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Download eBook Series that Explores Digital Media and Learning

A series of eBooks available for free download goes behind the research in the field of digital media and learning to show how young people learn, play, and participate in the world around them, applying new tools, values, and ideas. The books include articles, blog posts, videos, and interviews published between 2009 and 2013 at […]

July 13, 2014 | Daily News, Research

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Exclusive Interview With Mr. Les Howles, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Dr. Saba: You have a wide range of experience in educational technology, instructional design and distance education. What attracted you to this field? Mr. Howles: My professional work over the past 25 years has focused heavily on the design of learning experiences using technology and multimedia. I have a passion for good instructional design grounded in […]

June 29, 2014 | Daily News

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Peer Learning in Virtual Schools

This article is about peer-to-peer learning amongst students within K–12 virtual schools. This issue is examined through a case study of experiences of three students with disabilities enrolled in one virtual school and that of their parents, teachers, and school administrators. The article is framed around variability in learners’ aptitudes for peer-to-peer learning, in the […]

July 21, 2014 | Daily News, K-12, Research

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Self-Regulated Learning Skills and Online Activities Between Higher and Lower Performers on a Web-Intensive Undergraduate Engineering Course

The objective of this study was to evaluate students’ self-regulated learning (SRL) skills used in a Web-intensive learning environment. The research question guiding the study was: How did the use of student SRL skills and student engagement in online activities compare between higher- and lower-performing students participating in a Web-intensive engineering course? Specific focus was […]

July 21, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research

Unlearning the Past: New Foundations for Online Student Retention

Many factors affect students selecting a university to attend and almost as many factors that can present challenges once they enroll and begin attending classes. Once they start taking courses, the next challenge is completing them, and this can be particularly taxing for online students. In the case of online universities, quality assessment criteria of the online courses […]

July 21, 2014 | Daily News, Research

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Flexible, Printed Batteries for Wearable Devices

Imprint Energy is developing a long-lasting, bendable, and rechargeable battery. MIT Technology Review Full Article

July 20, 2014 | Daily News, Technology

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The Post-LMS LMS

Blackboard has Learn, Instructure has Canvas, and now, Desire2Learn has Brightspace. With Desire2Learn’s announcement, the three leading learning management system providers have all finally put a name to their products, but analysts say vendors may be on the verge of tearing down those silos in favor of an open ecosystem. Inside Higher Ed Full Article

July 18, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, K-12, Military, Technology

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The Influence of Instructor-Generated Video Content on Student Satisfaction with and Engagement in Asynchronous Online Classes

Studies on the influence of video content on student outcomes in online courses generally reveal two consistent and contradictory themes: students perceive value in the content, but there is no measurable difference in student outcomes in courses that use video content. This study examined the influence of instructor-generated video content on student satisfaction (measured by […]

July 16, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, K-12, Research

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Conditional Release of Course Materials: Assessing Best Practice Recommendations

With advances in learning management systems and online course delivery methods, teachers have a variety of options to control the release of course content based on specific criteria. Despite the availability of such conditional release tools, very little research has assessed student perceptions and experiences with these tools. In a 2011 article, Gardner, Fisher, Raffo, […]

July 16, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research

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The IT Service Organization for a Post-Enterprise World

The technology-service marketplace is increasingly focused either below the enterprise (on the consumer) or above the enterprise (on the cloud). In the space between the consumer and the cloud, the post-enterprise IT organization can make key contributions, channeling technical possibilities in service to the institutional mission. EDUCAUSE Full Story

July 16, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, Technology

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Apple and IBM Forge Global Partnership to Transform Enterprise Mobility

CUPERTINO, California and ARMONK, New York – 15 Jul 2014: Apple® and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced an exclusive partnership that teams the market-leading strengths of each company to transform enterprise mobility through a new class of business apps—bringing IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone® and iPad®. IBM Press Release

July 15, 2014 | Business, Daily News