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Evolution of Facebook groups: Informal e-learning among medical laboratory scientists in Nigeria

Most people think of online courses when they talk about e-learning, but aspects of social media can also be considered e-learning. In 2011 the Knowledge for Health Project (K4Health) began work with local partners to implement an e-learning and professional development policy for Medical Laboratory Scientists based on the needs identified by United States Agency […]

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Remediation of print: On the current restructuration of higher education

The educational establishment was built and structured on a communication pattern at the core of the Gutenberg Galaxy that combines the spoken word with printed and handwritten resources. The current digitization of text is a pacesetter for retooling the workplace in the “industries of signs”, for replacing skills on a broad scale and for developing […]

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What Is ‘Personalized Learning’? Educators Seek Clarity

In the diverse and ever-changing world of educational technology, the term “personalized learning” seems to be everywhere, though there is not yet a shared understanding of what it means. Many school officials, and companies scrambling to do business with them, use that omnipresent phrase to refer to efforts to tailor lessons to students of different […]

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Resources: Understanding Quantum Computing

We know that quantum computing is a complex subject, but the resources section has content aimed at people with differing levels of knowledge. Watch a video, read a tutorial or white paper or one of the many scientific papers that have been published about all aspects of D-Wave and quantum computing. D-Wave Visit website

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A Scalable and Sustainable Approach to Open Access

Funded by tertiary institutions rather than individual researchers, this new model seeks to provide open access not just to traditional academic publications but to all forms of scholarly output. EDUCAUSE Full Article  

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How Southern New Hampshire U Develops 650-Plus Online Courses Per Year

In the past two years, Southern New Hampshire University has increased its online course offerings by 67 percent and more than tripled its enrollment, making it the fastest growing not-for-profit online educator in the country. Just how has SNHU managed to create so many new programs and courses and hire enough instructors to deliver them? […]

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Why Wearables Are the New Gateways to Human Knowledge

The use of Google Glass and other wearable devices in higher education is still experimental, but the technology is opening up exciting new possibilities for teaching and learning. Campus Technology Full Article

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Diffusing Innovations: Adoption of Serious Educational Games by K-12 Science Teachers

Innovation is a term that has become widely used in education; especially as it pertains to technology infusion. Applying the corporate theory of diffusing innovation to educational practice is an innovation in itself. This mixed-methods study examined 38 teachers in a science educational gaming professional development program that provided baseline characteristics about personal technology use […]

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The Student Writing Archive Project (SWAP): Designing a Searchable Database of Student Writing and Teacher Commentary for English Teacher Preparation Courses

Teacher candidates have few opportunities during their teacher preparation coursework to investigate practices associated with eliciting and responding to student writing. This article describes an attempt to address this problem with a searchable online digital archive of student writing, with and without teachers’ written feedback, as well as other instructional materials from elementary, middle, and […]

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Improving Virtual Collaborative Learning through Canonical Action Research

Virtual collaboration continues to gain in significance and is attracting attention also as virtual collaborative learning (VCL) in education. This paper addresses aspects of VCL that we identified as critical in a series of courses named ‘Net Economy’: (1) technical infrastructure, (2) motivation and collaboration, and (3) assessment and evaluation. Net Economy is an international […]