Coursera Expands Its MOOC Certificate Program

Coursera, the online education company, announced on Wednesday that it was expanding a program that awards special certificates to students who pass multiple MOOCs. Wired Campus Full Article

October 15, 2014 | Daily News

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Reaching Out With Tech

A former New York City schools chancellor plans to use technology — and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s $700 million endowment — to connect more low-income students with prestigious colleges and universities. Inside Higher Education Full Article

October 14, 2014 | Daily News


Diving into Lake Devo: Modes of representation and means of interaction and reflection in online role-play

This paper outlines an action research project involving the development of an educational online role-playing website, known as Lake Devo. Designed in keeping with constructivist principles, the website is used in select post-secondary courses at Ryerson University and allows learners to work synchronously, using visual, audio, and text elements to create avatars and interact in […]

October 13, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, Research


HP hopes its breakup will benefit higher ed

Venerable Silicon Valley company HP is splitting into two separate firms—one for printers and computers and one for enterprise solutions Innovations in mobile computing, 3D printing, and cloud services are what HP hopes to deliver to colleges, universities, and other customers as a result of its decision this week to split into two separate companies. […]

October 13, 2014 | Daily News


Microsoft’s Quantum Mechanics

Can an aging corporation’s adventures in fundamental physics research open a new era of unimaginably powerful computers? MIT Technology Review Full Article  

October 12, 2014 | Daily News



On October 1, the Alliance for Excellent Education announced that the fourth annual Digital Learning Day will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015, in conjunction with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’s (the National Board) second annual Teaching and Learning conference. Alliance for Excellent Education Press Release  

October 12, 2014 | Daily News


Google Glass Gives Learners a New Point of View

What if a paramedic student could view a delicate medical procedure directly through the eyes of his instructor, and then apply that experience to his own practice? A new pilot program at State University of New York Cobleskill will allow students to do just that, using Google Glass to provide first-person point-of-view video capture and […]

October 12, 2014 | Daily News


Coding with the kindergarten crowd

Introducing coding to kindergarten students helps them reflect on their own learning as they develop 21st-century skills such as problem solving and creativity, experts say. eSchool News Full Article

October 12, 2014 | Daily News


Online and In Control

The spread of adaptive learning technology in higher education, to some, is the rise of the machines — replacing professors with software and an automated, cheapened form of instruction. To Ariel Anbar it’s a tool that helps him teach in new ways. Inside Higher Education Full Article  

October 11, 2014 | Daily News

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ePortfolios and Audience: Teaching a Critical Twenty-First Century Skill

This article reports on a three-year investigation into how and to what extent ePortfolios sponsor teacher and student learning about audience in first-year writing classes at a mid-sized research university. Through interviews with students and instructors and detailed analysis of students’ ePortfolios, we found that, more often than not, the audience for ePortfolios is multiple. […]

October 11, 2014 | Daily News, Research