The Blockchain Revolution and Higher Education

The blockchain provides a rich, secure, and transparent platform on which to create a global network for higher learning. This Internet of value can help to reinvent higher education in a way the Internet of information alone could not. EDUCAUSE Review  

March 26, 2017 | Daily News

Blockchain: Letting Students Own Their Credentials

Very soon this nascent technology could securely enable registrars to help students verify credentials without the hassle of ordering copies of transcripts. Campus Technology

March 26, 2017 | Daily News, Technology

State [of Florida] universities seeing more online learning

TALLAHASSEE – One of the benefits of an expansion of online classes in Florida universities is that it gives students more flexibility in balancing their academic loads with extracurricular activities like jobs, student government or clubs. Pensacola News Journal 

March 26, 2017 | Daily News

Instance-Based Ontology Matching For Open and Distance Learning Materials

The present work describes an original associative model of pattern classification and its application to align different ontologies containing Learning Objects (LOs), which are in turn related to Open and Distance Learning (ODL) educative content. The problem of aligning ontologies is known as Ontology Matching Problem (OMP), whose solution is modeled in this paper as […]

March 26, 2017 | Artificial Intelligence, Learning Design, Research

Social Web Content Enhancement in a Distance Learning Environment: Intelligent Metadata Generation for Resources

Social networking potentially offers improved distance learning environments by enabling the exchange of resources between learners. The existence of properly classified content results in an enhanced distance learning experience in which appropriate materials can be retrieved efficiently; however, for this to happen, metadata needs to be present. As manual metadata generation is time-costly and often […]

March 26, 2017 | Learning Design, Social Media, Social Networks

An evaluation of competency-based education programs: A study of the development process of competency-based programs

Competency-based education (CBE) has already shifted dramatically across the landscape of higher education. As a result of the Department of Education’s Experimental Sites Program announcement in 2013 (Baker, 2013), several universities and colleges were given the opportunity to allow students to achieve college credits through competency-based assessments. CBE is expected to broaden access to higher education by assessing student-based workforce ready skills. Once competency is […]

March 26, 2017 | Assessment, Competency Based Education

Determinants of Self-Reflective Learning and its Consequences in Online Master Degree Programs

  Determinants of Self-Reflective Learning and its Consequences in Online Master Degree Programs Based on recent studies of self-reflective learning and its effects on various learning outcomes, this study examined the concept of self-reflective learning in the context of the Robust Learning Model (RLM), which is a learning model designed for improving the educational effectiveness […]

March 24, 2017 | Assessment, Higher Education, Research

Kansas State University’s Selection of Mediasite Leads to Explosive Growth in Campus Video Usage

MADISON, Wis. — March 21, 2017 — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted global leader for video creation and management solutions, today announces Kansas State University has standardized on Mediasite to create online learning content and serve as the central repository for all academic video files on campus. Sonic Foundry

March 23, 2017 | Daily News

Assessing Online Readiness of Students

Assessing Online Readiness of Students The rise of distance education has created a need to understand students’ readiness for online learning and to predict their success. Several survey instruments have been developed to assess this construct of online readiness. However, a review of the extant literature shows that these instruments have varying limitations in capturing […]

March 22, 2017 | Assessment, Learning Design, Management, Research