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Introduction to Distance Education: Theories and Theorists: Ramifications of the Theory of Transactional Distance

By Farhad Saba Founder, Distance-Educator.com Offering adaptive learning based on the needs of the learner for independence and the requirement of the discipline for structure can be implemented in educational organizations with a management system that is conducive to learners starting and completing courses of studies based on their needs as compared to administrative needs […]

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The Latest Chat App for iPhone Needs No Internet Connection

Mobile app stores are stuffed with messaging apps from WhatsApp to Tango and their many imitators. But FireChat, released last week for the iPhone, stands out. It’s the only one that can be used without cell-phone reception. FireChat makes use of a feature Apple introduced in the latest version of its iOS mobile software, iOS7, […]

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Early learning, assisted by technology

VINCI’s model combines hands-on, experiential learning with software that identifies early learning gaps While students are working on activities, the software analyzes their progress—helping teachers know if they’ve grasped the material. Susan Kelly is excited about the possibilities when her school welcomes its first class of students this fall. eSchool News Full Article

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PBS Announces Sizzling Summer Season Lineup

ARLINGTON, VA; April 10, 2014 — PBS announced today a summer schedule of programming spanning generations and genres. From examinations of our nation’s history to our connections to the animal kingdom, and escapes to Britain’s courtrooms and countryside, PBS offers diverse series and specials for all viewers. Returning favorites this summer include the second season […]

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The Right to Tweet

Faculty members and staffers at public institutions in Kansas have doubled down on a policy that protects their right to express their opinions on social media. The proposal now heads to the Kansas Board of Regents, where it faces uncertain prospects. Inside Higher Ed Full Article

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Your Guide to Picking an Online College

It wasn’t too long ago that online schools held little credibility, but the number of schools offering education degrees all or partially online has increased dramatically in the last decade. The rise in online courses and degrees provides students more options as employers demand more skills, but experts warn that not all programs are created […]

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Undertaking an Ecological Approach to Advance Game-Based Learning: A Case Study

Systematic incorporation of digital games in schools is largely unexplored. This case study explored the ecological conditions necessary for implementing a game-based learning course by examining the interaction between three domains (the innovator, the innovation, and the context). From January-April 2012, one in-service teacher learned and applied the Play Curricular activity Reflection Discussion (PCaRD) pedagogical […]

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Game-Based Assessment of Persistence

Interest in 21st century skills has brought concomitant interest in ways to teach and measure them. Games hold promise in these areas, but much of their potential has yet to be proven, and there are few examples of how to use the rich data from games to make inferences about players’ knowledge, skills, and attributes. […]

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Download Proceedings: Learning Innovations and Quality: „The Future of Digital Resources“

Learning Innovations and Learning Quality: The two main objectives to foster improvements in learning, education and training and the two core ingredients for learning success and impact. They are focused by many different theories and diverse practices. And they are more and more required due the increasing speed of globalization and changes in communities, economies, […]

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8 surprising facts about undergrads and ed-tech

It’s not every day, after scouring headlines from dozens of news sources, that news—especially education technology news—can surprise a seasoned education writer; but in recent research provided by EDUCAUSE, as well as a spiffy new infographic, many details on how undergraduate students are using ed-tech are fascinating…in that they’re not always as ‘cutting-edge’ as some […]