Education Department Proposes Rule on State Authorization of Postsecondary Distance Education, Foreign Locations

The U.S. Department of Education today proposed regulations that seek to improve oversight and protect more than 5.5 million distance education students at degree-granting institutions, including nearly 3 million exclusively online students by clarifying the state authorization requirements for postsecondary distance education. U.S. Department of Education

July 26, 2016 | Daily News, Government, Higher Education


Is this state tool the future of college choice for students?

When it comes to students’ college choice, a new online state-based tool emphasizes the importance of career possibilities. eCampus News

July 26, 2016 | Daily News, Enrollment, Governance, Higher Education, Management


Blackboard Partners with Examity To Improve Online Proctoring

Blackboard has partnered with Examity in an effort to improve the efficiency, security and convenience of online assessments. As a result of the new partnership, the two companies have developed customizations designed to improve the online learning experience, with test-taker and exam information automatically imported to the Blackboard learning management system (LMS). Campus Technology

July 26, 2016 | Daily News, Learning Management Systems


Institutional Assessment of Student Information Literacy Ability: A Case Study

With increasing interest in the assessment of learning outcomes in higher education, stakeholders are demanding concrete evidence of student learning. This applies no less to information literacy outcomes, which have been adopted by many colleges and universities around the world. This article describes the experience of a university library in Hong Kong in administering a […]

July 26, 2016 | Assessment, Daily News, Learning Design, Research

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How people learn in an asynchronous online learning environment: The relationships between graduate students’ learning strategies and learning satisfaction

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between learners’ learning strategies and learning satisfaction in an asynchronous online learning environment, in an attempt to shed some light on how people learn in an online learning environment. One hundred and sixteen graduate students who were taking online learning courses participated in this study. […]

July 26, 2016 | Daily News, Higher Education, Learning Design, Research


Student communication and study habits of first-year university students in the digital era

This paper reports on research into how first-university students communicate with peers and professors and their general study habits and to examine the possible relationship between students’ use of digital technologies. The research is positioned in the interpretive paradigm. We conclude that most students feel comfortable with digital technologies and they see Facebook/MySpace as more […]

July 26, 2016 | Higher Education, Learning Design, Research

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Tablets@university: The ownership and use of tablet devices by students

Tablet devices have made a dramatic impact in the computing industry, and have been widely adopted by consumers, including tertiary students. Published research surrounding the use of tablet computers in tertiary settings appears to be largely centred on the advantages of integrating tablets into university pedagogies. However, there appears to have been very little research […]

July 26, 2016 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research


Open access journals in educational technology: Results of a survey of experienced users

As the academic publishing industry evolves, there has been an unprecedented growth of open access journals (OAJs). In educational technology alone, with an estimated 270 associated journals, nearly one-third are designated as open. Though OAJs are lauded for what their availability can contribute to social justice issues (reduction of subscription requirement barriers), some remain suspicious […]

July 26, 2016 | Daily News, Open Access, Research


Download Report

Opening the Textbook: Educational Resources in U.S. Higher Education, 2015-16 Most higher education faculty are unaware of open educational resources (OER) – but they are interested and some are willing to give it a try. Survey results, using responses of over 3,000 U.S. faculty, show that OER is not a driving force in the selection of […]

July 26, 2016 | Daily News, Higher Education, Open Access, Research


Opinion Mining in Online Reviews About Distance Education Programs

The popularity of distance education pro- grams is increasing at a fast pace. En par with this development, online communica- tion in fora, social media and reviewing platforms between students is increasing as well. Exploiting this information to sup- port fellow students or institutions requires to extract the relevant opinions in order to automatically generate […]

July 26, 2016 | Daily News