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October 24, 2014

Join Your Colleagues for QM Success Stories!

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Susan Long at 5th Annual Conference

Your colleagues have experience meeting QM’s rigorous course design standards and implementing QM on their campuses. They can offer valuable insights and experiences.

QM Success Stories webinars are FREE, designed exclusively for subscribers and presented by your colleagues. These webinars offer opportunities for sharing experiences with implementing QM and designing courses that have met QM Standards.

QMSS Facilitators New Mexico State University Alamogordo (clockwise from top left) Sherrell Wheeler, Rob Klinger, Kathy Roark-Diehl and Gary Bond, New Mexico State University-Alamogordo will present “Making Quality Happen Through A QM Internal Review Process” Thursday, October 23 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Register for the “Making Quality Happen” webinar. If you’re in K-12 education and would like to attend, register here.

Act now as space is limited to the first 100 registrants. You can register once and share the webinar with colleagues.
Can’t make it? All QM Success Stories will be recorded and available to subscribers after the session.
We look forward to you joining us for QM Success Stories and learning how colleagues are meeting QM Standards and implementing QM!
Questions? Contact Nancy Ragias, QM’s Registrar for Higher Education.
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Report Noswad Sightings!

From Wednesday’s inbox…

Florida Virtual School

Help Hunt Down a Bully!

Dear Michael,
October is Anti-bullying Awareness Month and we need you to help rescue FLVS student Zach Marks!
Zach, creator of, has been taken by the alien bully Noswad in our new mobile game Solar Skate.
Help us track Noswad down by printing and taking a pic of him in the weirdest places you can find!
There are three simple steps to follow:
1. PRINT a cutout of Noswad here.
2. TAKE A PIC of Noswad in a creative place.
3. POST your photo on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #Noswad and include in your post.
The most creative and craziest entries might even be featured by FLVS or Grom Social and have a chance at winning cool prizes!

Created in partnership with Grom Social, Solar Skate is an exclusive Florida Virtual School game made “By Kids For Kids.”

Download from the iTunes app store today!

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Distance Education: Latest Articles On Taylor & Francis Online

Yesterday I had notice of a full issue on this one, and today here is an early access notice…

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New for Distance Education and online now on Taylor & Francis Online:

Framing and enhancing distributed leadership in the quality management of online learning environments in higher education
Dale Holt, Stuart Palmer, Maree Gosper, Michael Sankey & Garry Allan
DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2015.955261

Polychronicity: review of the literature and a new configuration for the study of this hidden dimension of online learning
Neus Capdeferro, Margarida Romero & Elena Barberà
DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2015.955249

British Journal of Educational Technology: Content Alert: 45, 6 (November 2014)

From an article in the Early Access system, to notice of a full issue.

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British Journal of Educational Technology

© British Educational Research Association

Volume 45, Issue 6 Pages 983 – 1148, E26 – E31, November 2014

Special Issue: Technology Enhanced Learning in the Workplace. Guest Editor: Sue Greener and Heather Short

The latest issue of British Journal of Educational Technology is available on Wiley Online Library


Editorial: TEL in the workplace (pages 983–989)
Heather Short and Sue Greener
Article first published online: 15 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12213

