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Making the most of data is everybody’s responsibility

A recent report shows the potential for learning analytics in higher education, says Jisc chief executive Paul Feldman Times Higher Education

February 9, 2016 | Analytics, Daily News, Higher Education


Canada, the North, and the Globe

AU’s Master of Arts – Integrated Studies (MA-IS) is pleased to announce the opening of a brand new focus area called “Canada, the North, and the Globe,” which examines the north and the near-north as it pertains to indigenous peoples, northern ecologies, and Canada. Athabasca University

February 9, 2016 | Daily News, Higher Education


New Book– Posthumanism and the Massive Open Online Course: Contaminating the Subject of Global Education

Posthumanism and the Massive Open Online Course critiques the problematic reliance on humanism that pervades online education and the MOOC, and explores theoretical frameworks that look beyond these limitations. While MOOCs (massive open online courses) have attracted significant academic and media attention, critical analyses of their development have been rare. Following an overview of MOOCs and […]

February 9, 2016 | New Books


New Book–Social Media in Academia: Networked Scholars

Social media and online social networks are expected to transform academia and the scholarly process. However, intense emotions permeate scholars’ online practices and an increasing number of academics are finding themselves in trouble in networked spaces. In reality, the evidence describing scholars’ experiences in online social networks and social media is fragmented. As a result, […]

February 9, 2016 | New Books


Online Report Card: Tracking Online Education in the United States

Online Report Card – Tracking Online Education in the United States is the thirteenth annual report on the state of online learning in U.S. higher education. The survey is designed, administered and analyzed by the Babson Survey Research Group, with additional data from the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary EducationData System (IPEDS). This […]

February 9, 2016 | Daily News, Governance, Government, Higher Education, Policy, Research


Automated and Amplified: Active Learning with Computers and Radio (1965-1979)

Two combined design cases examine historically significant projects in technology-assisted instruction developed at Stanford in the 1960’s and 1970’s: Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) for elementary school students, and the Nicaraguan Radio Mathematics Project (NRMP). The combination of the cases allows for the exploration of the commonalities in instructional design, use of technology, and methodology of […]

February 8, 2016 | Daily News

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Taxonomy of Students’ Use of The iPad in Education: A Pilot

This study attempts to present the variety of possible uses for iPads, in the learning process. The objective is to evaluate a unique implementation model that was tried out at a teacher training college in Israel. The methodology is based on a qualitative research paradigm. The findings show that students’ use the iPads in various […]

February 8, 2016 | Daily News, mLearning, Research


Technology And Innovation In Human Activity Of The Information Age: Human And ICT

In the article a brief overview of projects initiated by the U.S. National Science Foundation that related to new knowledge on integration and mutual development of social systems is proposed. The projects have a potential for transformation of science and researches, improvement of life quality and economy prosperity, as well as they should ensure outrunning […]

February 8, 2016 | Daily News, Government, Higher Education, K-12, Research, Technology


Implementing a Diversity-Orientated Online Graduate-Level Health Professions Education Program

This case describes the strategies implemented in the development of an online Master’s degree program in Health Professions Education (HPE) and an online short, Master’s level diploma program. The strategies presented pertain to three of the main challenges identified: program cohesiveness, a multidisciplinary approach, and information technology literacy. The case describes meetings between the senior […]

February 8, 2016 | Daily News, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Research