14 février 2016

School districts equipped with online learning options aren’t hindered by snow closures

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Illinois is taking part in a trend that’s sweeping school districts across the country: Turning snow days into online learning days. More...

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3 Ways Your Online Classmates Might Surprise You

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. It was the first week of my online course, and we had to introduce ourselves to the class. I discovered that I was the only student who lived in Nebraska. Others lived in China, England, the Middle East and Africa. More...

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The Online Classes That Help the Homebound Connect

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Each week, the Virtual Senior Center offers some 30 online classes to homebound clients, from tai chi and exercise to contemporary history discussions and gallery talks with museum curators, as well as music appreciation and singing — even Mandarin. More...

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Best FREE online course provider revealed

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. According to MoocLab ranking, EdX comes top of the list of overall MOOC platforms. More...

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Online Students Do Not Learn By Video Alone, Finds Study

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Streamed lectures, it turns out, are a poor replacement for classroom learning. To help students absorb what they hear, add interactive activities to the curriculum. More...

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MIT’s 7 Best Free Online Courses: Quantum Physics and Making Video Games

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. You don’t need to go to Cambridge to enjoy all the fun of a wildly expensive education. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a global leader on open-access education. More...

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What low-income students miss using only their phone to get online

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. For many of us, access to the Internet through a variety of means is a given. I can access the Internet through two laptops, a tablet, a smartphone and even both of my game systems, from the comfort of my living room. More...

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Enrollment in online courses rises, importance to academic chiefs wanes

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. The number of students in online courses continues to rise, even as higher education enrollment is declining—but enthusiasm for them appears to be waning slightly among some university leaders, according to an annual survey. More...

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Three ways your online classmates might surprise you

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. It was the first week of my online course, and we had to introduce ourselves to the class. I discovered that I was the only student who lived in Nebraska. Others lived in China, England, the Middle East and Africa. More...

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13 février 2016

Policymakers and Leaders Need More Timely Measures of Student Progress

The EvoLLLutionBy Nate Johnson - EvoLLLution. Without timely data or incentives to react to current institutional conditions, it’s immensely challenging for higher education leaders to make the changes they need to improve student outcomes and create wider accessibility. More...

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