August 17th – The Week in E-Learning

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Penn State News: Faculty members learn to flip their traditional college classes to a blended learning model at blended learning “boot camp”.

Education Dive: Say what? Facebook has developed its own LMS.

EdTech Magazine: Stanford University presents some bold ideas about what college will look like in 2025.

eLearning Industry: Where do you belong in the world of eLearning? Check out these 6 tips.

The Huffington Post: David Halperin of Republic Report warns that competency-based education may open up a door to fraudulent use of federal aid.  This follow up post provides a nuanced viewpoint.

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!

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August 10th – The Week in E-learning

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The Huffington Post: And now for something completely different–this promising University of Texas UTx mobile app pilot may be the next wave of personalized higher education programs.

EdSurge: Nervous to dive into project-based learning with your students? Here are some tips to help you start.

eSchool News: Your future college students will be edtech natives. Check out how technology is changing K-12.

Moodle: This MOOC will help you learn Moodle.

The Guardian (opinion): a PhD student and college instructor airs discontent about social media expectations.

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!

July 27th – The Week in E-Learning

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Ed.gov: The Education Department’s proposed new regulations for online programs include requiring courses to be authorized in each state they are offered.

InsideHigherEd: To tweet or not to tweet? The author of a new book shares advice for academics on how to use current social media tools to network and promote ideas.

EdTech Magazine: Here are 9 recommendations to ensure that we are preparing students for a technology-enabled workforce.

EdSurge: Adaptive learning for higher ed is still in the discovery phase. Here are some insights and discussion from those who have been there.

Elearning Industry: Create the most effective blended course: these 8 tips will help you get the right balance of face-to-face and virtual activities.

 
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!

July 20th – The Week in E-Learning

 

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Campus Technology: A Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded program has awarded grants to seven colleges to pilot adaptive learning software.

BU Today: Boston University embraces digital learning by developing micro-masters and new ways to flip classrooms with technology.

Times Higher Education (opinion): The impact of technology in higher education may mean scrapping, rather than retrofitting, our old ways of presenting material.

EdWeek: What is a Virtual Learning Community?

eLearning Industry: Now that we can learn almost anything via internet search, professors have a new role.

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!

July 12th – The Week in E-Learning

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EdWeek: New Amazon Inspire open education resource library offers major benefits for educators and edtech providers.
EdSurge (podcast): Is EdTech in a trough of despair?
Times Higher Education: Were you naysaying MOOCS from the start? Coursera says “thanks for the PR!”. Meanwhile, millions of data points result in lightening fast quality improvements.
Ecampus News: Leaders in Higher Education IT have prioritized these challenges to focus on for the new school year.
Yahoo Finance: Traditional college degrees no longer speak to preparedness. What’s next?
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!

 

June 27th – The Week in e-Learning

cropped-elearningapple.jpgForbes: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) are catching on as tools for professional development.

The New York Times: Key issues discussed at the Times Higher Ed Leaders Forum included technology integration, project-based and social learning, and financial accessibility.

EdSurge: Best practices for measuring edtech tool success.

Inside Higher Ed: Does adaptive learning really work?

eCampus News: Facts and discussion about why students are frustrated with their university’s digital strategy.

eCampus News: Many private sector schools are still  healthy and growing–they share these attributes in common.

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

June 20th – The Week in e-Learning

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Proquest: Considering integrating open education resources (OER)?  Here are some points to ponder, and the link to the Proquest webinar on the benefits of SIPX on 6/21.

EdSurge: An EdTech entrepreneur shares lessons learned about the market after closing the doors on his first startup.

Inside Higher Ed: How will Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn impact higher ed?

Inside Higher Ed: Faculty members can boost retention rates with interventions informed by student engagement data.

Huffington Post: Personalized learning and project-based learning are two seemingly disparate trends in education. Can they be integrated to benefit students?

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