10 février 2014

Open Data: A case study using IPEDS for online education

By Phil Hill. At e-Literate we’re planning to do more data journalism posts. Think of this along the lines of Harper Reed’s keynote last year as described in the Chronicle.
Harper Reed, who served as chief technology officer in President Obama’s 2012 campaign, offered those people what he jokingly called “an intervention.” More...

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09 février 2014

Outside competition has state colleges, universities beefing up online programs

By Rob Moritz. Geography for many attending a state college or university in Arkansas is more than just a course. It sometimes determines one’s educational future.
For years, state colleges and universities have offered online classes, as well as some completely online degree programs, mostly at the masters level in education. But despite their convenience, the location of the school is still a major impediment for many when considering a higher education because of finances, employment schedules or family obligations, among other things. See more...

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A #ELI2014 Meta Concern

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Hello from #ELI2014.
What has stuck in your mind after day one of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting? My overwhelming reaction is one of gratitude
Gratitude at our great good fortune that conversations about learning have moved to the center of our higher ed strategic discussions. Read more...

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#ELI2014 As Blended Learning

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual Meeting more than a wonderful conference.
It is a model of why blended learning is the most effective format we have for teaching.
I’ve been absent for a couple of years to this gathering, and after spending a couple days in New Orleans with my learning technology peers and colleagues I have a new appreciation for the value of this face-to-face gathering. Read more...

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An EdTechie In 2069

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. My retirement plan has me working until 2069. In that year I will turn 100, and maybe then I’ll take up golf.
Why won't this edtechie ever retire?
First, have you seen the cost of higher ed lately? We have two offspring set to hit the postsecondary industrial complex in 2015 and 2017. Enough said.
But I have other reasons beyond tuition costs to want to stay working at the intersection of learning and technology. Here are a 3. Read more...

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07 février 2014

Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR) introduces the UNESCO Chair on eLearning

On October 23rd 2013, UNESCO approved the UNESCO Chair on eLearning, established at  the Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR), to create an international task force to develop the field of technology-enhanced learning.
Website: UNESCO Chair on eLearning at UNIR
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03 février 2014

The Privileged Voices in Education #Educon

https://s3.amazonaws.com/hackedu/header_new.pngBy Audrey Watters.I can’t really remember the particular event that prompted me to send a message to my friend José Vilson, saying “We need to propose an Educon session on ‘privilege.’”It might have been someone in a position of power in education arguing that “others” just need to learn to be more like them – or just have more “grit.” It might have been one of a zillion lists of “The Top” and “The Best” and “The Most Influential” in education that fail to recognize a single person of color. It might have been discussions about “genius” or “intelligence” or “success” in which these things are defined in such a way that, for most of us, these labels are unattainable – no matter how much we “lean in” – because these things are structurally unattainable. Read more...

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02 février 2014

Distance learning: who's doing it now?

The Guardian homeBy . Datablog: Moocs appear to be revolutionising the world of education. We study the numbers to find out whether it's all just a lot of hype.
Distance learning is nothing new. In 1938, the International Council for Correspondence Education was founded in Canada. In the same year, they held their first world conference, attended by 87 delegates. Only three of them weren't from America or Canada. More...

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Open Thread Wednesday: Teaching Online

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy Anastasia Salter. This semester marks a first for me in teaching: a fully online course. While every course I teach is hybrid to a greater or lesser extent, I’ve always relied on in-class discussions and activities as an anchor. The course is a graduate seminar on Information Culture, so it definitely lends itself to meta-reflection on the very nature of doing this type of work online. It’s also synchronous, so we’ll be using video chat (Adeline just suggested lots of possible systems, I’ll be using GoToMeeting) to keep some of the immediacy of the classroom online. It’s my first time teaching the course, so I have no “physical” version in mind to compare it to, which has actually been helpful as I’ve been thinking about every assignment as virtual-first. More...

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San Jose State U. Adopts New Policy for Online and ‘Hybrid’ Courses

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/wired-campus-nameplate.gifBy Steve Kolowich. San Jose State University, whose high-profile experiments with online teaching last year drew scrutiny, has adopted a new policy on how “technology-intensive, hybrid, and online courses” may be created and run on its campus. The policy follows concerns that university administrators—and particularly the president, Mohammad H. Qayoumi—have ignored the principles of shared governance. Read more...

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