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Liberal arts college explore uses of 'blended' online learning | Inside Higher Ed

Liberal arts college explore uses of 'blended' online learning | Inside Higher Ed | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

Online learning is no longer foreign to traditional universities, where courses formerly held in large lecture halls are migrating to the Web. But at residential liberal arts colleges, whose appeal often lies in the promise of small classes and regular face time with professors, online education has had a harder time gaining a foothold.

 

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6 Tips for the Successful Online Teacher -- THE Journal

After two decades in online teaching in both the corporate world and higher education, I regret to report that the grass is not necessarily greener on the other side of the network connection.
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Is an electronic tenure portfolio right for you? (essay) | Inside Higher Ed

Is an electronic tenure portfolio right for you? (essay) | Inside Higher Ed | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

Given that the vast majority of university professors were either between 15 and 35 or over 35 when computer science innovations, such as Google, Amazon, PayPal, Napster, iPads and BlackBerrys, gained traction, it follows that there are personal variations in how we use technology tools to manage and present information related to our students and ourselves. After all, we use the tools with which we feel familiar and confident, especially when stakes are high such as in performance reviews of our teaching, service, and scholarship.

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Online classes cut costs and human contact

In a blow to the sentimental old teaching model celebrated from “Goodbye, Mr. Chips” to “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” a new study shows that online education works as well as in-class learning....
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Friday Institute for Educational Innovation - A Roadmap For Increasing Student Digital Literacy

Friday Institute for Educational Innovation - A Roadmap For Increasing Student Digital Literacy | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

Technology is driving change in how one digests information and communicates. Educators are working to answer two important questions: What does it mean to be literate in the 21st century? How do teachers cultivate digital literacy for themselves as well as their students? 

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Penn State Live - Penn State's World Campus reports 22 percent growth

The number of students learning online through Penn State's World Campus grew 22 percent, from 9,380 to 11,420, from academic year 2010-11 to 2011-12. Enrollments in online courses also increased 19 percent, from 39,219 to 46,693.

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New online degree initiative Announced by UW System

A new self-paced, competency-based program for finishing a college degree online, and ostensibly making college more affordable and accessible, was announced Tuesday by Gov. Scott Walker and two top University of Wisconsin System officials.
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An E-Book Revolution for Africa?

An E-Book Revolution for Africa? | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Could digital publishing, with its endless titles on rugged devices, boost literacy in developing countries?
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Free Technology for Teachers: Google Earth A to Z

Free Technology for Teachers: Google Earth A to Z | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

The Google Earth Blog recently started a new series of posts called Google Earth A to Z. Each post will explain an aspect of Google Earth that begins with a different letter of the alphabet. Today's post is about Borders and Buildings in Google Earth. The Google Earth Blog is one of my go-to places for tips, ideas, and the latest news about Google Earth. If you're looking for expand your knowledge of Google Earth, I encourage you to follow their new series Google Earth A to Z.

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Major boost for distance learning

Major boost for distance learning | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Projected student numbers for the future demand a rethink of the traditional teaching model of universities, writes Victoria John.
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Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning - Educational Research

Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning - Educational Research | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

Educators are not driving the change bus. Leadership in traditional universities has been grossly negligent in preparing the academy for the economic and technological reality it now faces.

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Live and In Person Online -- Campus Technology

This Florida institution cut costs, reduced travel times between campuses, and enhanced its online learning program with an HD videoconferencing setup.
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UNow and the Mythologies of Higher Ed | Inside Higher Ed

UNow and the Mythologies of Higher Ed | Inside Higher Ed | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

Is college about a residential experience for those age 18–22? Is it about career readiness and professional training? Is it about a liberal arts education? Is it about advanced learning? Is it a series of steps (credits) one takes in order to get a diploma?

 

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Hybridity, pt. 3: What Does Hybrid Pedagogy Do? | Hybridity | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

Hybridity, pt. 3: What Does Hybrid Pedagogy Do? | Hybridity | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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iPad - A Magical Productivity Enhancement Device | Inside Higher Ed

iPad - A Magical Productivity Enhancement Device | Inside Higher Ed | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

With only a few minutes of iPad time under my belt, I quickly started to figure out my new "productivity enhancement device." I know, it's magical, and I'll probably consume more than I create with it, but for now, I'm focusing on productivity.

 

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Conflicted: Faculty and Online Education, 2012 | Inside Higher Ed

Conflicted: Faculty and Online Education, 2012 | Inside Higher Ed | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

Faculty members are far less excited by, and more fearful of, the recent growth of online education than are academic technology administrators, according to a new study by Inside Higher Ed and the Babson Survey Research Group.

 

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Develop and Implement a Course Blog | Inside Higher Ed

Develop and Implement a Course Blog | Inside Higher Ed | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

At THATCamp CHNM this year, Mark Sample proposed a session on "Building a Better Blogging Assignment". Those present shared their experiences from assigning blogs in past courses and also exchanged models and ideas for assignments that best fit their course objectives. Some use blogs in seven week online courses, while others have incorporated blogs into the semester-long physical classroom or hybrid courses.

 

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Free Digital Textbooks Funded Through Advertising -- Campus Technology

Free Digital Textbooks Funded Through Advertising -- Campus Technology | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
"We know the current pricing of textbooks is discouraging students from purchasing the mandatory reading, but we are changing that," said Thomas Buus Madsen, chief operations officer of Bookboon.com, a company that makes its digital textbooks...
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Can the Flipped Classroom Benefit Low-Income Students?

Can the Flipped Classroom Benefit Low-Income Students? | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

When Portland, Ore., elementary school teacher Sacha Luria decided last fall to try out a new education strategy called “flipping the...

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TechCrunch | Stanford Teams Up With Piazza, Apple To Bring Social Features To Its iTunes U iOS Development Class

TechCrunch | Stanford Teams Up With Piazza, Apple To Bring Social Features To Its iTunes U iOS Development Class | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
With over 700 million downloads, Apple's iTunes U has been a massive success, but unlike other new online learning services like Udacity or Codecademy, it's missing a social component where students can ask questions and learn from each other.
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Going From One-Size-Fits-All Education, To One-Size-Fits-One

Going From One-Size-Fits-All Education, To One-Size-Fits-One | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

No research--none--on how we actually learn a new skill outside the classroom supports the practices we have institutionalized in our schools.

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Half an Hour: Connectivism as Epistemology

Half an Hour: Connectivism as Epistemology | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

Connectivism is *definitively* a learning theory, or more accurately, incorporates learning theories (specifically, theories about how connections are formed in networks). It suggests some teaching theories (I have capsulized them as 'to teach is to model and demonstrate' and suggested that connectivism argues for the creation of an immersive learning environment).

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The technology mistake: Confusing access to information with becoming educated

The technology mistake: Confusing access to information with becoming educated | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
What technology enthusiasts forget, neglect, stumble over — pick a verb – are the multiple purposes of tax-supported schools in a democracy. They and many others futurists err in equating access to information with becoming educated.
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