19 février 2016

A Cognitive Style Perspective to Handheld Devices: Customization vs. Personalization - Chen-Wei Hsieh, Sherry Y. Chen

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed LearningHandheld devices are widely applied to support open and distributed learning, where students are diverse. On the other hand, customization and personalization can be applied to accommodate students’ diversities. However, paucity of research compares the effects of customization and personalization in the context of handheld devices. To this end, we developed a customized digital learning system (CDLS) and personalized digital learning system (PDLS), which were implemented on the handheld devices and tailored to the needs of students with diverse cognitive styles. Furthermore, we conducted two empirical studies to examine the effects of cognitive styles on the use of the CDLS and PDLS. More...

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16 février 2016

Foreign student gets second shot at work permit amid ‘distance learning’ flap

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "thestar.com". A recent court decision has renewed hopes for other international graduates enrolled in online courses and denied work visas. More...

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US professors aren’t getting any more accepting of online learning—but students definitely are

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. US professors aren’t getting any more accepting of online learning—but students definitely are
Amy X. Wang, Quartz, 2016/02/15
I've often said that change in learning and development will come from outside traditional institutions, not from within it. This short but telling article makes it clear why. More...

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eLearning Papers Special Edition: learning anywhere, Opening up Education and the promise of MOOCs

Résultat de recherche d'images pour This special edition puts the spotlight on last year’s highlighted papers selected by the editorial board according to the quality of the articles, and also taking into account the feedback from our. More...

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ALISON Reaches 6 Million Learner Milestone

Résultat de recherche d'images pour ALISON, the world’s largest free online learning platform for workplace skills training, today announced it had registered its 6 millionth learner. More...

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The UOC presents an app to comment on documents with audio and video recordings at Online Educa Berlin

Résultat de recherche d'images pour If we have always used paper and pencil to support our explanations and make complex concepts easier to understand, why not do so with an app? That is the idea behind Explica. More...

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14 février 2016

5 Tips to Improve Writing in Online Classes

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Online classes typically require more written communication and interaction than oral participation. Unlike face-to-face classes, which often credit oral participation, online courses generally rely more on written work for grading and assessment purposes. More...

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Move Your Labs Online

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. As more classes go online, schools need a workable approach for giving students access to high-demand software. More...

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Penn State professor looks to incorporate virtual reality for online classes

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Following Penn State’s continued advancements in online education, Conrad Tucker is hoping to blend virtual reality with online classes. More...

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Google is offering a free online class on deep learning

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Techies who have some background in machine learning may want to tune into Google’s new course on deep learning. More...

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