22 mars 2015

Screen Absorption and “The Organized Mind”

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Does this happen to you? You show up a few minutes early to a meeting, and everyone sitting around the table is absorbed in their various screens. Nobody is talking to each other. Folks are reading e-mail on laptops, iPads, and phones. Everyone is busy checking their calendars, finishing a note, and trying to get caught up. Read more...

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17 mars 2015

Reflections and Learnings from the 2015 AASA Conference

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Reflections and Learnings from the 2015 AASA Conference
Dwight Jones, Discovery Education Network, 2015/03/09
Good set of reflections from a recent conference identifying some recent trends. Quoted:

  • The focus on professional development is stronger than ever.
  • School systems are looking to share their work.
  • The need to engage a wide range of stakeholders in the digital transition.
  • School districts of all sizes are finding the funds to make the shift from hardcover textbooks to digital curricula.

As I said to someone last week in Riyadh, the future is slow. More...

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Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official
Kevin Carey, New York Times, 2015/03/09

There is what Kevin Carey sees as "official" and what will really be official. Two different things. More...

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Transforming an Institution with eLearning: Creating Value by Moving from the Fringes to the Core

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. For this University, eLearning began at the grassroots level—individual instructors experimenting with new delivery methods leading to course development, program design and, ultimately, degree delivery. More...

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16 mars 2015

Choosing a ‘good’ post-secondary online learning program

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . I am constantly asked to recommend ‘good’ online learning programs. This is a difficult question to answer, as it’s impossible for any single person to know all the good online programs, and in any case, any selection is going to be highly subjective. However, it is possible to suggest a set of criteria or questions to help you in your decision, if you are thinking of taking an online program. More...

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How interactive profiles could help provide CBE credibility

eCampus NewsUdacity and Accredible have partnered to provide Udacity’s Nanodegree program students with professional profiles powered by Accredible, which develops interactive certificate technology. More...

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New trend sees admissions uncovering what’s behind a student’s GPA

eCampus NewsBy Andrew Barbour. In college admissions offices, the CRM is king. Over the past decade, the sophistication of systems such as TargetX, SlateCRM, and Hobsons has increased exponentially, giving schools the ability to slice and dice student data and interact with prospects in a highly personalized fashion. Today, these same CRMs are also playing a major part in tracking what admission officers call “demonstrated interest”—how serious a student is about attending a particular college. More...

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3 factors that are changing online learning

eCampus NewsAccording to recent data, online enrollments are growing faster than overall higher education; and today’s “typical” college freshman is no longer a rising high school senior–two trends that are shaping the future of learning, say researchers. More...

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Yale goes online for these degrees

eCampus NewsAccording to Yale, a new online online program will provide the opportunity for aspiring physician assistants across the country to earn a Yale degree, as well as help support what the University says is one of the fastest-growing job fields in the U.S. More...

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Will this massive collaboration between universities spur open ed?

eCampus NewsBy . California colleges and universities are spurring the open and accessible movement, specifically in relation to STEM education, thanks to a new partnership signaling a cultural shift in higher-ed collaborative relationships. More...

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