Professional Certificate Programs: Delivering real job impact and critical skills you need to stand out

Today, we are proud to announce the launch of Professional Certificate programs, the latest offering to further our mission to increase access to education that today’s global, connected learner demands. edX

April 25, 2017 | Daily News, New Programs

Blackboard’s All-of-the-Above Strategy

The education company wants to be a cutting-edge software provider and support colleges using older versions. Analysts and some colleges worry the company is stretching itself too thin. Inside Higher Ed

April 25, 2017 | Daily News, Learning Management Systems

Higher Level Decisions — One University’s Cloud Strategy

Aging hardware, failing servers, interrupted e-mail service — these were some of the painful elements that initially prompted UTC’s serious consideration of a cloud migration for office and productivity solutions. But the ultimate result was a major shift to a much wider cloud strategy that offers wins in many areas for better services and economy. […]

April 24, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education

Bloom’s Taxonomy: Past, Present, and Future from Theory to Practice in Course Development and Curricula

Bloom’s Taxonomy…Past, Present, and Future from Theory to Practice in Course Development and Curricula By: Dr. Tim Becker   Abstract Bloom’s Taxonomy originated in the mid 1950’s with a hierarchical (triangle-shaped) structure indicating the “flow” or steps (6 Levels) of learning and was revised to focus more on the cognitive steps of learning in 2001. While […]

April 23, 2017 | Daily News

Online Learning and Institutional Resilience

Should every institution develop some capacity for online learning? What about small residential colleges, places that differentiate around an in-person residential learning experience? Inside Higher Ed

April 23, 2017 | Daily News, Management

A Conceptual Framework for Building UDL in a Special Education Distance Education Course

Online graduate programs have been increasing in number and attendance over the past decade. Ensuring that the quality of teacher preparation programs is maintained in an online learning environment is essential. After reviewing the pedagogies of both special education and online learning, it was determined that Universal Design for Learning (UDL) was the best framework […]

April 23, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Interface Design

A Design Case of Scaffolding Hybrid/Online Student-Centered Learning with Multimedia

Implementing student-centered learning in hybrid/online settings is very challenging due to the physical separation of instructor and students. This article discusses the need for instructors to provide scaffolds and multimedia modules to facilitate knowledge construction in the student-centered learning process. To offer students solid learning supports, four types of scaffolds and multimedia modules were used […]

April 23, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education, Instructional Design, K-12

A Team of Instructors’ Use of Social Presence, Teaching Presence, and Attitudinal Dissonance Strategies: An Animal Behaviour and Welfare MOOC

This case study examined a team of instructors’ use of social presence, teaching presence, and attitudinal dissonance in a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Animal Behaviour and Welfare (ABW), designed to facilitate attitudinal learning. The study reviewed a team of six instructors’ use of social presence and teaching presence by applying the Community of […]

April 20, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education, MOOCs

Examining MOOCs: A Comparative Study among Educational Technology Experts in Traditional and Open Universities

The proliferation of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in recent years has generated much debate. MOOCs have been presented as technology-based educational practices, but many researchers question if this kind of open courses really respects some of the consolidated principles behind the education offered at universities. In light of this situation, consulting the teachers most […]

April 20, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education, MOOCs

PBS’ Summer Season Features an Around-the-World “Summer of Adventure” With Stops in China, Cuba, Ireland and More

ARLINGTON, VA; April 19, 2017 – PBS travels the globe, from China to Havana and beyond, to give viewers a sweeping look at many of the most fascinating places on Earth. The season also brings the premiere of PRIME SUSPECT: TENNISON ON MASTERPIECE, which follows the early career of the beloved detective, and season three […]

April 20, 2017 | Daily News