13 novembre 2016

Shifts in Credentialling

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. The complaints about credentials basically come in two categories.  The first has to do with what I call the “chunking” of credentials.  At the moment, we essentially have two sets of building blocks: “Credits” (or “courses”) and degrees. More...

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Scientific Journal Prices & Library Purchasing Power

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Last week’s pieces on libraries generated a fair bit of comment (I get the impression librarians don’t get attention that often).  So I thought I would come back for another pass on the subject. More...

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Towards a Theory of Strategic Plans in Higher Education

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. I had an interesting discussion on twitter a few days ago about the nature of University strategic plans, and specifically, why they are rarely written in a manner that feels meaningful to faculty.  Having pondered it for a few days, I thought it would be worth jotting down some ideas. More...

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Teaching Using Adaptive Learning

By . The entire six-part interview series with McGraw-Hill Education’s adaptive learning experts is now up on YouTube. More...

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Update: LMS Usage In Large Online Programs (Top 50 in US)

By and . Three and a half years ago Phil wrote a post “Snapshot of LMS Market for Large Online Programs in the US” giving a view into this growing segment of higher education. More...

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Popular Discussion Platform Piazza Getting Pushback For Selling Student Data

By . Piazza is a collaborative question-and-answer platform that is “completely free” and can easily integrate into an institutional LMS, or in some cases replace the LMS. In our interviews for e-Literate TV, we have heard several glowing reviews about student engagement increasing thanks to the nature of the collaborative discussions. More...

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Webinars: When Cockroaches and the LMS Rule the Earth

By . Thanks to the good folks at NobleStream, Michael and I are participating in a series of three colloquiums (or colloquia or webinars, you choose) hosted by Howard Weiner. This past Wednesday, the three of us discussed the vision that Michael and I have for e-Literate and our consulting practice with a focus on learning platforms. More...

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Recommended Reading: “Why Udacity and EdX Want to Trademark the Degrees of the Future—and What’s at Stake for Students”

By . In his recent article in EdSurge, Jeff Young (formerly of the Chronicle) profiles an emerging fringe world of post-secondary education where “Nanodegrees,” “MicroMasters,” and “MicroDegrees” are proliferating. More...

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Instructure’s Current Market Position

By . With the proliferation of so many privately funded educational technology companies, the quarterly earnings call of a publicly traded company like Instructure is a rare opportunity to get a detailed look at company performance and hear directly from executive leadership as they respond to analysts’ questions. More...

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In the Arab World, an Academic Freedom Report Focuses on Egypt

By Edward Fox. A new report on academic freedom catalogs the use of travel bans in Egypt and says they are used to punish academics involved in political and human-rights activism. In one instance, travel restrictions were even used to try to recall an Egyptian academic who was already abroad, the report says. More...

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