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July 23, 2016

Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, Volume 31, Issue 2, June 2016 Is Now Available Online On Taylor & Francis Online

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Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, Volume 31, Issue 2, June 2016 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

Special Issue: Assessment in open, distance and e-learning: lessons from practice

This new issue contains the following articles:

EditorialEditorial
Simon Bell
Pages: 87-90 | DOI: 10.1080/02680513.2016.1195057
Guest EditorialDeveloping academics’ assessment practices in open, distance and e-learning: an institutional change agenda
Jessica Evans, Sally Jordan & Freda Wolfenden
Pages: 91-107 | DOI: 10.1080/02680513.2016.1195547
ArticlesAssessment worlds colliding? Negotiating between discourses of assessment on an online open course
Laura Hills & Jonathan Hughes
Pages: 108-115 | DOI: 10.1080/02680513.2016.1194747
Paragogy and flipped assessment: experience of designing and running a MOOC on research methods | Open Access
Yenn Lee & J. Simon Rofe
Pages: 116-129 | DOI: 10.1080/02680513.2016.1188690
‘I understood the words but I didn’t know what they meant’: Japanese online MBA students’ experiences of British assessment practices
Mark Fenton-O’Creevy & Carien van Mourik
Pages: 130-140 | DOI: 10.1080/02680513.2016.1177503
Case study: what supports students to improve their grades?
Sandy Sieminski, Julie Messenger & Sam Murphy
Pages: 141-151 | DOI: 10.1080/02680513.2016.1188691
Using collaboration to foster academic integrity
Lynda Prescott
Pages: 152-162 | DOI: 10.1080/02680513.2016.1169162
The introduction and refinement of the assessment of digitally recorded audio presentations
Stefanie Sinclair
Pages: 163-175 | DOI: 10.1080/02680513.2016.1190640
Designing and developing a programme-focused assessment strategy: a case study
James Brunton, Mark Brown, Eamon Costello & Elaine Walsh
Pages: 176-187 | DOI: 10.1080/02680513.2016.1187593
OtherThe American Journal of Distance Education
Pages: 188-188 | DOI: 10.1080/02680513.2016.1203087

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Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the eSchool News.

This district’s blended learning program is putting struggling readers back on track
reading-intervention

A blended approach is helping reading intervention students transition to grade-level classes in a semester or less.

Next, Education Week’s Digital Directions.

Ohio’s Largest Cyber Charter Loses Bid to Block Attendance Audit

The 15,000-student Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow warned it may be forced to close if its funding is adjusted to reflect actual student login times. Read more.
(Digital Education)
Montana’s Online Credit Recovery Program Scrutinized by Researchers

A new report on enrollment and course-passage patterns at the Montana Digital Academy is the latest look by researchers at the effectiveness of online credit recovery. Read more.
(Digital Education)

Moving on to the semi-regular SmartBrief for EdTech.

USDA grants help rural schools boost web-based learning
Rural communities in 32 states have received grant funding from the US Department of Agriculture to establish web-based learning programs. About $235 million has been spent on 713 such projects since 2009.
T.H.E. Journal (7/18)

Superintendent shares digital-learning strategies
Mark Edwards, superintendent of Mooresville Graded School District near Charlotte, N.C., has led the district’s digital-learning efforts, which have become a national model. In this interview, he discusses ways others can replicate their methods.
The Hechinger Report (7/20)

Survey: Majority of online college students satisfied with courses

Survey: Majority of online college students satisfied with courses
(Pixabay)

Ninety percent of online students say they prefer virtual classes and find them just as satisfying as traditional campus courses, according to a report from Learning House and Aslanian Market Research. The top factor in choosing a program was tuition price, and 68% of students take less than four weeks to select a program, the survey found.
CampusTechnology.com (7/20)

 

Other News

Similarly, the ASCD K-12 Leadership SmartBrief.

Teachers have power over curriculum with OER

Open educational resources give teachers more power over curriculum, asserts Matthew Miller, superintendent of Mentor Public Schools in Ohio. In this blog post, he writes that OER allows teachers to craft lessons that are interactive, relevant and easily updated.
SmartBrief/Education (7/19)

Also, the Connected Educator SmartBrief.

