Study: Many Online Students Use Mobile Devices for Coursework

Prospective online learners also value access to a physical campus and prioritize cost when choosing a program, one report finds. U.S. News & World Report

July 21, 2016 | Daily News, Higher Education, Technology


Bringing Peer Review Tech to the Classroom

The My Reviewers peer review software platform provides document management tools, resources and workflows for students, instructors and administrators in college and university writing programs. Campus Technology

July 21, 2016 | Assessment, Daily News, Higher Education


TV series sheds light on real life journey of refugees

The subject of refugees and their often dangerous journeys into Europe has barely been out of the news in recent years. Now, a powerful new BBC series – produced in partnership with The Open University – is set to cast a new light on those directly involved. The Open University

July 21, 2016 | Daily News, Higher Education, Open Learning


Are MOOCs Forever?

Think back to the early days of MOOCs. Professors at Stanford and Harvard and other places were suddenly teaching really big classes, free. Hundreds of thousands of students at once were in those courses. It was an unprecedented giveaway of what had traditionally been the most expensive education in the world. The Chronicle of Higher […]

July 19, 2016 | Daily News, Higher Education, MOOCs


McGraw-Hill Education Announces Integration of its McGraw-Hill Connect® Learning Platform with Canvas Learning Management System

NEW YORK, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — McGraw-Hill Connect®, a leading digital learning platform for higher education, will be offering integration with Canvas, a modern learning management system (LMS) that makes teaching and learning easier for educators and students. PR Newswire 

July 18, 2016 | Daily News, Higher Education, Learning Management Systems


Case Study on the Impact of Technology on Incivility in Higher Education

A qualitative case study research design provided an in-depth perspective of the participants in relation to understanding the holistic impact technology has on the incivility of student-to- student and student-to-faculty interactions in higher education. The conceptual framework by Twale and Deluca (2008), based upon Salin’s (2003) proposed model for bullying, is detailed. Participants were doctoral […]

July 17, 2016 | Daily News, Higher Education, Technology

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Autonomous Learning through Task-based Instruction in Fully Online Language Courses

This study investigated the affordances for autonomous learning in a fully online learning environment involving the implementation of task-based instruction in conjunction with Web 2.0 technologies. To that end, four-skill-integrated tasks and digital tools were incorporated into the coursework. Data were collected using midterm reflections, post-surveys and final interviews from two online elementary language courses. […]

July 17, 2016 | Daily News, Higher Education, Learning Design, Research


Use of Immersive Simulations to Enhance Graduate Student Learning: Implications for Educational Leadership Programs

The purpose of this article is to present how one university incorporates immersive simulations through platforms which employ avatars to enhance graduate student understanding and learning in educational leadership programs. While using simulations and immersive virtual environments continues to grow, the literature suggests limited evidence of avatar technology currently used at the university level, especially […]

July 17, 2016 | Daily News, Higher Education, Learning Design, Research, Virtual Worlds


Transitioning to the Learning Management System Moodle from Blackboard: Impacts to Faculty

What are the workload impacts to faculty during a Learning Management System (LMS) transition?  What type of support is needed by faculty during an LMS transition? Transitioning to a new LMS may result in faculty problems with learning a new technology platform in addition to teaching. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore […]

July 17, 2016 | Daily News, Higher Education, Learning Management Systems, Research