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Using Social Learning Networks (SLNs) in Higher Education: Edmodo Through the Lenses of Academics With its total number of users (around 62 million) throughout the world, it is important to determine the views of academics who use Edmodo (the leading SLN. In this respect in the first part of this two-part research, the purpose was […]

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RESEARCH-BASED ARTICLES OF THE WEEK
Social Networks and the Building of Learning Communities: An Experimental Study of a Social MOOC

Social Networks and the Building of Learning Communities: An Experimental Study of a Social MOOC This study aimed to analyze the student’s behaviour in relation to their degree of commitment, participation, and contribution in a MOOC based on a social learning approach. Interaction data was collected on the learning platform and in social networks, […]

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The Pathway Program: A collaboration between 3 universities to deliver a social work distance education (DL) program to underserved areas of California

The Pathway Program: A collaboration between 3 universities to deliver a social work distance education (DL) program to underserved areas of California This paper describes the development of a partnership between three campuses to develop a (DL) education program-serving employees of county and tribal Health and Human Service Departments in remote rural areas of California. […]

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Students and mobile devices

Many educators advocate, promote and encourage the dreams of agency, control, ownership and choice amongst students whilst educational institutions take the responsibility for provision, equity, access, participation and standards. The institutions traditionally procure, provide and control the technology for learning but now students are acquiring their own personal technologies for learning and institutions are challenged […]

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Common Challenges for Instructors in Large Online Courses: Strategies to Mitigate Student and Instructor Frustration

Teaching in the online classroom is becoming commonplace for instructors as universities seek to grow enrollments and tap into unexplored markets. Many instructors, however, are often unprepared for the nuances of distance education and apprehensive about making the transition to online learning. This article aims to discuss common challenges for instructors of high-enrollment online courses […]

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IN THE NEWS
Quizlet Debuts Study Feature That Helps Students Study Efficiently

Let’s face it: Most students don’t want to study more than they have to. As a result, many exhibit poor study habits, like cramming the night before (or the class before) a test, or blindly reviewing class notes. To help students kick bad study habits, Quizlet has added a new feature to its free app […]

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‘Data Wise’ Course Featured in Resource for Education Leaders

The HarvardX course “Introduction to Data Wise: A Collaborative Process to Improve Learning & Teaching” is featured in Digitally Enabled Learning, a handbook produced by The Hive Knowledge Group that helps leaders in education make the most of digital resources. HarvardX

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Dropbox Gains Momentum in Education, Joins Internet2 NET+ Program

SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2017 – Continuing its momentum in the education space, Dropbox today announced its participation with Internet2, an advanced technology community comprised of 319 leading research and education institutions. As part of the Internet2 NET+ program, Dropbox’s file storage and collaboration platform will be available to member universities across the country. The relationship is […]

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IBM Building First Universal Quantum Computers for Business and Science

IBM unveils roadmap for commercial “IBM Q” quantum systems Releases API for developers to build interfaces between quantum computers and classical computers Following Watson and blockchain, quantum computing to deliver next powerful set of services on IBM Cloud platform IBM

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