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The news items below may be of interest to those involved with distance and online learning:

Are Colleges Doing Enough to Make Online Videos Accessible for the Blind?

Posted: 4/19/2017 - 07:29 AM

from Converge
by Tanya Roscorla
March 27, 2017

As more higher education online learning relies on visuals to tell a story, they're often not accessible to people who are blind. Now, some colleges are tackling the problem with better funding and technology.  Read full article here.

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Counting Online Students

Posted: 4/14/2017 - 05:18 PM

From Inside Higher Ed
by Jean Dimeo
April 12, 2017

Online enrollments climbed 11 percent from 2012 to 2015, with private nonprofit...
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Finding a Niche in a Niche Market

Posted: 3/20/2017 - 10:56 AM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Carl Straumsheim
March 20, 2017

Loud and Clear

Posted: 3/7/2017 - 08:12 AM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Colleen Flaherty
March 7, 2017

Study details tool to help professors measure how much active learning is happening in their classrooms.  Read full article Read the full news item

‘Access Moves’: How One Instructor Seeks Accessibility

Posted: 3/7/2017 - 08:06 AM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Carl Straumsheim
March 7, 2017

Berkeley Will Delete Online Content

Posted: 3/6/2017 - 04:34 PM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Carl Straumsheim
March 6, 2017

Starting March 15, the university will begin removing more than 20,000 vid...
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'Huge Deal for a Small School'

Posted: 2/27/2017 - 09:53 AM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Carl Staumsheim
February 27, 2017

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8 Lessons Learned From Open Source Development

Posted: 2/8/2017 - 05:51 PM

from Campus Technology
by Dian Schaffhauser
January 11, 2017

When Harvard kicked off OpenScholar six years ago, little did it realize the impact the website creation project would have on the university — and the academic world at large.  Read full article here.
 


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New Baseline For Accessibility

Posted: 2/8/2017 - 05:42 PM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Carl Straumsheim
February 3, 2017

A long-awaited update to a federal rule ups the pressure on colleges and universities to ensure that their information and communication technology services are accessible to students with disabilities, experts say. The federal government last month finished work on updating section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which details the accessibility standards federal agencies, contractors and emp...
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ADA Compliance For Online Course Design

Posted: 2/8/2017 - 05:08 PM

from Educause Review
by Sheryl Burgstahler
January 30, 2017

Lessons learned from campuses nationwide have informed an approach to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act during the process of online course design. Providing multiple ways for students to gain knowledge, demonstrate knowledge, and interact goes a long way toward making a course accessible to all students, including those with disabilities. Accessibility efforts benefit not only st...
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11 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2017

Posted: 2/8/2017 - 12:26 PM

from Campus Technology
by Rhea Kelly
January 18, 2017

Five higher ed leaders analyze the hottest trends in education technology this year.  Read the full article here.


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Top Fears Shutting the Door on Open Education

Posted: 2/2/2017 - 03:09 PM

from Campus Technology
by A.J. O'Connell
February 1, 2017

Fear and anxiety can keep many educators from embracing open educational resources and open pedagogy. Here, "open" proponents explain common concerns.  Read full article here.


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Is 'Inclusive Access' the Future for Publishers?

Posted: 2/2/2017 - 11:04 AM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Carl Straumsheim
January 31, 2017

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ACE and Credly Launching Digital Credentials for Workforce Training

Posted: 2/1/2017 - 03:19 PM

from Campus Technology - News Update
February 1, 2017
by Rhea Kelly  

A collaboration between the American Council on Education (ACE) and digital credential service provider Credly will allow working professionals to earn digital badges for workplace training. 

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Top 10 Education Technologies that Will Be Dead and Gone in the Next Decade

Posted: 11/4/2016 - 02:18 PM

from Campus Technology
By Dian Schaffhauser, Rhea Kelly
November 2, 2016

In our 2016 Teaching with Technology survey, faculty members offered their predictions on what the future holds for technology in teaching — including what hardware and systems will bite the dust over the next 10 years.


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