Information literacy and informed learning: conceptual innovations for IL research and practice futures

Our paper draws together conceptual innovations emerging from the work of a group of researchers focussed on the relational approach to information literacy, more recently labelled ‘informed learning’. Team members have been working together in various configurations for periods ranging from seven to seventeen years. Our collaborative approach continues to yield new concepts and constructs […]

August 6, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Learners, Learning Design

Online Microteaching: A Multifaceted Approach to Teacher Professional Development

In this paper, the author proposes that microteaching may be practiced through online media. The core concept of traditional microteaching is that it is a manipulative technique used to facilitate self-reflective and critical thinking processes while teaching. Preliminary research was conducted with elementary teachers who were participating in University Terbuka, Indonesia online microteaching program. A […]

August 6, 2017 | Faculty Development, Higher Education, K-12

Exploring mobile learning success factors

This paper is a comparative account and analysis of three mobile Web 2.0 projects instigated within a tertiary learning environment during 2008. Following the successful instigation of a mobile Web 2.0 project in the third year of a Bachelor of Product Design course during semester one, similar projects were initiated in semester two within the […]

August 6, 2017 | Daily News, mLearning

Rich environments for active learning: a definition

Rich Environments for Active Learning, or REALs, are comprehensive instructional systems that evolve from and are consistent with constructivist philosophies and theories. To embody a constructivist view of learning, REALs: promote study and investigation within authentic contexts; encourage the growth of student responsibility, initiative, decision making, and intentional learning; cultivate collaboration among students and teachers; […]

August 6, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education, Learning Design

Download Report: Evaluation of Edtech: What Technology Means to Educators Across America

Walker Sands’ 2017 Evaluation of EdTech examines the complex relationship between schools/universities and the technologies they use to educate students. Based on a survey of more than 500 U.S. education professionals, Walker Sands’ inaugural report reveals educators’ current uses for education technology (edtech), how they hope edtech will improve in the years to come, and what’s […]

August 6, 2017 | Higher Education, K-12, Technology

Online learning startup Codecademy launches paid Pro courses

Codecademy has spent the last several years building a large community of learners with free lessons aimed at teaching its users the basics of how to code. But now it’s betting that many of them will be willing to pay for more intensive courses. When Codecademy founder and CEO Zach Sims founded the company in […]

August 6, 2017 | Daily News, New Economy

New series explores the dark reality behind the disruption economy

New two-part television series Secrets of Silicon Valley investigates the reality behind Silicon Valley’s endless faith in its power to change the world for the better. The so-called ‘Tech Gods’ believe progress is powered by unleashing technology to tear up the world as it is and create a new one – a process they call “disruption”. Presented […]

August 6, 2017 | Daily News, New Economy, Resources, Technology

Southern New Hampshire University Selects D2L’s Brightspace as Its New Learning Management System

SNHU will implement Brightspace to modernize and personalize learning and provide a better student experience

August 6, 2017 | Adpative Systems, Analytics, Daily News, Higher Education, Learning Management Systems

Oklahoma City Community College and Blackboard Partner to Drive Student Success Through Predictive Analytics

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 3, 2017 — Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) and Blackboard Inc. today announced an expansion of their 10-year partnership. This new phase of collaboration is designed to close achievement gaps and increase the number of students who complete a certificate or degree. Beginning in Spring 2018, the college will implement Blackboard Predict, […]

August 6, 2017 | Analytics, Daily News, Higher Education, Learning Management Systems, Management

Adobe Transforms Personalization With Artificial Intelligence

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today’s most successful brands already use data science to personalize experiences and address customer needs. Brands are increasingly building internal statistical models and algorithms to tailor experiences and yet most are not fully leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Adobe

August 2, 2017 | Adpative Systems, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Daily News