Posts Tagged ‘Educational Systems’

A Concierge Model for Supporting Faculty in Online Course Design

Individualized approaches to online course design benefit faculty in numerous ways. Using a “concierge” model approach, this paper describes the working principles and steps used in course development. The general approach directly addresses many inherent problems with instructional design processes, which often highlight discrepancies in preparation and background between instructional designers and faculty as “subject […]

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LATEST ONLINE COLLEGE STUDENTS RESEARCH SHOWS CHANGING ATTITUDES AND EXPECTATIONS OF ONLINE EDUCATION Findings from The Learning House, Inc. and Aslanian Market Research report reveal that colleges need to adapt to a more sophisticated online student. The Learninghouse

Moving Technology-Enhanced-Learning Forward: Bridging Divides through Leadership

A study of academics and professional staff engaged in the emerging field of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) reveal three areas of significant difference in reference to perspectives about TEL. These differences rest on the following individual characteristics: 1) research areas and competencies, 2) academic level, and 3) attitudes towards teaching. While the number of respondents […]

Adaptive or Transactional Leadership in Current Higher Education: A Brief Comparison

Higher education institutions operate in a complex environment that includes influence from external factors, new technologies for teaching and learning, globalization, and changing student demographics to name a few. Maneuvering such complexity and change requires a leadership strategy that is flexible and supportive. This paper reviews two leadership theories in reference to this need: adaptive […]

Enabling Systemic Change: Creating an ePortfolio Implementation Framework Through Design and Development Research for use by Higher Education Professionals

Drawing from a design and development research approach, specifically model research, this study investigated the perspectives of higher education faculty and administrators regarding their experiences with a university-wide electronic portfolio implementation initiative. Participants in the study were fifty-two faculty and administrators at a large research university in the United States who were either continued users […]

Download US Department of Education’s Report: CONDITION OF EDUCATION 2017

Condition of Education 2017 A Letter From the Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics May 2017 On behalf of the National Center for Education Statistics, I am pleased to present e Condition of Education 2017, a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. is report is […]

Talent Management Implementation at an Open Distance E-Learning Higher Educational Institution: The Views of Senior Line Managers

The war for talent remains a challenge that many organisations face but more so for distance education institutions to deliver on its mandate to provide effective online academic offerings. The question that remains is: How can intellectual capital be managed effectively in order to recruit and retain talent that is necessary for success?  This study […]

Download Report: Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates by Race and Ethnicity

Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates by Race and Ethnicity Supplement to National Student Clearinghouse’s Signature 12 report provides six-year completion rates, including degree and certificate completion, disaggregated by race and ethnicity for students who began postsecondary education in fall 2010. Lumina Foundation 

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

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