About

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 hundreds of education professionals from over 90 countries. 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.

Educators working in higher education and K-12 look to OLI as a reference and source for education news, trends and skill development. Some of the institutions using OLI as a resource include:

  • Online Learning 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, Resources for Faculty
  • Idaho Digital Learning Initiative, Resource for Educators
  • Oregon State University, Resources for Faculty

Selection of articles in which Online Learning Insights is referenced:

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For further information about Debbie you can visit debbiemorrison.net. Debbie also writes for two other blogs, schooloversports.com and therunnersmuse.com.

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11 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello Debbie,
    I am currently working as an Education Technology Intern for CutureWorks English as a Second Language Inc. We are working on a Project called Patha Learning – a Project-Based Online Learning program aimed at allowing faculty to accelerate in English fluency. I was wondering if you could give me some tips!? I want to know who is using online training? As our current generations become more and more involved with social media, does online training become aimed at a younger crowd, or is this only allowing companies like ours to expand into different ages of people? Just looking to get some more information from someone who has experience in the field.

    Thanks,
    Marga

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  3. 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

  4. 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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