October 22nd – The Week in E-Learning

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Inside Higher Ed: The Competency-Based Education Network has released a set of quality standards for new and established CBE programs.  

Campus Technology: College students say digital technology tools integrated into their courses help them improve their grades, and they would like to see more technology-enabled personalization in their courses.

Chronicle of Higher Education: Thinking about adding a Competency-Based program to your program offerings? A new study weighs the costs and benefits.

EdWeek: Avoid these pitfalls when reviewing Personalized Learning products.

ECampus News: While faculty use of Open Education Resources (OER) are still low, this report indicates we are about to reach a tipping point in widespread adoption.

I review current articles on the teaching and learning and technology issues and topics shaping higher education. Each week, I share my recommended reading as a resource for educators and administrators. Feel free to suggest topics and share feedback! View previous weeks on my wordpress blog.

 

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October 5th – The Week in E-Learning

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Rutgers University: Rutgers will be joining the growing ranks of colleges and universities leveraging technology to make college textbooks more affordable.

Forbes: When it’s time to get a job, where you studied will soon be outweighed by how well you demonstrate related skills. These 10 signals illustrate the shift to competency-based hiring.

The Huffington Post: Before Jeremy Rogoff was the CEO of an edtech startup, he was a high school math teacher. In this interview, he shares insights about how his background as an educator impacted the genesis and development of KickUp, a leading learning data analytics company.

Tech Republic: A former MIT Dean plans in 2020 to open the doors of a radically new university. The school responds to the need for traditional university models to catch up with current technology trends by employing technology, project-based learning, interdisciplinary study, and open-source learning resources.

Inside Higher Ed: The University of Texas will be partnering with Salesforce to create a new learning management system for competency-based programs.

I review current articles on the teaching and learning and technology issues and topics shaping higher education. Each week, I share my recommended reading as a resource for educators and administrators. Feel free to suggest topics and share feedback! View previous weeks on my wordpress blog.

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September 28th – The Week in E-Learning

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The Atlantic: Are the online courses intended to democratize education actually widening the inequality gap? View the comments for some alternative views and discussion.

Inside Higher Ed: Data scientist Cathy O’Neil’s book takes a critical look at the impact of big data on higher education and other industries in her new book, Weapons of Math Destruction.

EdSurge: For adaptive learning technologies to catch on, faculty leaders will need to provide ongoing training and support their educators. Here’s how.

EdSurge: In online courses, students need to do more than show up to show engagement. This article shares suggested interventions to help students connect with the virtual learning environment.

eLearning Industry: What can the popularity and decline of Pokémon GO teach us about gamification?

I review current articles on the teaching and learning and technology issues and topics shaping higher education. Each week, I share my recommended reading as a resource for educators and administrators. Feel free to suggest topics and share feedback! View previous weeks on my wordpress blog.

 

September 22nd – The Week in E-Learning

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Temple University: This article provides a good definition of open educational resources (OER) and a discussion of current challenges and benefits.

EdWeek: Lawsuit outcome may throw a wrench in the use of open ed resources.

E-Literate: Need an engaging way to educate fellow faculty and administrators about emerging topics in edtech? Check out these engaging  explainer videos!

Campus Technology: What’s next in evolution of the MOOC? EdX  “micro-masters” prepares students for workforce–and credits apply to full program pending admission.

e-Learning Industry: go beyond multiple choice by leveraging the appropriate e-assessments. These 5 steps will help you get started.

I review current articles on the teaching and learning and technology issues and topics shaping higher education. Each week, I share my recommended reading as a resource for educators and administrators. 

September 15th – The Week in E-Learning

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PC Magazine (opinion): On the quest to decrease the cost of tuition, what methods can traditional universities borrow from the edtech start-up?

 

Slate: One higher ed student’s disorienting experience with creating community in a virtual classroom.

 

EdWeek: (opinion): Where we are and where we need to go in personalized learning.

 

eLearning Industry: Finding the right e-learning vendor can be daunting. Ask these 10 questions to facilitate the search.

 

Inside Higher Ed: Study shows areas of opportunity in faculty adoption of open educational resources.

 
I review current articles on the teaching and learning and technology issues and topics shaping higher education. Each week, I share my recommended reading as a resource for educators and administrators. Feel free to suggest topics and share feedback!

September 8th – The Week in E-Learning

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eCampus News: 12 edX universities convened in August to improve online learning. Here’s what happened.

Stanford News: A Stanford-hosted conference on big data in higher ed has yielded a set of ethical use guidelines.

Campus Technology: Report reveals a worldwide self-paced E-Learning market in decline.

Moodle News: Did you miss the recent MOOC on how to use Moodle? Here’s a recap and playlist.

U.S. News: While this article is designed to help learners vet degree programs, these 10 questions to ask about online faculty members are a good self-check for instructors and faculty trainers as well.

I review current articles on the teaching and learning and technology issues and topics shaping higher education. Each week, I share my recommended reading as a resource for educators and administrators. Your thoughts and feedback are welcome!

August 31 – The Week in E-Learning

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Forbes: A balanced look at the state and potential future of competency-based education.

EdSurge: Listen in your car–What Bridget Burns, director of the University Innovation Alliance, wishes that EdTech app developers understood.

Chronicle of Higher Education (opinion): Imagine a future where university admission provided students lifetime access.

EdTech Magazine: One in four professors surveyed are not aware of open education resources (OER) despite major benefits to their students.

eLearning Industry: Is there anything you can’t do on your phone? Check out these new Mobile Apps for higher ed professionals!

I review current articles on the teaching and learning and technology issues and topics shaping higher education. Each week, I share my recommended reading as a resource for educators and administrators. Your thoughts and feedback are welcome!