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March 22, 2019

USDLA Newsletter 2019 (03-18-2019)

A newsletter from earlier in the week.

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Dr. Farhad Saba
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Dr. Reggie Smith III
CEO / Executive Director
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Projection of Education Statistics to 2027 This edition of Projections of Education Statistics provides projections for key education statistics, including enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary public and private schools, as well as enrollment and degrees conferred at degree-granting postsecondary institutions. Included are national data on enrollment and graduates for at least […]

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RESEARCH-BASED ARTICLES OF THE WEEK
The Impact of Text-Based and Video Discussions on Student Engagement and Interactivity in an Online CourseLearning in an online classroom can be optimized when teaching methods focus on student engagement with course content and student-student interactivity. Social learning is a challenge in any online learning environment, but it is realistic with the appropriate selection of discussion modalities. Text-based discussions have been traditionally used, but is this the most effective format […]

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Planning the Development and Maintenance of Online Distance Learning CoursesDevelopment and maintenance of online distance learning Masters courses in a higher education institute Medical School Graduate School involves the interaction of an e-learning team with subject specialists, all of whom are time poor. To allow course development to proceed smoothly it must be a managed process. Challenges were revealed during an ethnography of the […]

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Online Learning: Examination of Attributes that Promote Student SatisfactionThe purposes of this study were to examine students’ satisfaction with online learning and identify attributes that contribute to humanizing the online classroom. A total of 228 students participated in the study, which attempted to determine whether students perceived a social presence in the online course as a result of a variety of communication tools […]

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Teachers’ First Experiences with Global Projects: Emerging Collaboration and Cultural AwarenessTwo cohorts of teachers recently participated in a professional development program focused on incorporating global perspectives and activities into K-12 classrooms using contemporary technologies. One part of this program requires teachers to plan and carry out a global project with an international classroom as a means to introduce them to a host country’s education system […]

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A causal loop approach to uncover interrelationship of student online interaction and engagement and their contributing factorsAdvances in technology reinforce the imperative to obtain further insight into the factors that impact online interaction in online environments. Even though past researchers have extracted factors impacting student online interaction and engagement, there is a lack of research that uncovers the dynamics of these relationships and investigates the impact of a comprehensive set of […]

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Structural Relationships of Factors Which Impact on Learner Achievement in Online Learning EnvironmentThe purpose of this study is to identify relationships of learners’ achievement goal orientation, self-regulation, test-anxiety, self-efficacy, participation, satisfaction, and achievement in online learning environments in Korea. A total of 1,832 student responses from a Korean cyber university were used to find structural relationships of factors. Causal relationships among various variables are provided as results […]

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REGISTER NOW FOR CHIEF LEARNING OFFICER SYMPOSIUMLast Chance to Claim Your USDLA Discount Time is running out for you to take advantage of the discount USDLA has negotiated for you. Finalize your plans now to join the industry’s most committed, cohesive and close-knit community of senior learning leaders at this event. This is where connections are built that last a career. […]

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UMUC 2.0The online university will become University of Maryland Global Campus and spend $500 million to grow nationally, while some in the Maryland system mull whether the university could help run online programs for other campuses. Inside Higher Ed

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Collaborating to Offer Access for California Students OnlineTwo online initiatives in California the CSU’s Cal State Online and the CCC’s Online Education Initiative collaborated to focus on the shared interests of students from both segments by accelerating completion through summer courses. EDUCAUSE Review

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Virtual exchanges promise study-abroad experience for the massesUS universities that seek the benefits of study-abroad programmes without the forbidding costs are increasingly turning to virtual foreign exchanges involving individual students and entire classrooms. Although the underlying idea is not new, improvements in technology and a growing recognition of the value of virtual exchanges have fuelled adoption across US campuses in just the past year […]

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Arizona State Virtual Field Trips Deliver Interactive ExplorationWhile birds chitter in the background, a group of students sit in their beach chairs at a beach camp set up near the Nankoweap Granaries, trying to pay attention as their professor gives them an introduction to the geology of that most remarkable of natural formations, the Grand Canyon. Campus Technology

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Watch the Webinar: 2019 The story of the Open University in Europe and the worldThe Open University has a long tradition and this webinar brings together four distinguished speakers who will share their reflections on following questions: What makes the Open University unique from other universities? What major challenges have open universities faced over the past 10-years? To what extent is the Open University still relevant in the digital-era? […]

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