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28 Colleges and One Beautiful Website

Posted: 10/10/2016 - 08:46 AM

September 23, 2016

Story about the development of the new MCO website - using Kendo UI framework.


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DOJ vs. UC Berkeley: Forcing Online Content to Be Accessible

Posted: 10/7/2016 - 12:09 PM

from Center for Digital Education
Tanya Roscorla
September 23, 2016

UC Berkeley is figuring out what to do next as the U.S. Department of Justice tells it to make its online audio and video content accessible. Read full article Read the full news item

Duke University Lecture Capture Survey 2016

Posted: 9/13/2016 - 05:17 PM

OIT’s Academic Media Technologies group conducts periodic surveys of leading enterprise capture platforms, evaluating products from the perspective of issues critical to Duke.

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Time Spent with Course Content Isn't Biggest LMS Predictor of Student Success

Posted: 9/13/2016 - 05:10 PM

from Campus Technology
By Dian Schaffhauser

The biggest predictor of student achievement (based on their use of a learning management system) isn't the amount of time they spend working with course content; nor is it how long they spend taking assessments or participating in discussion forums. It's how frequently they check their grades online.

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OER Use to Triple Over Next 5 Years

Posted: 9/9/2016 - 05:07 PM

From Campus Technology
by Sri Ravipati
September 7, 2016

According to a report from Cengage Learning, the use of Open Educational Resources ...
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How Employers View Online, For-Profit Bachelor's Degrees

Posted: 9/6/2016 - 04:48 PM

from U.S. News & World Report
August 15, 2016
by Jordan Friedman

Recruiters say, the negative perception of undergraduate, for-profit education that some employers have held in recent years may be starting to shift, and not all are skeptical.

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9 Things To Know About ADA Compliance On Campus

Posted: 7/8/2016 - 09:15 AM

from University Business Magazine
July 2016
Although some professors prohibit the use of laptops during class because of the distraction factor, laptop use for note-taking is one accommodation colleges may offer students, such as those with a mobility impairment.  ADA awareness training is just one of the things to know about ADA compliance.  Another good thing to know - online classes, online forums and the campus website must be accessibl...
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For Students Taking Online Courses, a Completion Paradox

Posted: 7/5/2016 - 09:00 AM

from The Chronicle Re:Learning Blog July 04, 2016

"If you look just at completion rates for individual online courses, they seem like a bad option. A growing body of research shows that community-college students are much more likely to fail a class taken online than one taken face to face, and grades in online courses are oft...
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Cheating the System?

Posted: 7/1/2016 - 08:22 AM

from Inside Higher Education
July 1, 2016
by Carl Straumsheim

Logging Off, Dropping Out

Posted: 6/13/2016 - 09:08 AM

from Inside Higher Ed
June 13, 2016
by Paul Fain

Distance Ed’s Second Act

Posted: 5/27/2016 - 09:39 AM

from The Chronicle of Higher Education May 24, 2016

Now that the MOOC hype has died down and almost no one is arguing that those free online courses will upend the traditional university, are we instead entering a period where online education is having a real impact on the core of higher education? Not just for the for-profit outliers an...
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What Form Does Online Take in Your Institution’s Future?

Posted: 5/27/2016 - 09:10 AM

from The Evolution
by Kevin Currie,

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
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