Archive for the ‘Higher Education’ Category

Why Amazon is Investing in an Educational Robotics Startu

It’s no secret that Amazon loves to invest in and acquire small startups with promise. The Alexa Fund, Amazon’s corporate venture fund focused on AI, may be new but so far, it has been behaving just like the rest of the “Amazon family.” A recent CB Insights study on Amazon reports that the Alexa Fund, […]

5 key steps in developing a system for digital credentials

As job applicants seek to demonstrate their skills, institutions can arm their students with digital credentials eCampus News

IU Libraries Moving Image Archive is the new home for decades of award-winning commercials

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Thanks to the recent acquisition of a complete and well-documented archive, the Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive is the new home for tens of thousands of television commercials competing for the former Clio Awards in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Indiana University

The Effect of Online Discussion Board Frequency on Student Performance in Adult Learners

Classroom discussion boards are a vital part of the online educational experience, providing a venue for peer to peer and student to faculty interactions.  However, institutional feedback from students at a large open enrollment university has shown that excess focus on online discussions may lead to fatigue, resulting in lower student satisfaction, and in turn, […]

Common Practices for Evaluating Post-Secondary Online Instructors

This literature review explores current post-secondary practices for evaluating online instructors. As enrollment of students in online courses has steadily increased over the last few decades, instructor evaluation has lagged behind. Through a thematic analysis of existing literature, this review seeks to answer these questions: (1) How are online instructors evaluated?  (2) When and why […]

Best Practices Framework for Online Faculty Professional Development: A Delphi Study

Online learning is now a common practice in higher education.  Because of the continued growth in enrollments, higher educational institutions must prepare faculty throughout their teaching tenure for learning theory, technical expertise, and pedagogical shifts for teaching in the online environment. This study presents best practices for professional development for faculty teaching online. In this […]

Student Actions and Community in Online Courses: The Roles Played By Course Length and Facilitation Method

Fostering a strong sense of community among students within online courses is essential to supporting their learning experience. However, there is little consensus about how different facilitation methods influence students’ sense of community or behaviours. This lack of understanding means instructors do not have the information they need to select an appropriate facilitation method when […]

Faculty Perception of Openness and Attitude to Open Sharing at the Indian National Open University

In the past decade, the educational scenario world over has significantly been impacted by open access and open education movements. The philosophy of openness and sharing forms the cornerstone of the open education movement. The distance education approaches, together with open educational resources (OER) and massive open online courses (MOOCs), are being used to serve […]

Striving Toward Openness: But What Do We Really Mean?

The global open education movement is striving toward openness as a feature of academic policy and practice, but evidence shows that these ambitions are far from mainstream, and levels of awareness in institutions is often disappointingly low. Those advocating for open education are seeking to widen engagement, but how targeted and persuasive are their messages? […]

Online Degrees Primed to Help Early Ed Teachers Meet New Credential Reqs

Preschool isn’t just babysitting. The quality of everyday interactions between a young child and a caring adult helps that child’s development in numerous areas: socioemotional learning, early literacy, early math, fine motor skills, cognition and approaches to learning. So it makes sense that education policymakers are pushing the early childhood field to professionalize its workforce […]