The Online Student Connectedness Survey: Evidence of Initial Construct Validity

The Online Student Connectedness Survey (OSCS) was introduced to the academic community in 2012 as an instrument designed to measure feelings of connectedness between students participating in online degree and certification programs. The purpose of this study was to examine data from the instrument for initial evidence of validity and reliability and to establish a […]

May 12, 2017 | Daily News, Theory Development

Employing the EPEC Hierarchy of Conditions (Version II) To Evaluate the Effectiveness of Using Synchronous Technologies with Multi-Location Student Cohorts in the Tertiary Education Setting

As e-learning maintains its popularity worldwide, and university enrolments continue to rise, online tertiary level coursework is increasingly being designed for groups of distributed learners, as opposed to individual students. Many institutions struggle with incorporating all facets of online learning and teaching capabilities with the range and variety of software tools available to them. This […]

May 12, 2017 | Daily News, Instructional Design

View Recorded Webinar: Identifying and Supporting At-Risk Students in Online Courses

View Recorded Webinar: Identifying and Supporting At-Risk Students in Online Courses One of the most successful measures of a course is how many students retain, and the online environment is no exception. Yet online education also poses unique challenges for instructors when it comes to promoting retention, as students grapple with challenges like busy schedules, […]

May 12, 2017 | Assessment, Daily News, Higher Education, Management

OU brings ‘Internet of Everything’ to everyone with free online course

There has been considerable interest in the Internet of Things (IoT) recently, and whether connecting data, people, processes, and things is beneficial or a risk to data protection. Either way, the IoT is here to stay and our society needs to develop the skills to process the vast amounts of data being generated. The Open […]

May 11, 2017 | Daily News, IoT

D2L Signs Loyola Marymount, St. Catherine and DePaul Through Internet2

Internet2 members continue to choose D2L as their learning management system provider. Three high-profile institutions, Loyola Marymount University (LMU), St. Catherine University and DePaul University, are using the learning technology leader’s Brightspace platform to reach every learner. D2L

May 11, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education, Learning Management Systems

Try these new ways to take notes, share information, and collaborate

HiveOut India only Group messaging app that offers a new way to manage information, track progress and make decisions. Project Córdoba By Invitation This simple add-in powers Excel to stream and visualize data from physical computing devices in real time. Plumbago Free The notebook reimagined as a more productive, simple, and satisfying notetaking experience. Snip […]

May 11, 2017 | Daily News

Three ways SMEs are making the most of online learning

Finding time to learn new skills and develop your company can be challenging, but don’t overlook the internet as a resource for expert knowledge and advice, say these business owners. The Telegraph

May 11, 2017 | Business, Daily News

edX Welcomes Brown University

We are honored to announce that Brown University, an institution recognized for the quality of its teaching, research, and unique curriculum, has joined edX. edX

May 9, 2017 | Daily News, Higher Education

4 major changes our colleges should undergo right now

The information age and development of the internet have changed every aspect of human life from dating to journalism. Education did not escape this revolution. From 100 percent online courses to interactive lecture styles, the college experience has changed dramatically in the last couple decades, but some believe that the structure of higher education needs more […]

May 9, 2017 | Daily News, Flipped, Higher Education, Learning Design

Download Report: The Future of Jobs and Jobs Training

The Future of Jobs and Jobs Training As robots, automation and artificial intelligence perform more tasks and there is massive disruption of jobs, experts say a wider array of education and skills-building programs will be created to meet new demands. There are two uncertainties: Will well-prepared workers be able to keep up in the race […]

May 7, 2017 | Daily News, Employment, Robotics