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AUGUST 24, 2017

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FEATURED ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
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2017 Trends and Technologies: Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) For the rst time, in 2017 student success rose to be among the top 10 issues in the annual EDUCAUSE survey of strategic technologies. Urgency has grown at both national and state levels to address the inadequate numbers of students nishing what they start, […]

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RESEARCH-BASED ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

Repositories of Open Educational Resources: An Assessment of Reuse and Educational Aspects

This article provides an overview of the current state of repositories of open educational resources (ROER) in higher education at international level. It analyses a series of educational indicators to determine whether ROER can meet the specific needs of the education context, and to clarify understanding of the reuse of open educational resources (OER) provided […]

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Openness and Praxis: Exploring the Use of Open Educational Practices in Higher Education

Open educational practices (OEP) is a broad descriptor of practices that include the creation, use, and reuse of open educational resources (OER) as well as open pedagogies and open sharing of teaching practices. As compared with OER, there has been little empirical research on individual educators’ use of OEP for teaching in higher education. This […]

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Flow in e-learning: What drives it and why it matters

This paper seeks to explain why some individuals sink further into states of flow than others, and what effects flow has in the context of a virtual education environment. Our findings—gathered from both questionnaire and behavioural data—reveal that flow states are elicited by the e-learners’ senses of controlling the virtual education environment, their attention centred […]

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Editorial 33(3): TPCK/TPACK research and development: Past, present, and future directions

Scholarship addressing technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK or TPACK) has examined how to develop, apply, and assess it in diverse educational settings and content areas. During the last 12 years, multiple ways to understand this knowledge and support its development have emerged, generating approximately 1,200 publications that utilise the construct, impacting the practice of postsecondary […]

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IN THE NEWS

New digital video technology improves engagement ’10 times’

Altia Systems works with more than 130 universities nationwide. Edscoop

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First-time students to receive “Success Coaching” to improve retention and grad rates

FSU partnership with InsideTrack leverages cutting-edge technology and behavioral science to provide personalized support for first-time students. eCampus News

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Apex Learning Introduces Adaptive Tutorials for the GED, HiSET and TASC

Apex Learning, known for rigorous, standards-based curriculum proven to increase student outcomes, introduces Tutorials designed to support student success on high school equivalency exams. The Apex Learning Tutorials for the General Education Development (GED), High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), are each specifically developed to help students pass the […]

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With emerging last-mile training programs, is college necessary?

Over the past few months, I’ve begun to outline the idea of last-mile training: the combination of technical education and placement services that has the potential to fill the skills gap across many sectors of the economy. TechCrunch

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