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Press Release: New Startup “SitWith” Brings Strangers Together For Productive Networking Lunches

PITTSBURGH—The challenge of meeting new people and expanding your personal network just got a lot easier for individuals in Pittsburgh. This is great news for people, such as young professionals, who are new to the area or those who are long-time residents and simply enjoy sharing conversation. SitWith, a startup company incubated by the entrepreneurship […]

August 14, 2014 | Daily News

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A National Study of Theories and Their Importance for Faculty Development for Online Teaching

This article presents the results of a national study of 39 higher education institutions that collected information about their practices for faculty development for online teaching and particularly the content and training activities used during 2011-2012. An instrument of 26 items was developed based on a review of literature on faculty development for online teaching […]

August 14, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research

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Online Faculty Perceptions on Effective Faculty Mentoring: A Qualitative Study

When higher education leaders give little thought or offer little mentoring to their faculty members, there is risk of driving faculty members from teaching online and of them having a poor experience in online teaching. Without mentoring support, faculty members may feel disconnected and unsupported. The purpose of the study was to examine the mentoring […]

August 14, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research

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‘It Takes Time’

The University of California System, after five years and millions of dollars spent, is asking for more time and money to get its systemwide online education initiative off the ground. Inside Higher Ed Full Article

August 13, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education

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Google Rolls Out Free LMS for Apps for Education

Google’s free learning management system, Google Classroom, is now in full release and is being made available today to all Apps for Education customers. The service had been in limited preview since May. During that time, according to Google Apps for Education Product Manager Zach Yeskel, more than 100,000 educators applied to be a part […]

August 13, 2014 | Daily News

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Faculty perceptions of webcasting in health sciences education

Pre-recorded lectures (podcasts) and recordings of live lectures (lecture-capture) are now everyday occurrences on many college campuses. Student use and opinions of these technologies have been frequently studied. However, there has been little reported on how faculty perceive these technologies. This article reports the results from a 2010 survey of dental, medical, and nursing faculty […]

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

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Using videoconferencing mediated mentoring to support an adjunct faculty

Mentoring is an effective way to orient new employees to an organization’s work climate. Many colleges operating in multiple locations and providing programs for working adults through evening classes rely on the expertise of adjunct faculty to provide instructional methods. The research literature about mentoring in a higher education context mainly focuses on mentoring full […]

August 12, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education

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Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead

People now buy songs, not albums. They read articles, not newspapers. So why not mix and match learning “modules” rather than lock into 12-week university courses? That question is a major theme of a 213-page report released on Monday by a committee at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology exploring how the 153-year-old engineering powerhouse should […]

August 11, 2014 | Business, Daily News, Government, Higher Education, K-12

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Watch the Presentations: MIT Technology Review Digital Summit

The MIT Technology Review Digital Summit examines tomorrow’s digital technologies and explains their global impact on both business and society. You’ll get insider access to the innovative people and companies at the heart of the next wave of the digital revolution. MIT Technology Review Watch the video of presentations

August 11, 2014 | Business, Daily News, Government, Higher Education, K-12

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Developing An Information Literacy Assessment Rubric: A Case Study Of Collaboration, Process, And Outcomes

A team of four librarians at the University of Houston (UH) Libraries partnered with the UH Office of Institutional Effectiveness and its Director of Assessment and Accreditation Services for General Education to conduct a campus-wide, exploratory assessment of undergraduate information literacy skills. The project evaluated a selection of graduating, senior-level student papers using a rubric […]

August 11, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research