Monthly Archives: February 2014

Pedagogical approaches in online education

Sven Åke Bjørke, February 2014 When discussing pedagogical approaches in e-learning, we usually end up in debating instructivist vs constructivist ways of doing things. Here is “information in a nutshell”, with no ambition of covering the whole issue. In pedagogy in … Continue reading

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Online education – a driving force for quality in education

Sven Åke Bjørke, 25 February 2014  Introduction Online education can be a driving force for quality in education, standardised course  development procedures and internationalisation of studies and joint degrees Experience demonstrates that good online education can increase capacity considerably at … Continue reading

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Self-instructional courses and traditional teaching vs collaborative learning.

by Sven Åke Bjørke. February  2014. Many educational institutions spend huge amounts of money on developing computer-supported self-instructional courses. Various kinds of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are embraced by university administrations as  potential money-savers and maybe perceived as a … Continue reading

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Solar Energy for Low-Income Households

by Bruce Cameron, Kenya The switch from kerosene to solar lighting could sweep across Africa as rapidly as the mobile phone has, perhaps with equally transformative results. These notes summarise my impressions of the evolving situation in Kenya as regards … Continue reading

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