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How do e-book readers enhance learning opportunities for distance work-based learners?

We report on the incorporation of e-book readers into the delivery of two distance-taught master’s programmes in Occupational Psychology (OP) and one in Education at the University of Leicester, UK. The programmes attract work-based practitioners in OP and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, respectively. Challenges in curriculum delivery included the need for more […]

Data, AI and Collaboration Top Higher Ed Tech Trends

Microsoft’s vice president for worldwide education, Anthony Salcito, highlights the future of higher education technology. EdTech Focus on Higher Education 

University startup launches high-tech system for VR, AR developers

A high-tech startup founded by an Indiana University information technology programmer/analyst allows developers to synchronize tools that provide immersive environmental conditions–like fans that create wind or lamps that create heat–with the visuals and sounds of their virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) system. eCampus News

NYC broadband initiative looks to eliminate the homework gap

With this effort, every student in the city could have home access to high-speed internet by 2025. edscoop

Download Report: 2017 ONLINE EDUCATION TRENDS REPORT

2017 ONLINE EDUCATION TRENDS REPORT Online education continues to see a steady increase in student enrollment (Babson, 2015); however, as students are presented with more program choices and formats from a wider variety of institutions, the competition for those students is also increasing. How can BestColleges.com help? In this second annual Online Education Trends report, […]

Mobile augmented communication for remote collaboration in a physical work context

Informal learning in a physical work context requires communication and collaboration that build on a common ground and an active awareness of a situation. We explored whether mobile video conversations augmented with on-screen drawing features were beneficial for improving communication and remote collaboration practices in the construction and facility maintenance services sectors. We used field […]

Virtualisation devices for student learning: Comparison between desktop-based (Oculus Rift) and mobile-based (Gear VR) virtual reality in medical and health science education

Consumer-grade virtual reality has recently become available for both desktop and mobile platforms and may redefine the way that students learn. However, the decision regarding which device to utilise within a curriculum is unclear. Desktop-based VR has considerably higher setup costs involved, whereas mobile-based VR cannot produce the quality of environment due to its limited […]

Deep Learning towards Expertise Development in a Visualization-based Learning Environment

With limited problem-solving capability and practical experience, novices have difficulties developing expert-like performance. It is important to make the complex problem-solving process visible to learners and provide them with necessary help throughout the process. This study explores the design and effects of a model-based learning approach implemented in a web-based learning environment that not only […]

Operation Phakisa Education: Why a secret? Mass surveillance, inequality, and race in South Africa’s emerging national e-education system

This paper investigates several human rights concerns with respect to the South African government’s secretive plan to transform basic education, Operation Phakisa Education. The first concern is the influence of digital surveillance on education and society by government and corporate institutions. This is evaluated in light of electronic foreign and domestic government and corporate surveillance, […]

The Two Towers: The Quest for Appraisal and Leadership Development of ‘Middle’ Leaders online

This paper sets out to examine the role of middle leaders and their quest for effective appraisal and leadership development online—the two towers. Research that focuses on the role of middle leaders, in terms of their appraisal and leadership development, suggests there is a crisis in the ‘middle’. Currently, middle leaders do not have access […]