04 octobre 2014

3 Ideas for Future EDUCAUSE Conferences

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Two things are clear from EDUCAUSE 2014:
1. The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is expertly planned and exceptionally well-run, reflecting both the status of the higher ed tech ecosystem as healthy and vibrant, and the high levels of skill and professionalism of the EDUCAUSE staff and the larger EDUCAUSE member community
2.  The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference needs to change.
The problem with the EDUCAUSE Conference is not in any of its component parts. The pre-conference seminars, general sessions, and individual talks are uniformly of high quality. The vendor floor is packed with innovative booths and engaging demonstrations. The social and informal gathering places and opportunities are numerous and well-designed. Read more...

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Crouching Tiger, Mobile University

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. The biggest news to come out of EDUCAUSE 2014 was the announcement that the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will be simultaneously released on Netflix streaming and IMAX theaters next summer. Read more...

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28 septembre 2014

Huge growth in eLearning in Asia, market report says

By Yojana Sharma. Booming enrolment in online higher education, rapid content digitisation, the rollout of national online education networks and teacher shortages in rapidly developing countries have led to huge demand for eLearning products, according to a just-released market research report on eLearning. Read more...

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‘The Economist’ on online learning

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/MIT-MOOC-panel-548x305.jpgBy Tony Bates. Insight (2014) The democratisation of learning The Economist, September 26.
This is a well-balanced and well-researched article on online learning in post-secondary education, even if it is very U.S.-focused. Doesn’t say anything new, but it covers the right ground. Read more...

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Investigation of IPEDS Distance Education Data Highlights System Not Ready for Modern Trends

By Phil Hill. After billions of dollars spent on administrative computer systems and billions of dollars invested in ed tech companies, the U.S. higher education system is woefully out of date and unable to cope with major education trends such as online & hybrid education, flexible terms, and the expansion of continuing and extended education. Based on an investigation of the recently released distance education data for IPEDS, the primary national education database maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), we have found significant confusion over basic definitions of terms, manual gathering of data outside of the computer systems designed to collect data, and, due to confusion over which students to include in IPEDS data, the systematic non-reporting of large numbers of degree-seeking students. Read more...

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EF moves into testing with free online exam

By  Beckie Smith. EF Education First, one of the world’s largest English language training providers, has announced it will move into standardised testing with the launch of a free online exam that aims to rival established testing brands including TOEFL and IELTS due to its scope and accessibility. More...

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5 ways to improve community college completion rates

eCampus NewsBy  - . According to the Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 31 percent of 18 to 24 year-old college students and more than half of all online students in the U.S. attend two-year institutions. More...

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Admin give 7 scalable tips for common challenges in online learning

eCampus NewsBy Meris Stansbury - . According to recent polls and surveys among college and universities that are either in the final stages, or have fully implemented, online learning courses and platforms, there are a number of common, well-defined challenges and trends experienced by IT departments and faculty. The good news is: there are also scalable tips. More...

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Does Online Education Widen Offline Gaps?

The New York TimesBy . The value of online education at the college level has been a subject of much dispute. But at The Daily Dot, Cabell Gathman considers the role of the Internet in teaching high school kids — and raises larger questions about how online resources might amplify some inequities even as they lessen others. More...

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27 septembre 2014

Coursera Solicits University Partners for Career-Focused Courses


The massive open online course provider Coursera is taking a more active role in shaping the content produced by its university partners. In an email to universities creating content for Coursera, the MOOC provider is asking for volunteers to create career-focused Specializations -- a sequence of courses meant to serve as continuing education. Some of the subject areas Coursera wants to expand include business fundamentals and iOS development, but also English language skills. Read more...

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