develop online programs and experiments in universities, with new affordances to solve old problems such as access and isolation. This paper presents an initial experiment in the creation, development and first implementation of an online Bachelor's program in adult education and digital technology. It was designed with a central videoconferencing component intended to reduce isolation for the students and technical affordances were selected to promote course development for both a mobile implementation and for at least partial open access. The results of this initiative have both demonstrated the potential of such an approach as well as allowed some of the finer elements to emerge, such as expectations on all parts and administrative adaptation to this new reality. [For the full proceedings see ED562127.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada