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February 15, 2019

Senator Alexander: Here Are The Building Blocks For Your New Accountability System

As I say each week…  From the neo-liberal, educational privatizers masquerading as an academic body – so the term research here is used VERY loosely (as none of this actually represents methodologically sound, reliable, valid, or empirical research in any real way).

Check out this week’s highlights from the Christensen Institute. 
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February 14, 2019

USDLA Newsletter 2019 (02-14-2019)

A newsletter from earlier today.

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Artificial Intelligence Applications to Support K-12 Teachers and Teaching Recent applications of artificial intelligence (AI) have been successful in performing complex tasks in health care, financial markets, manufacturing, and transportation logistics, but the influence of AI applications in the education sphere has been limited. However, that may be changing. In this paper, the author discusses […]

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Doctoral Faculty Teaching Online: A Qualitative Understanding of Methods to Improve Online Teaching

Digital learning practices and methodologies have become common practice in the 21st century. Sixteen doctoral students participated in a qualitative survey to address how online instructors can improve their online pedagogy. This study’s purpose was to understand online learners perceptions about effective and challenging online student collaboration practices. Findings included: (a) online methods that foster […]

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A Blueprint for Executing Instructor-Student Interactions in the Online Classroom Using Marketing Touchpoints

Communicating with students is one of the most important responsibilities for faculty in an online course. It can also be a puzzling process. Having a communication plan and understanding effective email strategies, along with proper timing and frequency of communicating with students, are all important pieces of this puzzle. We propose using touchpoints in designing […]

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Quiet Participation: Investigating non-posting activities in online learning

Despite the growth in online learning offerings in K-12 and higher education, limited research has been undertaken to better understand less visible online learning activities. Reading and rereading are not typically valued as important indicators of learning since number or frequency of entries, words or key phrases are usually visible and easily tracked. This paper […]

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Interaction of Proctoring and Student Major on Online Test Performance

Traditional and online university courses share expectations for quality content and rigor. Student and faculty concerns about compromised academic integrity and actual instances of academic dishonesty in assessments, especially with online testing, are increasingly troublesome. Recent research suggests that in the absence of proctoring, the time taken to complete an exam increases significantly and online […]

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Digging Deeper into the Data: The Role of Gateway Courses in Online Student Retention

Improvement in undergraduate retention and progression is a priority at many US postsecondary institutions and there seems to be a growing movement to address it by identifying gateway courses (foundational courses in which a large number of students fail or withdraw) and concentrating on fixing them. This paper argues that may not be the best […]

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OpenFING: A Project based on a Digital Library of Recorded Courses

The OpenFING Project is an initiative by students for students, based on the creation and use of a digital video library of higher education courses, where students record video from standard lectures. The project attempts to address issues such as overcrowded lecture halls and students who work full time and thus cannot attend normal lectures. […]

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Industry News: Blackboard, CENGAGE, Consumer Technology Association, Microsoft, Pearson, ProQuest

Blackboard: Galileo Global Education Selects Blackboard Learn Ultra To Drive Student Success CENGAGE: Cengage Offers College Students Free Access To Career Resources With Cengage Unlimited Subscription Consumer Technology Association: What’s New: Consumer Education Show Announcements For Schools Microsoft: With Code Jumper, Experts Look To Jumpstart Computer Science Interest For Kids Who Are Blind Pearson: Pearson Realizeâ„¢ Selected As Google For […]

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Helping Students Develop Competencies, Teachers Hone Their Own

In competency-based formats, instructors adjust to interacting regularly with students, directing students toward clear learning outcomes and other departures from their traditional practices. Many instructors begin the course-development process by asking themselves what they want students to have learned when the semester ends. Nina Morel, dean and professor of professional studies at Lipscomb University in […]

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California’s Online Community College Chooses Its Leader

Heather Hiles, an entrepreneur and Gates Foundation alum, will lead the new institution, launching this fall with competency-based certificate programs for the state’s adults. California’s new online community college has made a key hire, pending approval today from the institution’s Board of Trustees. Heather Hiles, an entrepreneur who has led companies that support technology and […]

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Free online course created to help better understand and prevent suicide

A new, free online course has been developed to allow healthcare professionals, and those working with at-risk or vulnerable individuals, to gain a better understanding of suicide and ways to prevent it. It is estimated that approximately every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide somewhere in the world, which equates to over 800,000 people […]

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No school, no problem: Bettendorf high schoolers have first ‘eLearning’ days

Last weeks bone-chilling cold snap may have shut down the Quad-Cities, but for Bettendorf High School students, the learning didn’t stop just because school was closed. Bettendorf is one of the only schools in the area to have Learning days; the district first used the plans in the high school last week to keep students […]

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E-Learning Landscape In 2019

With access to education having been made much easier through eLearning, the marketplace is now mature and making greater strides. As connectivity as well as people’s aspirations increase, eLearning is set to witness a sharp rise too, both in terms of numbers as well as innovations. Pretty much whatever one wants to learn can be […]

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Your February LearnTechLib Update

A newsletter from AACE from yesterday.

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April Digitial Learning Symposium

A newsletter from a Canadian e-learning organization.

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Join us April 7-9 in Vancouver!

Don’t miss out on the digital learning event of the year!

Join EdTechTeam Canada, Microsoft Canada, Moodle, Canvas, StudyForge, and leading practitioners for the new annual DL Symposium!  Learn new ways to implement, manage, and amplify digital learning in your virtual or in-person classroom!

Please use the links at the bottom of this email to share with others!

