27 janvier 2019

As OER Grows Up, Advocates Stress More Than Just Low Cost

Techno-News Blog Open educational resources hit a turning point in 2018. For the first time ever, the federal government put forward funds to support initiatives around open educational resources, and recent studies show that faculty attitudes towards using and adapting these openly-licensed learning materials are steadily improving. More...

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How the Blockchain Ushers in a New Form of Trust

Techno-News Blog Blockchain is one of the biggest buzzwords in technology today. But confusion exists about what it is exactly: The blockchain is often mentioned in the same breath as bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but it encompasses far more than that. More...

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BM’s AI Machine Makes A Convincing Case That It’s Mastering The Human Art Of Persuasion

Techno-News Blog Project Debater is the latest AI technology in IBM’s series of grand challenges. The AI-generated speeches are remarkably convincing. More...

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Seven Things to Consider Before Developing Your Online Course

Techno-News Blog As the number of online courses and degree programs in higher education continues to increase, more faculty are being asked to design and develop online courses. More...

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Negotiators for accreditation rulemaking have deep stakes in online, alternative education

Techno-News Blog The U.S. Education Department has released the list of industry representatives who are set to participate in the negotiated rulemaking session on college accreditation scheduled to begin later this month. More...

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Purdue’s Online Strategy, Beyond ‘Global’

Techno-News Blog Purdue last month established a central administrative office, Purdue Online, to act as an online program manager of sorts for the institution’s three on-ground campuses as well as Purdue Global, which now exists as a public benefit corporation and does not receive state funding. More...

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How Can Online Instructors Get Students to Talk to Each Other?

Techno-News Blog It can be a delicate balance to try to not overwhelm students by the quantity of educational technology we use in a class, while still keeping things interesting through the element of surprise. More...

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(Early) Signs of (Modest) Online Saturation

Techno-News Blog Bold pronouncements about trends in the fast-moving, and somewhat data-poor, landscape of online learning should be approached with great skepticism — which is why this isn’t one. What it is is a high-level view of some data in an analysis published last month by Public Insight, which collects and makes available public data in accessible formats. More...

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Cutting Oversight of Accreditation Will Spur Innovation, Says Education Dept. Critics Say Not So Fast.

Techno-News Blog Last Monday the department released its recommendations for major changes in the rules regarding accreditation and how colleges qualify for federal financial aid. More...

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Temple pays $5.5M to settle lawsuit over U.S. News ranking inflation

Techno-News Blog Temple University has agreed to pay nearly $5.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit with students in its Fox School of Business who said the university provided inflated data to U.S. News & World Report’s popular college ranking. More...

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