Other News

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Virtual school sets information session

Texas Connections Academy (TCA), a virtual public school for students in 3rd through 12th grades, is offering parents in the Katy area the opportunity …

NH pays its main e-school for what kids learn, not just enrolling or logging in

EXETER, New Hampshire – The Virtual Learning Academy Charter School in New Hampshire gets no money simply because a student enrolls in the …

Company with ties to NC virtual school accused of misleading parents in California

Raleigh, N.C. — A company with ties to a North Carolina virtual charter school has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with the state of California …

Omaha Opening State’s First Public Virtual School — for Homeschoolers

The largest district in the state of Nebraska will be testing out the viability of a virtual school starting this fall. Omaha Public Schools is launching the …

ResponsiveEd Launches New Virtual School Comprehend Academy

Micheal Wood, ResponsiveEd’s Director of Virtual Education, says the company found a need for a virtual school that can be adapted to each student …

Virtual school reaches settlement with California

Online school K12 Inc. has reached a $2.5 million settlement with the state of California that includes no finding or admission of liability or wrongdoing …

Virtual students eligible for high school sports next year

Those nontraditional students include those who are home-schooled and students attending virtual schools, and will eventually include charter school …

State says 3-year-old probe into virtual school continues

Mary Fallin requested an investigation into allegations of fraud against the state’s largest virtual charter school. State agents launched the probe of …

Virtual school sets information session

Texas Connections Academy (TCA), a virtual public school for students in 3rd through 12th grades, is offering parents in the Katy area the opportunity …

State Moves to Shut Down Virtual Charter School

Administrative offices for ABLE Charter School, a virtual school that the state is attempting to close, are located in an office building on North Classen …

Computer whizzes build virtual school

The coding club at Earls Colne Primary School has regular meet ups to build … Governors and parents visited the school on Monday, July 11 to look …

Charter School Must Pay California Millions

The complaint continues: “The virtual school defendants receive funds from the State of California every year to pay for the education of the …

ProctorU Announces New Partnerships with Innovative Institutions

FVS is the largest and most successful state virtual school in the nation. It offers both full-time and part-time virtual options for Florida students, as well …

Suwannee School District receives a C

Suwannee Virtual School and RIVEROAK Technical College do not receive school grades due to the limited number of students that are served per …

Young drivers shown the horror of a car crash using Samsung Gear VR headsets

Google has promoted its homespun Cardboard VR headset as an educational tool for some time with gimmicks such as virtual school trips to famous …

Education Savings Accounts Are the ‘Pokémon Go’ of Education Reform

… choose to pay for a single class or multiple classes in their local public school, a private school, a virtual school or purchase curriculum for self-study.

Kelley new CHHS principal

… with an act passed by the Alabama State Board of Education that requires a virtual school option for eligible students in ninth through twelfth grades.

‘I will lose three years of hard work’: Death ‘midwives’ give up title after cease and desist letter

Cassandra Yonder, who runs the BEyond Yonder Virtual School for Death Midwifery in Canada out of her home in Cape Breton, N.S., likes the term …

Longwood Elementary School reopening

SEMINOLE COUNTY VIRTUAL SCHOOL AND LONGWOOD CITY OFFICE SPACES, INSIDE THE SCHOOL WILL MOVE TO OTHER LOCATION THE …

“Good to be home”: Hall named new CHS principal

… principal Elton Bouldin who announced his retirement in June after the school board transferred him to head the district’s new online virtual school.

Kim Hall named principal at Cullman High

Former principal Elton Bouldin recently announced his retirement after the school board transferred him to head the district’s new online virtual school.

In contrast to Ohio, New Hampshire virtual school is paid for results

Ohio’s virtual school is battling the state over the $108 million it received in state funding, arguing the state changed its rules mid-year by requiring the …

Virtual school appeals to Elko families

Virtual school appeals to Elko families. HASANI GRAYSON hgrayson@elkodaily.com· Hasani Grayson. 4 hrs ago; 0. Nevada Connection Academy.

CMS approves Peocs Academy rental agreement

The virtual school will move into a building on the east side of Puckett Elementary for the 2016-2017 academic year, giving it space for an office and …

Athens school board to consider inmate education tonight

Since Athens initiated the program, Mobile County Schools stepped up to accept jailed students there into their virtual school, an action Holladay said …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Cyber school expansion continues for Penn Hills School District

Penn Hills officials continue to expand a new elementary cyber school program as a way to encourage students to stay within the district instead of …

Public, cyber schools face uneven costs

In early June, Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School celebrated 1,300 new graduates who had completed their scholastic coursework without setting …

State needs more oversight of cyber schools

Reportedly, Pennsylvania has 13 cyber charter schools that provide online services to 36,000 students. Of the 35 states that allow online schools, the …

Students from county graduate from public cyber charter school

Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA), a public cyber charter school serving more than 9,000 students statewide, held four graduation ceremonies …

Livingston Classical Academy Principal Admits Cyber Status Only Pursued To Gain Charter …

The first of three parent orientations for a controversial cyber charter school was heldMonday night. The Livingston Classical Cyber Academy will be …

Cyber school expansion continues for Penn Hills School District

Penn Hills officials continue to expand a new elementary cyber school program as a way to encourage students to stay within the district instead of …

Moon Area School board establishes cyber program, hires athletic director

MOON TWP. — The Moon Area School Board unanimously approved a motion Monday establishing the cyber school system for the district. The Moon …

Harford Agricultural Society Scholarship Award applications dueSept. 1

… Casey Purdum, a Blue Ridge grad attending Cornell University; Madeline Mitchel, a PA Cyber School grad attending New Tribes Bible Institute.

