02 mars 2015

First View of Bridge: The new corporate LMS from Instructure

By . Last week I covered the announcement from Instructure that they had raised another $40 million in venture funding and were expanding into the corporate learning market. Today I was able to see a demo of their new corporate LMS, Bridge. More...

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Free mMOOC design paper and upcoming #mLearncon

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. The upcoming mobile learning conference organised by the eLearning Guild: mLearnCon (10 - 13 June 2015 in Austin, Texas) will bring mobile learning enthusiasts together and offer great networking opportunities. If you have a speaking proposal in mind, you can submit it here. Read more...

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Future of Ed #AI DeepMind computer teaches itself to play Atari 2600 games

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. How do we see the world when Artificial Intelligence takes over work that we find 'humanly satisfying'? What about game-based learning? Is it really such a game-changer, and if it is, than what do we think about computers teaching themselves to be better (than us humans in these games)? Education might get under pressure, as automation and learning creeps in from the digital world. Will Art be the last job standing? All of these ideas are fine with me, as long as we readjust society to cope with these new, upcoming - and more than often based on learning - realities. Read more...

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How Cornell is training the next engineering generation-for free

eCampus NewsBy . Through the SimCafe wiki, which was developed in part with National Science Foundation support, students at Cornell and elsewhere are preparing themselves for success by learning to use–for free–the same tools utilized by thousands of engineers in virtually every industry. ANSYS donated the simulation software for the development of the site. More...

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5 steps to help CBE topple the credit hour

eCampus NewsBy . Yet, a new report released by Tyton Partners in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, titled “Evidence of Learning: The Case for an Integrated Competency Management System” proposes an integrated and transparent competency management framework. More...

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Community colleges seeking money to hold onto students

eCampus NewsBy Michael Goot. SUNY’s community colleges are seeking increased funding of $250 per student for initiatives to hold onto students and decrease the number of remedial classes they have to take. More...

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How is Obama’s plan affecting community college practice?

eCampus NewsBy Rebecca Lundberg. President Obama’s proposed “free community college” plan sounds great in theory, but how does this proposal affect community colleges? Will key characteristics like mission, administrative duties, and even curriculum, need to change. More...

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University moves past the myth of fits-all analytics

eCampus NewsBy Doug Walker. Analytics technology, like MOOCs, soared in popularity within the last few years. But just like MOOCs, many institutions have found that the key to success is not in the technology itself, but in harnessing the capabilities of that technology to promote the university’s unique mission and goals. More...

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Op-ed: 3 reasons online learning institutions fail

eCampus NewsBy Steve Perry. Online learning technology has the potential to expand quality education to a growing number of students; however, pairing online learning technology with the same face-to-face method is not enough to ensure success, as many online institutions are coming to find. More...

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Why higher education should care about Net Neutrality

eCampus NewsBy Lev Gonick. On February 26th the world, as we know it, will either come to an end or we will have the second coming of the messiah.
Why? Because later this week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote to reclassify broadband Internet service as a telecommunications service, rather than an information service, under Title II of the Telecommunications Act—a decision which will have a significant impact on education. More...

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