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Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates Through the Class of 2032 For 40 years, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has produced Knocking at the College Door, projections of high school graduates. Widely used by policymakers, enrollment managers, college counselors, K-12 educators, researchers, and the media, this 9th edition […]

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An e-Learning Team’s Life On and Offline: A Collaborative Self- Ethnography in Postgraduate Education Development

This paper primarily discusses the methodology of a case study into interactions and working practices of an learning team, on and offline. Although several ethnographies have been published on online learning, there are apparently none involving communities developing courses. This is a unique insight, bringing a new view of course and staff development. The e-learning team develops courses […]

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Redefining Practice: Challenging Academic and Institutional Traditions With Clinical Distance Learning

With the uptake of distance learning (DL), which has actually been marginal for most academics, teaching contexts, traditional power structures and relationships have been transformed, leaving lecturers potentially disenfranchised. Institutional and cultural change is vital, particularly changes concerning academic roles. The advent of DL has caused role ambiguity; however published literature related to academic roles is confusing and […]

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Examining the Effect of Proctoring on Online Test Scores

Online education continues to grow, bringing opportunities and challenges for students and instructors. One challenge is the perception that academic integrity associated with online tests is compromised due to undetected cheating that yields artificially higher grades. To address these concerns, proctoring software has been developed to address and prevent academic dishonesty. The purpose of this […]

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Review Article: Online Learning Integrity Approaches: Current Practices and Future Solutions

Online Learning Integrity Approaches: Current Practices and Future Solutions The primary objective of this paper is to help institutions respond to the stipulation of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 by adopting cost-effective academic integrity solutions without compromising the convenience and flexibility of online learning. Current user authentication solutions such as user ID and […]

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ASU Cronkite School announces new digital audiences minor

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University will offer a new all-online specialization to create experts in how to find, engage and grow digital audiences. Arizona State University

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Adobe Bolsters eLearning Solutions with New Releases of Captivate and Captivate Prime

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 11, 2017 — Adobe today announced the latest versions of its industry-leading eLearning authoring tool, Adobe Captivate, and learning management system (LMS), Adobe Captivate Prime. Used in conjunction, as an end-to-end solution, or as standalone offerings, Adobe’s powerful eLearning solutions continue to break new ground for specialists in learning and […]

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Americans have mixed views on policies encouraging broadband adoption

As the Federal Communications Commission continues to address broadband infrastructure and access, Americans have mixed views on two policies designed to encourage broadband adoption, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Pew Research Center

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OU [Open University, UK] research highlights impact of early lectures on college and university students

Research by the OU and the University of Nevada has discovered that productivity in students is much greater between the hours of 11:00am and 9:30pm than at other times of day. The study of 190 undergraduate students, which was published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, analysed individual study patterns to determine when cognitive […]

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