27 mars 2015

How is digital learning impacting adult learner environments?

The digital domain is increasingly becoming used in learning provision. The emergence of MOOCs is a global phenomenon, online learning management systems are used in classroom settings, and blended forms of learning are practiced in work-based learning. 
Not only is the digital domain being used more and more in intended learning trajectories, people use the digital domain as an enormous learning resource as well. Everybody searches online to learn how to fix a tyre, find pancake recipes, learn about a country he or she wishes to visit, learn about Malcolm Knowles or find information on the history of the European Union (ok, not everybody does this). More...

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26 mars 2015

L'apprentissage mobile et son impact sur la formation à distance

Logo de l'Agence Régionale de la Formation tout au long de la vie (ARFTLV Poitou-charentes)Par leur portabilité et leur connectivité, les technologies mobiles deviennent incontournables pour la production et la prestation des formations à distance. De plus, la multiplication des applications mobiles à caractère pédagogique ouvre de nouvelles perspectives pour ce secteur.
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24 mars 2015

Online courses may help universities recruit students

Winnipeg Free PressBy Kevin Carey. This week, admissions officers in America’s most prestigious colleges are scrambling to put the final touches on letters admitting the Class of 2019. Just as students from around the world are vying for a limited number of spots in America’s best colleges, higher-learning institutions are competing to attract the best and the brightest. More...

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Four Factors Competing with Price as a Differentiator for Online Students

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. As online education grows in popularity and breadth at institutions nationwide, leaders are grappling with a few central issues. First, defining how return on investment (ROI) for online students differs from that of on-campus students and, second, finding ways to ensure online students are getting what they expect from their educational experience. More...

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Understanding and Meeting Needs Central to Creating Value for Online Students

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Students, stakeholders, providers and supporters alike are asking this question across all forms of media. Critics of higher education are louder than ever as they tell stories of student levels of debt that will never be erased by the jobs they attain with their degree. More...

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Minimizing Online Students’ Transactional Distance to Maximize Value

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Today’s non-traditional students are focused on pursuing higher education opportunities that adapt to their schedules and allow them to study as and when they’re able. For many, this means online courses are their only option to pursue the skills, knowledge and perhaps credentials they need. More...

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Austin Community College’s ACCelerator: Big bet on emporium approach with no pilots

By Phil Hill. While at SXSWedu, I was able to visit Austin Community College’s ACCelerator lab, which got a fair bit of publicity over the past month. While the centerpiece of ACCelerator usage is for developental math, the 600+ workstation facility spread over 32,000 square feet also supports Tutoring in a variety of subjectsFirst year experienceGroup advisingAcademic CoachingAdult EducationContinuing EducationCollege readiness assessment preparation, and Student skills workshops. More...

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23 mars 2015

Distance Education—Banned in Bahrain

By Islam Alzeny. Distance education that allows adults with families and jobs to study in the evenings and on weekends has revolutionized education in many parts of the world. But not in Bahrain. 
A 2010 government decree blocks recognition of degrees earned through virtually all forms of distance education–programs run by institutions outside the country and aimed chiefly at working adults. Bahraini students’ only options are usually to study during the working week at the more than 20 higher-education institutions based in the country. Although some local private universities offer evening programs, they cost up to $4,000 per semester, far higher than the cost of foreign institutions. More...

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Online Learning in Postsecondary Education: A Review of the Empirical Literature (2013 – 2014)

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Online Learning in Postsecondary Education: A Review of the Empirical Literature (2013 – 2014)
D. Derek Wu, Ithaka S+R, 2015/03/17

According to this article, the long-established 'no significant difference' between online and in-class learning outcomes is upheld. More...

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22 mars 2015

The Secret Is the Blend

By Tanya Joosten. Recently, a Dean’s office asked me whether they should deliver blended classes in their college. Specifically, they wanted some evidence that showed that students enrolled in blended courses as they do online courses. Our online courses can sometimes fill up far faster than our face-to-face (f2f) courses. More...

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