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UT System partners with tech industry leader to develop next-generation learning platform

AUSTIN—The University of Texas System is developing a revolutionary technology learning platform — which includes an online marketplace of courses and credentials, real-time feedback and personalized support services  — bringing the benefits of a UT education to potential students across Texas and around the world. University of Texas System

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New UT System online learning platform in development

The UT System is developing TEx, a new online learning platform, which will benefit students in the System and bring a UT education to potential students around the world. The Daily Texan 

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State Board Of Regents Approves New York’s Participation In Reciprocity Agreement For Distance Learning With Other States

The New York State Board of Regents today approved regulations to allow New York higher education institutions to participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  The regulations also permit out-of-state institutions to provide distance education to New York State residents, providing standards and safeguards for New York students taking online courses offered by out-of-state […]

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Inclusion in an age of mobility

Learning with mobiles in UK universities is not new and is not novel. It is, in fact, at least 10 years old, well-documented and comparable to activity in universities elsewhere in Western Europe, America and Asia Pacific. Continued and dramatic changes in the ownership, access and expectations of mobiles amongst university students and equally across […]

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NCC [Northwest Iowa Community College] Gets $2 Million To Boost Online Education

Sheldon, Iowa — Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon has been granted over two million dollars to boost online education. The federal Department of Education recently awarded Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) nearly $2.25 million which will assist the College as it enhances the ways that it recruits and advises its online students, as it […]

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An Online Education Breakthrough? A Master’s Degree for a Mere $7,000

The master’s degree business is booming. College graduates looking for a leg up in the job market are flocking to one- and two-year programs that promise entry to lucrative careers. Top colleges are more than willing to provide them — for a price. Tuition for a 30-credit master’s in computer science from the University of […]

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Understanding Cognitive Engagement in Online Discussion: Use of a Scaffolded, Audio-based Argumentation Activity

The purpose of this paper is to explore how adult learners engage in asynchronous online discussion through the implementation of an audio-based argumentation activity. The study designed scaffolded audio-based argumentation activities to promote students’ cognitive engagement. The research was conducted in an online graduate course at a liberal arts university. Primary data sources were learners’ […]

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How instructors can leverage the online world to sharpen college students’ critical thinking skills

In a 24 hour news cycle, today’s connected students must develop better critical thinking skills to be smart consumers of information . eCampus News

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Digital Curation as a Core Competency in Current Learning and Literacy: A Higher Education Perspective

Digital curation may be regarded as a core competency in higher education since it contributes to establishing a sense of metaliteracy (an essential requirement for optimally functioning in a modern media environment) among students. Digital curation is gradually finding its way into higher education curricula aimed at fostering social media literacies. Teachers are urged to […]

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New Universe of Learning: The Emergence of Networked Institutions

In early 2015, I wrote an article for The New England Journal of Higher Education, titled “Living with Abundant Information: What’s a College to Do?” In that article, I described the sources and impact on colleges and universities of newly developed abundant information, elaborating on five areas that an institution interested in harvesting the potential […]