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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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GRCC seeks to lower textbook costs for students with new partnership

Posted: 2/5/2016 - 08:44 AM

Feb 4, 2016
by Monica Scott

Grand Rapids Community College has entered into a new partnership to lower textbook costs for students, officials say.  GRCC has partnered with Rice University's OpenStax program to encourage the use of free textbooks, peer-reviewed by educators to ensure they meet course requirements.

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The Limits of Open

Posted: 2/3/2016 - 05:46 PM

from Inside Higher Ed
January 29, 2016
by Carl Straumsheim

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Inspiring Innovation in Competency-based Education

Posted: 1/28/2016 - 09:47 PM

from Campus Technology
January 26, 2016
by Mary Grush


"Institutions venturing into competency-based education must have an awareness of regulatory, accreditation, and sustainability issues, as well as experience with assessment and program design methodologies," explains veteran CBE consultant Ruki Jayaraman.  Read full article here:  Read the full news item

Review and Promotion, Tenure and Technology

Posted: 1/28/2016 - 09:41 PM
from Inside Higher Ed
January 26, 2016

New Report Identifies Core Issues in Competency-Based Education

Posted: 1/20/2016 - 01:42 PM

from Campus Technology Newsletter
January 20, 2016
by Michael Hart

"The Competency-Based Education Ecosystem Framework" is a report from Public Agenda which focuses on the CBE framework and identifies concerns and challenges with that framework. 

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