COO of Pa. Cyber Charter School promoted to CEO

Nicole Granito will serve in that role “as the board assesses appropriate means to appoint a full-time replacement,” PA Cyber’s school board said in a …

In defense of cyber schools

Tajya, Dimitria and I received a quality education at a cyber school and nothing will lessen that. Kyra Smith-Cullen is a copy editor for The Daily Item.

 

July 22, 2016

Online Science Labs: A Medical Physiologist’s Story

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Online Learning News – July 20, 2016 / Bulletin de l’apprentissage en ligne – le 20 juillet 2016

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July 20, 2016

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HOW TO LEVERAGE QUALITY TO DRIVE RATHER THAN BLOCK INNOVATION

Why We Need A Whole New Definition And Approach To Quality

All agree – especially students – that quality is critical in determining not only the value of a degree, diploma or certificate, but in determining the long-term viability of a program, course or institution. Quality matters. But how we determine quality can be an inhibitor for innovation and change.

Unpacking this idea involves this thinking – our notions of quality are very much focused on inputs and a limited range of outputs:

  1. We are concerned about quality of students admitted.
  2. We are concerned about the qualifications of faculty.
  3. We are concerned about the design of the program and its “equivalence” to other similar programs already operating.
  4. We are concerned about the management of processes within a program – assessment rubrics, appeals, academic integrity, and academic governance.
  5. We are concerned about the rigour of marking.
  6. We are concerned that the outputs match the intended outcomes of the course.

Read How to Leverage Quality to Drive Rather Than Block Innovation and explore why we need a whole new definition and approach to quality.


NOW AVAILABLE IN FRENCH

TEACHING IN A DIGITAL AGE: GUIDELINES FOR DESIGNING TEACHING AND LEARNING

Teaching in a Digital Age: Guidelines for Designing Teaching and Learningby Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate Dr. Tony Bates, is now available in French.

This must-read textbook for faculty and instructors involved in designing teaching and learning has been downloaded more 13,000 times from the Teaching in a Digital Age website, which has been visited by 88,000 unique visitors since the April 2015 launch of the book.

Contact North | Contact Nord is pleased to make the complete PDF version of Teaching in a Digital Age available in French for faculty and instructors.

Click here to download the French-language version of Teaching in aDigital Age: Guidelines for Designing Teaching and Learning,L’enseignement à l’ère numérique : Des balises pour concevoir l’enseignement et l’apprentissage


INTERNATIONAL POCKETS OF INNOVATION – A NEW
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Contact North | Contact Nord’s Pockets of Innovation Series showcases 125 innovative examples of how faculty and instructors in Ontario are exploring how emerging technologies and online tools can improve the learning experience for students.

To complement this extensive showcase from Ontario’s 24 public colleges and 22 public universities, the Pockets of Innovation Series now includes international examples offering faculty and instructors a perspective on developments in different countries around the world.

As technology for teaching and learning becomes more widespread, experiences, models, products, and services developed for use in a university, college, or other higher education institution anywhere in the world can offer useful examples, processes, and resources adaptable in many educational settings. Despite differences in educational structures, funding, and policies, faculty and instructors, regardless of their location, are all seeking ways to improve student access and success in their courses.

The international Pockets of Innovation offer a broad range of examples of best practices, highlighting the benefits and challenges, from faculty and instructors in higher education who are open to sharing their experiences with their colleagues.

From the international Pockets of Innovation, Innovating with Technology for Enhanced Learning at Athlone Institute of Technology (Ireland).


WORTH READING

For Faculty and Instructors

Barkley, E.F. and Major, C.H. (2016) Learning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty. New York: Wiley Jossey-Bass.

This book was first published in 1998 and has been substantially revised and enhanced. It is full of practical, insightful and contemporary how-to advice on classroom assessment—from what it is and how it works to planning, implementing, and analyzing assessment projects. The authors illustrate their approach through twelve case studies that detail the real-life classroom experiences of teachers carrying out successful classroom assessment projects.

