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Making an Impact With Self-Service Video Recording

12 hours 8 min ago

By Meg Lloyd, Campus Technology

Penn State’s One Button Studio has changed the meaning of “video literacy,” giving students and instructors the tools to create professional-looking videos without technical assistance. One Button Studio is just that simple: You walk into the studio and plug in your thumb drive, which triggers the lights to come on and all the equipment to start up, ready for recording. Get your mind on your presentation and your toes on the mark. Hit the big silver button when you want to begin … and again when you want to end. Thoughtfully designed studio presets assure a high-quality recording and the most bang for the buck from single-camera-angle recording. While there’s nothing new about recording studios, the One Button Studio has broken new ground with its foolproof simplicity and rock-solid dependability. Now any student, professor or staff member can successfully produce videos with absolutely no technical assistance.

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/07/23/making-an-impact-with-self-service-video-recording.aspx

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I Flipped my Classroom the Hard Way – But You Don’t Have To!

12 hours 13 min ago

By Pasha Souvorin, GPB Blog

I did this the hard way – by spending hundreds of hours recording my own video tutorials and building them into a website. The exciting news I have to share is that this is no longer necessary. PBS LearningMedia has put together one of the most amazing collections of instructional videos I’ve ever seen. At this point, there are over 100,000 digital resources on their website. There are several powerful ways to use these tools. First of all, teachers can browse for videos by standards. If you have a series of curricular standards that you need to teach, you can easily find videos tailored to those standards. Teachers can also create storyboards, assignments, and even quiz questions to go along with the videos. Once teachers have built an online “lesson” around some PBS LearningMedia resources, it’s easy to share that lesson with classes. Plus, all of the material is the high quality work of PBS. If you are a teacher who is thinking about flipping something – an assignment, a unit, or even a whole class, PBS LearningMedia is a great place to start.

http://www.gpb.org/blogs/education-matters/2015/07/24/i-flipped-my-classroom-the-hard-way-you-don%E2%80%99t-have

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Disruptive Innovations In Higher Ed Emerging From Outside Mainstream

12 hours 15 min ago

by Michael Horn, Forbes

In education, online learning is the first disruptive innovation since the advent of the printing press. Combined with competency-based learning—in which students progress upon true mastery of their learning, not because of an arbitrary time-based measure— there is a big opportunity to transform our higher education system into a more affordable, student-centered one that is able to serve many more students. True to form, we are seeing a variety of potentially disruptive organizations powered by online learning emerge from outside traditional higher education. These upstarts are reaching those students who need more education but for reasons having to do with convenience and accessibility, simplicity, and cost, are, at that point in their lives, nonconsumers of traditional higher education. The organizations are generally simpler, more focused institutions than our traditional colleges and universities.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelhorn/2015/07/23/disruptive-innovations-in-higher-ed-emerging-from-outside-mainstream/

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Program to train female Saudi online teachers

Sat, 2015-08-01 02:05

by RASHID HASSAN, Arab News

The National Center for e-Learning and Distance Education has come up with a comprehensive e-learning program to prepare Saudi female graduates as faculty members and institutional administrators for the development of online education in the Kingdom. The center announced the program on Monday in partnership with the Open Education Consortium, the network for open education committed to advancing its impact on global education. According to the plan, the core of the yearlong program is to build on principles of online learning in the US to prepare female faculty and university leaders with skills in online and blending learning, which is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through delivery of content and instruction via digital and online media with some element of student control over time, place, path and pace.

http://www.arabnews.com/saudi-arabia/news/780236

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31 Elite Colleges That Offer Free Online Learning

Sat, 2015-08-01 02:02

by Business2Community

Whether you’re a high school grad looking for a challenge or an adult who wants to indulge in world-class learning on their own time, there’s probably something for you in the long list of MOOCs offered by these institutions. The education experts at StartClass sifted through the top ranked schools to find those who offer MOOCs. They highlighted a few interesting examples of classes and detailed the platform each school uses. Note that these courses aren’t for credit.

http://www.business2community.com/us-news/31-elite-colleges-that-offer-free-online-learning-01284554

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Has E-Learning Gone Wild Again?

Sat, 2015-08-01 02:02

by Josh Bersin, CLOmedia

E-learning is back with a vengeance. Digital learning today is more exciting, dynamic and relevant than ever. Video, social experiences, gaming and online accreditation are all common. And this time, e-learning really works. Our research shows that most large companies today are in the middle of a digital renaissance; they desperately need to re-engineer their employee learning experiences to accommodate this new, refreshing, exciting market. You should take e-learning seriously. It will disrupt many of the systems you have. It will force you to shift to learning experience design. It will put stress on your learning management system and infrastructure. But its value has increased, which is why being a CLO or learning leader is more exciting now than it has been in years.

http://www.clomedia.com/articles/6386-has-e-learning-gone-wild-again

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Recognizing Online Degree Programs Across State Lines

Fri, 2015-07-31 02:10

by the American Council on Education

A More Uniform Way of Recognizing Online Degree Programs Across State Lines, with SARA as a Focus (PDF) 1 MB (http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Documents/Quick-Hits-State-Authorization-Reciprocity-Agreement.pdf)

The process for regulating postsecondary online courses and programs needs to become more uniform nationally in order to safeguard students and ensure that institutions can provide quality education at a reasonable cost. Learn more about recognizing online degree programs in this “Quick Hit” paper.

