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Impact of the internet age on human culture and K-20 education policy/administration
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2018 Review: Too Much Tech and Not Enough Human

2018 Review: Too Much Tech and Not Enough Human | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
If you’ve been reading my columns these last 10 months (and if so, thank you!) you’ll have noticed that I’m on a quest to identify the sources of dull eLearning. You would think that since eLearning will soon enter its third decade, we would have found the formula for better online training by now.

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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, December 21, 2018 2:57 AM

I couldn't agree more.  And the reactions from the MOOC Dys participants confirm that the author is absolutely right ;)

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MOOCs Are No Longer Massive. And They Serve Different Audiences Than First Imagined. 

MOOCs Are No Longer Massive. And They Serve Different Audiences Than First Imagined.  | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

"MOOCs have gone from a buzzword to a punchline, especially among professors who were skeptical of these “massive open online courses” in the first place. But what is their legacy on campuses?"


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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, August 24, 2018 12:10 PM

As I have been saying for some time, MOOCs are evolving.

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Blended Learning Is Proving More Effective Than Traditional Education

Blended Learning Is Proving More Effective Than Traditional Education | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Blended learning has proven itself as not only a teaching strategy that allows greater flexibility, but one that is more effective than traditional methods.

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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, July 12, 2018 4:09 AM

Blended learning  - the mix of traditional and digital learning - is quite popular in the classroom, much more than e-learning.  New studies show that it is also more effective than traditional on site classroom teaching if the right pedagogy is used.

Jenna Balk's curator insight, November 6, 2018 7:40 PM
Inquiry Session 4: Technology
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Reinventing Online Courses: What Students Want Most Out of Online Learning 

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"In a recent article by The Chronicle of Higher Education, What Do Students Want From Online Courses?, the publication examines the findings of a study conducted by Learning House and Aslanian Market Research. The study focused on the wants and needs of students enrolled in online courses- from what mediums they learn with, to the support services they are offered."


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Before, During, and After Training: Improving Knowledge Transfer in Your Organization in 3 Stages

Before, During, and After Training: Improving Knowledge Transfer in Your Organization in 3 Stages | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it
Learning does not start and stop with the training session. You have to take care of all the stages of learning transfer: before, during, and after training.

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Tina Jameson's curator insight, September 13, 2018 7:09 PM
This applies well to course organizers, while aimed at preparing staff workshops the principles work would work just as well in planning lessons for students.
María Luz Cacheiro González's curator insight, September 14, 2018 4:29 AM
stages of learning transfer: before, during, and after training
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Are virtual schools failing students?

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"Virtual schools continued to under-perform academically, including in comparison to blended schools. Overall, 36.4 percent of full-time virtual schools and 43.1 percent of blended schools received acceptable performance ratings."


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UTRGV program ranked third in nation for its online EdD in Educational Technology 

UTRGV program ranked third in nation for its online EdD in Educational Technology  | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – JULY 9, 2018 – Grad School Hub, a website that provides information for finding the best universities to pursue a higher education degree, has ranked UTRGV’s online EdD in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Educational Technology program third in the nation, behind Oklahoma State and top-ranked University of Nevada-Las Vegas.


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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, July 10, 2018 1:25 PM

Learn more about the Ed.D. specialization in Educational Technology here: http://utrgv.edu/edtech

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Fact Sheet on Cheating in College

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Cheating has been studied extensively for decades and yet continues to be a serious problem in higher education. This collection breaks down key research findings to explain: whether cheating has increased, why students cheat, the behaviors students consider cheating, and what faculty can do to deter cheating.

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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, April 5, 2018 7:43 PM

As long as the stakes for failure are high and the opportunity to cheat is present, a significant percentage of students will opt to cheat.