Archive for the ‘Higher Education’ Category


Success factors for e-learning in a developing country: A case study of Serbia

In this paper, DeLone and McLean’s updated information system model was used to evaluate the success of an e-Learning system and its courses in a transitional country like Serbia. In order to adapt this model to an e-Learning system, suitable success metrics were chosen for each of the evaluation stages. Furthermore, the success metrics for […]


Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS): Emerging Trends in Assessment and Accreditation

In 2014, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are expected towitness a phenomenal growth in student registration compared to the previous years. As MOOCs continue to grow in number, therehas been an increasing focus on assessment and evaluation. Because of the huge enrollments in a MOOC, it is impossible for the instructor to grade homework and evaluate each student. […]


Editorial: The Weakest Link -­‐-­‐Assessment and Accreditation in MOOCs

In his blog, the renowned distance educator Tony Bates makes known his utter disappointment with developments in relation to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) suggesting that its proponents, “mostly Ivy League institutions in North America have simply ignored the research and evidence we already have on what works in online distance education to create MOOCs […]


Harvesting Alternative Credit Transfer Students: Redefining Selectivity in Your Online Learning Program Enrollment Leads

Several recent issues and trends in online education have resulted in consolidation of efforts for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), increased Open Educational Resources (OER) in the form of asynchronous course repositories, with noticeable increases in governance and policy amplification. These emerging enrollment trends in alternative online education are highlighted as a means of tackling […]


Build It But Will They Teach?: Strategies for Increasing Faculty Participation & Retention in Online & Blended Education

The need for online and blended programs within higher education continues to grow as the student population in the United States becomes increasingly non-traditional. As administrators strategically offer and expand online and blended programs, faculty recruitment and retention will be key. This case study highlights how a public comprehensive university utilized the results of a […]


Motivation in Synchronous Hybrid Graduate Business Programs: A Self-Determination Approach to Contrasting Online and On-Campus Students

Synchronous hybrid delivery, defined as a course option where mutually exclusive groups of online and on-campus students are taught simultaneously using real-time audio and video technology, is becoming more common in higher education. This paper reports on a study whose objective was to investigate how online versus on-campus attendance in synchronous hybrid graduate business programs […]

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Use of Synchronous Virtual Classrooms: Why, Who, and How?

Virtual classrooms allow students and instructors to communicate synchronously using features such as audio, video, text chat, interactive whiteboard, and application sharing. The purpose of the study reported in this paper was to identify why instructors adopt synchronous virtual classrooms and how they use them after their adoption. An electronic survey was administered asking instructors […]

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State Authorization Negotiated Rulemaking Concludes Without Reaching Consensus

State authorization of distance education programs has been under the focus of Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) , as well as colleges and universities and the United States Department of Education (USDE) in the recent past. This month CHEA reported the results of the USDE negotiated rule making regarding authorization of distance education programs. The report stated […]

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Ed-Tech Market Dealmaking Fueled by Data Use

The increasing use of data generated by education technology in K-12 is driving more sophisticated conversations among dealmakers looking to buy or sell companies that serve schools. Education Week Full Article


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 […]