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Salmon, Gilly; Pechenkina, Ekaterina; Chase, Anne-Marie; Ross, Bella – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
We report on a study conducted on a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to explore and improve understanding and practice about MOOC learning design and participant motivations and expectations. The "Carpe Diem" MOOC was designed, developed and delivered in 2014. The MOOC participants' experiences were studied through surveys and…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Online Courses, Student Motivation, Expectation
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Salmon, Gilly; Gregory, Janet; Lokuge Dona, Kulari; Ross, Bella – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
We report on educators' experiences of a massive open online course (MOOC) focused on the Carpe Diem learning design process. The MOOC was developed in-house using Blackboard CourseSites by a university innovation and development unit, Learning Transformations, at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. We report on a study of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Teaching Methods
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Salmon, Gilly; Angood, Rod – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
We provide a brief history of how academics and information technology (IT) professionals have come to be on opposing sides in a battle for position, influence and direction within universities. The long-running conflict has shaped different belief systems and resultant values and behaviours that are no longer appropriate nor tolerable if…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Information Technology, Professional Personnel, Role
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Salmon, Gilly – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2009
This paper highlights the potential of three-dimensional multi-user environments such as "Second Life" (SL) from the perspective of future developments in the service of learning. It notes trends within the SL innovation to date, including the provision of realistic settings, the exploitation of pleasant simulated environments for groups and the…
Descriptors: Simulated Environment, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning
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Salmon, Gilly – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2002
Discusses reflective practice and suggests that participants in computer-mediated conferencing can be encouraged to engage in reflecting about onscreen experiences with the help of a trained moderator. Provides examples from Open University (United Kingdom) classes and concludes that reflective practice helps participants to learn online and…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Online Courses
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Salmon, Gilly – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2001
Describes and discusses critically a unique experiment called The Business Cafe that used a combination of broadcast television and an interactive Web site to reach people interested in business and management. Outlines the nine broadcasts, which were collaborations between the Open University (United Kingdom) and the BBC (British Broadcasting…
Descriptors: Broadcast Television, Business Administration Education, Distance Education, Foreign Countries