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Best Practices in Online Teaching for Student Engagement | Teaching and Learning Initiative

"Many theorists predict that online education will gradually surpass traditional classrooms in the role of educating students in higher education. Peter Drucker, management icon, states that “In 30 years, the universities of America, as we have traditionally known them, will be barren wastelands.” Gordon Dryden and Dr. Jeannette Vos in their top-selling book, The Learning Revolution, contend that his prediction may be conservative and that the new wave of online education may be less than a decade in coming (The Learning Web, 2008). In November 2008, Governor Tim Pawlenty and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees announced a goal to have 25% of all Minnesota State College credits earned through online courses by 2015 (Minnesota State Colleges & Universities, 2008)."

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2012 Horizon Report | Compass Learning Navigator

This is a great source if you are interested in the future of learning. "The six technologies featured in the NMC Horizon Report: 2012 K-12 Edition are placed along three adoption horizons that indicate likely time-frames for their entrance into mainstream use for teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. The near-term horizon assumes the likelihood of entry into the mainstream for schools within the next 12 months; the mid-term horizon, within two to three years; and the far-term, within four to five years."

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