Start Your Experience Off Right

Take advantage of the Pre-Summit Workshops on Sunday to dive deep into topics such as Design Thinking, AR/VR, Minecraft, and Coding.

Your Keynote Speakers

Join George Barcenas, Brian Hamm and Catherine Zeisner as they share how to foster inquiry in your classroom.

Sessions for Every Level

Learn how you can easily connect the virtual and face-to-face world utilizing different applications, no matter your skill level.

Let’s foster inquiry together to amplify personal learning in digital environments

The Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn) is a Canadian registered not-for-profit society with a vision to be the leading voice in Canada for learner success in K-12 online and blended learning.  CANeLearn provides members with networking, collaboration, and research opportunities..

CANeLearn promotes effective practice in online and blended learning; fosters community and facilitates interaction among online and blended learning educators; and connects educators to online and blended learning organizations.

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February 12, 2019

Distance-Educator.com Free e-Newsletter 2/11/19

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Artificial Intelligence Applications to Support K–12 Teachers and Teaching Recent applications of artificial intelligence (AI) have been successful in performing complex tasks in health care, financial markets, manufacturing, and transportation logistics, but the influence of AI applications in the education sphere has been limited. However, that may be changing. In this paper, the author discusses […]

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RESEARCH-BASED ARTICLES OF THE WEEK
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Doctoral Faculty Teaching Online: A Qualitative Understanding of Methods to Improve Online TeachingDigital learning practices and methodologies have become common practice in the 21st century. Sixteen doctoral students participated in a qualitative survey to address how online instructors can improve their online pedagogy. This study’s purpose was to understand online learners’ perceptions about effective and challenging online student collaboration practices. Findings included: (a) online methods that foster […]

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A Blueprint for Executing Instructor-Student Interactions in the Online Classroom Using Marketing TouchpointsCommunicating with students is one of the most important responsibilities for faculty in an online course. It can also be a puzzling process. Having a “communication plan” and understanding effective email strategies, along with proper timing and frequency of communicating with students, are all important pieces of this puzzle. We propose using “touchpoints” in designing […]

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Quiet Participation: Investigating non-posting activities in online learningDespite the growth in online learning offerings in K-12 and higher education, limited research has been undertaken to better understand less visible online learning activities. Reading and rereading are not typically valued as important indicators of learning since number or frequency of entries, words or key phrases are usually visible and easily tracked. This paper […]

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Interaction of Proctoring and Student Major on Online Test PerformanceTraditional and online university courses share expectations for quality content and rigor. Student and faculty concerns about compromised academic integrity and actual instances of academic dishonesty in assessments, especially with online testing, are increasingly troublesome. Recent research suggests that in the absence of proctoring, the time taken to complete an exam increases significantly and online […]

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Digging Deeper into the Data: The Role of Gateway Courses in Online Student RetentionImprovement in undergraduate retention and progression is a priority at many US postsecondary institutions and there seems to be a growing movement to address it by identifying gateway courses (foundational courses in which a large number of students fail or withdraw) and concentrating on “fixing” them. This paper argues that may not be the best […]

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OpenFING: A Project based on a Digital Library of Recorded CoursesThe OpenFING Project is an initiative by students for students, based on the creation and use of a digital video library of higher education courses, where students record video from standard lectures. The project attempts to address issues such as overcrowded lecture halls and students who work full time and thus cannot attend normal lectures. […]

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Industry News: Blackboard, CENGAGE, Consumer Technology Association, Microsoft, Pearson, ProQuestBlackboard: Galileo Global Education Selects Blackboard Learn Ultra To Drive Student Success CENGAGE: Cengage Offers College Students Free Access To Career Resources With Cengage Unlimited Subscription Consumer Technology Association: What’s New: Consumer Education Show Announcements For Schools Microsoft: With Code Jumper, Experts Look To Jumpstart Computer Science Interest For Kids Who Are Blind Pearson: Pearson Realize™ Selected As Google For […]

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Helping Students Develop Competencies, Teachers Hone Their OwnIn competency-based formats, instructors adjust to interacting regularly with students, directing students toward clear learning outcomes and other departures from their traditional practices. Many instructors begin the course-development process by asking themselves what they want students to have learned when the semester ends. Nina Morel, dean and professor of professional studies at Lipscomb University in […]

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California’s Online Community College Chooses Its LeaderHeather Hiles, an entrepreneur and Gates Foundation alum, will lead the new institution, launching this fall with competency-based certificate programs for the state’s adults. California’s new online community college has made a key hire, pending approval today from the institution’s Board of Trustees. Heather Hiles, an entrepreneur who has led companies that support technology and […]

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Free online course created to help better understand and prevent suicideA new, free online course has been developed to allow healthcare professionals, and those working with at-risk or vulnerable individuals, to gain a better understanding of suicide and ways to prevent it. It is estimated that approximately every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide somewhere in the world, which equates to over 800,000 people […]

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No school, no problem: Bettendorf high schoolers have first ‘eLearning’ daysLast week’s bone-chilling cold snap may have shut down the Quad-Cities, but for Bettendorf High School students, the learning didn’t stop just because school was closed. Bettendorf is one of the only schools in the area to have “eLearning” days; the district first used the plans in the high school last week to keep students […]

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E-Learning Landscape In 2019With access to education having been made much easier through eLearning, the marketplace is now mature and making greater strides. As connectivity as well as people’s aspirations increase, eLearning is set to witness a sharp rise too, both in terms of numbers as well as innovations. Pretty much whatever one wants to learn can be […]

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