06 août 2015

Student-Centered Approach of Online Ed Could Enrich On-Campus Student Experience

Evolllution Logo, click to return to homepageBy Pat James-Hanz - EvoLLLution. Since its inception, online programming has continued to evolve to better meet the needs of its students, mainly non-traditional, part-time learners with competing priorities. Great strides have been taken to create rich, engaging experiences for online learners, and colleges have looked to the adoption and implementation of different tools and strategies to support this transformation. More...

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COHERE/CSSHE’s ‘ocean-to-ocean’ conference on flexible learning designs

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . An ocean-to-ocean conference located in BOTH Victoria, British Columbia (Pacific) and Halifax, Nova Scotia (Atlantic). The conference format is intended to profile the tools and technologies that enable mult-access, distributed learning – including videoconference connectivity and web conferencing – to connect the two locations. More...

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Contact North’s quick update on online learning in Canada

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . Contact North recently published a short update on the state of online learning in Canada, which gives a good overview of the following:

  •     key Canadian developments and players in online learning and open educational resources
  •     five hot points
  •     three key trends
  •     three challenges
  •     three opportunities. More...

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Conference: e-Learn 2015 in Hawaii

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . The E-Learn World Conference on E-Learning is an international conference organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and co-sponsored by the International Journal on E-Learning. More...

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Using TAs As Key Component Of Active Learning Transformation at UC Davis

By Phil Hill. Last week I described how UC Davis is making efforts to personalize one of the most impersonal of learning experiences – large lecture introductory science courses. It is telling that the first changes that they made were not to the lecture itself but to the associated discussion sections led by teaching assistants (TAs). Read more...

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Blackboard’s Messaging Problems

By . There are a lot of things that are hard to evaluate from the outside when gauging how a company is doing under new management in the midst of a turnaround with big new products coming out. For example, how good is Ultra, Blackboard’s new user experience? (At least, I think the user experience is what they mean by “Ultra.” Most of the time.) We can look at it from the outside and play around with it for a bit, but the best way to judge it is to talk to a lot of folks who have spent time living with it and delivering courses in it. Read more...

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Giving D2L Credit Where Credit Is Due

By Phil Hill. Michael and I have made several specific criticisms of D2L’s marketing claims lately culminating in this blog post about examples based on work at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and California State University at Long Beach (CSULB). Read more...

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Release of University of California at Davis Case Study on e-Literate TV

By Phil Hill and . Today we are thrilled to release the fifth and final case study in our new e-Literate TV series on “personalized learning”. In this series, we examine how that term, which is heavily marketed but poorly defined, is implemented on the ground at a variety of colleges and universities. We plan to cap off this series with two analysis episodes looking at themes across the case studies. Read more...

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Promising Research Results On Specific Forms Of Adaptive Learning / ITS

By Phil Hill. Recently I described an unpublished study by Dragan Gasevic and team on the use of Knowillage / LeaP adaptive platform.[1] The context of article was on D2L’s misuse of the results, but the study itself is interesting in terms of its findings that adaptive learning usage (specifically LeaP in addition to Moodle within an Intro to Chemistry course) can improve academic performance. I will share more when and if the results become public. Read more...

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U of Phoenix: Losing hundreds of millions of dollars on adaptive-learning LMS bet

By Phil Hill. Two and a half years ago I wrote a post describing the University of Phoenix investment of a billion dollars on new IT infrastructure, including hundreds of millions of dollars spent on a new, adaptive-learning LMS. Read more...

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