31 mai 2016

Promoting innovative practices

eCampus NewsBy Laura Devaney. Why we should take a critical look at the idea of free college beyond an easy sound bite that allows politicians to attract voters without explaining or solving the problem of why college is so expensive in the first place. More...

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Technology’s trend-influencing evolution

eCampus NewsBy Laura Devaney. With the advent of gamification as a legitimate tool for engagement, recruitment and enrollment, campuses are reimagining how their learning spaces reflect new instructional approaches. More...

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Flexible Thinking

eCampus NewsBy Jeremy Cunningham. As an educator, a father, and a human being, I am always confronting change.  I have often wondered what information, skill, talent, or perspective I need to learn to be successful and find contentment with the continually shifting state of life. More...

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How gamification is driving learning space design

eCampus NewsBy Laura Devaney. With the advent of gamification as a legitimate tool for engagement, recruitment and enrollment, campuses are reimagining how their learning spaces reflect new instructional approaches. More...

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5 considerations for a common LMS adoption

eCampus NewsBy Laura Devaney. New report explores experiences of online educational consortia that implemented a common learning management system. More...

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A technology that’s thriving with rural students

eCampus NewsBy Andrew Barbour. With an emphasis on flexibility and convenience, an innovative Georgia program is giving rural students—often working adults—new opportunities to pursue the jobs skills needed in today’s economy. The initiative, known as BlendFlex, is the brainchild of Central Georgia Technical College, which received a four-year government grant in 2013 to test blended-learning techniques in its healthcare program across an 11-county swath of rural Georgia. More...

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Oculus Riles Users Over Piracy Block That Fails Anyway

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Oculus Riles Users Over Piracy Block That Fails Anyway
David Jones, E-Commerce Times, 2016/05/26

Should games be hard-coded to run on specific hardware? Oculus is in a war against so-called hackers who are adapting their games to run on rival systems such as HTV Vive and Valve. More...

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A Moodle Plug-in for Gamified, Individualized Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A Moodle Plug-in for Gamified, Individualized Learning
Leila Meyer, Campus Technology, 2016/05/26
Using a Moodle plugin, "instructors can turn their courses into a personalized game, where students complete course activities in the school's Moodle learning management system to gain skill points and advance their avatar through a series of objectives." More...

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“Learning on the go”

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. “Learning on the go”
Contact North, 2016/05/26

This is a good but not especially imaginative article on what to expect from mobile learning in education. For example, what factors will impact the use of mobile technologies? Bandwidth, instructor use and proficiency, and student proficiency, we are told. Well - yeah. More...

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Key Tensions in the Field of Learning Analytics

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Key Tensions in the Field of Learning Analytics
Bodong Chen, 2016/05/26

This is an interesting and useful post. Bodong Chen first distinguishes between learning analytics and academic analytics (the former being directly concerned with teaching and learning) and educational data mining (the latter being more focused on the exploration of data from academic settings). More...

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