Category Archives: educational technology

Why Community College Students Don’t Take Online Courses

By Lillian Williams Ever wonder what motivates a college student to take an online course rather than a traditional, face-to-face course? You might be tempted to answer: flexibility and convenience.  But not so fast.  Those aren’t the only reasons. Thanks … Continue reading

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HOW BIG DATA INFLUENCES HIGHER EDUCATION

Courtesy of datascience@berkeley: Master of Information and Data Science   This infographic from datascience@berkeley explores the growing field of online education in depth, including the types of data collected, challenges to institutions, and key players in the field. Take a … Continue reading

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2013 SNAPSHOT OF ONLINE EDUCATION AT U.S. COLLEGES Courtesy of: The Learning House, Inc.

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Wikis As Digital Education Tools

Editor’s Note:  As a New York Times piece explains, wikis have many applications, including as digital education tools.  In the following post, writer Pamela Rossow tells us more about the utilization of wikis in education. By Pamela Rossow If you’re earning … Continue reading

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College 2.0: The New Face of Higher Education

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What will education look like 15 years from now? What will education look like 15 years from now? This was the first question posed to a group of four leading educators during a recorded…

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Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

By Lillian Williams What is the future of learning? Perhaps not what you think! Sugata Mitra, the Indian education innovator, has a daring plan that has attracted worldwide attention. He explains it best in this inspiring  2013 TED Talk. By … Continue reading

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PDF Syllabus Builder: Open-source Tool For Online Instructors

This is a guest post by George Joeckel, an instructional designer at the University of Utah.  George welcomes collaboration on instructional design issues, particularly for online teaching/learning issues.  If you have questions about this new design tool, contact George at … Continue reading

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Five Ways To Rev Up Online Course Discussions

By Lillian Williams Um. Having difficulty encouraging—or participating in–healthy discussions within an online class? As the literature notes, class discussions are key to a successful teaching and learning experience. Space for these discussions must be built into the course design. … Continue reading

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Online Learning Tools: Illinois School District Gets On Board

From the Daily Herald: “By 2015, all 4,000 students who attend school in Carol Stream [Illinois] Elementary District 93 could have their own computer to use in the classroom. The district is rolling out its so-called “1:1 learning initiative” that … Continue reading

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Top Sites For Free E-Learning Courses

A bevy of reports highlight the thirst across the world for free e-learning materials, including courses and other resources. If you are a teacher, student, or perhaps a researcher interested in the types of free courses and resources being offered, here are some handy references: BostInno, … Continue reading

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