Posts Tagged ‘Learning Systems’

Download Report: Informing Progress: Insights on Personalized Learning Implementation and Effects

Informing Progress: Insights on Personalized Learning Implementation and Effects The basic concept of personalized learning (PL) — instruction that is focused on meeting students’ individual learning needs while incorporating their interests and preferences — has been a longstanding practice in U.S. K–12 education. Options for personalization have increased as personal computing devices have become increasingly […]

Myths and Facts About Flipped Learning

The combination of rapidly-accumulating research on the effectiveness of active learning combined with improvements in technology have created an ideal environment for almost any instructor to move their courses from a traditional to a flipped model. Many articles on flipped learning contain misconceptions that can lead potential practitioners into error or away from using flipped […]

6 Qualities To Look For In eLearning Translation Vendors

Many organizations across the globe have a geographically dispersed workforce, and online training programs offer a convenient way to meet their training needs. Perhaps, the only barrier to implementing successful training programs across diverse geographical locations, is the language. But, thanks to the presence of eLearning translation vendors, this is a barrier that can be […]

Collaborative Learning in Global Online Education Using Virtual International Exchanges

-> Virtual international exchanges (VIEs) are a form of collaborative online international learning (COIL) in which an online, on-campus, or hybrid course connects virtually with a similar course in a different country. -> VIEs let students connect with peers in other countries to discuss concepts and ideas learned about in shared course materials, including presentations, videos, […]

Deconstructing competency-based education: An assessment of institutional activity, goals, and challenges in higher education

There have been several surveys assessing institutional interest in Competency-Based Education (CBE), but there is a need for a systematic analysis of how institutions are designing and implementing CBE at the course, program, or institutional level. This initiative proposes to close this research gap and advance the conversation about the scale, impact, and varieties of […]

Navigating Multiple ePortfolios: Lessons Learned From a Capstone Seminar

ePortfolios are a growing trend in higher education, implemented by an increasing number of curricular and co-curricular programs. Given the de-centralized nature of many colleges and universities, it is inevitable that faculty requiring ePortfolios, especially as capstone experiences, will engage with students who have completed one or more ePortfolios, alongside others for whom this will […]

Why blogs endure: A study of recent college graduates and motivations for blog readership

This paper reports the results from a mixed methods study of recent college graduates who were asked if and why they used blogs as sources for continued learning purposes. Findings are based on 1,651 online survey responses and 63 follow-up telephone interviews with young graduates from 10 U.S. colleges and universities. Despite the media’s declarations […]

Towards an automatic classification system for supporting the development of critical reflective skills in L2 learning

This study aimed to develop an automatic classification system, namely ACTIVE, for generating immediate and individualised feedback on students’ reflective entries about their second language (L2) learning experiences. It also aimed to explore students’ attitudes towards using the system to support the development of their reflective skills in L2 learning. A total of 466 undergraduate […]

Communities of inquiry in curriculum approach to online learning: Strengths and limitations in context

The case study discussed in this article examines how the community of inquiry (CoI) model (Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, 2010) was used to redesign the digital learning environment in the context of an Australian university. Some purposes were to replicate features of a traditional classroom and to support collaboration between professionals with different expertise. The […]

Trends and Patterns in Massive Open Online Courses: Review and Content Analysis of Research on MOOCs (2008-2015)

To fully understand the phenomenon of massive open online courses (MOOCs), it is important to identify and map trends and patterns in research on MOOCs. This study does so by reviewing 362 empirical articles published in peer-reviewed journals from 2008 to 2015. For the purpose of this study, content analysis and discourse analysis were employed […]