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MAY 23, 2016
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Board Member’s Guide to Accreditation–The Basics, The Issues, The Challenges This paper presents an overview of accreditation, what it is, its values, its roles, how it operates and its relationship with government. It also addresses the impact of accreditation on a college or university and the role of governing boards in engaging accreditation. Finally, current […]

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Accreditation and competency-based education

Competency-based education or CBE is, an approach to teaching and learning that awards credit on the basis of mastery of clearly defined competencies or skills (EDUCAUSE, 2014). The current increased emphasis on CBE is resulting in institutions and programs taking fresh approaches to their academic activity. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) sought to […]

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How did we get here? A brief history of competency-based higher education in the United States

Competency-based education (CBE) programs have spread briskly in higher education over the past several years and their trajectory continues to rise. In light of the spread of competency-based models, this article provides a brief history of CBE in the United States. The Journal of Competency-Based Education

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The Predictive Relationship Among the Community of Inquiry Framework, Perceived Learning and Online, and Graduate Students’ Course Grades in Online Synchronous and Asynchronous Courses

The Community of Inquiry framework has been widely supported by research to provide a model of online learning that informs the design and implementation of distance learning courses. However, the relationship between elements of the CoI framework and perceived learning warrants further examination as a predictive model for online graduate student success. A predictive correlational […]

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Increasing Social Presence in Online Learning through Small Group Discussions

Social presence is difficult to achieve, but an imperative component of online learning. In this study, we investigated the effect of group size on students’ perceptions of social presence in two graduate-level online courses, comparing small group versus whole class discussions. Our results indicated that when in small group discussions, students perceived a higher level […]

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Artificial Intelligence Course Creates AI Teaching Assistant

College of Computing Professor Ashok Goel teaches Knowledge Based Artificial Intelligence (KBAI) every semester. It’s a core requirement of Georgia Tech’s online master’s of science in computer science program. And every time he offers it, Goel estimates, his 300 or so students post roughly 10,000 messages in the online forums — far too many inquiries […]

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Online School Enriches Affiliated Companies if Not Its Students

COLUMBUS, Ohio — , an online charter school based here, graduated 2,371 students last spring. At the commencement ceremony, a student speaker triumphantly told her classmates that the group was “the single-largest graduating high school class in the nation.” The New York Times

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What Employers Think of Your Online MBA Degree

Most employers are receptive to reputable degrees, but some still need to learn more about online education, experts say. US News & World Report

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Contours of a New Discipline

Conference at Georgetown U discusses how to train future ed-tech leaders and whether creating a new discipline is the answer. Inside Higher Ed

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