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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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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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