Archive for the ‘Daily News’ Category


View Recorded Webinar: Increasing Student Engagement

College graduation rates are declining, with only 55 percent of students who matriculated in 2008 having graduated within six years. How can educators turn this around? Fostering a sense of excitement about learning can help students stay engaged and motivated to learn. Now, learn how to get students engaged with their instructors, their course material, […]


Web Science

Nothing like the Web has ever happened in all of human history. The scale of its impact and the rate of its adoption are unparalleled. This is a great opportunity as well as an obligation. If we are to ensure the Web benefits the human race we must first do our best to understand it. […]


4 ways admin and IT can work together for better campus security

Admin need to better enable IT staff to train faculty on security measures and combat threats with effective tools. eCampus News


For Colleges and Universities, Complex Networks Require a Layered Approach to Security

Colleges and universities experienced something of a wakeup call in 2010, when hackers breached an Ohio State University system containing the social security numbers, dates of birth and physical addresses of 760,000 people. Though it was unlikely that data was released, the investigation and remediation effort was massive and incredibly costly, including offering 12 months […]


Software as a Service Shakes Up Asset Management

The rise of Software as a Service has changed the way college and university IT teams handle user and software management. EdTech


Modeling an IT Strategy for Student Success

For institutions to fully benefit from their investments in student success and to position themselves for continued improvement, IT leadership must get engaged and develop an IT strategy that supports student success and can evolve with the institution’s needs. EDUCAUSE Review


The Forms and Functions of Teaching and Learning Innovations on Blackboard; Substantial or Superficial?

This study is an Information and Computer Technology evaluation of the Blackboard Learning Management System into teaching and learning at an institution of higher education in South Africa. In view of the institution’s objective of developing a context-driven, transformative, and innovative teaching and learning practices involving the integration of technology, the study sought to classify and evaluate the […]


Redesigning Design: Field Testing a Revised Design Rubric Based of iNACOL Quality Course Standards

Designers have a limited selection of K-12 online course creation standards to choose from that are not blocked behind proprietary or pay walls. For numerous institutions and states, the use of the iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Courses is becoming a widely used resource. This article presents the final phase in a three-part study to test […]

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Strengthening Deeper Learning Through Virtual Teams in E-learning: A Synthesis of Determinants and Best Practices

Globally, e-learning is gaining popularity as its potential contributions to economic and social development are recognised. However, its full potential has not been realised, as most e-learning practices merely replicate traditional existing teaching methods and have not fully exploited the interactive and social components of peer learning. Recently, there has been an increased focus on […]


Exploring the transformative potential of Bluetooth beacons in higher education

The growing ubiquity of smartphones and tablet devices integrated into personal, social and professional life, facilitated by expansive communication networks globally, has the potential to disrupt higher education. Academics and students are considering the future possibilities of exploiting these tools and utilising networks to consolidate and expand knowledge, enhancing learning gain. Bluetooth beacon technology has […]