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New Pathways to Credentialing: The Digital Badge

With roots going back to the 13th century, the modern system of academic degrees functions as one of the most important ways to signal mastery of knowledge. The degree serves as a currency for accessing opportunities. New England Journal of Higher Education


Donald Judges Named Interim Vice Provost for Distance Education

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas Provost Ashok Saxena announced Wednesday the appointment of Donald Judges as interim vice provost for distance education and head of the Global Campus, effective July 1. University of Arkansas


No One Rule Fits All

Higher education groups say Education Department’s proposed rules on teacher preparation program discriminate against distance education providers. Inside Higher Ed


Kenya: Vodafone to Provide Pupils With Free Access to Online Learning Materials

Nairobi — Safaricom’s mother company Vodafone and its foundation, Vodafone Foundation, will provide school going children with free access to online learning materials in Kenya and other select African countries. AllAfrica


Lessons About Online Learning

Yoram and Edith Neumann, who have been involved with online education for decades, share some lessons about what factors most help students learn. Inside Higher Ed


The role of open educational resources in the eLearning movement

Open Educational Resources (OERs) have gained increased attention for their potential to provide equitable and accessible educational facilities for people worldwide. Obviating demographic, economic, and geographic educational boundaries can be the OERs slogan. Realization of this promise is an inevitable target of eLearning, thus offering education new challenges. In this observation paper, we express OERs […]


Experience with a Massive Open Online Course in Rural Rwanda

The growing utilization of massive open online courses (MOOCs) is opening opportunities for students worldwide, but the completion rate for MOOCs is low (Liyanagunawardena, Adams, & Williams, 2013). Partners In Health (PIH) implemented a “flipped” MOOC in Rwanda that incorporated in-class sessions to facilitate participant completion. In October 2013, PIH invited its employees, as well […]


Tackling complexity in an interdisciplinary scholarly network: Requirements for semantic publishing

Scholarly communication is complex. The clarification of concepts like “academic publication”, “document”, “semantics” and “ontology” facilitates tracking the limitations and benefits of the media of the current publishing system, as well as of a possible alternative medium. In this paper, requirements for such a new medium of scholarly communication, labeled Scholarly Network, have been collected […]


Deep assessment: an exploratory study of game-based, multimodal learning in Epidemic

In this study, we examine what and how intermediate age students learned from playing in a health-focused game-based digital learning environment, Epidemic. Epidemic is a playful interactive environment designed to deliver factual knowledge, invite critical understanding, and encourage effective self-care practices in dealing with viral contagious diseases, using a social networking interface to integrate both […]


Culture matters ❤ engaging students in redesigning coursework with digital components

In this study tertiary level curriculum was redesigned to include online and digital components for engaging, motivating, involving and exciting students. An innovative approach is offered that involves students creatively in flexible, adaptable curriculum using cultural and instructional student preferences. Traditional lecture style cultural geography curriculum at the University of Guam (UOG) was redesigned with […]