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Using an ‘open approach’ to create a new, innovative higher education model

Navigating learning, formal or informal, can be overwhelming, confusing, and impersonal. With more options than ever, the process of deciding what, where, and when can be overwhelming to a learner. The concept of Open College at Kaplan University (OC@KU) was to bring organization, purpose, and personalization of learning caused by vast resources and numerous options. […]

May 20, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research

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Leaders discuss taking online learning from an alternative to a “must”

Until recently, online learning has been viewed as either solely for those interested in adult education or as a branding tactic for innovative institutions. eCampus News

May 20, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education

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From the Ground Up

The University of Cincinnati is covering its campuses with a Canopy of software and hardware tools intended to benefit the entire institution. Inside Higher Education

May 20, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education

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Examining workload models in online and blended teaching

Over the past decade, most Australian universities have moved increasingly towards “blended” and online course delivery for both undergraduate and graduate programs. In almost all cases, elements of online teaching are part of routine teaching loads. Yet detailed and accurate workload data associated with “e-teaching” are not readily available. A search of the international literature […]

May 19, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education

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When Your Online Course Is Put Up for Adoption

Jennifer V. Ebbeler always knew that somebody else would end up teaching her online Roman-history course. But that didn’t make giving it up any easier. Wired Campus

May 19, 2015 | Daily News

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Picking a Platform

The Learning House, an online program management company, is acquiring Carnegie Mellon University spinoff Acatar in a bid to be more competitive among prestigious universities. Inside Higher Education

May 18, 2015 | Daily News, Learning Management Systems, Virtual Schools

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A Web-Based Course Assessment Tool with Direct Mapping to Student Outcomes

The assessment of curriculum outcomes is an essential element for continuous academic improvement. However, the collection, aggregation and analysis of assessment data are notoriously complex and time-consuming processes. At the same time, only few developments of supporting electronic processes and tools for continuous academic program assessment and curriculum performance feedback have emerged. In this paper, […]

May 18, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research

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Tablet-Based Math Assessment: What Can We Learn from Math Apps?

In this report, we describe a survey of mathematics education apps in the Apple App Store, conducted as part of a research project to develop a tablet-based assessment prototype for elementary mathematics. This survey was performed with the goal of understanding the design principles and techniques used in mathematics apps designed for tablets. We focused […]

May 18, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, K-12, Research

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Linking learning styles and learning on mobile Facebook

With continued development of related technologies, Web 2.0 has become an important site of learning innovation. In particular, social networking sites such as Facebook, which have become popular, have the potential to function as an educational tool enabling peer feedback, interaction, and learning in a social context. Preparing appropriate environments for learners with different needs […]

May 18, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research

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A usability evaluation of a blended MOOC environment: An experimental case study

In the past few years, there has been an increasing interest in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as a new form of Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL), in higher education and beyond. Recognizing the limitations of standalone MOOCs, blended MOOCs (bMOOCs) that aim at bringing in-class (i.e. face-to-face) interactions and online learning components together have emerged as […]

May 18, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, MOOCs, Research