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Distance-Educator.com e-Newsletter – 7/18/16

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Online education is now critical for the future of America’s universities. These institutions can no longer establish a presence in this arena without a concerted institutional strategy and structure to accomplish this now major undertaking. These Hallmarks of Excellence are an attempt to articulate those features and principles that will create opportunities for students that […]

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RESEARCH-BASED ARTICLES OF THE WEEK
Case Study on the Impact of Technology on Incivility in Higher Education

A qualitative case study research design provided an in-depth perspective of the participants in relation to understanding the holistic impact technology has on the incivility of student-to- student and student-to-faculty interactions in higher education. The conceptual framework by Twale and Deluca (2008), based upon Salin’s (2003) proposed model for bullying, is detailed. Participants were doctoral […]

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Transitioning to the Learning Management System Moodle from Blackboard: Impacts to Faculty

What are the workload impacts to faculty during a Learning Management System (LMS) transition? What type of support is needed by faculty during an LMS transition? Transitioning to a new LMS may result in faculty problems with learning a new technology platform in addition to teaching. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore […]

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Let’s Talk Learning Analytics: A Framework for Implementation in Relation to Student Retention

This paper presents a dialogical tool for the advancement of learning analytics implementation for student retention in Higher Education institutions. The framework was developed as an outcome of a project commissioned and funded by the Australian Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching. The project took a mixed-method approach including a survey at the institutional level […]

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Learning Analytics Methods, Benefits, and Challenges in Higher Education: A Systematic Literature Review

Higher education for the 21st century continues to promote discoveries in the field through learning analytics (LA). The problem is that the rapid embrace of of LA diverts educators’ attention from clearly identifying requirements and implications of using LA in higher education. LA is a promising emerging field, yet higher education stakeholders need to become […]

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Microsoft Tackles IT Skills Gap With Online Learning Program

Beginning with data science, the software giant aims to help close the IT skills gap with its new Microsoft Professional Degree program. eWeek

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New Book: Designing Adaptive and Personalized Learning Environments

Designing Adaptive and Personalized Learning Environments provides a theoretically-based yet practical guide to systematic design processes for learning environments that provide automatic customization of learning and instruction Routledge

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7 Universities Receive Grants to Implement Adaptive Learning at Scale

Seven public research universities are embarking on a three-year project focused on improving undergraduate education through personalized learning and adaptive courseware. Arizona State University, Colorado State University, Georgia State University, Northern Arizona University, Oregon State University, Portland State University and the University of Mississippi will each receive $515,000 from the Association of Public and Land-grant […]

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Athabasca University Launches New Library Orientation Video Series

AU Library & Scholarly Resources library orientation smartphonehas created a new Library Orientation Video Series, based upon its live Adobe Connect orientation webinars. Athabasca University

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