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Online board helps create online programs

by Luis Martinez, the Daily Eastern Eastern created a temporary board in 2012 focused on putting together online degree programs for off-campus students. Robert Augustine, the chair of the online board, said the board is a group of both faculty and administrators. “People know it’s not one of our permanent committees,” Augustine said. “It’s a temporary [...]

Social Interaction in Self-paced Distance Education

by Terry Anderson, Lorne Upton, Jon Dron & Judi Malone, Praxis In this paper we present a case study of a self-paced university course that was originally designed to support independent, self-paced study at distance. We developed a social media intervention, in design-based research terms, that allows these independent students to contribute archived content to enhance [...]

Business Schools Bet On Technology To Gain Digital Edge

by Seb Murray, Business Because As they scramble to understand emerging digital threats, business schools are adopting learning technology at a rapid pace. Innovation in education is often a slow and painstaking process but the speed with which business schools are adopting learning technology has become rapid. As they scramble to understand emerging digital threats, big-brand [...]

Wiley College embraces distance learning

by Rebecca Holland, Marshall News Wiley College, in 2013, created its Center for Excellence in Distance Learning, with four goals in mind. The college wanted its center to be a forum for dialogue on virtual teaching and learning at historically black colleges and universities; to be a network of distance learning decision-makers, practitioners and researchers; to [...]

UNH offering online course on presidential primary

by WMUR The University of New Hampshire is planning to hold a six-week online course devoted to the state’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Political science professors Dante Scala and Andrew Smith will teach the class that looks at the primary as it unfolds, and explore the unique qualities of New Hampshire’s status and the process of campaigning. [...]

Data Doomsday Preppers

by Shelly Palmer Cyber Security Data Doomsday Preppers should assume that every computer exposed to the public Internet is vulnerable to attack, even if it predominantly attaches to the outside world through a VPN (virtual private network). Remember, Joseph Heller’s famous phrase: “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” Importantly, Data [...]

Program offers online certificate for adjunct faculty, journalism teachers

by Arizona State University Arizona State University’s Cronkite School and the Poynter Institute are offering an online training seminar for adjunct faculty and others who teach journalism. The Poynter Institute and Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication are accepting registrations for an innovative online certificate program for adjunct faculty and others [...]

Intro to Global Dance: ‘Cloud-breaking’ course takes dance online, into GCP

by Webster University How do you have a dance class online? Webster University students from across the globe are actively addressing that question in the Department of Dance’s flagship online course: Introduction to Global Dance. Adjunct faculty member Betsy Brandt, an interdisciplinary scholar and dancer, choreographer, teacher, dramaturge, and writer, created the eight-week course as the [...]

NEF Launches 2 Programs To Improve Digital Skills of U.S. Students and Workers

By Michael Hart, THE Journal The National Education Foundation aims to improve the digital skills of students and workers in financially disadvantaged area of the United States.The National Education Foundation (NEF) has launched two new programs designed to enhance the digital literacy skills of American students and the job skills of the United States workforce. NEF, [...]

How Course Web Design Impacts Student Engagement

By Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology When Instructure began analyzing the course designs for its higher ed customers, the LMS company discovered something about getting students to interact with the online elements of their courses. Cloud-based applications have the advantage of generating lots of usage data that can give developers insights about how customers are using their [...]