24 janvier 2016

Funds raised online by higher ed institutions increased in 2015

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. iModules reports their clients experienced a 24 percent increase from 2014 to 2015 in the total dollars raised online and an 18 percent increase in the number of online donations received. More...

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India is top target for online universities

http://static.bbci.co.uk/frameworks/barlesque/2.5.10/desktop/3.5/img/blq-blocks_grey_alpha.pngBy Sean Coughlan. India, with its huge education-hungry population, is the prime target of one of the world's biggest online university providers. 
Coursera, with 17 million registered students and free online courses from 140 universities, wants to be part of India's drive to expand access to higher education. More...

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23 janvier 2016

Automation or empowerment: online learning at the crossroads

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . The key question we face is whether online learning should aim to replace teachers and instructors through automation, or whether technology should be used to empower not only teachers but also learners. Of course, the answer will always be a mix of both, but getting the balance right is critical. More...

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Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first fully online course

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . The first totally online credit course delivered entirely via the Internet was taught in January, 1986 at the University of Toronto, through the Graduate School of Education (then called OISE: the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education). Thus January, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary. More...

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Launch Of Moodle Users Association: 44 members sign up, mostly as individuals

By Phil Hill. The Moodle Users Association (MUA), a crowd-funding group for additional Moodle core development, announced today that it is open for members to join. Technically the site was internally announced on its web site last Friday, but the press release came out today. More...

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@ITSligo keynote and inspiring people

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. About nine months ago I had the pleasure of meeting GavinClinch, who works for ITSligo in Ireland. His institute does amazing online course work, and in constantly looking for ways to improve opportunities for students who transition from secondary school to university, or from university to professional fields. Like many other countries, Ireland has multiple challenges to orient their citizens for the future, luckily they have strategically, knowledgeable people working on it, such as the teams at ITSligo. Read more...

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Call for papers: mobile and online learning #CfP

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Just a couple of open calls to get papers and/or speaking proposals in:
Practical Pedagogies 2016: 3 - 4 November 2016 in Toulouse, France.
A high-impact, grass-roots training conference for classroom teachers by classroom teachers. Two days of inspiring keynotes, workshops and evening social events: only 100 Euros! *
Workshop leaders attend free of charge - submit your proposal here in January 2016!
A not-for-profit event at the International School of Toulouse, November 3rd/4th 2016. Read more...

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2016’s top IT tech, online education programs

eCampus NewsBy . Each Friday, I’ll be bringing you a recap of some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week. More...

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University uses flash storage to improve online collaboration

eCampus NewsWestern Oregon University (WOU) IT staff knew they needed to improve storage capacity, speed and downtime issues, due largely in part to the demand for professor and student access to e-learning platform Moodle. More...

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The year ahead: 2016’s tech news forecast

eCampus NewsBy . Despite a record number of students taking online higher education courses, many of those entering for the first time often have incorrect preconceived notions of online learning’s extreme flexibility—and it’s this notion that may lead to high dropout rates. More...

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