30 septembre 2018

The Empirical Educator Project’s First Public Collaboration

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "mfeldstein.com logo"By . It is almost exactly the six-month anniversary of the Empirical Educator Project's (EEP's) first annual summit at Stanford University. The thesis behind EEP is simple: We believe that one of the biggest barriers to increasing student access and success in US higher education is a failure to communicate. More...

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26 septembre 2018

Collaboration Changes Focus

Collaboration Changes Focus
George Siemens suggests that this article is "very important...and has many implications for elearning application developers as well (i.e. LMS)." He makes a good case. The central point is this: "The more complex learning management systems become, the less usable they will be to the average designer/learner. Integration is an over-hyped concept. It has appeal in theory, but practicalities support the value and flexibility of modularized functions." I completely agree with this. More...

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06 septembre 2018

Collaborative Learning Environments Sourcebook

Collaborative Learning Environments Sourcebook
A resource that quotes me in the first line is sure to get my attention sooner or later, and not surprisingly such a work resonates with my thinking. From the website, "This is a sourcebook for academics and students who want to develop collaborative learning environments (or communities of practice) in which lecturers, students and others can work together to create new knowledge while learning new skills." Looking for author information I follow the main link and reach the The Critical Methods Collective and just know I'm in the right place. More...

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A Subset of Tools for Collaboration

A Subset of Tools for Collaboration
This short page contains a number (thirteen, to be precise) of tips for librarians on how to use the web to address specific educational needs. Each tip is linked to an example giving readers a model to work from. The tips are good, too. More...

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31 août 2018

Student Resistance to Collaborative Learning

Student Resistance to Collaborative Learning
Sheri Stover, Cindra Holland, International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018/07/26
I was not a fan of collaborative learning in school and demonstrated many of the signs of resistance described in this paper. I didn't like the other team members, I didn't want to deal with them, and I did all the work anyways. More...

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03 août 2018

The Ohio Department of Higher Education working with Digital Science

University Business Magazine logoResearch technology company Digital Science announced today that it has embarked on a project with the Ohio Department of Higher Education to work in partnership with the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH) to highlight Ohio's biomedical and engineering faculty and to showcase Ohio's campus facilities and equipment critical to the innovation process. More...

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01 août 2018

Blackboard ends participation in Moodle’s Certified Partner Program

University Business Magazine logoBlackboard announced that the company has strategically decided to end its partnership with Moodle and is transitioning out of Moodle’s Certified Partner Program. More...

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Fairfield University offers Peace Corps Prep Program

University Business Magazine logoSet to launch in Fall 2018, Fairfield University, in partnership with the United States Peace Corps, will offer the Peace Corps Prep Program, offered through a joint collaboration between the University’s International Studies Program and the Center for Faith & Public Life. More...

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10 juillet 2018

TNE in HE is about collaboration, not neo-colonialism

By Robert Coelen. Peter De Costa's article “A better way forward for transnational higher education” raises issues around transnational education (TNE) that my university does not support at any of its four international presences which include fully fledged independent campuses as well as a substantial presence on the campuses of a foreign partner. More...

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Models of Collaboration

Models of Collaboration
Overview of five major models of collaboration: library, solicitation, process support, community and team. What I like about this outline is that it extends beyond the idea of collaboration as merely involving person to person communication and looks also at the important intermediating role of content resource. More...

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