For Instructional Designers

Daughtery, L., Davis, L.V. and Miller, T. (2015) Competency-Based Education Programs in Texas: An Innovative Approach to Higher Education. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation.

Flexible routes to degrees, certificates and diplomas based on competency assessments rather the time in class and conventional courses are increasingly available in colleges and universities, and provincial school systems are also adopting this new approach.  We all need to understand more about what is happening, what works and how this work can impact a lot of the activities currently taking place in higher education. From a design point of view, just what has Texas done and how? You will find the answers in this book.

For Administrators and Policy Makers

Means, B., Bakia, M. and Murphy, R. (2014) Learning Online: What Research Tells Us About Whether, When and How. London: Routledge

This book explores some key developments in online learning – self-paced, adaptive instruction; competency-based learning; blended learning; learning analytics; and MOOCs – and their implications for learning systems, organizations and students.  Full of examples and cases, it provokes policy makers and administrators to think about what is next. Grounded in practice – there is not much speculation here – it will help policy makers think back from the future and shape the actions they take now.

To view all past selections in the Worth Reading series, visit the Worth Reading page onteachonline.ca.


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Nous vous invitons à lire le document Uber-U is Already Here (U-Uber est déjà ici) et à explorer le potentiel pour transformer l’éducation supérieure.


COMMENT MISER SUR LA QUALITÉ POUR PROPULSER PLUTÔT QUE BLOQUER L’INNOVATION

Pourquoi nous avons besoin une entière nouvelle définition et approche de la qualité

Tous et toutes sont d’accord – spécialement les étudiantes et étudiants – que la qualité est essentielle pour déterminer non seulement la valeur d’un grade, d’un diplôme ou d’un certificat, mais aussi pour déterminer la viabilité à long terme d’un programme, d’un cours ou d’un établissement d’enseignement. La qualité est très importante. Toutefois, les façons dont nous déterminons la qualité peuvent inhiber l’innovation et le changement.

L’analyse de cette idée exige une réflexion, parce que nos notions de la qualité sont principalement centrées sur les éléments d’entrée et sur une gamme limitée d’éléments de sortie :

  1. Nous sommes préoccupés au sujet de la qualité des étudiantes et étudiants admis.
  2. Nous sommes préoccupés au sujet des qualifications du personnel enseignant.
  3. Nous sommes préoccupés au sujet de la conception du programme et de son « équivalence » par rapport à des programmes semblables qui sont déjà utilisés.
  4. Nous sommes préoccupés au sujet de la gestion des processus au sein d’un programme – les rubriques d’évaluation, les appels, l’intégrité universitaire et la gouvernance des établissements d’enseignement.
  5. Nous sommes préoccupés au sujet de la rigueur de la notation.
  6. Nous sommes préoccupés que les éléments de sortie sont égaux aux résultats prévus du cours.

Nous vous invitons à consulter le document How to Leverage Quality to Drive Rather Than Block Innovation (Comment miser sur la qualité pour propulser plutôt que bloquer l’innovation) et à explorer pourquoi nous avons besoin une entière nouvelle définition et approche de la qualité.


L’ENSEIGNEMENT À L’ÈRE NUMÉRIQUE : DES BALISES POUR CONCEVOIR L’ENSEIGNEMENT ET L’APPRENTISSAGE – DISPONIBLE EN FRANÇAIS

Le livre Teaching in a Digital Age: Guidelines for Designing Teaching and Learning de l’associé de recherche de
Contact North | Contact Nord, Tony Bates Ph. D., est offert aussi maintenant en français sous le titreL’enseignement à l’ère numérique : Des balises pour concevoir l’enseignement et l’apprentissage.

La version anglaise de ce manuel indispensable pour les membres du personnel enseignant et de formation, qui sont impliqués dans la conception de l’enseignement et l’apprentissage, a déjà été téléchargée plus de 13 000 fois à partir du site WebTeaching in a Digital Age. Depuis le lancement du livre en avril 2015, ce site a été parcouru par 88 000 visiteurs uniques.

C’est donc avec un grand plaisir que Contact North | Contact Nord met dorénavant à la disposition du personnel enseignant et de formation la version française complète de ce manuel sur PDF.

Cliquer ici pour télécharger le livre L’enseignement à l’ère numérique : Des balises pour concevoir l’enseignement et l’apprentissage


CONTACT NORTH | CONTACT NORD LANCE UNE NOUVELLE SÉRIE DE POCHES D’INNOVATION INTERNATIONALES

La série Poches d’innovation de Contact North | Contact Nord présente 125 exemples innovateurs des façons, dont les membres du personnel enseignant et de formation en Ontario explorent comment les technologies émergentes et les nouveaux outils en ligne peuvent améliorer l’expérience d’apprentissage pour les étudiantes et étudiants.

