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CIOs: OER will storm campuses in next 5 years, “high cloud” just isn’t happening

Posted: 11/12/2017 - 05:26 PM

from eCampus Technology
By Laura Ascione
November 8th, 2017

The annual Campus Computing Project survey details the challenges, successes of campus IT for 2017 and beyond. For instance, eighty-two percent of institutions say open educational resources (OER) will be an important source of course content in 5 years.  The results of the report were released during the recent Read the full news item

3 big misconceptions about online learning

Posted: 11/12/2017 - 05:18 PM

from eCampus Technology
By Joseph Scuralli
November 10th, 2017

While online programs continue to evolve, many students and higher education professionals continue to misunderstand the benefits and realities of online learning.  To read the article, click here.

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Online Learning Research Database Launched

Posted: 11/10/2017 - 09:37 AM
from Inside Higher Ed
by Lindsay McKenzie
November 10, 2017
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What’s the Ideal Mix of Online and Face-to-Face Classes?

Posted: 11/8/2017 - 02:36 PM

from The Chronicle
October 30, 2017

Is there a tipping point at which students who take a blend of online and in-person coursework are doing too much online? That question goes to the heart of something called the online paradox.  Current research is suggesting 3 face-to-face classes and 2 online classes per semester is a good b...
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Faculty Attitudes on Technology Builds

Posted: 11/8/2017 - 02:33 PM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Doug Lederman and Lindsay McKenzie
October 30, 2017

Professors are slowly gaining confidence in the effectiveness of online learning as more of them teach online, Inside Higher Ed'...
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Higher Ed Accessibility Lawsuits, Complaints and Settlements

Posted: 11/8/2017 - 02:30 PM

Listing compilied by the University of Minnesota - Duluth - of accessibility lawsuits, complaints and settlements in higher education.

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Academic Dishonesty and Online Education

Posted: 11/8/2017 - 02:27 PM

from The Evolllution

Part 1 - Understanding the Problem
Academic dishonesty has always been a challenge in the postsecondary space, but as more and more programming is moving online it’s critical to find ways to minimize its prevalence in this new environment.

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A Rising Tide: How Closed Captions Can Benefit All Students

Posted: 8/30/2017 - 12:23 PM

from EDUCAUSE Review
by Mary Ellen Dello Stritto and Katie Linder
August 28, 2017

In fall 2015, the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit conducted a national survey with 3Play Media to learn more about how all students — those with disabilities and those without — use and perceive closed captions in relation to their learning experiences in the college classroom.

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'This is Unusual'

Posted: 8/30/2017 - 12:18 PM

from Inside Higher Ed - Digital
by Jean Dimeo
July 26, 2017

Increasing Online Accessibility and Design Quality in your Online Courses

Posted: 8/30/2017 - 12:15 PM

from WCET Frontiers blog
by Jackie Luft
August 30, 2017

The beginning of the semester brings updates to all of our online courses. Dates are entered, a few new assignments are added, and few are revised and we throw a few assignments in the trash. Maybe there is a textbook with a new edition. Maybe now is a good time to add some Universal Design elements, and consider reviewing your course for online accessibility. Read the full news item

New report highlights importance of interaction in online learning

Posted: 8/8/2017 - 10:18 AM

from EducationDive
by Roger Riddell
July 24, 2017

According to a new report from The Learning House, Inc. and Aslanian Market Research, "The Online College Students 2017: Comprehensive Data on Demands and Preferences," online students want more interaction with instructors and fellow students.

The survey included 1,500 students who were currently enrolled in,...
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Finding the ROI of Online Programs

Posted: 8/8/2017 - 10:07 AM

from Campus Technology
by Dian Schauffhauser
July 19, 2017

It's time to get serious about growing online education programs if your institution wants them to be sustainable. This Arizona State University research project is examining the costs and benefits of scaling digital learning in order to share replicable return-on-investment mechanics and tools for any school willing to take on the challenge. Read full article      Read the full news item

7 Guidelines for Effective Online Teaching

Posted: 8/8/2017 - 09:58 AM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Sharon O'Malley
July 17, 2017

Major Tech Companies Strive to Make Tools Accessible for Students

Posted: 7/19/2017 - 01:05 PM

from EdTech: Focus on Higher Education
by Meghan Bogardus Cortez
July 14, 2017

Adobe, Microsoft and Google all have designed features that could benefit those with disabilities at universities.  Read full article here.

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Why You Should Worry About Losing Net Neutrality

Posted: 7/18/2017 - 04:50 PM
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