Posts Tagged ‘Higher Education’

A Cognitive Style Perspective to Handheld Devices: Customization vs. Personalization

Handheld devices are widely applied to support open and distributed learning, where students are diverse. On the other hand, customization and personalization can be applied to accommodate students’ diversities. However, paucity of research compares the effects of customization and personalization in the context of handheld devices. To this end, we developed a customized digital learning […]

U.S. Higher Education Institutions Expected to Spend $6.6 billion on IT In 2015, According to IDC Government Insights

Framingham, MA – May 11th, 2015 – According to a new IT spending guide from IDC Government Insights, U.S. Higher education institutions are expected to spend about $6.6 billion on IT in 2015, much of that driven by investments in enterprise networks and higher end notebook computers. The first guide of its kind, , “Pivot […]

Learning in cyber-physical worlds

What lies in the space where the cyber world and physical world converge? A spectrum of blended augmented experiences and a fount of new opportunities for educational practice. The success of this projected convergence depends on the availability of affordable virtual reality hardware, such as wearable haptic and movement tracking devices, and the use of […]

Why Wearables Are the New Gateways to Human Knowledge

The use of Google Glass and other wearable devices in higher education is still experimental, but the technology is opening up exciting new possibilities for teaching and learning. Campus Technology Full Article

Exploring Distributed Leadership for the Quality Management of Online Learning Environments

Online learning environments (OLEs) are complex information technology (IT) systems that intersect with many areas of university organisation. Distributed models of leadership have been proposed as appropriate for the good governance of OLEs. Based on theoretical and empirical research, a group of Australian universities proposed a framework for the quality management of OLEs, and sought […]

Faculty Coalition: It’s Time to Examine MOOC and Online Ed Profit Motives

A coalition of faculty groups has declared war against online learning, particularly massive open online courses (MOOCs), because it said it believes that the fast expansion of this form of education is being promulgated by corporations — specifically for-profit colleges and universities and education technology companies — at the expense of student education and public […]

Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Utah and Wisconsin Pilot Online Tools To Benefit Community Colleges and K-12 School Districts

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Oct. 1, 2013—Education and technology leaders in eight states are collaborating with Internet2 to extend advanced trust and identity solutions used at the nations top universities to K-12 and community college students, faculty and staff as part of a set of pilots to help ease access to leading technology solutions. Internet2 Full Article

How Adult Online Graduates Portray Their Degree

This qualitative case study investigated how adult graduates of online Bachelor’s degree programs describe the online aspect of their degree. Online education is promoted as a method for adult students to access the benefits of a college degree. Therefore, it is important for prospective online students, higher education institutions and policy makers to understand how […]

Download Report: Not Yet Sold — What Employers and Community College Students Think About Online Education

A Taking Stock Report from Public Agenda Online education holds the promise to increase access and decrease cost of higher education. Yet many community college students and employers remain skeptical about the value of online learning, according to our recent research. “Not Yet Sold” raises important questions for the future of online education, even as […]

Northern Arizona University’s Personalized Learning

Personalized Learning is a self-paced, competency-based program with a high level of assessment that producesmore graduates in less time and at a lower cost, since students with developmental deficiencies can take free modules to address those before admission. The student experience allows students to skip lessons they already know and progress more quickly through material with which they have more familiarity, leading to a reduced cost for students […]