Student-centred outcomes of an e-learning course on Public Health in Hanoi and New York

We evaluated the satisfaction and improvement in learning outcomes of students taking a distance course in Public Health facilitated by the Institute for Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the Hanoi Medical University and the State University of New York at Albany. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning Full Article

July 15, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research

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TPDK, a New Definition of the TPACK Model for a University Setting

In this paper we propose a new Technopedagogical Disciplinary Knowledge model. This model integrates four separate dimensions, which we use to measure a teacher’s effectiveness. These are the individual teacher’s discipline (D), personal epistemology (E), pedagogical knowledge (P), and knowledge of technology (T). We also acknowledge the existence of relationships between these components. These can […]

July 15, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research

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Download eBook Series that Explores Digital Media and Learning

A series of eBooks available for free download goes behind the research in the field of digital media and learning to show how young people learn, play, and participate in the world around them, applying new tools, values, and ideas. The books include articles, blog posts, videos, and interviews published between 2009 and 2013 at […]

July 13, 2014 | Daily News, Research

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Reinventing Decision-Making With Data for All

Looking to better serve its 115,000-plus student population, the City Colleges of Chicago system built a “data democracy,” empowering all faculty and staff with a flexible reporting and analytics system. Campus Technology Full Article

July 13, 2014 | Daily News, Technology

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FCC takes key step toward modernizing eRate

Voting along party lines, the FCC approves more funding for Wi-Fi connectivity—but doesn’t raise the funding cap eSchool News Full Article

July 13, 2014 | Daily News, Government, Technology

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One Professor Schemes to Keep Colleges in the Web’s Fast Lane

William F. Baker has no quarrel with net neutrality, the principle that says all Internet traffic should be treated equally regardless of substance or source. He’s all for it—in the abstract. Chronicle of Higher Education Full Article

July 13, 2014 | Daily News, Government, Technology

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11 University and Library Groups Release Net-Neutrality Principles

The nation’s colleges and libraries have a message for the Federal Communications Commission: Don’t mess with net neutrality. Echoing almost a decade of pro-neutrality sentiment in academe, 11 higher-education and library groups released a set of 11 principles on Thursday that promote the notion that all Internet content, regardless of origin, should be treated equally. […]

July 13, 2014 | Daily News, Government

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Identifying and Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Online Students in Higher Education

89% of colleges and universities in the United States offer online courses and of those institutions 58% offer degree programs that are completely online (Parker, Lenhart & Moore, 2011).Providing online student services is an important component of these distance programs and is often required by accrediting bodies. Health and wellness services for online students are […]

July 13, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research

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What Online Students Want Compared to What Institutions Expect

The purpose of this study was to examine whether a set of instructional practices commonly prescribed to online faculty in the higher education setting were consistent with the expectations of a group of experienced online student participants. Online faculty performance conventions were collected from 20 institutions of higher learning located in the United States. The […]

July 12, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research

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Mediating knowledge through peer-to-peer interaction in a multicultural online learning environment: A case of international students in the US

The continuous growth of online learning and its movement towards cross-border and cross-culture education has recently taken a new turn with the epic hype that currently surrounds the development of massive open online courses (MOOCs) (Beattie-Moss, 2013). This development brings to focus the experiences of international students who take online courses designed and offered within […]

July 9, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research