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24 août 2015

Succeeding Online Requires Planning and an Understanding of Student Needs

Evolllution Logo, click to return to homepageBy Furqan Nazeeri - Evolllution. Higher education institutions across the United States are looking for ways to expand their reach while reducing their costs. This has become particularly pronounced given the steadily declining resources at their disposal and the increasing public pressure to keep tuition and fees at the lowest rates possible. More...

24 août 2015

How Online Providers Stand Out Against On-Campus Competition

Evolllution Logo, click to return to homepageBy Susan Davenport - Evolllution. As the quality and acceptance of online programming has grown steadily over the past decade, so too has the demographic of students online providers can serve. In fact, a study by the Learning House found that nearly half of online students live less than 50 miles away from the institution at which they are enrolled. More...

24 août 2015

Free 7 week online course for social change solutions

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Helen J. de Waard - who picked up the link via @russdev got me onto this fabulous free online course "design kit". It's a 7 week curriculum course that looks at human-centered design and looks for sustainable solutions for social change and it requires no prior experience to get started. The course is offered through NovoEd, which also features other courses. Another bonus is that you will get to work with a small group of people, and they suggest you link with group members from the same region (making face-to-face options possible as well). I like this mash-up of virtual and real life. And with an estimated workload of 5 hours per week. Read more...
24 août 2015

Supporting Outstanding Young Persons by voting #jcinews

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. It is difficult to turn life around. We all know this in some form or another, either through big challenges that we need to overcome, or small changes that seem huge.
Some of us come from humble beginnings, some of us face hardship in all sorts of ways but learn to overcome them, others pave their way towards a self-set dream with such energy that it inspires others.  And depending on the region you grew up in, or the supporting (or not) family background you got, opportunities are either vast or limited and opportunities to turn one’s life around are multiple or rare. Read more...
24 août 2015

Preparing to Teach a Large Online Course . With increased pressure on classroom spaces, many departments are moving courses online. I’ve written here at ProfHacker about teaching online previously, but in that past experience I was teaching a very small synchronous online course. Read more...
24 août 2015

Top 10 tips for taking an online class Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. As a rising junior and certified old lady, I have taken my fair number of online classes with mixed results. More...

24 août 2015

6 Questions to Ask About Faculty in an Online Graduate Engineering Program Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. The life of an online engineering student isn’t that different from an on-ground one. More...

24 août 2015

Orlando ballet studio now using online learning Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. In a ballet studio near Downtown Orlando, they’re giving new meaning to the term “modern dance.” The techniques are ones you’d expect, but the students are not. More...

24 août 2015

26th ICDE World Conference

The International Council for Open and Distance Education, or ICDE, is holding its world conference in the mega-resort Sun City, north of Johannesburg in South Africa, from 14-16 October, hosted by the University of South Africa. University World News is media partner to the conference. This is the first of a series of articles to be published in the coming weeks that will engage with global ideas and developments in open and distance learning, around the conference theme of “Growing Capacities for Sustainable Distance e-Learning Provision”. Read more...

23 août 2015

26th ICDE World Conference: Growing capacities for sustainable distance e-learning provision

GUNi Logo26th ICDE World Conference: Growing capacities for sustainable distance e-learning provision
(Sun City, South Africa , from Oct 14, 2015 06:00 AM to Oct 16, 2015 10:00 PM)    
This event will be held from 14 to Octuber 16 in Sun City, South Africa where participants and experts will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge regarding different aspects of Higher Education. See more...

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