Open Seminar: The future of e-learning


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The “Open Seminar: The future of e-learning” with Dr. Terry Anderson, was organized by the Edul@b research on September 16, 2016. This presentation looks into a very murky and evolving crystal ball to look at trends and technologies evolving in e-learning.

Listen to Dr. Anderson talking about the broad trends affecting pedagogies and their surrounding educational infrastructures, crowd-driven emergent learning environments, and new social forms of learning.

Videos of the presentation:

Segment 1: E-learning & Edinburgh Scenarios


Segment 2: Generations of distance education pedagogy


The future of e-learning – Open University of Catalonia from Terry Anderson

On Twitter


About Dr. Terry Anderson


Dr. Terry Anderson is Professor Emeritus and former Canada Research Chair in Distance Education at Athabasca University – Canada’s Open University. He taught educational technology courses in the Master of Education in Distance Education and Research Methods courses in the Doctor of Education program. He was the founding director of the Canadian Institute for Distance Education Research CIDER.

His current research interests relate to social software use in distance education. Among numerous publications, he has been co-author of the book “Teaching Crowds” (2014, AU Press), and contributed to the book “Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning: Foundations and Applications” (2016, AU Press), and the The SAGE Handbook of E-learning Research, 2e (2016, SAGE).

He was editor for 10 years and is currently Editor Emeritus of the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL). Dr. Anderson is an active keynote speaker invited in most relevant educational technology conferences around the world (having done over 50 keynotes in the last 12 years).

Since retiring from Athabasca in August 2015, he has also been working on the School of Business at the University of Alberta and has open a Little Free Library near his residence.