Planning for the Future of Higher Education By Farhad Saba, Rick L. Shearer © 2018 – Routledge 208 pages | 14 B/W Illus. 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

Evaluating the Network: A Workflow for Tracking Twitter Interactions Using Social Networking Analysis

Networking plays an important role in research projects to build a community and audience around a research area. Using social media is popular in project communication as it provides the ability to engage with a group of followers daily. Such online networking tools provide the advantage of providing near-realtime data, which can be used to […]

February 24, 2018 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research, Social Media, Social Networks

Secondary Students’ Perceptions of Open Science Textbooks

In an attempt to align instructional resources with new state standards and to increase teacher awareness of these standards, one large suburban public school district piloted the development and adoption of open secondary science textbooks. Open textbooks created by teachers in grades six through nine replaced conventional science textbooks provided by mainstream publishing companies. Therefore, […]

February 24, 2018 | Daily News, eBooks, Learners, Library Services, Open Educational Resources

A comprehensive overview on the foundations of formal concept analysis

The immersion of voluminous collection of data is inevitable almost everywhere. The invention of mathematical models to analyse the patterns and trends of the data is an emerging necessity to extract and predict useful information in any Knowledge Discovery from Data (KDD) process. The Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) is an efficient mathematical model used in […]

February 24, 2018 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research, Theory, Theory Development

Student Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Formative Assessment in an Online Learning Environment

Assessment is an integral part of the teaching-learning process in both conventional and distance education contexts. Literature suggests that with the increase in the use of Information and Communications Technology in the delivery of learning, a number of institutions are resorting to formative assessment practices that are mediated by technology to not only provide flexible […]

February 24, 2018 | Assessment, Daily News, Higher Education, Learners

Investigating digital native female learners’ attitudes towards paperless language learning Tsoghik Grigoryan

This study is an investigation of paperless language learning in the context of the United Arab Emirates. The purpose of this study was to examine Emirati level 1 English language learners’ attitudes towards the iPad use as a means of language learning. It was done through a cross-sectional survey questionnaire, wholly composed of fixed-choice questions, […]

February 24, 2018 | Daily News, Higher Education, Learners, Learning Design

Reclaiming the Keys to the Kingdom: Examining End-User Administrator Rights in Higher Education

“Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.” — Benjamin Franklin, 1738 Giving administrator rights to computer end users was once a common practice, but it has all but disappeared in corporate America. As companies embrace the least-privilege model of information security, most […]

February 24, 2018 | Cybersecurity, Daily News, Faculty, Management

Stanford Pilot Project Digitizes Bone Fragments for Classroom Use

The Digital Production Group of Stanford University Libraries has launched a pilot project to produce digital 3D models of bones and other artifacts for use in research and instruction. Campus Technology

February 24, 2018 | Daily News, Virtual Libraries

McGraw-Hill Education Launches Textbook and E-Book Rental Program

College students may be able to save as much as 70 percent off their textbooks through a new rental program from McGraw-Hill Education. Starting this spring, the company is offering rentals on more than 250 of its copyright 2019 titles, plus all future titles, through its e-commerce channel on the company website as well as […]

February 24, 2018 | Daily News, eBooks

Taking the Pulse of a Class

New app seeks to shake up student ratings of instruction by promoting open-ended feedback in the moment, throughout the semester, so that the feedback becomes more constructive than punitive. Inside Higher Ed

February 21, 2018 | Assessment, Daily News, Faculty, Higher Education

I Know How You Felt This Semester

New software aims to help instructors understand students better, but raises privacy and practicality concerns. Inside Higher Ed

February 21, 2018 | Daily News, Policy