Download Report: Online Education– A Catalyst for Higher Education Reforms

Historically, much of education research has focused on exploring the classroom as a context for learning, explaining the learning processes that occur in the classroom, and designing lessons that help students learn. e past decades have seen considerable research on the various social factors that a ect learning; they have also seen increasing research into […]

April 4, 2016 | Daily News


New Directory of Online Colleges

Distance learning is here to stay. Initially on the fringes of formal education, online colleges, courses and degree programs have quickly become mainstream. Even traditional campus-based institutions have incorporated online learning into their curricula. In 2013, seven million college students — nearly 50 percent of all those enrolled — took at least one online class, […]

April 29, 2016 | Daily News, Higher Education, Resources


Sign of the Times

Penn State U’s World Campus plans further changes to its faculty development efforts after an online teaching certificate program became a surprise hit among graduate students. Inside Higher Education

April 29, 2016 | Daily News


Bringing Open Educational Practice to a Research-Intensive University: Prospects and Challenges

This article describes a small-scale study that explored the relationship between the pedagogical practices characterised as “open” and the existing model of undergraduate teaching and learning at a large research-intensive university (RIU). The aim was to determine the factors that might enable (conversely impede) the greater uptake of open educational resources (OER) in universities of […]

April 29, 2016 | Daily News, Higher Education, Open Educational Resources, Open Learning, Research


Design Framework for an Adaptive MOOC Enhanced by Blended Learning: Supplementary Training and Personalized Learning for Teacher Professional Development

In 2020 it will be a requirement that Danish primary school teachers have a bachelor degree in the subjects they teach. More than 10,000 teachers, who for many years have taught a course without being formally qualified, need professional development and therefore municipalities ask for new concepts for in-service training. There is a need for […]

April 29, 2016 | Adpative Systems, Daily News, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Learning Design, MOOCs, Personalized Learning, Research


Open University looks to the future as it celebrates 47 years of transforming lives

The Vice-Chancellor of The Open University (OU) has called on the organisation to draw inspiration from its “glorious” past as it marks the 47th anniversary of receiving its Royal Charter. A series of special events have been taking place across the OU, including keynote speeches from Peter Horrocks, as well as the University’s Pro-Chancellor, Richard […]

April 29, 2016 | Daily News


OU expertise to boost Europe-wide anti-cheating system

The Open University is one of the lead partners in a European £5.5 million programme to develop anti-cheating tools in e-learning. The Open University 

April 29, 2016 | Daily News


Skype Reaches 1 Billion Downloads

It’s been just over 7 years since Skype entered the iTunes app store with our first iPhone app. Since then, we launched on Android in October 2010 and released mobile video calling on New Year’s Eve that same year. Microsoft

April 28, 2016 | Daily News


Can technology help teach literacy in poor communities?

Project to provide children with tablets loaded with literacy apps reports encouraging results in Africa, U.S. MIT

April 28, 2016 | Daily News


Download Report: Virtual Schools Report 2016: Directory and Performance Review

The fourth edition of the National Education Policy Center’s annual report on online and blended learning schools provides a detailed overview and inventory of full-time virtual schools and blended learning schools, also called hybrid schools. Little rigorous research has examined their inner workings, but evidence indicates that students differ from those in traditional public schools, and […]

April 28, 2016 | Daily News, K-12, Research, Virtual Schools


Tech Tools, Image Libraries Transforming Art History Classes

Over the course of an academic year, AP Art History teachers must get their students to respond emotionally and intellectually to artworks that are often found in galleries or historic sites thousands of miles away. Education Week

April 26, 2016 | Daily News