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August 10, 2017

USDLA Newsletter 2017 (08-07-2017)

A newsletter from earlier this week.

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Dr. Farhad Saba
Founder, Editor
USDLA Hall of Fame Inductee
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Dr. John G. Flores, USDLA
CEO / Executive Director
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Evaluation of Edtech: What Technology Means to Educators Across America Walker Sands 2017 Evaluation of EdTech examines the complex relationship between schools/universities and the technologies they use to educate students. Based on a survey of more than 500 U.S. education professionals, Walker Sands inaugural report reveals educators current uses for education technology (edtech), how they hope […]

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RESEARCH-BASED ARTICLES OF THE WEEK
Communicating with the Online Student: The Impact of E-Mail Tone on Student Performance and Teacher Evaluations

Students are more commonly completing coursework online and as such many professors teach online courses. Due to the popularity of online courses and the need for professors to teach in a format varying from the traditional classroom setting, it is important to evaluate whether or not certain teaching approaches, such as establishing rapport, should be […]

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A Cross-Sectional Study to Describe Academics Confidence, Attitudes, and Experience of Online Distance Learning in Higher Education

Previous research, mainly from North America and Asia, has highlighted how many academics in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are concerned about the academic integrity of online distance learning (ODL) compared with face-to-face-teaching and its impact on their work and the student learning experience. Far less is known about this topic for HEIs in the UK, […]

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Information literacy and informed learning: conceptual innovations for IL research and practice futures

Our paper draws together conceptual innovations emerging from the work of a group of researchers focussed on the relational approach to information literacy, more recently labelled informed learning. Team members have been working together in various configurations for periods ranging from seven to seventeen years. Our collaborative approach continues to yield new concepts and constructs […]

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Online Microteaching: A Multifaceted Approach to Teacher Professional Development

In this paper, the author proposes that microteaching may be practiced through online media. The core concept of traditional microteaching is that it is a manipulative technique used to facilitate self-reflective and critical thinking processes while teaching. Preliminary research was conducted with elementary teachers who were participating in University Terbuka, Indonesia online microteaching program. A […]

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Oklahoma City Community College and Blackboard Partner to Drive Student Success Through Predictive Analytics

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 3, 2017 Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) and Blackboard Inc. today announced an expansion of their 10-year partnership. This new phase of collaboration is designed to close achievement gaps and increase the number of students who complete a certificate or degree. Beginning in Spring 2018, the college will implement Blackboard Predict, […]

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Going All In on Personalized Learning

National University is working to create a personalized education platform that combines three of the buzziest innovations in higher education — adaptive learning, competency-based learning and predictive analytics for student retention. Inside Higher Ed

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