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October 12, 2017

USDLA Newsletter 2017 (10-09-2017)

A newsletter from earlier in the week.

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
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FEATURED ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
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Rethinking College Every Tuesday night from August 22 through September 19, 2017, PBS NewsHour airs its annual special 5-part Rethinking College series. NewsHour Correspondent and Weekend Anchor Hari Sreenivasan traveled throughout the United States to profile five innovative programs designed to make college more affordable and provide non-traditional students the higher education they need to […]

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RESEARCH-BASED ARTICLES OF THE WEEK
Theories and Frameworks for Online Education: Seeking an Integrated Model

This article examines theoretical frameworks and models that focus on the pedagogical aspects of online education. After a review of learning theory as applied to online education, a proposal for an integrated Multimodal Model for Online Education is provided based on pedagogical purpose. The model attempts to integrate the work of several other major theorists […]

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Applying Project Management Strategies in a Large Curriculum Conversion Project in Higher Education

Higher education is undergoing great changes that require universities to adapt quickly, and making these changes can be difficult. One discipline that can aid in executing change is project management, which has developed a set of clear processes and strategies for completing initiatives quickly and effectively. Several authors have identified project management competencies as key […]

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Commentary: Responses to “An Interview with Joseph South” in Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education

1- Commentary: UCEA CASTLE Response to An Interview With Joseph South 2- Commentary: A Response to an Interview With Joseph South by the Teacher Education and Technology and Media Divisions of the Council for Exceptional Children 3- Commentary: Response of the Association of Science Teacher Educators to An Interview with Joseph South 4- Commentary: Social Studies Education […]

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Reflections on Preparing Educators to Evaluate the Efficacy of Educational Technology: An Interview With Joseph South

Joseph South, an educational researcher, technology consultant, and former director of the U.S. Office of Educational Technology participated in a research initiative on Educational Technology Efficacy Research organized by the Jefferson Education Accelerator, Digital Promise, and the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. The working group in which he participated, one of […]

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IN THE NEWS
Online Education Information Website Ranks U of A Special Education Degree No. 3 in Nation

The University of Arkansas master’s degree in special education, which is delivered online, is ranked No. 3 on a listing of best online master’s degree programs in special education by a company called Early Childhood Education Degrees. The University of Arkansas

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AI, Merging of Digital and Physical Worlds Among Top 10 Tech Trends for 2018

Gartner has released its list of top 10 strategic technology trends for 2018 with a focus for the coming year on technologies related to artificial intelligence and machine learning and those that blend the physical and digital worlds. Campus Technology

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More Colleges Are Offering Microcredentials”And Developing Them The Way Businesses Make New Products

If 2012 was The Year of the MOOCs massive open online courses, usually offered for free”2017 could be The Year of the Microcredential. EduSurge

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Survey: Most Students Say Technology Boosts Academic Success

Three out of four college and university students think technology has had a positive impact on their academic success, according to a recent survey. Their preferred tech tools are laptops and smartphones, and they look to their institutions to provide the software applications and resources they need. And most are satisfied with the variety of […]

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