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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


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


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 […]


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 […]


Download Report

On October 5, 2015, some 200 individuals representing nearly 170 organizations gathered in Washington, D.C., for a one-day summit on a critical issue: the need for change in our nation’s fragmented system of credentialing. The National Summit on Credentialing was convened by three organizations – the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW), the Center for Law […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


“And the walls came a-tumblin’ down…”

This case deals with a university program which is well respected but requires changes to be made to it as enrollments dwindle. Pressure from administration is making the Program Head and Program Committee members as well as Senior Instructional Designer LeFort consider new options for its delivery. Online learning is not a well-established practice among […]


Watch the Video: Huge MIT Media Lab Inventions That Transformed Our World

FOR THE LAST 30 years, the MIT Lab has been a breeding ground for technological progress that’s pushed the world into the future. Touchscreens, e-Ink, GPS, wearables—all of these technologies got their start at the Cambridge, Mass., lab, which is known for its cross-disciplinary approach to research. We sat down with Media Lab co-founder Nicholas Negroponte and current director […]