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July 20, 2018

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The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is a non-profit association formed in 1987 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. The association reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion dollar U.S. education and training market. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Distance learning and training constituencies served include pre-k-12 education, higher and continuing education, home schooling as well as business, corporate, military, government and telehealth markets. The USDLA trademarked logo is the recognized worldwide symbol of dedicated professionals committed to the distance learning industry. http://www.usdla.org 

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USDLA Newsletter 2018 (07-16-2018)

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Models for online, open, flexible and technology enhanced higher education (OOFAT) The final report from the ICDE initiated study on delivery models for online, open, flexible and technology enhanced education across the globe is now publicly released and available for download. The study was launched through an open webinar 25 April, chaired by the ICDE […]

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Grit and Intention: Why Do Learners Complete MOOCs?In recent years there has been considerable interest in how many learners complete MOOCs, and what factors during usage can predict completion. Others, however, have argued that many learners never intend to complete MOOCs, and take MOOCs for other reasons. There has been qualitative research into why learners take MOOCs, but the link between learner […]

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Teaching Massive, Open, Online, Courses (MOOCs): Tales from the Front LineVery little research has been conducted about what it is like to teach a MOOC. Given this, a mixed methods study, involving a survey of 186 MOOC instructors and 15 follow-up interviews, was conducted to explore the motivation, experiences, and perceptions of instructors who have taught massive open online courses. Findings indicate that instructors were […]

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˜The Internet is all around us: How children come to understand the InternetWhile children are living more of their lives online, little is known about what they understand about the implications of their online participation. Here we report on the Best Footprint Forward project which explored how children come to understand the internet. Thirty-three children (ranging in age from 10 to 12 years old) from three primary […]

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Seeing Is Believing: Peer Video Coaching as Professional Development Done With Me and for MeAs part of their graduate education, in-service teachers identified an area of instructional focus, video recorded their classroom instruction at two intervals in a semester-long course, formed peer groups, and shared their videos for the purpose of obtaining feedback for professional growth. After the conclusion of the course, participants were contacted and presented with a […]

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Cal Poly’s digital transformation hub lets students take technology to governmentThe university’s Dx-Hub brings innovation to the public sector through student design. edscoop

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Experts say we’re approaching a third wave of higher-ed reformAn evolving workforce will demand lifelong learning, and higher-ed reform will have to mold postsecondary education to follow suit eCampus News

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Ohio Legislature Sends Package of E-School Bills to Gov. KasichThe state has been struggling with enrollment problems, leading to what one legislator termed a broken system. Converge Magazine

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Moodle Mobile 3.5 Is Out: Check Out A Brand New Look, Navigation Enhancements And Advanced Admin ControlOn June 25th, just a tad late, Moodle Mobile 3.5 was released. New features, from GDPR compliance to visual layout and responsiveness enhancements; 7 critical bugs fixed and dozens of issues addressed make the latest upgrade Moodle’s most ambitious mobile play yet. On the app stores for Android and iOS, the app will no longer […]

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July 12, 2018

Do Not Miss This Continuing Education Via USA Today Opportunity / Distribution

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The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is a non-profit association formed in 1987 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. The association reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion dollar U.S. education and training market. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Distance learning and training constituencies served include pre-k-12 education, higher and continuing education, home schooling as well as business, corporate, military, government and telehealth markets. The USDLA trademarked logo is the recognized worldwide symbol of dedicated professionals committed to the distance learning industry. http://www.usdla.org 

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USDLA Newsletter 2018 (07-10-2018)

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. Reggie Smith III
CEO / Executive Director
Associate Editor
OFFICIAL USDLA SPECIAL EDITION
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Innovation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education Higher education is in a time of transition. Colleges and universities are seeking and sometimes struggling to keep pace. The challenges come from a number of directions: the changing population of students, evolving demands of the workplace and society into which students will enter, new frontiers in pedagogy powered by […]

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Differences of Instructor Presence Levels in Predominately Online Versus Predominantly Not Online Courses within the Community College Setting

The increase in the number of students enrolling in online courses (Allen & Seaman, 2013; Bennett, Evans, & Riedle, 2007; Seide, 2016) and students concern of the level of instructor presence in the predominately online course (Jaggars, 2014; Queiros and de Villiers, 2016; Tichavsky, Hunt, Driscoll, & Jicha, 2015) are reasons this research is necessary. […]

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Instructor Feedback on a Formal Online Course Quality Assurance Review Process

This case study explored the impact a quality assurance course review had on instructors at University of Wisconsin La Crosse (UWL). This in-house created rubric is used to conduct formal course reviews of online classes developed by instructors at this medium-sized Midwestern public university. Also included in this case study, are results from a […]

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Educators’ Preparation to Teach, Perceived Teaching Presence, and Perceived Teaching Presence Behaviors in Blended and Online Learning Environments

Teaching in blended and online learning environments requires different pedagogical approaches than teaching in face-to-face learning environments. How educators are prepared to teach potentially impacts the quality of instruction provided in blended and online learning courses. Teaching presence is essential to achieving student learning outcomes, yet previous research has focused on student perceptions of teaching […]

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Microlearning: Knowledge management applications and competency-based training in the workplace

The focus of this article is a threefold discussion on microlearning 1) how microlearning best practices facilitate knowledge acquisition in the workplace by engaging and motivating employees through short, personalized, just-in-time learning, 2) ways microlearning integrates with knowledge management applications through situational mentoring, and 3) how competency-based microlearning, via subscription learning, is both an innovative […]

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ETDs [Electronic theses/dissertations]in the 21st Century

Electronic theses/dissertations (ETDs) have been required at higher education institutions for twenty years. Although numerous goals have been realized, the majority of ETDs have not been transformed into new media. EDUCAUSE Review

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Twenty Years: EDUCAUSE and Higher Education IT

To commemorate the twentieth anniversary of EDUCAUSE, members reflect on the past, the future, and the intersection between the two in the higher education IT field. On July 1, 1998, EDUCAUSE was created through a merger between CAUSE and Educom, with an original mission to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information […]

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How artificial intelligence is helping Pearson refocus assessment technology

The company’s new head of AI and personalized learning sees an opportunity to create enhanced ways of evaluating students’ work. edscoop

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How to Turn a MOOC Into an Engaging Marketing Vehicle

Many learners and education professionals tend to look on MOOCs with the same lens. Headlines declare that MOOCs Are Dead with the implication that an entire species is on the verge of extinction. The MOOC-sphere in reality is a diverse ecosystem. In their landmark study, MOOCs: Expectations and Reality, Professors Fiona Hollands and Devayani Tirthali […]

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July 11, 2018

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The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is a non-profit association formed in 1987 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. The association reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion dollar U.S. education and training market. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Distance learning and training constituencies served include pre-k-12 education, higher and continuing education, home schooling as well as business, corporate, military, government and telehealth markets. The USDLA trademarked logo is the recognized worldwide symbol of dedicated professionals committed to the distance learning industry. http://www.usdla.org 

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