Award recipient credited for pioneering Penn State distance learning program

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Three members of the Penn State community will be honored for their vision, time and commitment to Penn State Outreach and Online Education (OOE) at an upcoming appreciation dinner. The Pennsylvania State University

October 9, 2015 | Daily News


Students 2 Science Launches Virtual K-12 Hands-On Science Laboratory Program

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Oct. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Students 2 Science, Inc., (S2S), the nonprofit organization that literally brings elementary, middle and high school students to its professional chemistry laboratory in Northern New Jersey to experience hands-on science education, is expanding its reach beyond the lab’s walls with the launch of its Virtual Laboratory Program (V-Lab). PR Newswire

October 8, 2015 | Daily News


Can Online Education Help Refugees Earn Degrees?

When refugees want to enter higher education, they often lack the paperwork. Wired Campus

October 6, 2015 | Daily News


New landmark OECD PISA study on ‘Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection’

The OECD today released a landmark report on students, technology and learning based on data from PISA, the international assessment of 15-year-old school pupils’ scholastic performance on mathematics, science, and reading. This new publication presents the most detailed set of data and analysis to date on student access to computers, their use of computers, and learning outcomes […]

October 5, 2015 | Daily News


Caution on Competency

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General has pumped the brakes on competency-based education, partially due to concerns about the level of interaction between instructors and students in some of those programs. Inside Higher Ed  

October 5, 2015 | Daily News

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The challenges of Web accessibility: The technical and social aspects of a truly universal Web

This paper explores the concept of Web accessibility and how technologies, guidelines and policies have evolved since the turn of the twenty-first century in order to address the ideals of equitable access to online content for all people. The paper discusses the high availability of assistive technologies built into consumer devices and the associated accessibility […]

October 4, 2015 | Daily News, Policy, Research


Riding the Wave of Social Networking in the Context of Preservice Teacher Education

This study examined the use of one online social networking tool, NING™, in teacher education, highlighting preservice teachers’ engagement and perceptions of the tool. Data obtained from 91 preservice teachers suggest that they found the multimodal platform useful as a tool to build pedagogic and content knowledge. Responses to surveys and online forums indicated potential […]

October 4, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, K-12, Research

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Learning English Vocabulary in a Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) Environment: A Sociocultural Study of Migrant Women

This paper reports on a case study of a group of six non-native English speaking migrant women’s experiences learning English vocabulary in a mobile assisted language learning (MALL) environment at a small community centre in Western Australia. A sociocultural approach to learning vocabulary was adopted in designing the MALL lessons that the women undertook. The […]

October 4, 2015 | Daily News, mLearning, Research

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Communicating and Sharing in the Semantic Web: An Examination of Social Media Risks, Consequences, and Attitudinal Awareness

Empowered by and tethered to ubiquitous technologies, the current generation of youth yearns for opportunities to engage in self-expression and information sharing online with personal disclosure no longer governed by concepts of propriety and privacy. This raises issues about the unsafe online activities of teens and young adults. The following paper presents the findings of […]

October 4, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Research