The FCC’s net neutrality rules: 5 things you need to know

Advocates for open access to the Internet were popping champagne corks on Thursday after the Federal Communications Commission voted in favor of reclassifying broadband Internet as a public utility. In addition to regulating fixed broadband lines that go into your home, the FCC vote also extended public utility rules to mobile broadband for the first […]

March 2, 2015 | Daily News


BYU-Idaho Supports Online Learning with Automated Video Transcoding

Brigham Young University-Idaho has automated the process of converting videos created by professors into formats required for online viewing, and the system has processed more than 13,000 video assets in the last year and a half. Campus Technology

March 2, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research


Too cool for school?: The effects of gamification in an advanced interdisciplinary course

Gamification is a subject of a great deal of conversations and advocates believe that the familiarity of gaming to the current student population gives it considerable potential to transform teaching and learning. The research literature presents a more ambiguous view and it remains to be seen whether or not gamifying instruction can significantly strengthen student […]

February 28, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research


A Systematic Review of the Socio-Ethical Aspects of Massive Online Open Courses

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) offer learners across the globe unprecedented access to education. Through sophisticated e-learning technologies and web approaches, MOOCs attract massive scale participation and global interest. Some commercial ventures place social equality at the heart of their missions, claiming to empower communities by making education accessible and affordable. In reality, the socio-ethical […]

February 28, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research


Open informational ecosystems: The missing link for sharing resources for education

Open educational resources are not available “as such”. Their provision relies on a technological infrastructure of related services that can be described as an informational ecosystem. A closed informational ecosystem keeps educational resources within its boundary. An open informational ecosystem relies on the concurrence of independent stakeholders that jointly provide (meta-) information also beyond its […]

February 26, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Open Access, Open Learning, Research


A bibliometric mapping of open educational resources

Open educational resources (OER) is a topic that has aroused increasing interest by researchers as a powerful contribution to improve the educational system quality and openness, both in face to face and distance education. The goal of this research is to map publications related to OER, dating from 2002 to 2013, and available through the […]

February 26, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Open Access, Open Learning, Research


Role of e-learning in capacity building: An Alumni View

The concept of knowledge sharing has now expanded because of sophisticated communication tools. A common consensus has been generated for spreading knowledge beyond boundaries and making collective efforts for the development of individuals as well as nations. E-learning has proven its authenticity in this regard. In developing countries, access to and quality of education are […]

February 25, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research


Perspectives on influencing aspects for students’ acceptance of multimedia materials in training programs

This study was carried out in order to improve the understanding and learning of participants enrolled in face-to-face training programs, and to enhance their learning and retention of content through multimedia materials. A qualitative study was conducted to inquire about the perception of the participants and instructors of an Administrative training program. Through observation, interviews […]

February 25, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research


As a whole new kind of college emerges, critics fret over standards

Competency education offers credit for experience, but who decides? Critics worry whether competency-based education is growing too fast for standards to be set. The Hechinger Report/Time

February 25, 2015 | Daily News


Piecing Together Publishing

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is aggressively funding efforts to support new forms of academic publishing, which researchers say could further legitimize digital scholarship. Inside Higher Ed

February 25, 2015 | Daily News