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Student Voice in Textbook Evaluation: Comparing OpStudent Voice in Textbook Evaluation: Comparing Open and Restricted Textbooksen and Restricted Textbooks

Advocates for student voice in higher education believe students should have the right and power to engage in much of the decision-making traditionally dominated by instructors or administrators. This qualitative study examines the role of student voice in the evaluation of textbook quality. Evaluators included two graduate students enrolled in a project management course at […]

A Co-Design Process Microanalysis: Stages and Facilitators of an Inquiry-Based and Technology-Enhanced Learning Scenario

This paper presents a case study of the co-design process for an online course on Sustainable Development (Degree in Tourism) involving the teacher, two students, and the project researchers. The co-design process was founded on an inquiry-based and technology-enhanced model that takes shape in a set of design principles. The research had two main objectives. […]

The Future of Truth and Misinformation Online

Experts are evenly split on whether the coming decade will see a reduction in false and misleading narratives online. Those forecasting improvement place their hopes in technological fixes and in societal solutions. Others think the dark side of human nature is aided more than stifled by technology. Pew Research Center: Internet & Technology 

OU Vice-Chancellor tells universities to wake up to the digital future

Peter Horrocks, the vice-chancellor of The Open University, has warned that higher education is years behind in maximising the use of digital technology. In a speech to the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities conference in Milton Keynes, he said universities had a crucial role to play in developing the “digitally enabled citizens” of the […]

For-Profit Institutions Capella and Strayer Merge to the Tune of $1.9 Billion

On Monday [October 30, 2017], Capella Education Co., a pioneer in the online class, announced that it will be merging with Strayer Education Co. in a $1.9 bn deal. When the dust settles, the resulting company will be one of the country’s biggest for-profit educators. ELearning Inside News

6 best practices for launching or growing your online programs

Online learning is entering its next phase of maturity and growth. And although we’re clearly not at the point where online learning can be considered a “mature” industry, enough edtech companies have entered the market and enough online programs are being offered that higher education leaders are looking for strategies to effectively launch or grow […]

Southern New Hampshire U to launch Competency-Based Master’s in Online Ed

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is teaming with a private partner to launch a competency-based master’s of education in online teaching program. The new program will consist of training modules and three to six graduate-level micro-credential programs that can be combined to earn a full master’s degree in education with a focus on online and […]

Open Education, Open Questions

The use of open practices by learners and educators is complex, personal, and contextual; it is also continually negotiated. Higher education institutions require collaborative and critical approaches to openness in order to support faculty, students, and learning in an increasingly complex higher education environment. EDUCAUSE Review 

Open Badges: A systematic Review of Peer-Reviewed Published Literature (2011-2015)

Open badges are a digital representation of skills or accomplishments recorded in a visual symbol that is embedded with verifiable data and evidence. They are created following a defined open standard, so that they can be shared online. Open badges have gained popularity around the world in recent years and have become a standard feature […]

OLC [Online Learning Consortium] Quality Scorecard Case Studies

QUALITY SCORECARD CASE STUDIES DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (DCCCD), AND BAKER COLLEGE ONLINE The Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD, or the District), one of the largest community colleges in the US, with seven separately accredited colleges and various service centers, serving approximately 75,000 students, lacked a holistic view of its online learning programs, which […]