Deep Learning towards Expertise Development in a Visualization-based Learning Environment

With limited problem-solving capability and practical experience, novices have difficulties developing expert-like performance. It is important to make the complex problem-solving process visible to learners and provide them with necessary help throughout the process. This study explores the design and effects of a model-based learning approach implemented in a web-based learning environment that not only […]

December 3, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education, Instructional Design

Operation Phakisa Education: Why a secret? Mass surveillance, inequality, and race in South Africa’s emerging national e-education system

This paper investigates several human rights concerns with respect to the South African government’s secretive plan to transform basic education, Operation Phakisa Education. The first concern is the influence of digital surveillance on education and society by government and corporate institutions. This is evaluated in light of electronic foreign and domestic government and corporate surveillance, […]

December 3, 2017 | Assessment, Daily News, Government, Higher Education, K-12, Management, Policy

The Two Towers: The Quest for Appraisal and Leadership Development of ‘Middle’ Leaders online

This paper sets out to examine the role of middle leaders and their quest for effective appraisal and leadership development online—the two towers. Research that focuses on the role of middle leaders, in terms of their appraisal and leadership development, suggests there is a crisis in the ‘middle’. Currently, middle leaders do not have access […]

December 3, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education, Management

Maori Mentors: Expectations and perceptions

This article is informed by a kaupapa Māori methodology and reports on a “by Māori for Māori” peer mentoring programme. The programme, offered by the College of Business at Massey University, focuses on Māori students who are studying at a distance. We outline the programme and the experiences and perceptions from kanohi ki te kanohi […]

December 3, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Learners, Learning Design, Teaching

Amazon unveils £185 machine learning DeepLens camera that lets anyone develop their own AI systems

    DeepLens was created by Amazon Web Services for use by software developers It comes packed with AI tools to design and test out their own creations It can recognise objects, faces and automatically label a range of actions Giving smaller companies the kit could fuel a boom in smart apps and hardware Daily […]

December 1, 2017 | Artificial Intelligence, Daily News, Higher Education

Robot learning improves student engagement

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The first-ever study of Michigan State University’s pioneering robot-learning course shows that online students who use the innovative robots feel more engaged and connected to the instructor and students in the classroom. Eureka Alert

December 1, 2017 | Artificial Intelligence, Daily News, Higher Education

Are campuses delivering the kind of app students want?

A survey reveals that students think their campus app is far behind commercial apps they use. eCampus News

December 1, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education

With Christian eLearning on the Rise, Seminaries Close Their Doors

Given the rising cost of education and the potentially harsh debt climate for students, many learners have begun to choose cheaper online courses as a replacement for a traditional college experience. This has resulted in lower enrollments particularly at private for-profit universities. ELEARNING INSIDE NEWS

December 1, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education, Policy

Distance learning course fee hiked by 20 per cent in IGNOU [Indira Gandhi National University]

Across most courses, the fee increase will lead to students paying Rs 1,800-2,000 more per semester. The new fee structure has been uploaded in the university prospectus. The Indian Express

December 1, 2017 | Daily News, Government, Higher Education, Policy

How Online Can Save Small, Private Colleges from Going Under

In the wake of a recent series of small-college closings, the takeaway for small private colleges is that their days may be numbered. Since these schools are largely dependent on student tuition in a time when demographic changes mean fewer available high school graduates, they might as well be on an endangered-species list. Some fifty […]

November 30, 2017 | Daily News, Governance, Higher Education, Management