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October 11, 2018

USDLA Newsletter 2018 (10-08-2018)

A newsletter from earlier in the week.

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Dr. Farhad Saba
Founder, Editor
USDLA Hall of Fame Inductee
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Dr. Reggie Smith III
CEO / Executive Director
Associate Editor
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Off to On: Best Practices for Online Team-Based Learning(TM) The four TBL essentials are: Groups must be properly formed and managed Team assignments must promote both learning and team development Students must receive frequent and timely feedback Students must be accountable for the quality of their individual and group work Team-Based Learning Collaborative

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RESEARCH-BASED ARTICLES OF THE WEEK
Defining OER-Enabled PedagogyThe term open pedagogy has been used in a variety of different ways over the past several decades. In recent years, its use has also become associated with Open Educational Resources (OER). The wide range of competing definitions of open pedagogy, together with its semantic overlap with another underspecified term, open educational practices, makes it […]

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Modes of writing in a digital age: The good, the bad and the unknownWith digitization, our modes of writing change and we go from writing by putting pen to paper, to typing on a variety of screens. In educational as well as in leisurely settings, writing by hand is increasingly marginalized, and may in a foreseeable future be abandoned altogether. Summarizing some of the research comparing handwriting and […]

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The mystery of the digital natives’ existence: Questioning the validity of the Prenskian metaphorNet Generation (Tapscott, 2009, 1998; Oblinger and Oblinger, 2005), Generation Y (Zhao and Liu, 2008; Halse and Mallinson, 2009), Millennials (Howe and Strauss, 2000), Homo Zappiens (Veen, 2003) and i-Generation (Rosen, 2010). The labels used to describe the generation of young people and their relation with technology are numerous. Over the past few years, one […]

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Student Attitudes Toward Blended Learning in Adult Literacy and Basic Skills College ProgramsLiteracy and Basic Skills (LBS) programs in many Ontario colleges offer adult learners who have low literacy and basic skills with opportunities to improve their employment skills as well as results on prerequisite courses for entrance into post-secondary education. LBS students encounter many challenges and require extra interpersonal instructional support, which may be overcome through […]

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70% of children use voice tech to find informationChildren’s charity Childnet have found that 7 in 10 children use voice-assisted technology, with a large proportion using it to find out information Education Technology

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Join USDLA at Corporate Learning Week in Orlando this November!Greetings, Join USDLA at Corporate Learning Week in Orlando this November! Each year, CLW shares inspirational stories of L&D Leadership, innovation, growth and transformation. Join us this year, as we focus on building capabilities to drive performance in a changing world of work. United States Distance Learning Association

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Apple adds support for contactless student ID cards in WalletStarting today [October 2, 2018], students at three universities are among the first to enjoy the convenience of using just their iPhone and Apple Watch to get around on and off campus. At Duke University and the Universities of Alabama and Oklahoma, students can now add their ID card to Apple Wallet and use it […]

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Blackboard Announces Support for Student ID Cards on iPhone and Apple WatchWASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Blackboard today announced Blackboard Mobile Credential support for Student ID cards in Apple Wallet, which brings students the ability to add their student ID to Wallet on iPhone and Apple Watch. Blackboard Mobile Credential support for Student ID cards in Apple Wallet creates a seamless experience for students navigating campus by offering secure access to facilities, residence halls and more, […]

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