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What are some of the books you would recommend on online higher education (from digitizing F2F learning and the transformation inherent in those changes, to design, content, deployment, management....all of the above). I know the topic is hopelessly broad, but if you had only one or two on your shelf that were helpful, what were they?

Putting together a reading list for yours truly...want to do some online education right.

Rick Bauer
Managing Director, Technology
Open Networking Foundation

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I don't think a reading list would do it. Instead, I would recommend attending the upcoming annual conferences of the Sloan Consortium (November, Orlando), Educause Learning Initiative (February, New Orleans) and The New Media Center (June, Portland). Check also their Websites for their latest journals, white papers, best practices, etc. on administrating, marketing and running sustainable online learning programs, ...and... more importantly, on online pedagogies and on redesigning education for online and blended learning delivery.

Fortunately, we have a good number of well-known experts in this area. I would suggest reading subject-related articles and books by folks like Joel Hartman, Chuck Dziuban, George Otte, John Sener, Boria Sax, Karen Swan, Gardner Campbell, Curt Bonk, Ray Schroeder, Susan Metros, Bryan Alexander, Stephen Downes and Howard Rheingold, to name a few. 

Btw, if I may, see that the online learning programs you develop are also mobile and social :: facilitating ubiquitous e-Learning ;-)

Greetings from Chicago,

--- Ed Garay
IPad.

Message from luke.fernandez@gmail.com

You might also pose this question to sloan-c@listserver.sloan-c.org. At least some of the names that Ed Garay mentions participate on that list-serv. As a note of caution SLOAN's mission is "dedicated to integrating online education into the mainstream of higher education" and SLOAN members (in my opinion) sometimes act more like evangelists of online learning rather than disinterested observers. To balance that perspective I've always liked the tech reportage of some of the Chronicle staff including Scott Carlson, Jeffrey Young, and Jennifer Howard. Those reporters are especially adept at describing the concerns of faculty who have a more skeptical view of online technology's potential. I'd also recommend classics like David Noble's Digital Diploma Mills ( http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue3_1/noble/ ) which paints online education as another facet of a developing industrial-capitalist system. For a more middle of the road perspective also read the chapters on online education in Derek Bok's Universities in the Marketplace. Luke lfernandez.org

Sorry to be late to the game.  Today I was absorbed in whether the debt ceiling debacle would be resolved and in assisting students in my class - they have an exam tomorrow.

 

In addition to the good points made by Ed and Luke, you might consider generating a list of issues that has drawn you to think about online education and then search for focused reading in those areas.  A short list of this sort might include

·        Access

·        Cost

·        Putting the learner in control

·        What you assumed was true about face to face learning but actually isn't.

 

With regard to that last point, in particular, many of the folks I know would like to drop the descriptors, face to face or online, and simply talk about learning.  The following reading list was generated more in that spirit.  It was intended for a leadership course that has yet to be offered, and maybe is closer to several years of reading than to something you can polish off in a couple of months.  Also, I suspect other colleagues could come up with an equally good list where none of the titles overlapped.  Such is the nature of this business.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rO52-5YVgY_brBZzCA9g0TR6zoHEm9pfRX5HRbA9JMw/edit

 

Lanny

 

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You might also pose this question to sloan-c@listserver.sloan-c.org.

At least some of the names that Ed Garay mentions participate on that list-serv.  As a note of caution SLOAN's mission is "dedicated to integrating online education into the mainstream of higher education"

and SLOAN members (in my opinion) sometimes act more like evangelists of online learning rather than disinterested observers.  To balance that perspective I've always liked the tech reportage of some of the Chronicle staff including Scott Carlson, Jeffrey Young, and Jennifer Howard.  Those reporters are especially adept at describing the concerns of faculty who have a more skeptical view of online technology's potential. I'd also recommend classics like David Noble's Digital Diploma Mills  ( http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue3_1/noble/ )  which paints online education as another facet of a developing industrial-capitalist system. For a more middle of the road perspective also read the chapters on online education in Derek Bok's Universities in the Marketplace.

 

Luke

lfernandez.org

 

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