Archive for the ‘Research’ Category

Design

Design as Participation

This started with a drivetime conversation about contemporary design with Joi Ito. We were stuck in traffic, and in our conversation, a question emerged about designers: This new generation of designers that work with complex adaptive systems. Why are they so much more humble than their predecessors who designed, you know, stuff? Journal of Design and Science

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Accreditation and competency-based education

Competency-based education or CBE is, an approach to teaching and learning that awards credit on the basis of mastery of clearly defined competencies or skills (EDUCAUSE, 2014). The current increased emphasis on CBE is resulting in institutions and programs taking fresh approaches to their academic activity. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) sought to […]

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The Predictive Relationship Among the Community of Inquiry Framework, Perceived Learning and Online, and Graduate Students’ Course Grades in Online Synchronous and Asynchronous Courses

The Community of Inquiry framework has been widely supported by research to provide a model of online learning that informs the design and implementation of distance learning courses.  However, the relationship between elements of the CoI framework and perceived learning warrants further examination as a predictive model for online graduate student success.  A predictive correlational […]

Cultures

A Review of Research on Intercultural Learning through Computer-Based Digital Technologies

Intercultural communication is now a crucial part of our globalizing lives; however, not everyone has an opportunity to engage in an intercultural interaction with people from different cultures. Computer-based technologies are promising in creating environments for people to communicate with people from diverse cultures. This qualitative synthesis of quantitative and qualitative research therefore aimed to […]

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Creating Open Textbooks: A Unique Partnership Between Oregon State University Libraries and Press and Open Oregon State

This article presents Oregon State University’s experience launching an innovative Open Textbook initiative in spring 2014. The partners, Open Oregon State and the Oregon State University Libraries and Press, aimed to reduce the cost of course materials for students while ensuring the content created was peer-reviewed and employed multimedia capabilities. This initiative sought to showcase […]

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A Framework for the Ethics of Open Education

What difference does openness make to the ethics of teaching and research? This paper approaches this question both from the perspective of research into the use of open educational resources (OER) in teaching and learning. An outline of the nature and importance of ethics in education research is provided before the basic principles of research […]

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How people learn in an asynchronous online learning environment: The relationships between graduate students’ learning strategies and learning satisfaction

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between learners’ learning strategies and learning satisfaction in an asynchronous online learning environment, in an attempt to shed some light on how people learn in an online learning environment. One hundred and sixteen graduate students who were taking online learning courses participated in this study. […]

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Student communication and study habits of first-year university students in the digital era

This paper reports on research into how first-university students communicate with peers and professors and their general study habits and to examine the possible relationship between students’ use of digital technologies. The research is positioned in the interpretive paradigm. We conclude that most students feel comfortable with digital technologies and they see Facebook/MySpace as more […]

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Download Report: Learning to Adapt 2.0: The Evolution of Adaptive Learning in Higher Education

“Rethinking Higher Ed: A Case for Adaptive Learning” “The Adaptive Learning Revolution” “The Death of Textbooks?” “L’adaptive learning, la révolution qui vient” Breathless headlines like these from the past three years have heralded the great potential for adaptive learning to transform higher education. Nonetheless, investors, policy makers, pundits, and institutional leaders continue to ask whether […]

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Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education

2016 NATIONAL EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY PLAN Technology can be a powerful tool for transforming learning. It can help a rm and advance relationships between educators and students, reinvent our approaches to learning and collabora- tion, shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps, and adapt learning experiences to meet the needs of all learners. Our schools, community colleges, […]