08 février 2015

Five Research-Based Study Strategies for Online Students

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Online students are often more susceptible to distractions, and without the face-to-face support from teachers and person-to-person feedback from peers that traditional students have, they are more prone to procrastinating, which can eventually cause them to fall behind. More...

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Babson Study of Online Learning Released

By Phil Hill. Babson Survey Research Group (BSRG) just released its annual survey of online learning in US higher education (press release here). This year they have moved from use of survey methodology for the online enrollment section to use of IPEDS distance education data. Russ Poulin from WCET and I provided commentary on the two data sources as an appendix to the study. More...

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College students taking online courses miss professors

eCampus NewsBy Rick Armon. The study shows how important it is to encourage more communication — albeit over the computer — between instructors and students, especially at a time when so-called distance learning is becoming more popular.
The National Center for Education Statistics estimated that 5.4 million college students, or 25.8 percent, took at least one online course in 2012, the latest year that data were available. More...

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Distance education enrollment growth continues, but at slowest rate ever

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. The 2014 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group and co-sponsored by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), Pearson and Tyton Partners, reveals the number of higher education students taking at least one distance education course in 2014 is up 3.7 percent from the previous year. While this represents the slowest rate of increase in over a decade, online enrollment growth far exceeded that of overall higher education. More...

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Study Shows Sluggish Online Learning Growth for Second Year

http://www.usnews.com/dbimages/master/41646/footer-compass.pngBy Devon Haynie. Annual report finds online enrollment shrank for the first time at for-profit institutions, but grew overall.
The number of students taking online courses continues to climb, albeit at the slowest rate in more than a decade, according to a report released today. Read more...

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Counting the Online Population

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Following a year of upheaval concerning the size of the distance education market and who quantifies it, the Babson Survey Research Group's annual barometer of the students taking online courses contains few surprises.
The survey was never meant to make it this far, codirectors I. Elaine Allen and Jeff Seaman point out. What was intended as a “single snapshot” of the distance education market of the early 2000s is now in its 12th annual edition. Read more...

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3 Things Academic Leaders Believe About Online Education

By . The Babson Survey Research Group released its annual online-education survey on Thursday. The Babson surveyors, Jeffrey Seaman and I. Elaine Allen, have been tracking online higher education since 2002, soliciting responses from chief academic officers at thousands of institutions. More...

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07 février 2015

Coursera sets sights on universities

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Coursera sets sights on universities
Tim Dodd, Financial Review, 2015/02/06

According to this article, " Coursera was rebuilding its ­platform “from the ground up” to allow students to commence courses “on demand” and to give university ­instructors access to student data on progress and performance." More...

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04 février 2015

Guide du FFFOD sur les plates-formes e-learning (LMS)

Logo de l'Agence Régionale de la Formation tout au long de la vie (ARFTLV Poitou-charentes)Le FFFOD propose, en ligne, un guide sur les plates-formes LMS (learning management system) ou plates-formes e-learning.
Intitulé "LMS : comment choisir sa plateforme ?", 12 LMS éditeurs et 9 LMS open source y font l’objet de fiches récapitulatives qui permettent aux acteurs, organismes de formation et entreprises, de se repérer dans les fonctionnalités et les objectifs prioritaires qu’ils souhaitent pour leur plateforme.
A noter : retrouvez sur Echo des OF, la Plate-forme régionale d’outils pédagogiques qui fonctionne avec le LMS Edoceo. Voir l'article...

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01 février 2015

Chapter 9 on choosing media now published

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . The first draft of the whole of Chapter 9 on Choosing and Using Media in Education for my online open textbook Teaching in a Digital Age is now published.
Purpose of the chapter
The main purpose of this chapter is to provide a framework for making effective decisions about the choice and use of media for teaching and learning. See more...

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