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Chairman Wheeler at The Ohio State University School of Law

The job of government is to decide based on the facts and the record in a media-saturated era when issues are advocated in apocalyptic terms. One day demonstrators at my home kept me from leaving my driveway with a huge banner saying “Free the Internet.” About a hundred feet from the driveway a stop sign […]

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The Internet of Things Is Coming for Your Children

The “Internet of Things” is poised to enter the classroom. If you are not familiar with the Internet of Things, think of it as your everyday objects networked and optimized. The popular NEST thermostat is a handy example. It logs behaviors, reports those behaviors to a larger infrastructure and receives instructions about heating or cooling […]

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New Research Underscores K-12 Shift From Print to Digital Materials

The K-12 market has shifted significantly from print to digital over the past several years, with digital content and devices now occupying 37 percent of all sales to school districts, according to a recent analysis by Education Market Research. Education Week

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Making sense of video analytics: Lessons learned from clickstream interactions, attitudes, and learning outcome in a video-assisted course

Online video lectures have been considered an instructional media for various pedagogic approaches, such as the flipped classroom and open online courses. In comparison to other instructional media, online video affords the opportunity for recording student clickstream patterns within a video lecture. Video analytics within lecture videos may provide insights into student learning performance and […]

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Key skills for co-learning and co-inquiry in two open platforms: a massive portal (EDUCARED) and a personal environment (weSPOT)

This paper presents a qualitative investigation on key skills for co-learning and co-inquiry in the digital age. The method applied was cyber-ethnography with asynchronous observation (forum and wiki) and synchronous discussions (webconference) for analysing skills developed by a co-learning community. This study focuses on participants from different countries who interacted during nine months in two […]

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Work Ethic, Characteristics, Attributes, and Traits of Successful Online Faculty

This study was a phenomenological study examining the experiences of faculty in an online learning environment in order to identify the factors that could produce job burnout and stress in master’s programs in education. The challenges and related stress-producing factors were also explored to identify best practices for online faculty and attributes most suited for […]

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An Investigation of Personality Traits in Relation to Job Performance of Online Instructors

This quantitative study examined the relationship between the Big 5 personality traits and how they relate to online teacher effectiveness. The primary method of data collection for this study was through the use of surveys primarily building upon the Personality Style Inventory (PSI) (Lounsbury & Gibson, 2010), a work-based personality measure, was the instrument used […]

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Assuring best practice in technology-enhanced learning environments

This paper documents the development and findings of the Good Practice Report on Technology-Enhanced Learning and Teaching funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC). Developing the Good Practice Report required a meta-analysis of 33 ALTC learning and teaching projects relating to technology funded between 2006 and 2010. This report forms one of 12 […]

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Learning in the Café: Pilot testing the collaborative application for education in Facebook

This paper reports on a pilot study using the Café, the collaborative application for education as an online learning environment within the Facebook framework, for first-year tertiary design students. The Café, a new e-learning application, has been designed based on five principles of user interface design – visibility, usability, relevance, accessibility and interactivity – and developed not […]

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Video-based feedback on student assessment: scarily personal

Assessment feedback is an important part of students’ learning experiences; however, text-based feedback has limitations. This article proposes an alternative in the form of individualised video recordings of the lecturer discussing each assignment. This research reports on 126 undergraduate and postgraduate students’ reactions to 5-minute videos recorded by their teachers. The findings confirm that the […]