28 avril 2015

Are educators asking the right questions about distance education?

eCampus NewsBy Don Kassner - . In fact, only 28 percent of academic leaders say that their faculty accept the value and legitimacy of online education, according to a recent survey from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). The report also cites new federal data that counts more than five million students now taking one or more distance education courses, an increase of nearly 200,000 from 2013-2014. More...

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Can this technology help solve the distance learning isolation issue?

eCampus NewsBy  - . It’s a common problem facing universities with satellite campuses and distance learning options: How to keep students from feeling isolated from on-campus classrooms. More...

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Salon E-Learning expo : quelques impressions

http://blog.educpros.fr/cedric-prunier/files/2015/04/Fotolia_49243411_Subscription_XXL_ok.jpgBlog Educpros de Cédric Prunier. Le salon E Learning expo (dédié aux formations en ligne et à distance, mais aussi au serious game) avait lieu il y a trois semaines à la Porte de Versailles à Paris. L’occasion de faire le point sur un secteur en pleine effervescence entre évolutions technologiques et changement de règles du financement de la formation professionnelle.
Troisième constat : l’absence des universités ou des grandes écoles.
A l’exception de l’université de Strasbourg et du groupe IONIS (présent avec sa plateforme opensource IONISx, en tant que concepteur, producteur et diffuseur de contenus, www.ionisx.com), aucun autre établissement d’enseignement supérieur n’était présent. Suite...

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27 avril 2015

McGraw-Hill Education launches Connect Master

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. McGraw-Hill Education, the learning science company, today at the ASU + GSV Summit 2015 launched Connect Master, a personalized, complete course digital solution for college students and instructors. Connect Master provides a highly adaptive, immersive environment where students can show their work and get real-time feedback at every step of the problem-solving process, allowing for a deeper understanding of concepts beyond a single right or wrong answer. More...

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What's Next In Online Higher Ed: Legitimacy, Quality And Bespoke Programming

ForbesBy Ryan Craig. In college, my roommates and I inherited a GE fridge that was 30 years old and built like a Sherman tank; it seemed like it weighed as much as one. It was so cumbersome that when it came time to finally dispose of it, it took Physical Plant a full week to remove it. More...

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Millennials Want to Connect

By Khriseten Bellows. As a teacher of high school students approaching higher education next year, and as a student of some online learning myself, it is difficult for me to take the “all-in” approach of replacing the face-to-face connection of the classroom with online classes. Read more...

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What Harvard Business School Has Learned About Online Collaboration

By Bharat Anand and Jan Hammond and V.G. Narayanan. In June 2014, Harvard Business School launched HBX, its new online education initiative. At the time, the norm, increasingly, in many online courses was to create a “lean back”, individualized experience where students would primarily watch streamed video lectures that centered on experts. Stimulating lectures with star professors, perhaps, but lectures nonetheless — with a passive, individualized learner experience. We wanted to change that. Read more...

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The Online Completion Agenda

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Dear Big Foundations,
I’ve got an idea for you, and it even has a catchy name.
The Online Completion Agenda. Read more...

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Change, but How Substantive?

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Arizona State University has yet to brief its accreditor about plans to award credit through massive open online courses to thousands of students at the same time. While the university is unconcerned, accreditation experts are unsure if federal or regional regulations could derail the initiative. Read more...

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A Piece of the Online Pie

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. The online “enabler” company Academic Partnerships plans to share tuition revenue with faculty members at partnering universities as the company prepares a major update of its online education platform. Read more...

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