16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know

Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course. Campus Technology Full Article

July 2, 2014 | Daily News, Resources


Ed-Tech Companies Oppose U.S. Agency’s Plan to End Net Neutrality

Four educational-technology businesses have filed objections to a Federal Communications Commission plan under which companies could pay extra to have their content delivered more quickly over the Internet. Wired Campus Full Article

July 2, 2014 | Business, Daily News, Government

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Ed-Tech Market Dealmaking Fueled by Data Use

The increasing use of data generated by education technology in K-12 is driving more sophisticated conversations among dealmakers looking to buy or sell companies that serve schools. Education Week Full Article

June 30, 2014 | Business, Daily News, Government, Higher Education, K-12


Training Your Faculty about Copyright When the Lawyer Isn’t Looking

Introduction: We Should Run Like It Is Godzilla At one point in the spy-caper parody film Goldmember, Austin Powers and his friends are chasing the movie’s villain through Japan. Their car gets stuck inside a giant foam dinosaur, which then drives through a crowded square. Panicked citizens scream and run. The scene then focuses on two […]

June 29, 2014 | Daily News, Governance, Government, Higher Education


Weaving Contexts of Participation Online: The Digital Tapestry of Secondary English Teachers

This article presents research from a qualitative study exploring five secondary English teachers’ professionally oriented participation online. Drawing upon Cole’s (1996) “surround” and “weaving” views of context, the specific line of research featured here was guided by the following question: What are the features of the online contexts that selected secondary English teachers weave in […]

June 29, 2014 | Daily News, K-12, Research

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Putting the PLE1 Into PLD: Virtual Professional Learning and Development

The range of affordances that a virtual environment offers can provide opportunities for more formal Professional Learning and Development (PLD) that has flexibility of choice, time and approach for educators. It was this potential that inspired the design of the Virtual Professional Learning and Development (VPLD) program that was instigated in October 2009 by the […]

June 29, 2014 | Business, Daily News, Government, Higher Education, K-12, Research


The “Digital” Scholarship Disconnect

The scholarly community needs to find new answers to the questions of organization, preservation, and evaluation in the digital environment. Changing scholarly practices are leading to changing behaviors in scholarly communication. EDUCAUSE Full Article

June 29, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research


Exclusive Interview With Mr. Les Howles, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Dr. Saba: You have a wide range of experience in educational technology, instructional design and distance education. What attracted you to this field? Mr. Howles: My professional work over the past 25 years has focused heavily on the design of learning experiences using technology and multimedia. I have a passion for good instructional design grounded in […]

June 29, 2014 | Daily News


In Print: Table of Contents of the American Journal of Distance Education, Vol. 28 (2) April-June 2014

The new issue of the American Journal of Distance education includes a selection of paper presentations at the International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education (ICICTE). Table of Contents: Putting Connectivist Principles Into Practice: A Case Study of an Online Tertiary Course Analyzing the Roles, Activities, and Skills of Learning Technologists: A Case Study […]

June 28, 2014 | Daily News


A Study of Personal Information Management Strategies for Online Faculty

The literature suggests that personal information management is a serious challenge for many computer users. Online faculty are especially challenged because of the large number of electronic files necessitated by teaching online. Those who have experience in this environment may offer valuable insights regarding information management challenges and practices. Faculty who teach online courses as […]

June 27, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, K-12, Research