Acceleration: A Degree-Completion Strategy for Online Adult Students

According to the American Association of Community Colleges, adult students accounted for 63 percent of community college enrollments in 2016.1 Because adult students commonly juggle college against work and family obligations, community colleges strive to develop alternative strategies and technologies to meet their needs. One of the most universally employed technologies for adult student education […]

August 23, 2017 | Assessment, Daily News, Higher Education, Management

Most Faculty Say Technology Has Made Their Jobs Easier

Our [Campus Technology] 2017 Teaching with Technology Survey found that faculty have a positive outlook about technology’s impact on their work, teaching effectiveness, student learning and more. Campus Technology   

August 23, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education, Reports & White Papers

Repositories of Open Educational Resources: An Assessment of Reuse and Educational Aspects

This article provides an overview of the current state of repositories of open educational resources (ROER) in higher education at international level. It analyses a series of educational indicators to determine whether ROER can meet the specific needs of the education context, and to clarify understanding of the reuse of open educational resources (OER) provided […]

August 20, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education, K-12, Open Educational Resources, Open Learning

Openness and Praxis: Exploring the Use of Open Educational Practices in Higher Education

Open educational practices (OEP) is a broad descriptor of practices that include the creation, use, and reuse of open educational resources (OER) as well as open pedagogies and open sharing of teaching practices. As compared with OER, there has been little empirical research on individual educators’ use of OEP for teaching in higher education. This […]

August 20, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education, Management, Policy

Flow in e-learning: What drives it and why it matters

This paper seeks to explain why some individuals sink further into states of flow than others, and what effects flow has in the context of a virtual education environment. Our findings—gathered from both questionnaire and behavioural data—reveal that flow states are elicited by the e-learners’ senses of controlling the virtual education environment, their attention centred […]

August 20, 2017 | Daily News, Elearning, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Research, Theory

TPACK updated to measure pre-service teachers’ twenty-first century skills

Twenty-first century skills have attracted significant attention in recent years. Student of today and the future are expected to have the skills necessary for collaborating, problem solving, creative and innovative thinking, and the ability to take advantage of information and communication technology (ICT) applications. Teachers must be familiar with various pedagogical approaches and the appropriate […]

August 20, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Learning Design, Technology

Examining the validity of the technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) framework for preservice chemistry teachers

While various quantitative measures for assessing teachers’ technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) have developed rapidly, few studies to date have comprehensively validated the structure of TPACK through various criteria of validity especially for content specific areas. In this paper, we examined how the TPACK survey measure is aligned with the TPACK lesson plan measure and […]

August 20, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Learning Design, Technology

Editorial 33(3): TPCK/TPACK research and development: Past, present, and future directions

Scholarship addressing technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK or TPACK) has examined how to develop, apply, and assess it in diverse educational settings and content areas. During the last 12 years, multiple ways to understand this knowledge and support its development have emerged, generating approximately 1,200 publications that utilise the construct, impacting the practice of postsecondary […]

August 20, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Learning Design, Technology, Theory

New digital video technology improves engagement ’10 times’

Altia Systems works with more than 130 universities nationwide. Edscoop

August 20, 2017 | Daily News, Video Conferencing