15 mai 2016

Culture and effective online learning environments

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . Within every learning environment there is a prevailing culture that influences all the other components. In most learning environments, culture is often taken for granted or may be even beyond the consciousness of learners or even teachers. I will try to show why faculty, instructors and teachers should pay special attention to cultural factors, so that they can make conscious decisions about how the different components of a learning environment are implemented. More...

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Fall 2014 IPEDS Data: Interactive table ranking DE programs by enrollment

By Phil Hill. Last week I shared a static view of the US institutions with the 30 highest enrollments of students taking at least one online (distance ed, or DE) course. But we can do better than that, thanks to some help from Justin Menard at LISTedTECH and his Tableau guidance. More...

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Online tutoring by students raises access fears

By David Matthews. Start-up firm Spires plans rapid expansion across UK universities, and says it could help social mobility – but others see private tutoring as harming access. More...

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14 mai 2016

Standing Out Online

The EvoLLLutionBy Amanda Major - EvoLLLution. The online higher education marketplace is lucrative but highly concentrated, which is challenging for institutions currently competing for enrollments. More...

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Does your institution offer these top online degrees?

eCampus NewsBy Laura Devaney. The report, “Growth Opportunities in Higher Education: Degrees and Alternate Pathways,” outlines key opportunities for growth that universities should consider based on expected shifts in employer needs, and therefore, student demand. It also identifies specific higher education offerings with the greatest potential for future use. More...

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12 mai 2016

Lessons About Online Learning

HomeBy Yoram Neumann and Edith Neumann. In its infancy, online learning was viewed as a more accessible alternative for students unable to commit to the traditional higher education path. But in recent years online education has been gaining more acceptance. Read more...

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Sign of the Times

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Penn State U's World Campus plans further changes to its faculty development efforts after an online teaching certificate program became a surprise hit among graduate students. Read more...

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Despite some professors’ discomfort, online ed here to stay

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Henry Lucas, a faculty chair at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business and author of Technology and the Disruption of Higher Education: Saving the American University, argues faculty must come around to online education to keep their universities alive. More...

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11 mai 2016

Here’s how Facebook helps students to study online

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. In a study that compared MOOC student use of the course’s Facebook groups to use of the built-in course message boards and forums, researchers said students were more engaged on the Facebook groups and also admitted to the researchers that they preferred interacting more on the social media site than through the course tools. More...

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Can an Online Education Actually Land You a Job?

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Not only is online learning just as credible as classroom learning, in some cases it can be even better. When you’re learning in a traditional classroom setting, you’re a part of an often large class who the teacher or lecturer has to divide his/her time amongst. More...

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