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Predictors of perceived importance and acceptance of digital delivery modes in higher education

Teaching and assessment in higher education institutions are increasingly supported by digital tools and services. Students, however, perceive and value the importance of such e-learning offerings in very diverse ways. The goal of this article is to examine which predictors significantly influence students’ perceptions of the value of digital learning formats. Based on Küpper’s acceptance […]

April 16, 2014 | Daily News, Research

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Project Ara: Google says ‘next 5 billion’ will build their phones

Google’s next major smart phone project won’t just be competing for the same customers as Apple’s iPhone, Samsung’s Galaxy S5, or even Amazon’s rumored upcoming smart phone. The Christian Science Monitor Full Article

April 16, 2014 | Daily News

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EDUCAUSE PRESIDENT AND CEO DIANA OBLINGER TO RETIRE IN 2015 AFTER A CAREER ADVANCING EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY ISSUES

Washington, DC (April 3, 2014)— EDUCAUSE announced today that President and CEO Diana G. Oblinger will retire in March 2015. Dr. Oblinger has led the association for a decade, first as a vice president then as president. Dr. Oblinger joined EDUCAUSE, a higher education technology association with 2,400 member colleges, universities, and corporations, in 2004 as […]

April 16, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education

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Introduction to Distance Education: Theories and Theorists: Ramifications of the Theory of Transactional Distance

By Farhad Saba Founder, Distance-Educator.com Offering adaptive learning based on the needs of the learner for independence and the requirement of the discipline for structure can be implemented in educational organizations with a management system that is conducive to learners starting and completing courses of studies based on their needs as compared to administrative needs […]

April 13, 2014 | Daily News, Research

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The Latest Chat App for iPhone Needs No Internet Connection

Mobile app stores are stuffed with messaging apps from WhatsApp to Tango and their many imitators. But FireChat, released last week for the iPhone, stands out. It’s the only one that can be used without cell-phone reception. FireChat makes use of a feature Apple introduced in the latest version of its iOS mobile software, iOS7, […]

April 13, 2014 | Daily News

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Early learning, assisted by technology

VINCI’s model combines hands-on, experiential learning with software that identifies early learning gaps While students are working on activities, the software analyzes their progress—helping teachers know if they’ve grasped the material. Susan Kelly is excited about the possibilities when her school welcomes its first class of students this fall. eSchool News Full Article

April 12, 2014 | Daily News, Open Learning

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PBS Announces Sizzling Summer Season Lineup

ARLINGTON, VA; April 10, 2014 — PBS announced today a summer schedule of programming spanning generations and genres. From examinations of our nation’s history to our connections to the animal kingdom, and escapes to Britain’s courtrooms and countryside, PBS offers diverse series and specials for all viewers. Returning favorites this summer include the second season […]

April 12, 2014 | Daily News, Open Learning

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The Right to Tweet

Faculty members and staffers at public institutions in Kansas have doubled down on a policy that protects their right to express their opinions on social media. The proposal now heads to the Kansas Board of Regents, where it faces uncertain prospects. Inside Higher Ed Full Article

April 10, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education, Technology

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Your Guide to Picking an Online College

It wasn’t too long ago that online schools held little credibility, but the number of schools offering education degrees all or partially online has increased dramatically in the last decade. The rise in online courses and degrees provides students more options as employers demand more skills, but experts warn that not all programs are created […]

April 10, 2014 | Daily News, Higher Education

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Undertaking an Ecological Approach to Advance Game-Based Learning: A Case Study

Systematic incorporation of digital games in schools is largely unexplored. This case study explored the ecological conditions necessary for implementing a game-based learning course by examining the interaction between three domains (the innovator, the innovation, and the context). From January-April 2012, one in-service teacher learned and applied the Play Curricular activity Reflection Discussion (PCaRD) pedagogical […]

April 9, 2014 | Daily News, Games, Research