NFE/1.0 Michigan Community College Association Virtual Learning Collaborative Michigan Community College Association Virtual Learning Collaborative en November Michigan Community College Association Virtual Learning Collaborative Mon, 12 Oct 2015 10:02:04 CST Mon, 12 Oct 2015 10:02:04 CST Michigan Community College Association Virtual Learning Collaborative <![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
b]]> <![CDATA[Three New States Join SARA]]> C56A129CB439AB49EC69BE6C6358F22A Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:14:42 CST from NC-SARA.Org
November 11, 2014


The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) approved Arizona, Oregon and South Dakota to become members of the WICHE State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (W-SARA).

These states join 12 others (Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana,]]> <![CDATA[Davenport launches online competency-based MBA degree]]> 61D2179DE11CBB80FBEC5C16D8368732 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:29:23 CST from the Grand Rapids Business Journal
by Rachel Weick
October 17, 2014

Davenport University has announced a new MBA degree program that is completely compentency-based and tailored for experienced business professionals..  The program was developed with the assistance of the Council for Adult and Experiential ]]> <![CDATA[Three New States Join the National State Authorizaton Reciprocity Agreement]]> 9CC60E5CAF6E5990E258B4A1A5AB530E Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:28:15 CST from NC-Sara
October 17, 2014

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) announced that Louisiana, Virginia and West Virginia are the first states from that higher education compact to join the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).

These states join Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, ]]> <![CDATA[Coursera Expands Specializations]]> 2097FE608651FB10F086F7918C6BC75D Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:50:21 CST from Inside Higher Education
October 16, 2014

Coursera, the massive open online course provider, has announced 18 new specialization certificates offered by their university partners.  Those certificates are in areas ranging from digital marketing to healthcare informatics.  Students complete the MOOCs and receive]]> <![CDATA[Online and In Control]]> EC33F50EA94A5F9FC04CC6A434539762 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:20:31 CST

from Inside Higher Ed
October 10, 2014
By]]> <![CDATA[Complete Guide to Open Educational Resources]]> 81FD07F70A5F38975B729FBD219DD0CE Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:15:09 CST from Campus Technology
by Dian Schaffhauser
August 27, 2014

Low-cost, high-quality textbooks may once have been a myth, but no longer: Open educational resources provide a wide variety of free learning content for practically any subject. Campus Technology asked thr]]> <![CDATA[U.S. online-education company Udacity raises $35 million for 'nanodegrees']]> 6AEBCBB63473CC79539F9FC7D33C5516 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:42:25 CST Udacity - the MOOC provider founded by Sebastian Thrun - has found it's niche in 'nanodegrees'.  These are credentials that will take less time and money to acquire - and they have raised the capital to get moving.

Read the full story at:  0AA83DD7D4A7BC4A4202463207F89D42 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:56:18 CST Class Central provides a listing of all free online courses available - along with a MOOC report the first week of each month listing all the massive open online courses starting that month.

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