Archive for the ‘Higher Education’ Category

Arbitrator Sides With University on Academic Outsourcing

As more colleges have embraced online learning to (among other things) expand their enrollments at a time when their traditional pools of potential students are shrinking, conflicts with faculty members over who controls the curriculum have grown, too. Inside Higher Ed 

African American Males and Online Education: A Review of the Literature

Online education is continuing to grow in popularity with students with more and more institutions offering fully online degrees. In addition, online education potentially offers a color free environment where students are less likely to be judged by race and treated more equally as this is one of the benefits of online education. However, African […]

Hidden Aspects of Administration: How Scale Changes the Role of a Distance Education Administrator

Distance education research literature tends to focus on building economies of scale as a way to improve efficiency and effectiveness. However, the smaller scale distance education operation has a place and there are institutions, such as the one where the current study was set, that, while being keen to improve efficiency and effectiveness practices, do […]

Hybrid Education: The Potential of Teaching and Learning with Robot-Mediated Communication

Blended learning, which combines online and face-to-face pedagogy, is a fast-growing mode of instruction as universities strive for equitable and alternative pathways to course enrollment, retention, and educational attainment. However, challenges to successfully implementing blended instruction are that social presence, or students’ ability to project their personal characteristics into the learning space, is reduced with […]

Examining Distance Learners in Hybrid Synchronous Instruction: Successes and Challenges

This paper reports on a case study investigating distance learners participating in graduate-level hybrid synchronous instruction. This research helps inform the design of hybrid synchronous instruction in which face-to-face and distance learners engage in class sessions. Data were collected using electronic journals, individual interviews, and a focus group. The results of the data analysis provide […]

Factors Affecting the Participation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in e-Learning and Their Satisfaction: A Quantitative Study

Today the digital divide is measured not so much by access to the internet but by people’s ability to interact in cyberspace, which calls for specific digital communication skills. These skills are also required for participation in e-learning, bearing in mind that the deaf and hard of hearing have certain characteristics related to their condition.  […]

Pinch Hitter: The Effectiveness of Content Summaries Delivered by a Guest Lecturer in Online Course Videos

Lecture videos have become an increasingly prevalent and important source of learning content. Lecturer-generated summaries may be used during a video lecture to improve student recall. Furthermore, the integration of a guest lecturer into the classroom may be a beneficial educational practice drawing the learner’s attention to specific content or providing a change of pace. […]

Online Learning and Residential Colleges

Online learning should be part of the strategic plan of every college and university. Too often, university leaders make the mistake of thinking that online education is relevant only for institutions with large online programs. They see online education as marginal to the core missions of the institutions that they lead. Inside Higher Ed

Why You Should Ask Students to Help Design Courses

Welcome to Teaching, a weekly newsletter from The Chronicle of Higher Education. This week, Beckie Supiano describes what one college has learned from involving students in course design. We also report on new data on distance education, share a couple of teaching tips, and invite you to tell us where you turn for such advice. […]

Congressman, FCC commissioner (literally) answer students’ call on net neutrality

Jessica Rosenworcel and Rep. Paul Tonko videoconferenced with students from Bethlehem High School for a real-life lesson in civic engagement. edscoop