Afin de supplémenter cette vaste présentation provenant de 24 collèges publics et de 22 universités publiques de l’Ontario, la série Poches d’innovation inclut maintenant des exemples internationaux qui offrent au personnel enseignant et de formation une perspective mondiale sur les développements dans différents pays.

Alors que la technologie pour l’enseignement et l’apprentissage se répand de plus en plus, les expériences, les modèles, les produits et les services mis au point pour leur utilisation dans une université, un collège ou tout autre établissement d’éducation supérieure n’importe peuvent fournir des exemples, des processus et des ressources adaptables dans plusieurs contextes éducationnels. Malgré les différences dans les structures, le financement et les politiques éducationnels, les membres du personnel enseignant et de formation de partout cherchent à améliorer l’accès et la réussite des étudiantes et étudiants dans leurs cours.

Les Poches d’innovation internationales proposent une vaste gamme d’exemples des pratiques exemplaires, qui soulignent les avantages et les défis. Ces exemples proviennent de membres du personnel enseignant et de formation dans l’éducation supérieure, qui sont ouverts à partager leurs expériences avec des collègues.

Les Poches d’innovation internationales présentent Innovating with Technology for Enhanced Learning at Athlone Institute of Technology (Innover pour l’apprentissage amélioré par la technologie à l’Athlone Institute of Technology) en Irlande.


LECTURES INTÉRESSANTES

À l’intention du personnel enseignant

Barkley, E.F. et Major, C.H. (2016). Learning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty, Wiley Jossey-Bass, New York.

Ce guide pour le personnel enseignant aborde les techniques d’évaluation de l’apprentissage. Publié en 1998, ce livre a été dorénavant révisé et amélioré substantiellement. Il offre une panoplie de conseils utiles pratiques, perspicaces et actualisés sur l’évaluation en salle de classe – à partir de sa nature jusqu’à son fonctionnement pour planifier, mettre en œuvre et analyser des projets d’évaluation. Les auteurs illustrent leur approche au moyen de douze études de cas : celles-ci présentent en détail des expériences vécues en salle de classe par le personnel enseignant, qui exécute des projets d’évaluation réussis en salle de classe.

À l’intention des concepteurs pédagogiques

Daughtery, L., Davis, L.V. et Miller, T. (2015). Competency-Based Education Programs in Texas: An Innovative Approach to Higher Education, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica (CA).

Ce livre se penche sur les programmes de l’éducation axée sur les compétences au Texas. Des acheminements flexibles vers des grades, des certificats et des diplômes axés sur les évaluations des compétences, plutôt que le temps en classe et les cours conventionnels, sont de plus en plus disponibles dans les collèges et les universités. Et les systèmes scolaires provinciaux adoptent aussi cette nouvelle approche. Il nous faut absolument comprendre mieux ce qui se passe, ce qui fonctionne et comment ce fonctionnement peut influer sur beaucoup d’activités qui se déroulent actuellement dans l’éducation supérieure. Au point de vue de la conception, qu’est-ce que nous pouvons apprendre de ces réalisations et méthodes texanes? Vous trouverez les réponses dans ce livre.

À l’intention des cadres et des responsables des politiques

Means, B., Bakia, M. et Murphy, R. (2014). Learning Online: What Research Tells Us About Whether, When and How, Routledge, Londres.

Cet ouvrage explore les révélations de la recherche en matière d’apprentissage en ligne. Pour ce faire, il présente quelques développements clés dans l’apprentissage en ligne : l’instruction adaptative selon un rythme personnel, l’apprentissage axé sur les compétences, l’apprentissage mixte, l’analytique de l’apprentissage, ainsi que les MOOC avec leurs répercussions sur les organismes et les systèmes d’apprentissage et, aussi, sur les étudiantes et étudiants. Bourré d’exemples et de cas, c’est un livre qui incite les cadres et les responsables des politiques à réfléchir sur la suite des choses. Grâce à son orientation pratique avec peu de spéculation, il aidera les décideurs à appliquer leurs visions futuristes et à façonner les actions mises en œuvre maintenant.

Pour voir les livres choisis précédemment dans la série « Lectures intéressantes », veuillez visiter la page Worth Reading sur teachonline.ca.


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17 AU 19 OCTOBRE 2017

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responsables de politiques, décideurs d’établissements d’enseignement
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300
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présentations d’articles de recherche et laboratoires

100
exposants d’innovations de prochaine génération, nouvelles technologies éducatives et les plus récents logiciels, plateformes et solutions
d’apprentissage en ligne

95
pays

5
continents
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