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June 2, 2017

USDLA Newsletter 2017 (05-30-2017)

A newsletter from earlier in the week.

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Dr. Farhad Saba
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2017 THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF ONLINE EDUCATION (CHLOE) QM and Eduventures have teamed up to conduct a multi-year study to examine the changing landscape of online education, provide results to those who can use them and help those involved with online education place their institution within a broader context and possibly influence strategic decisions and […]

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RESEARCH-BASED ARTICLES OF THE WEEK
Understanding Learners Motivation and Learning Strategies in MOOCsMOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) have changed the way in which OER (Open Educational Resources) are bundled by teachers and consumed by learners. MOOCs represent an evolution towards the production and offering of structured quality OER. Many institutions that were initially reluctant to providing OER have, however, joined the MOOC wave. Nevertheless, MOOCs detractors strongly […]

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Designing and Improving a Blended Synchronous Learning Environment: An Educational Design ResearchIn this study, a blended synchronous learning environment (BSLE) was created to support a group of graduate students when they were taking a course. Instruction was delivered to both face-to-face (F2F) and online students simultaneously. The purpose of this paper is to present how this BSLE was gradually designed, implemented, and improved by following the […]

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Migrants and Mobile Technology Use: Gaps in the Support Provided by Current ToolsOur current understanding of how migrants use mobile tools to support their communication and language learning is inadequate. This study, therefore, explores the learner-initiated use of technologies to support their comprehension, production, and acquisition of English following migration to Canada. Information about migrant use of technologies and experiences was collected by interviews. The interview data […]

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Integration and Language Learning of Newly Arrived Migrants Using Mobile TechnologyThe purpose of this study is to investigate the mobile activities newly arrived migrants are engaged in when learning the Swedish language and about Swedish culture and society. Further, the study also explores the use of a mobile application (app) provided to the newly arrived migrants to use for pronunciation practice. The study involved 38 […]

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Cisco Survey Reveals Close to Three-Fourths of IoT Projects Are FailingLONDON – The Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF), May 23, 2017 – IDC predicts that the worldwide installed base of Internet of Things (IoT) endpoints will grow from 14.9 billion at the end of 2016 to more than 82 billion in 20251. At this rate, the Internet of Things may soon be as indispensable […]

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Student Success, Venture Capital, and a Diverse Workforce: An Interview with Heather HilesHeather Hiles talks about success for students, for higher education, for the Gates Foundation, and for her personal interests. EDUCAUSE Review

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Wainhouse Research Analysts Predict the Future of Tech for 2018 and BeyondWe’ve heard their predictions on everything from web collaboration to educational technologies and more. Wainhouse Research Senior Analyst and Partner Alan Greenberg and Senior Analyst Steve Vonder Haar took shots at making consumer tech predictions at our annual Mediasite User Conference Unleash last week in Madison, Wis. Read on to find out where they think […]

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ASU Prep Digital: Designing Beginnings with the End in MindArizona State University is pleased to introduce ASU Prep Digital, a new college prep option where online high school and university courses converge in a unique learning opportunity for all students. Built on the Cambridge International Curriculum framework, this rigorous virtual school program prepares students for acceptance at leading universities and encourages them to explore […]

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