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April 5, 2017

USDLA Newsletter 2017 (04-03-2017)

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Dr. Farhad Saba
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Dr. John G. Flores, USDLA
CEO / Executive Director
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The Path to Transformation: How Higher Education Institutions are Transitioning to Digital on a Budget To attract and retain students in the competitive higher education space, institutions are undergoing a digital transformation. While many institutions have started down this path, they face challenges when it comes to reduced budgets and pressures to cap spending. Print […]

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Designing Adaptive Learning and Assessment in HarvardX: Collaborative Project by Harvard University and TutorGen

There is an indisputable need for evidence-based instructional designs that create the optimal conditions for learners with different knowledge, skills and motivations to succeed in MOOCs. Harvard University partnered with TutorGen to explore the feasibility of adaptive learning and assessment technology implications of adaptive functionality to course (re)design in HarvardX, and examine the effects on […]

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Faculty Perceptions about Teaching Online: Exploring the Literature Using the Technology Acceptance Model as an Organizing Framework

Academic leaders can better implement institutional strategic plans to promote online programs if they understand faculty perceptions about teaching online. An extended version of a model for technology acceptance, or TAM2 (Venkatesh & Davis, 2000), provided a framework for surveying and organizing the research literature about factors that have influenced faculty’s adoption of online delivery […]

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Download Report: What the Public Knows About Cybersecurity

What the Public Knows About Cybersecurity A majority of internet users can answer fewer than half the questions correctly on a difficult knowledge quiz about cybersecurity issues and concepts Pew Internet Research Center

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Arizona State U Launches Open, Adaptive Lessons on Space Exploration

Arizona State University has created a free series of digital lessons, simulations and virtual field trips designed to teach science through space exploration. Campus Technology

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PLATO Offers Students Personalized Learning

The University of Mississippi’s College of Liberal Arts is implementing a method of personalized learning for students in large

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Digital Literacy Resources:

If you are new to computers, haven’t used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

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Universities Across Brazil Adopt D2L’s Brightspace LMS to Transform Learning

D2L, a global learning technology leader, announces a range of customers across Brazil have selected its Brightspace learning management system (LMS) to modernize the learning experience. Several universities have chosen Brightspace for ease of use, personalized learning, support for blended and online programs, and its learning analytics capabilities designed to improve learning outcomes. Brightspace is […]

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