Privacy Literacy: From Theory to Practice

Libraries and librarians have dealt with patron privacy issues since their inception, often serving as educators and advocates. In today’s social media-filled landscape, patron privacy has moved from the safeguarding of traditional library records to the creation, use, and ownership of information maintained in an online world. As the core educators for many aspects of […]

February 18, 2018 | Digital Literacy, Higher Education, K-12, Learners, Theory, Virtual Libraries

Transformative? Integrative? Troublesome? Undergraduate Honors Student Reflections on Information Literacy Abstract Threshold Concepts

In this exploratory study the authors ask students enrolled in a credit-bearing undergraduate research methods course to rank and evaluate the troublesome, transformative, and integrative nature of the six frames currently comprising the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The results indicate that students have valid insights into threshold concept-based instruction, but may confuse […]

February 18, 2018 | Daily News, Digital Literacy, Faculty, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Learners

Tying It All Together: Integration PaaS [platform as a service] in the Next-Gen Enterprise

The iPaaS model is emerging as a key technology in the move toward next-generation enterprise IT, allowing higher education institutions to better integrate, manage, and maintain services and applications on campus and in the cloud. EDUCAUSE Review

February 18, 2018 | Daily News, Higher Education, Management, Technology

New Report by North Dakota University System Highlights Distance Education Facets

A recent North Dakota University System report noted two particular facets of distance education in the state. The report, which is available here  supports IPEDS reported data that indicates that North Dakota has a lower-than-average rate of students who are attending college only through online means, yet the state has a higher-than-average rate of students who […]

February 14, 2018 | Daily News, Enrollment, Higher Education, Learners, Reports & White Papers

Macmillan Learning Intros Curated OER Course Materials

Macmillan Learning is launching a new course materials product that brings together open educational resources, instructor supplements and on-demand support. Dubbed Intellus Open Courses, the materials are curated by the company’s subject-matter experts and editorial team. Campus Technology 

February 14, 2018 | Daily News, Higher Education, Open Educational Resources, Virtual Libraries

The 17th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning Mobilized Learning: Pedagogical and Technological Innovation for Teaching & Learning

mLearn is the leading international conference on mobile and contextual learning and attracts participants annually from more than 60 countries. mLearn 2018 provides a forum for researchers, policy makers, professionals and educators from higher education, school education and vocational education, government departments, industries and international organisations as well as IT developers and solutions providers to […]

February 14, 2018 | Conferences, Daily News, Higher Education, Resources

5 Meaningful Degrees You Didn’t Know You Could Earn Online

Biomedical engineer. Video game developer. Forensic investigator. Non-profit director. Many of us grow up dreaming about careers like these. There’s something special about aligning professional aspirations with your passions… An excitement in a job championed by individuals we admire… An integrity in solving problems that make people’s lives a little healthier, safer or more accessible. […]

February 12, 2018 | Daily News, Higher Education, New Programs

Creative Problem Solving Skills Are Key to Tomorrow’s Jobs, but Today’s Curricula Are Leaving Students Behind

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today at Bett, Europe’s largest exhibition for technology in education, Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) released a global research study on the importance of teaching creative problem solving skills to students to ensure their success in tomorrow’s workplace. In researching Creative Problem Solving in Schools: Essential Skills Today’s Students Need for Jobs in Tomorrow’s Age of Automation, […]

February 12, 2018 | Daily News, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Learners, New Economy

Revisiting the Reusability and Openness of Resources in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Open Courseware

The marketing of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Open Courseware gives the impression that it has the potential to contribute to quality open learning and opening up higher education globally. It is from this perspective that the potential contribution of Open Educational Resources (OER) units in the MIT Open Courseware to opening up higher […]

February 11, 2018 | Assessment, Daily News, Higher Education, Learners, Online Learning, Open Educational Resources, Open Learning

Conversational Functions for Knowledge Building: a Study of an Online Course at University

Interactions in online courses have been studied by analyzing Conversational Functions used by participants. Cacciamani, Perrucci Khanlari (2016) developed a coding scheme, named CF4KB, consisting of four Global Conversational Functions (GCF), each articulated in two Specific Conversational Functions (SCF). The aims of the present study were to explore: 1) What are the more frequently SCF […]

February 11, 2018 | Collaborative Learning, Daily News, Discussion Forum, Higher Education, Interaction Analysis, Research, Theory Development