Archive for the ‘Higher Education’ Category

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TV series sheds light on real life journey of refugees

The subject of refugees and their often dangerous journeys into Europe has barely been out of the news in recent years. Now, a powerful new BBC series – produced in partnership with The Open University – is set to cast a new light on those directly involved. The Open University

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Are MOOCs Forever?

Think back to the early days of MOOCs. Professors at Stanford and Harvard and other places were suddenly teaching really big classes, free. Hundreds of thousands of students at once were in those courses. It was an unprecedented giveaway of what had traditionally been the most expensive education in the world. The Chronicle of Higher […]

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McGraw-Hill Education Announces Integration of its McGraw-Hill Connect® Learning Platform with Canvas Learning Management System

NEW YORK, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — McGraw-Hill Connect®, a leading digital learning platform for higher education, will be offering integration with Canvas, a modern learning management system (LMS) that makes teaching and learning easier for educators and students. PR Newswire 

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Download Report: Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Learning Leadership

Online education is now critical for the future of America’s universities. These institutions can no longer establish a presence in this arena without a concerted institutional strategy and structure to accomplish this now major undertaking. These Hallmarks of Excellence are an attempt to articulate those features and principles that will create opportunities for students that […]

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Case Study on the Impact of Technology on Incivility in Higher Education

A qualitative case study research design provided an in-depth perspective of the participants in relation to understanding the holistic impact technology has on the incivility of student-to- student and student-to-faculty interactions in higher education. The conceptual framework by Twale and Deluca (2008), based upon Salin’s (2003) proposed model for bullying, is detailed. Participants were doctoral […]

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Autonomous Learning through Task-based Instruction in Fully Online Language Courses

This study investigated the affordances for autonomous learning in a fully online learning environment involving the implementation of task-based instruction in conjunction with Web 2.0 technologies. To that end, four-skill-integrated tasks and digital tools were incorporated into the coursework. Data were collected using midterm reflections, post-surveys and final interviews from two online elementary language courses. […]

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Use of Immersive Simulations to Enhance Graduate Student Learning: Implications for Educational Leadership Programs

The purpose of this article is to present how one university incorporates immersive simulations through platforms which employ avatars to enhance graduate student understanding and learning in educational leadership programs. While using simulations and immersive virtual environments continues to grow, the literature suggests limited evidence of avatar technology currently used at the university level, especially […]

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Transitioning to the Learning Management System Moodle from Blackboard: Impacts to Faculty

What are the workload impacts to faculty during a Learning Management System (LMS) transition?  What type of support is needed by faculty during an LMS transition? Transitioning to a new LMS may result in faculty problems with learning a new technology platform in addition to teaching. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore […]

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Let’s Talk Learning Analytics: A Framework for Implementation in Relation to Student Retention

This paper presents a dialogical tool for the advancement of learning analytics implementation for student retention in Higher Education institutions. The framework was developed as an outcome of a project commissioned and funded by the Australian Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching. The project took a mixed-method approach including a survey at the institutional level […]

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7 Universities Receive Grants to Implement Adaptive Learning at Scale

Seven public research universities are embarking on a three-year project focused on improving undergraduate education through personalized learning and adaptive courseware. Arizona State University, Colorado State University, Georgia State University, Northern Arizona University, Oregon State University, Portland State University and the University of Mississippi will each receive $515,000 from the Association of Public and Land-grant […]