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Facilitating Collaboration in Online Groups

by Geralyn E Stephens and Kathryn L. Roberts, JEO Demonstrating the ability to collaborate effectively is essential for students moving into 21st century workplaces. Employers are expecting new hires to already possess group-work skills and will seek evidence of their ability to cooperate, collaborate, and complete projects with colleagues, including remotely or at a distance. Instructional [...]

Common Challenges for Instructors in Large Online Courses: Strategies to Mitigate Student and Instructor Frustration

by Beth A. Trammell and Chera LaForge, Journal of Educators Online Teaching in the online classroom is becoming commonplace for instructors as universities seek to grow enrollments and tap into unexplored markets. Many instructors, however, are often unprepared for the nuances of distance education and apprehensive about making the transition to online learning. This article aims [...]

This heroic non-profit is providing free university education to refugees

By Jack Boulton Roe, Techly How best to offer education to displaced people? An important question and one that Kiron, a German non-profit, has attempted to answer with their two-year, refugee-targeted, online education programme. The proliferation of the internet has given rise to online learning platforms all over the world – take a look at MOOC-list [...]

What the college digital experience will look like 5 years from now

BY JAMI MORSHED, eCampus News The desire for a more digital campus has also come hand-in-hand with the rise of the non-traditional student, a population of which is generally characterized by part-time attendance, student swirl, working either full or part time, and taking classes either partly or entirely online. [Read: “Is it time to rethink the [...]

Digital disruption lowers the cost of expensive masters degrees

by Tim Dodd, Financial Review A round of price-cutting has broken out in the market for high-priced masters degrees with four Australian universities offering students a pathway to complete part of the degree online at a steep discount. In a sign of digital disruption hitting higher education, the University of Queensland, the Australian National University, the [...]

Coding, Robotics and the Jobs of the Future

BY MATTHEW LYNCH, tech Edvocate IT jobs will grow by 22% through 2020 and jobs in STEM are said to see similar growth. Educators are expected to equip their students with skills that will translate into careers and yet they have no idea what these skills should be. So, what are the jobs of the future [...]

Mining Data Across the Campus

By David Raths, Campus Technology An increased focus on data at Clemson University is impacting decision-making in finance, operations, facilities and more. At Clemson University (SC), data architects and business teams are developing a multidimensional database about campus facilities. By merging in data from financial systems, Brett Dalton, vice president for finance and operations, can see [...]

Report: Higher ed still woefully unprepared against cyber attacks

BY LAURA ASCIONE, eCampus News Report indicates that of all sectors, education is the most at-risk when it comes to the ability to defend against cyber attacks of all kind. Twenty-six percent of education respondents in a new survey reported daily or weekly cyber attacks in 2016, and 98 percent of all responding organizations experienced [...]

The surprising new way students are paying for college

BY LAURA ASCIONE, eCampus News Social fundraising is enabling many students to meet their tuition goals in order to attend college. In the face of rising college costs comes a somewhat surprising funding trend: students are increasingly turning to GoFundMe, a social fundraising platform that allows anyone to contribute to funding campaigns on the site. Since [...]

Projections see 7.2% expansion in e-learning by 2027

by Jarrett Carter, Education Dive Online learning platforms and devices are likely to follow a trend set by wearable technology, gaming and other digital industries, with a new report suggesting that instructional tech will grow by just over 7% in the next ten years. Report Linker makes its projections based upon the rise of technology [...]