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An Instructor Learning Analytics Implementation Model

With the widespread use of learning analytics tools, there is a need to explore how these technologies can be used to enhance teaching and learning. Little research has been conducted on what human processes are necessary to facilitate meaningful adoption of learning analytics. The research problem is that there is a lack of evidence-based guidance […]

Understanding Faculty Use of the Learning Management System

The learning management system (LMS) has become a critical tool for nearly all institutions of higher education, and a driving force in online learning. According to a 2014 report by the Educause Center for Analysis and Research, 99% of higher education institutions have an LMS in place, and the LMS is used by 85% of […]

Persistence in an Online Master’s Degree Program: Perceptions of Students and Faculty

Persistence in online learning experiences has been perceived as chronically lower than in face-to-face learning, but a comprehensive understanding of this phenomenon has proven elusive.  As online learning opportunities continue to expand, a better understanding of how learners and faculty perceive persistence is needed to foster this continued growth, and was the objective of this […]

Business Models Associated with Distance Learning in Higher Education

Textbook prices are continuously rising in higher education.  This paper analyzes a business model which makes commercial textbooks more expensive, and explains why this issue tends to be more severe in the field of distance learning in higher education.    It reports a case of adoption of open educational resources (OER) textbook for an online course […]

Open Source and the NGDLE

If the transformation to an NGDLE implies a disaggregation of the “services formerly known as the LMS,” factors other than technical feasibility and pedagogical desirability come into play. Customization provided by open-source software creates rich soil for innovation. EDUCAUSE Review

Learner Behaviour in a MOOC Practice-oriented Course: In Empirical Study Integrating TAM and TPB

Few practice-oriented courses are currently integrated into online learning platforms, such as OpenCourseWare, Khan Academy, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). It is worthwhile to explore how learners respond to information technology and new teaching methods when practice-oriented course are placed online. Therefore, this study probes learner willingness to participate in a practice-oriented course distributed […]

Massive, Open, Online, and National? A Study of How National Governments and Institutions Shape the Development of MOOCs

We explore interpretations of MOOCs around the globe and, in particular, interpretations of MOOCs in Norway. Based on a review of previous studies relevant to these topics, we present two contrasting views on the emergence and development of MOOCs, namely the global interruption view and the national mediation view. We suggest, based on previous studies […]

New Book: Going Online, Perspectives on Digital Learning

In Going Online, one of [the] most respected online learning leaders offers insights into virtual education—what it is, how it works, where it came from, and where it may be headed. Robert Ubell reaches back to the days when distance learning was practiced by mail in correspondence schools and then leads us on a tour […]

Survey of Tech in Education Finds Mixed Results

If you’re trying to hunt down research to justify the use of technology in the classroom or argue against it, a working paper may provide you with information you need. “Education Technology: An Evidence-Based Review,” published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), takes a global view in examining how technology can be used […]

Penn State Gives All Students Free Access to Adobe Tools

Beginning today [09/18/2017], Penn State University is offering Adobe Creative Cloud to all students and faculty, who will have full access to the suite of multimedia design tools at no cost. The deal spans the institution’s 24 campuses, regardless of discipline, course or program. Campus Technology