Virtual School Meanderings

May 19, 2017

USDLA Newsletter 2017 (05-15-2017)

A newsletter from Monday’s inbox.

Distance-Educator.com Newsletter
Dr. Farhad Saba
Founder, Editor
USDLA Hall of Fame Inductee
Distance-Educator.com Newsletter
Dr. John G. Flores, USDLA
CEO / Executive Director
Associate Editor
OFFICIAL USDLA SPECIAL EDITION
FEATURED ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
View Recorded Webinar

View Recorded Webinar: Identifying and Supporting At-Risk Students in Online Courses One of the most successful measures of a course is how many students retain, and the online environment is no exception. Yet online education also poses unique challenges for instructors when it comes to promoting retention, as students grapple with challenges like busy schedules, […]

Keep Reading

Share this article:
RESEARCH-BASED ARTICLES OF THE WEEK
On the Recognition of Quality Online Course Design in Promotion and Tenure: A Survey of Higher Ed Institutions in the Western United StatesWhat constitutes excellence in teaching for university faculty when they are expected or required to create quality online courses? This is a question that will increasingly be asked of members of promotion and tenure committees as market pressures demand entire degrees be delivered online. Developing a quality online course is a significant commitment in time […]

Keep Reading

Share this article:
Examining Perceptions of Online Faculty Regarding the Value of Emotional Intelligence in Online ClassroomsDue to the growth of interest in soft skills and personality traits in education, the perceptions of the value online instructors place on emotional intelligence (EI), warrants scholarly attention. Organizations have embraced the value of emotional intelligence in employees. If online professors are instrumental in preparing students to be successful in the business world, their […]

Keep Reading

Share this article:
The Online Student Connectedness Survey: Evidence of Initial Construct ValidityThe Online Student Connectedness Survey (OSCS) was introduced to the academic community in 2012 as an instrument designed to measure feelings of connectedness between students participating in online degree and certification programs. The purpose of this study was to examine data from the instrument for initial evidence of validity and reliability and to establish a […]

Keep Reading

Share this article:
Employing the EPEC Hierarchy of Conditions (Version II) To Evaluate the Effectiveness of Using Synchronous Technologies with Multi-Location Student Cohorts in the Tertiary Education SettingAs e-learning maintains its popularity worldwide, and university enrolments continue to rise, online tertiary level coursework is increasingly being designed for groups of distributed learners, as opposed to individual students. Many institutions struggle with incorporating all facets of online learning and teaching capabilities with the range and variety of software tools available to them. This […]

Keep Reading

Share this article:
IN THE NEWS
OU brings ‘Internet of Everything’ to everyone with free online courseThere has been considerable interest in the Internet of Things (IoT) recently, and whether connecting data, people, processes, and things is beneficial or a risk to data protection. Either way, the IoT is here to stay and our society needs to develop the skills to process the vast amounts of data being generated. The Open […]

Keep Reading

Share this article:
D2L Signs Loyola Marymount, St. Catherine and DePaul Through Internet2Internet2 members continue to choose D2L as their learning management system provider. Three high-profile institutions, Loyola Marymount University (LMU), St. Catherine University and DePaul University, are using the learning technology leader Brightspace platform to reach every learner. D2L

Keep Reading

Share this article:
edX Welcomes Brown UniversityWe are honored to announce that Brown University, an institution recognized for the quality of its teaching, research, and unique curriculum, has joined edX. edX

Keep Reading

Share this article:
4 major changes our colleges should undergo right nowThe information age and development of the internet have changed every aspect of human life from dating to journalism. Education did not escape this revolution. From 100 percent online courses to interactive lecture styles, the college experience has changed dramatically in the last couple decades, but some believe that the structure of higher education needs more […]

Keep Reading

Share this article:
Benefits of a Pro Supporter

2x More Newsletters

Monthly Abstracts

Archived Content
Support & Subscribe
United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), 76 Canal Street,Suite 301, Boston, MA 02114

Leave a Comment »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: