Archive for the ‘Higher Education’ Category

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Learning networks to enhance reflectivity: key elements for the design of a reflective network

A major challenge for the knowledge society is to narrow the education gap, hence the need for strategies that foster innovation and improvement in education. Thus, with the support of technology and the Internet, virtual academic communities have emerged in order to exchange and disseminate innovative educational practices. The objective of the study presented in […]

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Open educational practices and technology appropriation: the case of the Regional Open Latin American Community for Social and Educational Research (CLARISE)

A major challenge for the knowledge society is to narrow the education gap, hence the need for strategies that foster innovation and improvement in education. Thus, with the support of technology and the Internet, virtual academic communities have emerged in order to exchange and disseminate innovative educational practices. The objective of the study presented in […]

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Adaptive Learning Systems: Introductory Discussion

By Dr. Farhad Saba Founder and Editor, Distance-Educator.com The ideal of the industrial age was standardization of goods and services. Mass uniform production of goods brought down the cost of units produced ushering in the economic prosperity of the developed countries in the 20th century. As the United States and other advanced economies are moving […]

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Introduction to Distance Education: Early Research

By: Farhad Saba, Ph. D. Founder, Distance-Educator.com Systematic study of distance education is a relatively new phenomenon. Formal scholarly journals solely dedicated to distance education did not appear in the English speaking world until the 1980s, although the first formal studies of the use of radio and television in education appeared in the 1930s and […]

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EDUCAUSE PRESIDENT AND CEO DIANA OBLINGER TO RETIRE IN 2015 AFTER A CAREER ADVANCING EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY ISSUES

Washington, DC (April 3, 2014)— EDUCAUSE announced today that President and CEO Diana G. Oblinger will retire in March 2015. Dr. Oblinger has led the association for a decade, first as a vice president then as president. Dr. Oblinger joined EDUCAUSE, a higher education technology association with 2,400 member colleges, universities, and corporations, in 2004 as […]

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The Right to Tweet

Faculty members and staffers at public institutions in Kansas have doubled down on a policy that protects their right to express their opinions on social media. The proposal now heads to the Kansas Board of Regents, where it faces uncertain prospects. Inside Higher Ed Full Article

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Your Guide to Picking an Online College

It wasn’t too long ago that online schools held little credibility, but the number of schools offering education degrees all or partially online has increased dramatically in the last decade. The rise in online courses and degrees provides students more options as employers demand more skills, but experts warn that not all programs are created […]

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8 surprising facts about undergrads and ed-tech

It’s not every day, after scouring headlines from dozens of news sources, that news—especially education technology news—can surprise a seasoned education writer; but in recent research provided by EDUCAUSE, as well as a spiffy new infographic, many details on how undergraduate students are using ed-tech are fascinating…in that they’re not always as ‘cutting-edge’ as some […]

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India suffers doubly due to lack of open access

Developing nations, especially India, increasingly face a challenge in prioritising their goals. One that has become increasingly relevant in this context, in the age of open knowledge, is the relevance of subscription journals in the dissemination of knowledge in a developing society. University World News Full Article  

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‘PARTLY SELF-MADE NICHES’? STUDENT-ONLY SPACES IN AN LMS

Eighty-nine students were provided with a student-only live-voice space in a Learning Management System (LMS). Would they use it and, if so, would they feel sufficient ownership to create what Havnes (2008) described as “partly self-made niches”? In this study, a substantial proportion of respondents reported that they used the space not only for social […]