08 juillet 2015

Athabasca University’s troubles grow

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . I hate to rely on third-party reports, but a thorough web search did not find the actual sustainability report online, so all I can do is provide a summary of the newspaper article. (How comes an open university doesn’t make this most important report ever on its future available online? This is just another indicator of the depth of the problems at AU. More...

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05 juillet 2015

Three ways to help online students succeed

eCampus NewsBy . A recent survey of 28,000 students yielded three specific factors that could influence online academic performance, with many stakeholders saying online student success really depends on effective learning design. More...

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3 ways to bring online learning back to life

eCampus NewsBy Dan Merritts. Is educating students online looking more and more like a scene from “The Walking Dead?” More specifically, is online learning becoming a lifeless learning model, devoid of human interaction and social connection? It seems that way. More...

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Are small, private online courses the future of higher ed in America?

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Just a few years ago, a huge vogue erupted among higher-ed administrators for MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses. Anant Agarwal, president of the online education company edX, at the time made a bold vow: "Online education will change the world."
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Three ways colleges are working to improve online learning

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. For many online students, the flexibility of an online degree or certification program outweighs the possibility of a less immersive student experience.
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Virtual Reality Helps Bridge the Gap Between Online and In-person Learning

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Since the recent surge in virtual reality development, experts from all fields have been eager to study its potential impacts. More...

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Harvard, MIT Presidents Share Lessons From Online Learning Experiment

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Three years ago, Harvard University and MIT embarked on a unique experiment when they launched a nonprofit called edX. The start-up promised a free online education, with university-level classes for anyone living anywhere across the globe. More...

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5 Essential Steps to Building Community for Your Online Course

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Learning online can be a very lonely process. You sit with your computer, working for the most part in a quarantined digital island, unaware of your peers and their struggles in the course. More...

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Online Learning with a Social Twist, Learnquiq.com Launches to Give Teachers Income and Students Knowledge

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. It’s free to access and free to teach. How did education get so simple? Launched in May with an innovative approach, Learnquiq.com combines social networking with online learning. More...

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7 Warning Signs an Online Degree is a Scam

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. For prospective online students, searching for a degree program can sometimes feel like being adrift in the wilderness, with no map and no way of gauging the intention of approaching strangers. More...

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