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E-mentoring and its relevance for competency-based education for students with disabilities: research from the GSAA BreakThru model | Distance-Educator.com

E-mentoring and its relevance for competency-based education for students with disabilities: research from the GSAA BreakThru model | Distance-Educator.com | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
Background Communication and learning technologies to enable mentoring for students are important topics for online courses and competency-based education approaches. However, research results have been limited.
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Great Expectations: The effective use of video in Higher Education - Orion Discovery

Great Expectations: The effective use of video in Higher Education - Orion Discovery | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
Eventbrite - The Futures Observatory presents Great Expectations: The effective use of video in Higher Education - Orion Discovery - Tuesday, 28 June 2016 at The Futures Observatory. Find event and ticket information.
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“I don’t conversate with those I don’t know”: The role of trust/distrust in online engagement

“I don’t conversate with those I don’t know”: The role of trust/distrust in online engagement | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
Digital spaces are populated by youth who navigate, consume, create, and distribute information through their participation as designers, contributors, respondents, and distributors.
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Trend: Online learning going personal - eCampus News

Trend: Online learning going personal - eCampus News | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
Personalized support and advising achieved through new advances in technology and data analytics are all recommended for helping today's online students.
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Logging Off, Dropping Out

Logging Off, Dropping Out | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
Hard data on which students are failing to use learning management software can help colleges intervene to boost retention rates. Inside Higher Ed
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Big data for social media learning analytics: potentials and challenges

Big data for social media learning analytics: potentials and challenges | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
Today, the information gathered from massive learning platforms and social media sites allow deriving a very comprehensive set of learning information.
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Fold-back: Using emerging technologies to move from quality assurance to quality enhancement

Fold-back: Using emerging technologies to move from quality assurance to quality enhancement | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
Emerging technologies offer an opportunity for the development, at the institutional level, of quality processes with greater capacity to enhance learning in higher education than available through current quality processes.
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New partnership will explore interactive, collaborative learning platforms - eCampus News

New partnership will explore interactive, collaborative learning platforms - eCampus News | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
A new partnership will explore how technology can help educational institutions implement a whole new way of learning and teaching. 
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Best practices for higher-ed improvements

Best practices for higher-ed improvements | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
Every Friday, I’ll recap some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.
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3 higher ed metrics that can truly benefit today's students - eCampus News

3 higher ed metrics that can truly benefit today's students - eCampus News | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
A new framework is seeking to make higher ed metrics from institutions more transparent.
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15 higher education revelations from NCES - eCampus News

15 higher education revelations from NCES - eCampus News | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
NCES Condition of Education report provides illuminating snapshot of current postsecondary ed enrollment, attainment, diversity and much more.
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Pearson, U. Nevada Reno to launch online Master of Social Work degree

Pearson, U. Nevada Reno to launch online Master of Social Work degree | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
Pearson's new partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), Division of Health Sciences, School of Social Work aims to expand access to the University’s online Master of Social Work (MSW) degree program, which will launch with the...
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Faculty supporting and developing a CBE program – strategies implemented at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor | Distance-Educator.com

Faculty supporting and developing a CBE program – strategies implemented at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor | Distance-Educator.com | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
Faculty play key roles in developing and supporting academic programs. For traditional modes of delivery, the ways faculty support and develop academic offerings are well-defined and understood.
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Are private sector schools doomed to fail? - eCampus News

Are private sector schools doomed to fail? - eCampus News | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
Analysts describe 4 characteristics of “healthy” private sector schools; tech career alternative programs and focusing on non-traditional students among strongest.
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3 keys to successful campus branding

3 keys to successful campus branding | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
In order to survive and thrive in today’s oft-cutthroat student admissions competition, creating a visual identity for your academic institution should be about more than simply adopting a few generic best practices for campus outreach and...
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How recognition technology could change instruction

How recognition technology could change instruction | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
A Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) assistant professor is using voice recognition technology that analyzes talk patterns to better inform instructors about what's happening in their classrooms.
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Re-Envisioning Student Preparation for Online Learning

Re-Envisioning Student Preparation for Online Learning | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
UA Online’s Launch Pad is designed to be a one-stop shop for success, whether it be prior to the start of classes or deep into a student’s academic career. The University of Arizona
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Enhancing Student-Student Online Interaction: Exploring the Study Buddy Peer Review Activity

Enhancing Student-Student Online Interaction: Exploring the Study Buddy Peer Review Activity | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
The study buddy is a learning strategy employed in a graduate distance course to promote informal peer reviewing of assignments before submission.
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5 ways to un-suck higher ed standardized assessments

5 ways to un-suck higher ed standardized assessments | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
As colleges and universities are increasingly required to “prove” efficacy of teaching and learning, many conversations—especially at the federal level—are circling around developing standardized assessments for higher education.
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The Quest for Great Instructional Designers

The Quest for Great Instructional Designers | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
Although instructional designers are, in many ways, the linchpin of higher education’s digital transformation, they are hard to find, writes Paxton Riter. Inside Higher Ed
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Blurring Boundaries in Education: Context and Impact of MOOCs

Blurring Boundaries in Education: Context and Impact of MOOCs | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
The opinions on MOOCs go to extremes, covering a wide variety of topics, affecting economy, pedagogy, and computer science which makes it hard to keep oversight.
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Saddening: Women say colleges not preparing them for a career - eCampus News

Saddening: Women say colleges not preparing them for a career - eCampus News | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
New report sheds light on 2016’s college seniors’ feelings about career-readiness —and they’re not great.
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Op-Ed: Why innovation-desperate higher ed needs to break its shackles - eCampus News

Op-Ed: Why innovation-desperate higher ed needs to break its shackles - eCampus News | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
Colleges and universities need to stop ceding their independence in the name of tech and innovation—here’s how to do it.
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How to Set up Students to Succeed in Online Learning

How to Set up Students to Succeed in Online Learning | JRD's educational design | Scoop.it
Make no mistake—college still works for most who attend; it remains the most reliable gateway to a successful future. But the numbers speak volumes about how higher education must improve to meet the burgeoning demand.
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