9 May 2013
In the latest salvo in a debate over MOOCs that has drawn national attention, the San Jose State University chapter of the California Faculty Association has thrown its weight behind recent criticisms of the university’s partnerships with outside providers of massive open online courses—specifically, edX and Udacity.
Meantime, on the opposite side of the country, American University has announced a “moratorium on MOOCs.”
3 May 2013
In a few weeks, Bernard Bull, assistant vice president for academics at Concordia University Wisconsin, will ask participants in his new course to cheat.
There’s a caveat, though. They’ll have to disclose to the rest of the class exactly how they cheated. “Of course, if the assignment is to cheat, then you’re not really cheating,” Mr. Bull admitted.
1 October 2012
The technology culture is different now, and students want more flexibility. One convert tells his story.
[Source: Chronicle of Higher Education]
26 September 2012
There has been substantial discussion in the past few years about how technology is beginning to move beyond older concepts of distance learning and technology-assisted education to new arrangements like Coursera and the MOOC innovations and experimentations at institutions like Harvard and MIT.
[Source: The Huffington Post]
13 September 2012
This article reviews recent research initiatives and studies that have set out to assess the impact of the iPad on teaching and learning.
12 September 2012
The higher education world is on the cusp of massive upheaval spurred by competition from digital learning systems, according to a report by Pew Internet/Elon University. Some of the most prestigious schools in the United States are fighting encroachment from online class providers by joining the digital revolution.
[Source: Desert News]
11 September 2012
Increasingly, institutions are seeing their students not only as consumers but also as creators of digital media — requiring a greater fluency in the use of new media tools. Here is a series of short videos describing how Ball State University is supporting its students in acquiring “media fluency.”
[Source: Campus Technology]
10 September 2012
Stanford’s newly appointed vice provost of online learning explains his vision for how online courses can lower college costs and see gains in student engagement.
[Source: The Atlantic]
10 September 2012
Scholars and librarians offer their perspective on the roadbumps along the way toward easier digital access to academic books and journals. The article does not present new information, but offers a summary of the issues for the curious.
[Source: University Affairs]