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January 24, 2017

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JANUARY 23, 2017
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HarvardX and MITx: Four Years of Open Online Courses — Fall 2012-Summer 2016 In 2014 and 2015, a joint research team from Harvard University and MIT released summary reports1 describing the first two years of Harvard and MIT open online courses launched on the nonprofit learning platform, edX. These reports set expectations for the demographics […]

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Exploring the Factors Associated with MOOC Engagement, Retention and the Wider Benefits for Learners

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have and continue to change the way in which non-traditional learners’ access education. Although the free element of these has been linked to low completion rates due to no invested interest, the MOOC platform enables innovative technologies and practices to be trialled. Therefore, rather than attributing varied intentions of learners […]

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Assuring Quality in E-Learning Course Design: The Roadmap

Quality Assurance (QA) concepts and applications in Higher Education (HE) emerge from evolving meanings related to HE’s dynamic relationship with social, economic, cultural, and technological developments. The latter has been redefined by the growth spurred by the forms distance and online education acquired during the last decades. Creating a roadmap with clearly articulated meanings of […]

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Enabling Reproducibility for Small and Large Scale Research Data Sets

A large portion of scientific results is based on analysing and processing research data. In order for an eScience experiment to be reproducible, we need to able to identify precisely the data set which was used in a study. Considering evolving data sources this can be a challenge, as studies often use subsets which have […]

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Opening the Publication Process with Executable Research Compendia

A strong movement towards openness has seized science. Open data and methods, open source software, Open Access, open reviews, and open research platforms provide the legal and technical solutions to new forms of research and publishing. However, publishing reproducible research is still not common practice. Reasons include a lack of incentives and a missing standardized […]

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The Future Trends Forum

The Future Trends Forum is an ongoing, participatory, and open video conversation about the future of higher education. Each week a different guest – an inspiring expert, visionary, practitioner, or researcher – speaks to their area of interest. I kick off the discussion with a question or two, then facilitate further questions and comments generated by participants via […]

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Not all towns are created equal, digitally

How a Colorado school district struggles to give its students a technology boost The Hechinger Report

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Top 10 IT Issues

Colleges and universities are concentrating on student success to address concerns about the costs, value, and outcomes of higher education. Student success initiatives are making use of every available resource and opportunity and involving every relevant stakeholder. Institutional technology is all three: resource, opportunity, and stakeholder. The 2017 issues list identifies the four focus areas […]

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The Body Issue

Study suggests digital models can help medical schools, which face a shortage of cadavers, teach students human anatomy. digital cadaver can be more educational than the real thing for certain medical students, a new study found. Inside Higher Ed

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