Archive for the ‘Governance’ Category

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Meet the New, Self-Appointed MOOC Accreditors: Google and Instagram

A big question for MOOCs, the free online courses that hundreds of colleges now offer, is whether employers will take them seriously as credentials. But some of the biggest MOOC producers may have figured out how to jump-start employer buy-in: Get big-name companies to help design them. Wired Campus  

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DETC Announces Change of Name to Distance Education Accrediting Commission

The Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) announced today that it has changed its name to Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) to reflect its broader strategic initiatives for quality assurance in the field of distance education and its expertise in driving the innovations needed to shape the future of education. The change of name communicates […]

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Eliminating educational Inequality through e-learning: the case of Virtual University of Pakistan

This study aims at examining the role of e-learning in combating the issues of inequality in terms of access and quality in the field of higher education in Pakistan. The education system in Pakistan is mainly characterized by educational disparity. The standard of education is directly proportional to the investment students make in the form […]

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Training Your Faculty about Copyright When the Lawyer Isn’t Looking

Introduction: We Should Run Like It Is Godzilla At one point in the spy-caper parody film Goldmember, Austin Powers and his friends are chasing the movie’s villain through Japan. Their car gets stuck inside a giant foam dinosaur, which then drives through a crowded square. Panicked citizens scream and run. The scene then focuses on two […]

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Closing the Wi-Fi Gap in America’s Schools and Libraries

I had the pleasure of visiting Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia yesterday. The visit confirmed my deep belief that broadband-enabled technologies have the power to revolutionize education – empowering students and teachers. I saw students using laptops to access science lessons and collaborate in the cloud on year-end projects. I saw English as a […]

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These 10 stats are taking higher ed’s breath away

For the first time, national data reveals the hidden costs of financing U.S. higher education…and it’s horrifying They’re the kind of statistics, spanning a decade and across the entire U.S., that as you read them, your jaw takes on additional gravity—dropping lower and lower—as you set your coffee cup down and yell to your coworkers […]

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Pushed by Lawmakers, U. of Florida Dives Into Online Education

A little more than a year after Florida lawmakers committed $35-million to the University of Florida to create a reduced-cost, online-only baccalaureate program, university officials say they are taking stock of the inaugural semester while preparing for the second. The Chronicle of Higher Education Full Article

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Learning outside the walls of the classroom: Engaging the digital natives

This study investigated the response of students and teachers to the use of ICTs to promote teaching and learning outside of the classroom and regular school hours in a Caribbean secondary school. Following an action research design, Grades 10 and 11 Biology students were given access to subject content and learning support through online discussion […]

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Under fire over net neutrality plans, FCC seeks early feedback

The FCC’s upcoming net neutrality plan has already touched off such a blaze of reaction that the agency has set up an email box where the public can send comments about it. PC World Full Article

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U.S. government pulls out of ICANN

The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration will end its formal relationship with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers in late 2015, with ICANN developing a new global governance model, the agency said Friday. PCWorld Full Article