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“Right on the money”: CBE student satisfaction and postgraduation outcomes

Background A review of existing research on CBE program outcomes provides context for the research focus of the essay. Method This essay analyzes results from a comparative study of surveys of graduates of both a competency-based education program at Texas A&M University-Commerce and its traditional counterpart at the same institution in order to assess both […]

Designing quality into direct-assessment competency-based education

Background Meeting the nation’s need for 60% of its working age population to hold postsecondary education by 2025 is not possible through traditional educational institutions and formats. They simply do not have the “seats” available. Students, employers, and regulatory agencies are actively exploring educational alternatives, such as competency-based education, rightfully expecting assurances of quality. Methods […]

Edmentum™ Introduces New Summer Enhancements to Study Island, Courseware, and Exact Path

Minneapolis June 21, 2017 – Edmentum, a leading provider of web-based learning solutions, is rolling out a series of powerful enhancements to its Study Island, Courseware, and Exact Path products. Each enhancement is based entirely on educator feedback and designed to save teachers time and increase student engagement. Improvements are being made in both educator […]

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LATEST ONLINE COLLEGE STUDENTS RESEARCH SHOWS CHANGING ATTITUDES AND EXPECTATIONS OF ONLINE EDUCATION Findings from The Learning House, Inc. and Aslanian Market Research report reveal that colleges need to adapt to a more sophisticated online student. The Learninghouse

Download Report: The Latin America and Caribbean Regional Consultation on Open Educational Resources

The Report on the Latin America and Caribbean Regional Consultation on Open Educational Resources highlights “a renewed commitment by the participants to develop policies around Open Educational Resources with the help of COL and UNESCO”. The consultation welcomed 60 participants from 18 countries, who discussed national OER practices, open licenses and policy, and strategies for […]

Providing some clarity on Open Badges 2.0

It’s been five years since the public beta of the Open Badgesspecification was released. Since then version 1.0 was released (2013) followed by some smaller updates. The next major release happens in the next few weeks with version 2.0.

These are the top 10 workforce skills students will need by 2020

Today’s workforce, as nearly everyone knows, is increasingly global. And with that global nature comes fierce competition–students will need an arsenal of workforce skills in order to stand out from their peers. eCampus News

Learners on the Periphery: Lurkers as Invisible Learners

Lurkers, who are also known as silent learners, observers, browsers, read-only participants, vicarious learners, free-riders, witness learners, or legitimate peripheral participants (our preferred term), tend to be hard to track in a course because of their near invisibility. We decided to address this issue and to examine the perceptions that lurkers have of their behaviour […]

University of Michigan Uses Machine Learning to Improve Student Writing

Thanks to elements of artificial intelligence, writing a paper has gotten simpler. EdTech Magazine

Evaluating Digital Learning for Adult Basic Literacy and Numeracy

The magnitude of the problem of unskilled labor for the U.S. workforce is known. More than 36 million adults in the United States do not have the basic literacy and math skills needed for many entry-level jobs and even less so for the types of jobs expected to dominate in the future. We also know […]