Not All Rubrics Are Equal: A Review of Rubrics for Evaluating the Quality of Open Educational Resources

The rapid growth in Internet technologies has led to a proliferation in the number of Open Educational Resources (OER), making the evaluation of OER quality a pressing need. In response, a number of rubrics have been developed to help guide the evaluation of OER quality; these, however, have had little accompanying evaluation of their utility […]

October 4, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research


Developing a Sustainable Financial Model in Higher Education for Open Educational Resources

Financial issues regarding the sustainable production, dissemination, and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in higher education are reviewed and proposed solutions critiqued. Use of OER produce demonstrable cost savings for students. Yet OER development continues to rely almost completely on government and philanthropic funding. This indicates that a mismatch exists between the financial interests […]

October 4, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, Open Educational Resources, Research


Wanted: Change-Driven Leaders to Reinvent Higher Education

When given the opportunity to develop innovative solutions to the most pressing problems facing higher education today, the sky’s the limit. Four sample models illustrate solutions that can radically change the higher ed landscape. EDUCAUSE

October 4, 2015 | Daily News


Data Security in Higher Ed: A Moving Target

How do you make sure everybody with access to information on your campus knows what they have and how to keep it secure — in an ever-changing landscape of behaviors and risks? Campus Technology

October 4, 2015 | Daily News


How Student Video Presentations Can Build Community in an Online Course

It may sound pretty routine to convert a course to an online format, but doing so presents many unexpected challenges and can even challenge a professor’s assumptions about the nature of academic coursework. Wired Campus

October 4, 2015 | Daily News


Should you build your own LMS?

Pros and cons of building a district-specific online platform eSchool News

October 4, 2015 | Daily News


Bennet, Rubio Propose Alternative to Accreditation that Shifts Focus to Student Success

Bipartisan Bill Creates Pilot Program for Alternative Accreditation Process Expands Programs Eligible to Receive Federal Student Aid Michael F. Bennet, United States Senator,  Colorado

October 2, 2015 | Daily News


The Pulse: Michelle Weise on Disruptive Innovation

This month’s edition of the “Pulse” podcast features an interview on a topic that is generating significant buzz: disruptive innovation in higher education. In the podcast, host Rodney Murray speaks with Michelle R. Weise, executive director of the Sandbox ColLABorative, strategy and innovation arm of Southern New Hampshire University. Weise is a former senior research […]

September 29, 2015 | Daily News


Libraries at the Crossroads

The public is interested in new services and thinks libraries are important to communities Pew Research Center

September 27, 2015 | Daily News, Informal Learning, Life Long Learning, Research, Virtual Libraries

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Documenting Collective Development in Online Settings

In this paper the authors explored the question of collective understanding in online mathematics education settings and presented a brief overview of traditional methods for documenting norms and collective mathematical practices. A method for documenting collective development was proposed that builds on existing methods and frameworks yet is sensitive to the particularities of interaction in […]

September 27, 2015 | Daily News, Higher Education, K-12, Research