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K12 teachers: Develop and refine your skills in online and hybrid education

K12 teachers: The totally online, self-paced UW-Madison K12 Certificate in Online Education will help you develop and refine your skills in online and hybrid education. Achieve your professional goals and enhance your credibility with maximum convenience, flexibility, and affordability. For the first time, we’re offering this popular certificate program in the fall. The next cohort begins Nov 4. To […]

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MIT launches Laboratory for Social Machines with major Twitter investment

The MIT Media Lab today announced the creation of the Laboratory for Social Machines (LSM), funded by a five-year, $10 million commitment from Twitter. As part of the new program, Twitter will also provide full access to its real-time, public stream of tweets, as well as the archive of every tweet dating back to the […]

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Donald P. Ely (1930-2014)

By Farahd (Fred) Saba, Founder, Distance-Educator.com It is with sadness that I report the passing of Donald P. Ely a pioneer in educational technology who literally defined the filed in his outstanding career as a teacher, a guide and a friend to many of his students. I met Don in the Summer of 1969 when […]

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Implementation of a mobile peer assessment system with augmented reality in a fundamental design course

This study proposes a framework that incorporates mobile peer assessment and augmented reality (AR) technology to enhance interaction and learning effectiveness. According to the framework, a mobile AR peer assessment system has been developed to facilitate students to improve work interpretation, frequently interact with peers, represent their thinking and reflect upon their own works anytime […]

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A quantitative analysis of learning object repositories as knowledge management systems

Learning Object Repositories (LORs) are a core element of the Opening up Education movement around the word. Despite, the wide efforts and investments in this topic, still most of the existing LORs are designed mainly as digital libraries that facilitate discovery and provide open access to educational resources in the form of Learning Objects (LOs). […]

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Instructional Design Strategies for Intensive Online Courses: An Objectivist-Constructivist Blended Approach

Due to the time constraints of intensive online courses, instructional design strategies should be modified in order to retain the quality of learning without reducing the quantity of the course content. This paper presents how a blended approach combining objectivist and constructivist instructional strategies was used in the design of an intensive summer online course […]

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School stakeholders urge FCC to adopt net neutrality

Educators, ed-tech companies ask for stronger net neutrality rules to protect innovation and preserve the democratizing power of the web eSchool News Full Article

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Free Online Training for Educators and Students!

You may have seen some buzz on our social media about a project that we’re deeply involved in: HP LIFE e-Learning. This free, online platform provides training for educators to integrate entrepreneurship, business, and IT lessons into their classrooms and programs. Once you register through the HP LIFE e-Learning form, you will have access to […]

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The Evolution of Time Measurement through the Ages

The Time and Frequency Division, part of the NIST Physical Measurement Laboratory, maintains the standard for frequency and time interval for the United States, provides official time to the United States, and carries out a broad program of research and service activities in time and frequency metrology. The Physical Measurement Laboratory Visit the site

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Higher Education in 2024: Glimpsing the Future

A conversation about possible futures and multiple present trends could help those of us involved in higher education and technology to think more clearly about how what comes next emerges from what is now. EDUCAUSE Full Article