Effects of Web-Based Collaborative Writing on Individual L2 Writing Development

This study investigated the effect of repeated in-class web-based collaborative writing tasks on second language writers’ (L2) individual writing scores. A pre-test post-test research model was used in addition to participant surveys, class observations, and teacher interviews. Participants included 59 L2 writers in a writing class at a large U.S. university. The 32 participants in […]

January 31, 2016 | Daily News, Higher Education, Learning Design, Research


Becoming Little Scientists: Technologically-Enhanced Project-Based Language Learning

This article outlines research into innovative language teaching practices that make optimal use of technology and Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) for an integrated approach to Project-Based Learning. It is based on data compiled during a 10- week language project that employed videoconferencing and machinima (short video clips featuring virtual world avatars) to introduce young language learners […]

January 31, 2016 | Daily News, Higher Education, Learning Design, Research

The Birth of Artificial Intelligence

The tech giving people power to deal with disability

Worldwide, around a billion people have a disability, says the World Health Organisation. BBC

January 30, 2016 | Daily News


Twitter as a Learning Community in Higher Education

Considering the potential and popularity of social media it is important to inquire into its use in learning. In this study the implementation of the activity carried out in Twitter with higher education students was analysed. The research was conducted following a mixed methodology, based on virtual ethnography complemented by quantitative analysis of the tweets […]

January 30, 2016 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research, Social Media

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Measuring User Experience of the Student-Centered e-Learning Environment

The aim of the current study is to develop an adapted version of User Experience Questionnaire (UEQ) and evaluate a learning management system. Although there is a growing interest on User Experience, there are still limited resources (i.e. measurement tools or questionnaires) available to measure user experience of any products, especially learning management systems. Two […]

January 30, 2016 | Assessment, Daily News, Higher Education, Learning Management Systems, Research

Instructing the Instructors: Training Instructors to Use Social Presence Cues in Online Courses

Online learning has become an ever-evolving opportunity for students in all stages of life to achieve their educational goals while also participating in all of the other aspects of their lives. With all of the changes in online learning in the last decade, it is unfortunate that many online instructors have been left behind (Lackey, […]

January 30, 2016 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research, Social Media



Digital technologies have spread rapidly in much of the world. Digital dividends—that is, the broader development benefits from using these technologies—have lagged behind. In many instances, digital technologies have boosted growth, expanded opportunities, and improved service delivery. Yet their aggregate impact has fallen short and is unevenly distributed. For digital technologies to benefit everyone everywhere […]

January 29, 2016 | Governance, Government, Higher Education, K-12, Technology, Telecommunicatioins


The Limits of Open

Coursera’s decision to charge learners in some massive open online courses up front — viewed by some as inevitable — has critics asking if the MOOC provider is diverging from its mission of universal access. Inside Higher Ed

January 29, 2016 | Daily News


Idaho’s virtual charter schools have a 20 percent grad rate

The state’s education leaders said they are looking into strategies to help virtual charters improve performance eSchool News

January 28, 2016 | Daily News


Move Your Labs Online

As more classes go online, schools need a workable approach for giving students access to high-demand software. Virtual desktops provide the answer. Campus Technology

January 28, 2016 | Daily News