Celebrating the success of our students on a global scale

The OU is pleased to congratulate its students, who have achieved honours in a global undergraduate competition. The Undergraduate Awards (UA) Programme is the world’s largest international academic awards programme, and 27 OU students have achieved honours in the 2017 awards. The UA programme recognises innovation and excellence at undergraduate level. For the first time […]

October 9, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education, Learners

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Informing Progress: Insights on Personalized Learning Implementation and Effects The basic concept of personalized learning (PL) — instruction that is focused on meeting students’ individual learning needs while incorporating their interests and preferences — has been a longstanding practice in U.S. K–12 education. Options for personalization have increased as personal computing devices have become increasingly […]

October 9, 2017 | Adpative Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Assessment, Competency Based Education, Daily News, Higher Education, Instructional Design, K-12, Learning Design

MIT Launches Digital Plus Courses for Professional Learnin

MIT Professional Learning is launching a new program designed to offer organizations courses for their employees that feature project-based challenges designed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology faculty. Campus Technology 

October 9, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education, New Programs

Exploring the Use of E-Textbooks in Higher Education: A Multiyear Study

=A four-year university-wide study of students’ e-textbook practices found that e-textbook use has increased, particularly among younger students. =The major barriers — including a student preference for print and unfamiliarity with e-textbooks — show signs of being alleviated. =Other factors related to mobile device access and pedagogically effective e-textbooks show little change over the study […]

October 9, 2017 | Accessibility, Daily News, Higher Education, Virtual Libraries

Theories and Frameworks for Online Education: Seeking an Integrated Model

This article examines theoretical frameworks and models that focus on the pedagogical aspects of online education. After a review of learning theory as applied to online education, a proposal for an integrated Multimodal Model for Online Education is provided based on pedagogical purpose.  The model attempts to integrate the work of several other major theorists […]

October 8, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research, Theory, Theory Development

Applying Project Management Strategies in a Large Curriculum Conversion Project in Higher Education

Higher education is undergoing great changes that require universities to adapt quickly, and making these changes can be difficult. One discipline that can aid in executing change is project management, which has developed a set of clear processes and strategies for completing initiatives quickly and effectively. Several authors have identified project management competencies as key […]

October 8, 2017 | Curriculum, Daily News, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Management

Commentary: Responses to “An Interview with Joseph South” in Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education

1- Commentary: UCEA CASTLE Response to “An Interview With Joseph South” 2-  Commentary: A Response to an Interview With Joseph South by the Teacher Education and Technology and Media Divisions of the Council for Exceptional Children 3- Commentary: Response of the Association of Science Teacher Educators to “An Interview with Joseph South” 4- Commentary: Social Studies Education […]

October 8, 2017 | Assessment, Curriculum, Higher Education, K-12, Research, Technology, Theory

Reflections on Preparing Educators to Evaluate the Efficacy of Educational Technology: An Interview With Joseph South

Joseph South, an educational researcher, technology consultant, and former director of the U.S. Office of Educational Technology participated in a research initiative on Educational Technology Efficacy Research organized by the Jefferson Education Accelerator, Digital Promise, and the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. The working group in which he participated, one of […]

October 8, 2017 | Assessment, Curriculum, Daily News, Higher Education, K-12, Management, Research, Technology, Theory

Developing a typology of mobile apps in Higher Education: A national case-study

Mobile applications (apps) are used in higher education (HE) in a variety of ways, including as learning tools, study organisers, for marketing, and recruitment of new students. Purposed with easing student transition into university life, organiser apps have a capacity to assist students with various aspects of university experience, freeing up time and energy for […]

October 8, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education, Learning Design, mLearning, Research, Theory Development

Lecture-recording technology in higher education: Exploring lecturer and student views across the disciplines

This paper presents findings of an institutional case study investigating how students and lecturers experienced a new opt-out, fully integrated lecture-recording system which enabled audio and presentation screen capture. The study’s focus is on how ‘traditional’ students (generally characterised as young, enrolled full-time and attending classes on campus) engaged with lecture-recording and how lecturers’ experiences […]

October 8, 2017 | Blended Learning, Daily News, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Lecture Caputre, Teaching, Technology, Video Conferencing, Video Technology