Original Articles

TEL@work: Toward integration of theory and practice (pages 990–1000)
Article first published online: 17 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12164
Irish SMEs and e-learning implementation: The strategic innovative approach (pages 1001–1013)
Sinead Mellett and Emma O’Brien
Article first published online: 1 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12186
A critical evaluation of the contribution of trust to effective Technology Enhanced Learning in the workplace: A literature review (pages 1014–1022)
Heather Short
Article first published online: 15 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12187
Organisational learning as an emerging process: The generative role of digital tools in informal learning practices (pages 1023–1035)
Stefano Za, Paolo Spagnoletti and Andrea North-Samardzic
Article first published online: 20 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12211
Scaling informal learning at the workplace: A model and four designs from a large-scale design-based research effort (pages 1036–1048)
Tobias Ley, John Cook, Sebastian Dennerlein, Milos Kravcik, Christine Kunzmann, Kai Pata, Jukka Purma, John Sandars, Patricia Santos, Andreas Schmidt, Mohammad Al-Smadi and Christoph Trattner
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12197
Mobile Web 2.0 in the workplace: A case study of employees’ informal learning (pages 1049–1059)
Jia Gu, Daniel Churchill and Jie Lu
Article first published online: 11 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12179
E-learning in multicultural environments: An analysis of online flight attendant training (pages 1060–1068)
Jose Felix de Brito Neto, MaryJo Smith and David Pedersen
Article first published online: 1 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12180
Designing computer-supported collaborative learning at work for rural IT workers: Learning ensembles and geographic isolation (pages 1069–1081)
Sean P. Goggins
Article first published online: 17 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12185
Smart learning adoption in employees and HRD managers (pages 1082–1096)
Junghwan Lee, Hangjung Zo and Hwansoo Lee
Article first published online: 20 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12210
Digital simulation-based training: A meta-analysis (pages 1097–1114)
Andreas Gegenfurtner, Carla Quesada-Pallarès and Maximilian Knogler
Article first published online: 17 JUL 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12188
Building a construction procurement negotiation training game model: Learning experiences and outcomes (pages 1115–1135)
Ren-Jye Dzeng, Ken-Yu Lin and Pei-Ru Wang
Article first published online: 20 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12189
Personalized workplace learning: An exploratory study on digital badging within a teacher professional development program (pages 1136–1148)
Christopher Gamrat, Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Jaclyn Dudek and Kyle Peck
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12200


Dhanarajan, Gajaraj & Porter, David ed (2013) Open educational resources: An Asian perspective Commonwealth of learning (Vancouver) isbn 978-1-894975-61-2 274 pp CDN$12 (pdf free) (pages E26–E27)
Pete Cannell
Article first published online: 20 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12225
Farr, Fiona & Moriarty, Máiréad ed (2013) Language, learning and teaching Peter Lang (New York & Bern) isbn 978-3-0343-0871-7 242 pp £40 (pages E27–E28)
Dr Jesus Garcia Laborda
Article first published online: 20 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12225_2
Greaney, Vincent & Kellaghan, Thomas ed (2012) Implementing a national assessment of educational achievement World Bank Publications (Washington & Eurospan, London) isbn 978-0-8213-8589-0 260 pp £21.95 (free download),,contentMDK:22301663~menuPK:5495844~pagePK:148956~piPK:216618~theSitePK:282386,00.html (page E28)
Dr Jesús García Laborda
Article first published online: 20 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12225_3
Hodgson, V et al ed (2014) The design, experience and practice of networked learning Springer (Berlin) isbn 978-3-319-01940-6 281 pp £93.50 e-book (boards £117) (pages E28–E29)
Mike Johnson
Article first published online: 20 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12225_4
Patrut, Monica & Patrut, Bogdan ed (2013) Social media in higher education IGI Global (Hershey & Eurospan, London) isbn 978-1-46662-970-7 474 pp £140 (pages E29–E30)
Lucy R. Betts
Article first published online: 20 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12225_5
Janet Salmons (2015) Qualitative online interviews Sage (London & Thousand Oaks CA) isbn 978-1-4833-3267-3 320 pp £37.99 (page E30)
John Cowan
Article first published online: 20 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12225_6
Sutton, Brian & Basiel, Anthony ed (2013) Teaching and learning online, Volume 2 Routledge (New York & London) isbn 978-0-415-52857-3 292 pp £22.99 (pages E30–E31)
John Cowan
Article first published online: 20 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12225_7

Article Notice: Beyond Performance Data: Improving Student Help Seeking By Collecting And Displaying Influential Data In An Online Middle-School Science Curriculum

This came from yesterday’s British Journal of Educational Technology: Content Alert (New Articles).  More of a blended learning example…

  1. Samantha G. Daley*,
  2. Garron Hillaire and
  3. LeeAnn M. Sutherland

Article first published online: 15 OCT 2014

DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12221


Technology makes possible abundant new opportunities to capture and display data in online learning environments. We describe here an example of using these opportunities to improve students’ use of the rich supports available in online learning environments. We describe an example of a blended learning experience that uses an online inquiry-based middle-school science curriculum in which we provided sixth graders (n  = 126) data aligned with the Universal Design for Learning instructional framework. Students were provided and asked to reflect on their own data not only about performance but also about use of optional embedded supports vis-à-vis their perceptions of difficulty of key concepts. We determined that students were generally able to understand and interpret these rich data and that providing these data influenced subsequent help seeking in the online environment. We discuss implications for supporting help seeking and designing assessment and feedback within online learning environments.


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