16 juin 2015

Understanding the Online Learning Experience to Enable Design of an Inclusive, Integrated e-Learning Solution for Students

Despite the availability of online learning applications and management systems used to deliver, house and organize e-learning content, students learning online continue to struggle with barriers that create an unnecessary disconnect between themselves and their peers, professors, the learning material and their parents (where applicable). More...

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Towards an open, collaborative repository for online learning system design patterns

Typically, design patterns are mined and evaluated through four methods: expert knowledge, artifact analysis, social observations, and workshops. For example, experts discuss: knowledge, interpretations of artifacts, social patterns, and clarity of patterns. In this paper, we introduce a fifth method, a data-driven design pattern production (3D2P) method to produce design patterns and conduct randomized controlled trials as a means to evaluate applied design patterns. More...

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15 juin 2015

3 Things To Remember When Creating On-Demand E-Learning

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. While e-learning best practices apply whether the course is scheduled or self-paced and moderated or not, the new tools and technologies used today require more thought to the learning environment and the user experience. More...

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Who needs “real” school when Google teaches Android development online?

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Google is partnering with Udacity to offer the first Android Developer nanodegree, senior vice president Sundar Pichai announced on stage at the Google I/O developers conference on Thursday. More...

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Online Learning: Bending the Cost Curve in Higher Education?

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Higher education is becoming a must to succeed in the 21st century labor market. Research has shown that not only do individuals with higher degrees – from community colleges, technical training programs, or traditional universities – make hundreds of thousands more in salary over their working lives, but also enjoy greater social mobility, longer life expectancy, and myriad other benefits. More...

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Remote-Proctoring Helps Curb Cheating in Online Classes

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. The research also found that students taking online courses were more prone to have someone else give them answers during a test or quiz. To curb online cheating, some universities have partnered with companies that specialize in online-exam monitoring such as ProctorU. More...

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What’s Next After Online Learning?

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. All will agree that the experience of taking a course on-line versus in a classroom is different and both types should continue to be offered. I predict that the day will soon come when we will not distinguish courses by their teaching modality and employers and others will not ask whether the program was on-line or in person. More...

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The pros and cons of getting a degree online

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Despite significant coverage of online education in recent years, finding a balanced perspective can be remarkably difficult since conversations tend to be highly partisan. More...

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5 Steps to Take Before Starting Online Group Work

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. There are plenty of perks associated with doing group work in an online course, experts say. Debbie Morrison, an instructional design consultant who works with California State University—Fullerton’s online programs, says group work in online courses provides students with important virtual collaboration skills for the 21st-century workforce. More...

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14 juin 2015

Coursera, Apple, and the Future of Global Higher Education

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. I’ve had a few hours to think about the Apple WWDC 2015 keynote. Music got lots of time. Gaming got some time. Education, as usual, was completely absent. Read more...

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