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About Online Learning Insights
Online Learning Insights (OLI), founded in 2012 by Debbie Morrison, began as a blog about open and online education and has evolved into a valued and credible source for education professionals around the world. Morrison’s instructional design expertise, passion for education and commitment to life-long learning are central to Online Learning Insight’s relevance and applicability. OLI’s followers and readers are at the core of the blog’s focus and reason for being. Comments are welcomed and valued; discussions viewed as a learning and professional growth opportunity.

The blog is consistently relied upon as a credible reference and source for education news, trends and skill development by faculty, teachers and instructors of higher education and K-12 institutions and associations. Institutions using OLI as a resource include:

  • Online Learning Consortium (formerly The Sloan Consortium) Instructional series, New to Online: The Essentials
  • Rasmussen College, Faculty Teaching Series, Fostering Presence: The Human Element and The Community of Inquiry Framework
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, Faculty Resources for Teaching Online
  • Macquarie University (Australia), Resources for Faculty
  • Oregon State University, Resources for Faculty
  • College of Hawaii, Morrison featured in Webinar, Developing Critical Thinking in Online Learning

Selection of articles in which Online Learning Insights is referenced include:

searchOnline Learning Insights is on Twitter @OnlineLearningI

 

Deb PhotoAbout Debbie Morrison
For further information about the blog’s founder, Debbie Morrison, you can visit her Linked In profile at by clicking here.  Other places Debbie’s on the web:

Slideshare: Presentations
Personal website: debbiemorrison.net
Other blogs: School and Sports, and The Runners Muse
Goodreads: Book Reviews

9 thoughts on “About

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  2. Hello Debbie,
    I am online education enthusiast and a big fan of coursera. I wonder if you ever stumbled upon iversity.org and futurelearn.com – European MOOC providers. I took several courses from both that appeared skillfully-desgined and balanced in regards to content.
    Do you think they can grow and pose a competition to leading US platforms? I wonder what is actual user base of this platforms and where do they plan to expand, Is European market ready for new MOOCs?
    Regards,

    Janosz

  3. Hello Debbie –

    I stumbled upon your blog when I was searching out information on MOOCs. I recently designed a MOOC formatted course for the training of online faculty and offered it to a pilot group of our instructors. I found the process of writing a MOOC difficult and will need to rewrite the course to include authentic materials and video content. Its a work in progress and we’ll try again in February.

    I referenced your posting “The Making of a MOOC” in my lessons learned report. Thank you for the information – it helped to read that many hours are put in to MOOC development.

    Would you have an interest in reviewing the course I wrote?

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    • HI Ilan, Thanks for your interest. I just added two options for searching for blog posts – you can search by ‘category’ from the drop down menu found on the right hand side of the blog main page, or from ‘archives’ which, when clicked list all posts by a given month. Hope that helps and thanks for the suggestion. Debbie

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