Planning for the Future of Higher Education By Farhad Saba, Rick L. Shearer © 2018 – Routledge 208 pages | 14 B/W Illus. PRE-ORDER THE BOOK  Transactional Distance and Adaptive Learning takes a fresh look at one of the pioneering educational theories that accommodates the impact of information and communications technologies in learning. The theory […]

September 9, 2017 | Daily News, New Books

New Media Consortium Horizon Report: 2017 Library Edition

What is on the five-year horizon for academic and research libraries? Which trends and technology developments will drive transformation? What are the critical challenges and how can we strategize solutions? These questions regarding technology adoption and educational change steered the discussions of 77 experts to produce the NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Library Edition, in partnership […]

November 22, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education, Reports & White Papers, Virtual Libraries

Learner antecedents of youth’s beliefs about agency and online learning

Developing students’ digital skills and self-confidence in their ability to purposefully use online learning opportunities is considered important for achieving educational objectives. This study empirically explores antecedents of young people’s beliefs about agency in online learning by applying structural equation modeling to a sample of 3400 Nordic youth age 15–17. The targeted antecedents are young […]

November 21, 2017 | Daily News, Digital Literacy, Higher Education, Learners

Doubt in digital education: Critical thinking in the age of trump

Based on a taxonomy that includes discourse and ideology as well as logic and truth, this article identifies doubt as the element most critical to critical thinking.  Not only is doubt intrinsic to questioning but it has a dynamic relationship to purposeful thinking.  Despite its heightened relevance in an age when the separation of truth […]

November 21, 2017 | Daily News, Digital Literacy, Instructional Design

The FCC’s craven net neutrality vote announcement makes no mention of the 22 million comments filed

For someone who claims to be working for the American people, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai sure doesn’t seem to care what they have to say. In his announcement today that the Commission would vote whether to roll back net neutrality rules on December 15, he made no mention of the inconvenient and embarrassing fact that […]

November 21, 2017 | Daily News, Government, Higher Education, K-12, Policy, Telecommunication


THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS Commission will publish on Wednesday its plan to reverse Obama-era net neutrality rules that banned internet service providers from blocking or slowing down content, or creating so-called “fast lanes” for companies willing to pay extra to deliver their content more quickly. Wired 

November 21, 2017 | Daily News, Government, Higher Education, Policy

Educators on Artificial Intelligence: Here’s the One Thing it Can’t Do Well

It isn’t just the tech entrepreneurs and Hollywood directors who dream about the role that artificial intelligence can play, or will play, in everyday human life—educators have begin to join them. EdSurge

November 20, 2017 | Artificial Intelligence, Daily News, Higher Education

What colleges and universities need to know about cyber insurance

Does your university need a cyber insurance policy? The answer is likely yes. Insurers view colleges and universities, with their culture of openness and information sharing, as high susceptible to cyberattacks, according to a new resource created by EDUCAUSE and the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA). edscoop

November 20, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education, Management

Mid-term Report on Arizona State University’s Echo Dot Experiment

As part of an innovative initiative to gather data on how students engage with Alexa and to encourage students to build Alexa skills, Arizona State University (ASU) has partnered with Amazon to put an Echo Dot in every room in the university’s new residence building for engineers. In addition to distributing Echo Dots to ASU […]

November 20, 2017 | Accessibility, Daily News, Higher Education

Research Project Figures Out How to Crowdsource Predictive Models

An MIT research project has come up with a way to crowdsource development of features for use in machine learning. Groups of data scientists contribute their ideas for this “feature engineering” into a collaboration tool named “FeatureHub.” The idea, according to lead researcher Micah Smith, is to enable contributors to spend a few hours reviewing […]

November 19, 2017 | Adpative Systems, Analytics, Assessment, Daily News, Higher Education

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Designing and integrating reusable learning objects for meaningful learning: Cases from a graduate programme

E-learning quality depends on sound pedagogical integration between the content resources and lesson activities within an e-learning system. This study proposes that a meaningful learning with technology framework can be used to guide the design and integration of content resources with e-learning activities in ways that promote learning experiences, characterised by five dimensions: active, constructive, […]

November 18, 2017 | Adpative Systems, Analytics, Higher Education, Learning Design, Learning Objects