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March 23, 2017

USDLA Newsletter 2017 (03-22-2017)

Another newsletter from yesterday.

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Dr. Farhad Saba
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Dr. John G. Flores, USDLA
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Designing Competency-Based Articulation Agreements: A Framework for State Educational Agencies and Postsecondary Institutions The Designing Competency-Based Articulation Agreements Facilitator’s Guide provides state educational agencies (SEAs) a step-by-step process for developing articulation agreements between secondary and postsecondary institutions that incorporate competency-based education (CBE). The articulation agreements will formalize the process of allowing students to participate in […]

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RESEARCH-BASED ARTICLES OF THE WEEK
Properties of Teacher Networks in Twitter: Are They Related to Community-Based Peer Production?Teachers participate in social networking sites to share knowledge and collaborate with other teachers to create education-related content. In this study we selected several communities in order to better understand the networks that these participants establish in Twitter and the role that the social network plays in their activity within the community, especially related with […]

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Information technologies as a tool for agricultural extension and farmerto- farmer exchange: Mobile-phone video use in Mali and Burkina FasoMobile phones are widespread in the rural areas of Mali and Burkina Faso, but their potential as a tool for knowledge transfer by extension services in the region remains largely unexplored. The aim of this contribution is to evaluate the potential of video on mobile phones as a tool for farmer-to-farmer exchange and agricultural extension […]

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The Virtual Professor and Online Teaching, Administration and Research: Issues for Globally Dispersed Business FacultyChanges in the manner in which universities are delivering education are revolutionary. Learning spaces are changing, online learning is increasing, the demand for more flexible learning continues to grow, and the skill set for academics is expanding. Recruitment and retention of academic staff to work in this type of context creates a range of challenges […]

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Using cloud computing to develop an integrated virtual system for online GIScience programsUsing cloud computing to develop an integrated virtual system for online GIScience programs The variety of offerings of online Geographical Information Science (GIS) programs has been extensively reported in the literature, which describes various types of degrees and certificates offered by institutions all over the world. Most online courses have merely focused on delivering lectures, […]

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Northern Kentucky U Launches OneCampus Portal to Streamline NavigationNorthern Kentucky University recently launched a single point of entry for all of its programs and services. Using its new online portal, NKU’s nearly 14,000 students and 2,000 faculty and staff members can easily connect to student services, academic support, transportation services and more categories in an online marketplace format. Campus Technology

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The Human Element: Faculty Collaboration in an Increasingly Digital WorldThe Human Element: Faculty Collaboration in an Increasingly Digital World Like most technologies, Web 2.0 learning tools can connect or divide us. The path we choose depends on how we understand and use the tools. Since ancient times, technological advances have stoked fears (among some) that our humanism will erode when new technologies grab hold […]

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Community colleges begin linking digital badges, ePortfolios and recruiting matchesPortfolium and Credly team up to integrate digital badges into ePortfolios to provide further evidence of learning and skillsets to potential employers. eCampus News

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D2L Releases Brightspace Spring17, Empowering Instructors to Reach Every LearnerD2L, a global learning technology leader, announces the Spring17 release of Brightspace, its award-winning learning management system (LMS). With the Brightspace Spring17 enhancements, it’s easier for instructors to reach every learner with an engaging and modern experience. “Mobile and social platforms have transformed the world and we need to make sure that learning experiences are […]

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