Archive for the ‘Accessibility’ Category

Factors Affecting the Participation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in e-Learning and Their Satisfaction: A Quantitative Study

Today the digital divide is measured not so much by access to the internet but by people’s ability to interact in cyberspace, which calls for specific digital communication skills. These skills are also required for participation in e-learning, bearing in mind that the deaf and hard of hearing have certain characteristics related to their condition.  […]

Faculty Perception of Openness and Attitude to Open Sharing at the Indian National Open University

In the past decade, the educational scenario world over has significantly been impacted by open access and open education movements. The philosophy of openness and sharing forms the cornerstone of the open education movement. The distance education approaches, together with open educational resources (OER) and massive open online courses (MOOCs), are being used to serve […]

Striving Toward Openness: But What Do We Really Mean?

The global open education movement is striving toward openness as a feature of academic policy and practice, but evidence shows that these ambitions are far from mainstream, and levels of awareness in institutions is often disappointingly low. Those advocating for open education are seeking to widen engagement, but how targeted and persuasive are their messages? […]

Sasha’s Story: First-in-family educational success

New Psychology student shares advice on overcoming social hurdles, finding balance, and putting education first Athabasca University 

Download Report: Public Comments to the Federal Communications Commission About Net Neutrality Contain Many Inaccuracies and Duplicates

Public Comments to the Federal Communications Commission About Net Neutrality Contain Many Inaccuracies and Duplicates For the second time in less than four years, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering regulations regarding net neutrality – the principle that internet service providers must treat all data the same, regardless of the origin or purpose […]

The ecology of the open practitioner: a conceptual framework for open research

Open Educational Practices (OEP) have gained traction internationally over the last fifteen years, with individuals, institutions, and governments increasingly interested in the affordances of openness. Whilst initiatives, policies, and support mechanisms are evident, there is an ever-present danger of localised contexts being unintentionally unrecognised, which has a negative effect on mainstreaming the practice sustainably. This […]

A Cengage Buffet

Cengage, the publisher and technology company, is introducing a subscription service that will enable students to access Cengage’s entire digital portfolio for one set price, no matter how many products they use. Inside Higher Ed

Assessing the Savings from Open Educational Resources on Student Academic Goals

Our study found that most students considered OER to be as good or better in terms of quality and engagement as traditional texts, while also allowing them to put saved funds toward their educational pursuits.  As rising costs in higher education affect current and potential students, faculty and students are looking for ways to cut […]

Data, AI and Collaboration Top Higher Ed Tech Trends

Microsoft’s vice president for worldwide education, Anthony Salcito, highlights the future of higher education technology. EdTech Focus on Higher Education 

Mid-term Report on Arizona State University’s Echo Dot Experiment

As part of an innovative initiative to gather data on how students engage with Alexa and to encourage students to build Alexa skills, Arizona State University (ASU) has partnered with Amazon to put an Echo Dot in every room in the university’s new residence building for engineers. In addition to distributing Echo Dots to ASU […]