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The status of online learning in Canada in 2012

The status of online learning in Canada in 2012 | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

Contact North in Ontario has just published a 29 page overview of the current state of online learning in Canadian post-secondary education.

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Michigan State U. to Shut Down Thousands of Alumni E-Mail Accounts to Save Money - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Michigan State U. to Shut Down Thousands of Alumni E-Mail Accounts to Save Money - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

Michigan State University has announced that it will stop providing full-service e-mail accounts to alumni who graduated more than two years ago, a cutback that will affect 117,000 people. Some of them are complaining, but officials say it is a necessary cost-cutting measure.

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4 Professors Discuss Teaching Free Online Courses for Thousands of Students - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

4 Professors Discuss Teaching Free Online Courses for Thousands of Students - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

"What is it like to teach a free online course to tens of thousands of students? Dozens of professors are doing just that, experimenting with a format known as Massive Open Online Courses."

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Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning | On Teaching Online

Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning | On Teaching Online | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
The 18th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning will be taking place Oct. 10 to 12, 2012.
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Embracing the iPad and the Wonderful World of Apps in the Classroom | Faculty Focus

Embracing the iPad and the Wonderful World of Apps in the Classroom | Faculty Focus | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
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Winners and Losers with Open Educational Resources -- THE Journal

Winners and Losers with Open Educational Resources -- THE Journal | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
In the fourth installment of their monthly column, blended learning experts Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker discuss the growth of open online resources and their impact on blended learning.
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Some top colleges offer free online classes; what does that mean for UW?

Some top colleges offer free online classes; what does that mean for UW? | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

"the train has left the station" on online learning. "It's time to get on board."

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Earth Online Media site is live

The fledgling Earth Online Media site is up and running. Earth Online Media facilitates the distribution of open source and low-cost media related to geoscience. Though online, heavy construction a...
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Teaching Physical Geography Online: Old Challenges, New Possibilities

Teaching Physical Geography Online: Old Challenges, New Possibilities | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
The following was presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, April 12, 2011 Geography educators have been integrating eLearning tools in their courses for man...
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The learning organization: an often-described, but seldom-observed phenomenon | Harold Jarche

The learning organization: an often-described, but seldom-observed phenomenon | Harold Jarche | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
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Universities must change

Universities must change | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
President Obama recently put universities on notice to control rising tuition, but it is only partly to blame for the rising cost of higher education. Residential campuses place an additional burde...
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Higher Education's Online Revolution | Education Sector

Higher Education's Online Revolution | Education Sector | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

But like countless industries before it, higher education will be transformed by technology—and for the better. Elite players and upstarts, not-for-profits and for-profits, will compete for students, government funds and investment in pursuit of the future blend of service that works for their respective institutions and for the students each aims to serve.

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African nations embrace e-learning, says new report

African nations embrace e-learning, says new report | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Most African countries have embraced technology in education, according to the eLearning Africa 2012 report, the first significant attempt to provide a snapshot of how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and better connectivity are...
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From “learning technologies” to “social technologies” | Learning in the Social Workplace

From “learning technologies” to “social technologies” | Learning in the Social Workplace | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

Social technologies now play a big part in everything we do, and it is quite clear that many knowledge workers use a variety of social tools and networks not ...

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NSSE 2.0 to Include Questions on Technology | Inside Higher Ed

NSSE 2.0 to Include Questions on Technology | Inside Higher Ed | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

Included in the "Learning with Technology" module are 5 questions. As indicated by the title, the questions (developed in partnership with EDUCAUSE) "examine the role of technology in student learning, focusing on student use of technology, perceptions of institutional support, and communication."

 

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New York Times to Suspend Online-Education Program - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

New York Times to Suspend Online-Education Program - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

"The New York Times is bowing out of the online-education business just as a growing number of colleges are putting their own courses on the Web. Knowledge Network, the distance-learning initiative started by the company in September 2007, will suspend operations on July 31, a company spokesperson said today."

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Professor's patent strangles textbook sharing on and offline | ZDNet

Professor's patent strangles textbook sharing on and offline | ZDNet | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Students who don’t buy in to the scheme can expect lower grades.
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Millennials: They Aren’t So Tech Savvy After All

Millennials: They Aren’t So Tech Savvy After All | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Conventional wisdom has it that kids and young adults now coming of age have been so steeped in everything from video games to social networking that they bring amazing new technology skills to the workforce.
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Educational experiments and the long view. « Sifting and Winnowing

"Maybe MOOCs will turn out to be nothing and we’ll stop blabbering about “disruptive technologies” and other cute buzzwords, but Silicon Valley is going nuts about higher ed (maybe they all got tired of the languishing for-profit charter schools) and if we’re not there in some form, even as critics, we will lose out." #MOOC #elearning


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Kobo launches e-book self-publishing platform, "Writing Life"

Kobo launches e-book self-publishing platform, "Writing Life" | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Digital reading company Kobo is launching a competitor to Amazon's KDP and Barnes & Noble's PubIt: Kobo Writing Life, a free self-publishing platform for independent authors and publishers.
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Geographers at Work (intro physical geography assignment)

Geographers at Work (intro physical geography assignment) | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

The discipline of physical geography encapsulates a diversity of subjects, though all have a common focus on the physical environment. Physical geographers specialize and find work in a many interesting fields. In addition to teaching, many professors have active research agendas. In this activity, you will explore what physical geographers do and how they conduct their work.

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Giving the Chrome Browser Another Look

Giving the Chrome Browser Another Look | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Finding the right web browser has been quite frustrating for me over the years. I have yet to find one that fits my workflow needs. I generally bounce between Safari and Firefox, and only  minimal...
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Stop Using Your Email Inbox Like a Filing Cabinet

Stop Using Your Email Inbox Like a Filing Cabinet | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
It's easy to let old emails pile up over time and disappear into a large, unorganized mass in your inbox. You might think to yourself that someday, perhaps, you'll need old messages so you should store them forever.
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Twitter Use 2012 | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Twitter Use 2012 | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it
Overall adoption remains steady, but “typical day” usage continues to grow—8% of online adults now use Twitter on a typical day. African-Americans, young adults, and mobile users stand out for their high rates of Twitter usage.
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Innovations in Higher Education? Hah! - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Innovations in Higher Education? Hah! - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Digital Professor | Scoop.it

But even if the strategies were deemed worthy, putting them into effect would have to survive the slow death by the decentralized decision making that is a fact of life in higher education. No wonder most presidents focus more of their time on fund raising and burnishing the prestige of their brand than on the dangerous work of reinventing the university.

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