Distributed Learning in the Nordic Countries and Canada

Arnór Gudmundsson (arnor.gudmundsson@mrn.stjr.is)
Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Sölvhólsgötu 4, 150 Reykjavík, Iceland
(http://menntamalaraduneyti.is/)
Asrun Matthiasdottir (asrun@ru.is)
Reykjavik University
Ofanleiti 2, IS -103, Reykjavík, Iceland
(http://www.ru.is)
with contributions by
Ella Kiesi, Finland
Jacinthe Robinchaud, New Brunswick, Canada

English Abstract

Distributed learning is defined as learning that makes use of distributed resources and the breaking down of traditional boundaries between face-to-face and open and distance learning. Examples of distributed learning from three countries, Iceland, Canada and Finland, are discussed and the differences in approaches adopted by the three countries and that they are reflected in the policy, organization and methods used.

Icelandic Abstract

Dreifnám er skilgreint sem nám sem nýtir margvísleg úrræði og brýtur niður hefðbundin mörk milli hefðbundinnar kennslu í kennslustofu og fjarnáms. Dæmi um dreifnám í þrem löndum, Íslandi, Kanad og Finnlandi eru rædd í greininni og skoðaðar mismunandi nálganir og  útfærslur í tengslum við stefnu, skipulagi og þær aðferðir sem notaðar eru.

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Tags

e-learning, distance learning, distance education, online learning, higher education, DE, blended learning, ICT, information and communication technology, internet, collaborative learning, MOOC, learning management system, LMS, interaction,

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