NFE/1.0 Michigan Community College Association Virtual Learning Collaborative Michigan Community College Association Virtual Learning Collaborative en February Michigan Community College Association Virtual Learning Collaborative Fri, 12 Feb 2016 01:28:47 CST Fri, 12 Feb 2016 01:28:47 CST Michigan Community College Association Virtual Learning Collaborative <![CDATA[NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Higher Education Edition]]> 8FAA2941A9E712EB8CE19A252C0C420C Fri, 12 Feb 2016 01:28:47 CST 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 an]]> <![CDATA[A multi-institutional study of the impact of open textbook adoption on the learning outcomes of post-secondary students]]> F63C4F924536AFFD252381E7010F5621 Sat, 6 Feb 2016 19:47:46 CST September 2015
Lane Fischer,
John HiltonIII, T. Jared Robinson,
<![CDATA[GRCC seeks to lower textbook costs for students with new partnership]]> 1EC6C2CB3C6DBE57D6B34CEE13E79DD4 Fri, 5 Feb 2016 08:44:20 CST mLive
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 the]]> <![CDATA[The Limits of Open]]> 6503EBE057EA99514FF87B2A4AFC239E Wed, 3 Feb 2016 17:46:03 CST

from Inside Higher Ed
January 29, 2016
by]]> <![CDATA[Inspiring Innovation in Competency-based Education]]> 0464BEDDD04F57DE11EA5058D40371F5 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 21:47:17 CST 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 consu]]> <![CDATA[Review and Promotion, Tenure and Technology]]> 9D594B6BE66CCFBEBC99FE5277C2CE78 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 21:41:59 CST

from Inside Higher Ed
January 26, 2016
1FD26CE379E1BD4E71F50C1638424DEC Wed, 20 Jan 2016 13:42:26 CST from Campus Technology Newsletter
January 20, 2016
by Michael Hart

"The Competency-Based Education Ecosystem Framework" is a report from Pub]]> <![CDATA[9 Ed Tech Trends for 2016]]> 7F0120C10F60FA7123F98E3560EE506E Tue, 19 Jan 2016 16:32:08 CST from Campus Technology
Jan 13, 2016

Four technology and innovation experts discuss the hottest trends in higher ed tech this year. Those trends include makerspaces, competency-based education, virtual reality, data analytics and machine learning, accessibility, mobile first, wearables, video and wireless infrastructure.&nbs]]> <![CDATA[6 Killer Examples of Gamification in eLearning]]> 1B00DA00BD52A7E06DF75E658104FDDD Mon, 12 Oct 2015 10:02:04 CST  1. Induction program. 2. Professional skills enhancement (account management fundamentals for project managers. 3. Compliance. 4. Rewards and recognition. 5: Soft skills and time management—a gamified activity on time wasters. 6. A gamified assessment.

Read full article at:  70C88749A2ED9EDF6D40F175D9BD9444 Mon, 12 Oct 2015 10:00:26 CST 1. Usability and global navigation. 2. Combination of operating systems. 3. Content treatment. 4. Development process. The process should be iterative and fluid. Higher testing time should be accounted in the development process. The storyboard should focus more on the core content and the visual elements.

Read full article at:&nbs]]> <![CDATA[Survey Shows Participation in Online Courses Growing]]> 22445A799102C9A62FFC2DDB5E444B7A Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:11:59 CST From Inside Higher Ed
April 21, 2015
by Ashley A. Smith

"Distance education at community colleges continues to increase even as overall enrollment at two-year institutions falls.
<![CDATA[Online Degrees Show 'Net Positive' Campus Impact]]> C9C303813CDA7091442A953D7D127802 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:49:14 CST from Campus Technology
By Dian Schaffhauser

Arizona State University sustainability scientists, with support and assistance for Dell sustainability experts studied the social and environmental benefits of online education.  According to their study - the overall impact is 'net positive' meaning]]> <![CDATA[Distance Ed Myths Debunked]]> 52D973B5A86525EA7B8E228A1DBDC1C3 Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:11:08 CST

from Inside Higher Education
March 5, 2015
]]> <![CDATA[What are the Impacts of Adopting OERs?]]> 1277062C1D18AB65B2B8123A7F287D61 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:49:09 CST February 2015

The Open Educational Resources (OER) Adoption Impact Explorer launched by David Wiley and Lumen Learning is a research-based calculator that will make custom projections for the impact of adoptiong OER in a course/campus, including student savings, retention, grades, etc.

View the calculator at: 2A5288445CE61A77F1E81F20B05C82DE Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:37:44 CST The 2015 Horizon Report - produced by New Media Consortium and Educause - was released this week and focuses on key trends accelerating technology adoption in higher education, the challenges that impede technology adoption in higher education, and the educational technology developments on the horizon.  

The report - in ]]> <![CDATA[Top 6 Higher Ed Digital Policy Issues to Watch in 2015 ]]> D9D9A6A6F5A3111B0FBFAA5DE7F7C622 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:11:15 CST Center for Digital Education
January 2015

Technology moves faster than the policy developed to govern it - and educational technology policy watchers have identified six major policy issues colleges should be focused on in 2015.  They are: Security threats, State authorization for distance education programs, Internet ]]> <![CDATA[Specializations, Specialized]]> C3BFBC3F730D1AD867DA33E45E1D5139 Thu, 12 Feb 2015 08:33:49 CST

from Inside Higher Ed
February 12, 2015
B]]> <![CDATA[Professors Know About High-Tech Teaching Methods, but Few Use Them]]> EF5C67DD2B4B7209214AE8B9EE1AED1C Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:43:31 CST

from The Chronicle - Wired Campus blog
February 10, 2015
Casey Fabris

In a new survey from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 40 percent of the instructors surveyed use or are interested in using some innovative techniques and technologies.  Not all options on the survey could be con]]> <![CDATA[Babson Study: Distance Education Enrollment Growth Continues, But at a Slower Rate]]> 02DA64B45F000FD0EA0650FDA8DF76A2 Fri, 6 Feb 2015 17:54:06 CST The 2014 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group and co-sponsored by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), Pearson and Tyton Partners,  reveals the number of higher education students taking at least one distance education course in 2014 is up 3.7 percent from the previous year.  The multi-year trend ]]> <![CDATA[Sustaining SARA]]> 8C2798CCDC59CB61064B571927E22F76 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:27:32 CST

from Inside Higher Ed
December 18, 2014