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Unigranrio Partners With Blackboard To Double Its Distance-Learning Students

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Unigranrio, a leading higher education institution in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, has signed a partnership with Blackboard to optimize its undergraduate courses currently delivered through distance learning, and to launch a hybrid approach during 2017. The institution expects the partnership to enable it to […]

Assessment of a Multinational Online Faculty Development Program on Online Teaching: Reflections of Candidate e-Tutors

Teaching online requires different skills, roles and competencies for online instructors compared to teaching in traditional learning environments. Universities should offer ongoing support in various forms to help academic staff through their online journey. This paper provides insights into a multinational faculty development program for teaching online, elaborating on results of expectancy and satisfaction surveys. […]

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NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition The NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). This 14th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact […]

Online Education Costs More, Not Less

Study challenges the myth that digital instruction costs less — both for students and for the colleges producing the courses. Inside Higher Education   

DeVos Institute at UMD Launches Online Course – The Cycle: Management of Successful Arts and Cultural Organizations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland, a global leader in providing training, consultation, and implementation support for arts managers and their boards, announces a free online course for arts managers, students, and arts enthusiasts around the globe as one of the University’s Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). […]

Blackboard and Chalk.com Unveil New Partnership

  WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Blackboard Inc. and Chalk.com today announced a partnership to deliver a best-in-class digital gradebook and portfolio for K-12 educators. The unique offering will provide teachers and parents with deeper insights into student performance, helping every learner reach their full potential. Blackboard

Stanford Radio on SiriusXM features ‘living room conversations’ with faculty

The satellite radio company will begin broadcasting two new programs in February featuring Stanford faculty members – as hosts and guests – on its “Insight Channel,” which is devoted to informative and entertaining conversations. After the programs have aired on SiriusXM, they will be available for free on a new Stanford Radio website. Stanford University 

Penn State to offer MOOCs on FutureLearn online learning platform

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State will begin offering massive open online courses through FutureLearn, the United Kingdom’s leading MOOC platform, as part of the organization’s launch in the United States. The Pennsylvania State University

The British MOOC Invasion

FutureLearn, the massive open online course provider owned by the Open University in the U.K., expands to the U.S. Inside Higher Ed

OER’s Road Ahead is Paved with Publisher Platforms | From the Bell Tower

Academic librarians are pleased with the progress they’ve made in leading their campuses to recognize the value of Open Educational Resources (OER). Now publishers are responding to OER with new learning platforms. It may be time for a new strategy. The Library Journal