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Personalized Learning at WGU

Posted: 5/20/2016 - 10:19 AM

from Educause
by Maria H. Andersen and David Leasure
April 18, 2016

Key Takeaways

  • Online, competency-based WGU has developed a model that allows the university to deliver personalized learning to its ever-increasing student body — currently over 70,000 students.
  • All WGU faculty and systems support student success, providing individualized pacing, coaching, intervention, and support.
  • On national surveys of gr...
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No One Rule Fits All

Posted: 5/20/2016 - 10:17 AM

from Inside Higher Education
By Carl Straumsheim
May 3, 2016

Higher education groups say Education Department's proposed rules on teacher preparation program discriminate against distance education providers.  Read full article here.


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Lost (and Found) in Translation: What Online Students Want

Posted: 5/20/2016 - 10:14 AM

from Educause
by James Quirk and Melissa Scholes Young 
April 18, 2016

Key Takeaways

  • Institutions offering online learning must translate the traditional classroom space into the online one based on what the students want and need.
  • More than any other goals, students want connections and a sense of community in their online courses.      Read the full news item

OER in Higher Ed: 'Huge Awareness-Raising Effort Needed'

Posted: 5/20/2016 - 10:08 AM

From Campus Technology
By David Raths
April 21, 2016

Open textbook projects are gaining momentum, says Creative Commons' Cable Green, but there is still work to be done.

Read full article here.

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10 Tools for More Interactive Videos

Posted: 5/11/2016 - 10:13 AM

from Campus Technology
by Dian Schaffhauser
May 4, 2016

Forget about PowerPoints with voice-over — that's old school. These "new school" apps can help you engage your students while they're learning from your lectures.  Read full articleRead the full news item

Love Letter to Blended Learning - the MIT Study

Posted: 4/21/2016 - 01:46 PM
from Inside Higher Ed
April 20, 2016
By Carl Straumsheim

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology tasked with examining the future of online education have returned with a simple recommendation for colleges and universities: focus on people and process, not technology.

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A 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning

Posted: 4/21/2016 - 01:42 PM

January 2016
Ontario's Distance Education and Training Network

The first part, A 2016 Look at the Future of Online Learning: Advancing Technology and Online Learning – An Ideal Match for the Future looked at developments in technology and what potential they offer for better learning, teaching, collaboration, mobility and other key aspects of online learning.

The second part, A 2016 Lo...
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Your Course Accessibility Checklist

Posted: 4/21/2016 - 01:37 PM

from Campus Technology
by David Raths
March 30, 2016

Yes, it's possible to embed accessibility into the online course creation process, without expending too much time or effort. Here are things to consider during each development phase.  Read full article at:
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How Sal Khan Hopes to Remake Education

Posted: 4/15/2016 - 03:10 PM

From the Chronicle of Higher Education
March 30, 2016

Sal Khan discusses how he would reshape higher education.  It includes competency-based, real world experiences along with portfolios showcasing all the students' skills - including writing, speeches, creative art-projects, etc.

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Equal Promises, Unequal Experiences

Posted: 4/15/2016 - 03:01 PM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Carl Staumsheim
April 15, 2016

Stopping Stop-Outs

Posted: 4/15/2016 - 02:57 PM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Carl Straumsheim
April 13, 206

Harvard Accessibility Lawsuit Moves Forward

Posted: 2/29/2016 - 05:20 PM
from Inside Higher Ed
February 23, 2016

8 MOOCs for Better Technology-Enhanced Teaching

Posted: 2/21/2016 - 08:10 PM

from Campus Technology Blog
by Dian Schaffhauser
Feb. 10, 2016

These free courses will help update your skills with blended, OER, Universal Design and more.  For more information go to:

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NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Higher Education Edition

Posted: 2/12/2016 - 01:28 AM

The New Media Consortium (NMC) and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) are jointly releasing the NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Higher Education Edition.  This 13th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impa...
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A multi-institutional study of the impact of open textbook adoption on the learning outcomes of post-secondary students

Posted: 2/6/2016 - 07:47 PM

September 2015
Lane Fischer,
John HiltonIII, T. Jared Robinson,, David A. Wiley

Major S...
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