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Tuesday, May 19. 2015
"The first four liberal arts colleges to join the massive open online course provider edX are forming a consortium to improve teaching both online and on campus. Administrators, faculty members and staffers from the four colleges -- Colgate University, Davidson College, Hamilton College and Wellesley College -- met at Davidson’s campus in North Carolina in February to discuss a potential consortium. At a follow-up meeting [this month]at Wellesley, a women’s college in Massachusetts, the colleges signed a memorandum of understanding forming the as yet unnamed consortium, laying the groundwork for closer collaboration between the liberal arts colleges..." via InsideHigherEd
Monday, May 18. 2015
Friday, May 15. 2015
Two years ago, I wrote about the prediction that your ever-smarter phone will be smarter than you by 2017. We are half way there and I still feel superior to my phone - though I admit that it remembers things that I can't seem to retain, like my appointments, phone numbers, birthdays and such.
Tuesday, May 12. 2015
This post first appeared at Ronkowitz LLC
Monday, May 11. 2015
"Since well before MOOCs emerged, the University of California at Berkeley has been giving away recordings of its lectures on YouTube and iTunesU. In fact, Berkeley has become one of the most-generous distributors of free lectures on the web, adding some 4,500 hours of video per year.
continue reading at chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/
Wednesday, May 6. 2015
The mission of the Emerging Learning Design Conference is to provide a space to showcase innovation as well as to engage in a vibrant and dynamic discourse regarding pedagogy and how technology can better enhance or transform it.
Tuesday, May 5. 2015
Reading "Abrupt Closing of Corinthian Campuses Leaves 16,000 Students Scrambling" makes me think that this closed door (apparently for good reasons) opens the door for these students at traditional schools. As Brian Murphy, president of De Anza College, comments in the article, area community colleges are trying to obtain contact information for the students so they can reach out to them directly and let them know they can apply. "There are 11 community colleges in the Bay Area that would welcome their participation," he said.
State and federal officials have offered help to students enrolled at the campuses that closed. Among other things, they are wondering about transferring to other colleges and what will happen to their student loans. Students at 28 campuses owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc. encountered locked doors and posters bearing messages from angry students on Monday, signs of the abrupt end of the for-profit higher-education company that had been under intense scrutiny by the U.S. Department of Education.
More on the closing http://www.cci.edu/update.php
Monday, May 4. 2015
The Common Core State Standards have been very controversial. The assessments used to measure them (PARCC and Smarter Balanced) have been possibly even more controversial. But the debate has been active in K-12 schools and amongst those students' teachers and parents. Higher education has been pretty quiet on both the CCSS and the assessments.
Thursday, April 30. 2015
Being online in a course (or just being online) offers lots of online distractions. There is so much else you can do - Facebook, YouTube, shop, check email. When a student is online in your course and the LMS activity log is telling you that they have been in the course for 6 hours, do you really think they have been working on the coursework for 6 hours?
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