Posts I must read – note to self

This is from the Online School post on a 100 things to read about the future of online learning:

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Online Learning

Find out what direction the relatively new field of online learning might be taking with these articles.

  1. The future of e-learning is social learning. Take a look at what social learning is and why it is the future of online learning.
  2. The U.S. Department of Education releases a report on online learning studies. Find out what the US Department of Education says about the powerful impact of online learning.
  3. Telepresence: The future of synchronous learning?. Combining audio and video technology to simulate a face-to-face meeting may be the future of distance learning.
  4. The Future of OCW, and “OCW 2.0″. This post speculates that open courseware will become a source of college credit in the next few years.
  5. What’s behind the Explosive Growth in Distance Learning?. Learn why distance learning is growing so quickly as well as some predictions for the future of distance learning.
  6. Online courses helping people be tech savvy seniors. The over-55 crowd has begun to embrace technology and are now headed back to school via the Internet.
  7. Online Mentoring Programs. Get examples of how and why online mentoring works and discover why this may be a wave of the future.
  8. How-To: Engage the Managers of Distance Learning. While this article is specifically directed at management training in the workplace, it is an excellent example of how distance learning instructors may be conducting their classes in the future.
  9. Top 60 Jobs That Will Rock the Future. Check out number 41–Distance Education Consultant. According to this post, “the future of college is online.”