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The Envisioning Report for Empowering Universities This is a report by the expert pools of the EMPOWER programme established by EADTU to cover the latest trends and developments in new modes of teaching. New modes of teaching and learning create new opportunities for enhancing the quality of the learning experience in on campus programmes, reaching […]

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RESEARCH-BASED ARTICLES OF THE WEEK
Distance Learning: A Game Changer

Previous research identified a variety of special populations which may be serviced through online learning activities. These have included the military, Native Americans, prisoners, remote occupations, and others. This paper focuses the growing role of distance learning opportunities for student and professional athletes. Special attention is directed at the rules and regulations at the high […]

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A National Study of Online Learning Leaders in US Higher Education

Online learning in US higher education continues to grow dramatically. The most recent estimates indicate that about 30% of all students enroll in at least one online course (Allen & Seamen, 2016). As this important type of academic offering has become increasingly important to institutions of higher education, Presidents and Provosts have frequently established leadership […]

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Open, Online, and Blended: Transactional Interactions with MOOC Content by Learners in Three Different Course Formats

During the 2013-14 academic year, Harvard University piloted the use of MOOCs as tools for blended learning in select undergraduate and graduate residential and online courses. One of these courses, The Ancient Greek Hero, combined for—credit (Harvard College and Harvard Extension School) and open online (HarvardX) groups into a single online unit, marking the first […]

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MOOCs and open education: Possible roles, pedagogical practices, personalization, and pending trends.

In this article, Professors Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi Miyoung Lee, Thomas C. Reeves, and Thomas H. Reynolds discuss the events that led to their recently edited book on “MOOCs and Open Education Around the World” as well as a special journal issue on this same topic. They reflect on the role of MOOCs and open […]

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Report: Top 5 Vendors in Global AR Education Market

Technavio predicts the worldwide AR in education market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 82 percent by 2021. Campus Technology

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WGU to Honor More than 10,000 Graduates at 33rd Semi-Annual Commencement

SALT LAKE CITY — Western Governors University (WGU) will recognize more than 10,000 graduates at the university’s 33rd semi-annual commencement ceremony on July 15 at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. The ceremony, which will be streamed live online will begin at 9:45 a.m., MDT. While all WGU graduates […]

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Video Gives Us a Peek Into the Future of How AR and VR Will Work Together

We’re all waiting for the day when you can put on a singular, tether-free headset and experience all the ‘R’s that VR/AR/MR have to offer—and NormalVR, a “small but focused” group of passionate immersive media creators just gave us a peek into what’s possible when you mash it all together. Road to VR

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Why You Should Worry About Losing Net Neutrality

Do you use the Internet? Then you have some work to do—right now. The new FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, is leading a dangerous effort to roll back net neutrality rules that keep Internet service providers (ISPs) from engaging in data discrimination, like slowing down Internet speeds for some content and charging a fee for “fast […]

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