6/20/2017

Learning {Re}imagined

"I’m not so much negative as disappointed by the lack of ambition and vision of the EdTech community especially the UK chapter. So much so that I welcome the burst which won’t hurt the real innovators in this field one bit. In fact quite the opposite after the cowboys and charlatans have jumped on the next bandwagon." | 0 Comments

5/22/2017

How Google Took Over the Classroom

"The tech giant is transforming public education with low-cost laptops and free apps. But schools may be giving Google more than they are getting" | 0 Comments

5/18/2017

Cyber-crime: WannaCry should make people treat cyber-crime seriously

Malware attacks are not new, but after this week’s onslaught they deserve to be taken more seriously... | 0 Comments

5/08/2017

Why Social Media Makes Students Miserable

"It's not a digital gathering place so much as a marketing forum." | 0 Comments

4/13/2017

Big Hopes, Scant Evidence

"But the letdowns of the last overhyped remedy for higher education’s shortcomings (MOOCs, anyone?) ought to remind us that we would do well to genuinely understand the limitations and caveats of big-data analytics before jumping on a bandwagon that turns out to be in the wrong parade." | 0 Comments

3/24/2017

6 Tips on the Future of Learning from Actual Teenage Exponential Thinkers

"What happens when you gather 14 of the world’s brightest teenagers at Singularity University and ask them to design the future of education? We found out during an Exponential Youth Camp pilot alongside our Global Solutions Program. Here are the teens’ six tips for entrepreneurs and educators building future of education." | 0 Comments

3/16/2017

Five Myths About Online Program Management

"Over the years it became evident to me that in the rush to move courses online, the revenue-share model encouraged a cookie-cutter approach to online learning that, all too often, misaligned incentives in ways that put scale ahead of quality and revenues before outcomes. The dean of a top 20 business school once put it to me this way:." | 0 Comments

Incredible gains in student retention noted by universities using edtech strategies

"At the heart of today’s college completion conundrum is the challenge of helping more first-generation college-goers, especially low-income students and students of color, start and finish strong. While first-generation students compose nearly one-third [1] of students entering two- or four-year colleges and universities in the US, only 11 percent of low-income, first-generation students earn a bachelor’s degree within six years. The first-year experience is especially problematic for these students—the Pell Institute found [2] that low-income, first-generation students were almost four times more likely to leave college after the first year than more affluent peers." | 0 Comments

3/15/2017

ED Issues Final State Authorization Regulations

"Many states require postsecondary education providers to be authorized by the state to deliver postsecondary education within the state. The new federal regulations establish that, for states with relevant requirements, an institution of higher education must have such authorization for any distance learning programs it delivers in that state; if the institution doesn’t, its students in those programs cannot use federal student aid to pay for their education." | 0 Comments

3/02/2017

Learning Analytics Research for LMS Course Design: Two Studies

"In 2014 the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR) identified three key motivators for faculty use of IT: (1) evidence of benefit to students, (2) course release time, and (3) confidence the technology will work.1 Typically, deans and chairs are responsible for no. 2, and IT support handles no. 3. But who is really responsible for no. 1?" | 0 Comments

2/16/2017

The 6 Major Barriers to Technology Adoption in Higher Ed

"Even as technology proliferates in education at unprecedented rates, new hurdles - including limitations of the human mind to keep up with technological advances - are throwing themselves in the way of effective implementation."
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2/09/2017

ADA Compliance for Online Course Design

"Providing multiple ways for students to gain knowledge, demonstrate knowledge, and interact goes a long way toward making a course accessible to all students, including those with disabilities. It is also helpful to know a bit about the thousands of assistive technologies that people with disabilities might use to provide input to the computer and gain access to the output." | 0 Comments

2/02/2017

Illinois Issues: Hackers Expose Cybersecurity Holes In The State

"When Tim Soper received a letter from the Illinois Board of Elections in late September informing him that personal data from his voter registration may have been compromised in a cybersecurity breach, he chose to find the humor in the situation." | 0 Comments

2/01/2017

OneDrive brings new file collaboration and management features to the enterprise

"Microsoft gave users and administrators of OneDrive for Business some new features on Tuesday that they’ve requested for a while.

The company also launched a new Mac client for its business-focused cloud storage service that can be deployed outside the confines of the Mac App Store. Users will also be able to sync files from SharePoint sites and OneDrive for Business shared folders to their desktops, like they have been able to for files that they own." | 0 Comments

1/25/2017

Looking Beyond the LMS: Why a Single App Won't Work

"What will the next-generation learning management system look like? Will it just be the next iteration of Blackboard, Canvas or Moodle? Malcolm Brown, executive director of the Educause Learning Initiative (ELI), said his group started researching the topic and decided that was the wrong question.

"We soon realized the thinking that prompted that question was old and in a box. We needed to step outside that box," said Brown. He recalled talking to Randy Bass, vice provost for education at Georgetown University, who said, "If you are talking about a single application, I don't want to talk any further about that." | 0 Comments

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