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May 17, 2016 e-Newsletter – 5/16/16

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Learning to Adapt 2.0: The Evolution of Adaptive Learning in Higher Education “Rethinking Higher Ed: A Case for Adaptive Learning” “The Adaptive Learning Revolution” “The Death of Textbooks?” “L’adaptive learning, la révolution qui vient” Breathless headlines like these from the past three years have heralded the great potential for adaptive learning to transform higher education. […]

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A Review of Research on Intercultural Learning through Computer-Based Digital Technologies

Intercultural communication is now a crucial part of our globalizing lives; however, not everyone has an opportunity to engage in an intercultural interaction with people from different cultures. Computer-based technologies are promising in creating environments for people to communicate with people from diverse cultures. This qualitative synthesis of quantitative and qualitative research therefore aimed to […]

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A Social Learning Management System Supporting Feedback for Incorrect Answers based on Social Network Services

In this research, we propose a Social Learning Management System (SLMS) enabling real-time and reliable feedback for incorrect answers by learners using a social network service (SNS). The proposed system increases the accuracy of learners’ assessment results by using a confidence scale and a variety of social feedback that is created and shared through learners’ […]

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Creating Open Textbooks: A Unique Partnership Between Oregon State University Libraries and Press and Open Oregon State

This article presents Oregon State University’s experience launching an innovative Open Textbook initiative in spring 2014. The partners, Open Oregon State and the Oregon State University Libraries and Press, aimed to reduce the cost of course materials for students while ensuring the content created was peer-reviewed and employed multimedia capabilities. This initiative sought to showcase […]

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A Framework for the Ethics of Open Education

What difference does openness make to the ethics of teaching and research? This paper approaches this question both from the perspective of research into the use of open educational resources (OER) in teaching and learning. An outline of the nature and importance of ethics in education research is provided before the basic principles of research […]

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New Book: Digital Badges in Education Trends, Issues, and Cases Lin Y. Muilenburg, Zane L. Berge

In recent years, digital badging systems have become a credible means through which learners can establish portfolios and articulate knowledge and skills for both academic and professional settings. Digital Badges in Education provides the first comprehensive overview of this emerging tool. A digital badge is an online-based visual representation that uses detailed metadata to signify learners’ specific […]

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Survey: Instructional Designers ‘Pivotal’ in Tech Adoption

Managing projects is the most common task instructional designers undertake during their days, followed by technology and pedagogical training. Their biggest obstacle to success on the job is faculty resistance. Campus Technology

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Granite Geek: The art of college and online learning

Drawing animals is about as old as culture gets, if you count those beasts doodled on prehistoric cave walls. And massive online college courses are about as new as it gets, with no one really sure exactly where they are going. Concord Monitor

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Moodle 3.1 Beta Available For Download

As the run up to the release of Moodle 3.1 heats up (92% of QA tests have been passed as of this post), the Moodle HQ team has announced the release of the beta version of Moodle 3.1. Click here to download the beta now. Moodle News

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