http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Quick-Hits-SARA.aspx

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Anytime and Anywhere: A Case Study for Blended Learning

Fri, 2015-07-31 02:05

by Rachael Hains-Wesson, Sophie McKenzie, and Shaun Bangay; EDUCAUSE Review Online

Using live streaming with blended learning helps engage off- and on-campus students in real time and enhances the off-campus experience by incorporating synchronous activities in addition to the usual asynchronous interactions. Research into the effective use of blended learning frameworks offers opportunities to create course experiences that are personal, relevant, and engaging. Challenges include integrating appropriate technology and managing it effectively throughout the course. Results from practical experiments will likely guide future learning and teaching endeavors using technology for inclusive, interactive, and collaborative learning for on- and off-campus students.

https://www.educause.edu/ero/article/anytime-and-anywhere-case-study-blended-learning

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7 Common Mistakes About Open Online Education

Fri, 2015-07-31 02:02

Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed

There is huge excitement on our campuses about the research in how people learn, in new methods to improve learning, in the use of data to bring evidence to our teaching designs, and in new technologies to support teaching. The scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) is taking off in a big way. Learning is hot. Educators are cool. And MOOCs deserve some of the credit. The hype around MOOCs played the same role as the dot com bubble. MOOCs helped lay the groundwork for a sustained conversation about how people learn and how we teach

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/7-common-mistakes-about-open-online-education

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New Registry Will Demystify Badges, Credentials and Degrees

Thu, 2015-07-30 02:10

By Rhea Kelly, Campus Technology

George Washington University, Southern Illinois University and Workcred, a nonprofit affiliate of the American National Standards Institute, are teaming up to build a “credential registry” that would increase the transparency and value of industry credentials and degrees. The registry “will allow users to easily compare the quality and value of workforce credentials, such as college degrees and industry certifications, using a Web-based system with information provided directly by the institutions issuing the credentials,” according to a press release. The work recently received a $2.25 million grant from the Lumina Foundation. The credential registry project aims to create a coherent credentialing marketplace with information on what the credentials mean, what stands behind them and how they relate, that all users can understand and use effectively.

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/07/09/new-registry-will-demystify-badges-credentials-and-degrees.aspx

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Purdue Faculty Help Each Other Learn Steps of Tech Transfer

Thu, 2015-07-30 02:05

By Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology

To help innovators at Purdue University convert their technology ideas into commercial endeavors, the university is running a mentoring program where faculty help other faculty. Deliberate Innovation for Faculty (DIFF) is a team of faculty members who have already had success in moving an invention into commercialization. The seven DIFF mentors come from all over the institution — the college of technology; the school of management; the schools of biomedical engineering, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering; the college of engineering; and the Homeland Security Institute. Help may include guiding research proposals or collaborations from the beginning of new projects, providing early stage discovery or startup direction and proposing funding sources, market research and business planning.

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/07/06/purdue-faculty-help-each-other-learn-steps-of-tech-transfer.aspx

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How online education could narrow the global skills gap

Thu, 2015-07-30 02:03

by Anant Agarwal, Fortune

While the primary mission of our colleges and universities should remain focused on education, rather than skills training, many influencers in both higher education and the private sector have acknowledged the skills gap and are experimenting with new approaches—sometimes teaming up on initiatives to augment the college experience. Business leaders and educators alike are turning to new technologies, and skills-based assessment practices, to find and train the workforce needed today. The skills gap is a real threat to productivity in the U.S. The education world and the professional world can address this issue by finding ways to work together with the help of online education, opening up more avenues to learners and employees alike based on skill and ability.

http://fortune.com/2015/07/20/how-online-education-could-narrow-the-global-skills-gap/

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Reuters Exclusive: Education company Blackboard seeks $3 billion sale – sources – LIANA B. BAKER, GREG ROUMELIOTIS AND MIKE STONE, Reuters

Wed, 2015-07-29 13:25
Blackboard Inc, a U.S. software company that provides learning tools for high school and university classrooms, is exploring a sale that it hopes could value it at as much as $3 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.  Blackboard’s majority owner, private equity firm Providence Equity Partners LLC, has hired Deutsche Bank AG (DBKGn.DE) and Bank of America Corp (BAC.N) to run an auction for the company, the people said this week. Blackboard has annual earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization of around $200 million, some of the people added. Two of the people said that Blackboard could fetch a valuation between 14 times to 17 times EBITDA, up to $3.4 billion, based on current multiples of subscription-based software companies. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/28/us-blackboard-providence-idUSKCN0Q226R20150728 Share on Facebook var button = document.getElementById('facebook_share_link_14983') || document.getElementById('facebook_share_icon_14983') || document.getElementById('facebook_share_both_14983') || document.getElementById('facebook_share_button_14983'); if (button) { button.onclick = function(e) { var url = this.href.replace(/share\.php/, 'sharer.php'); window.open(url,'sharer','toolbar=0,status=0,width=626,height=436'); return false; } if (button.id === 'facebook_share_button_14983') { button.onmouseover = function(){ this.style.color='#fff'; this.style.borderColor = '#295582'; this.style.backgroundColor = '#3b5998'; } button.onmouseout = function(){ this.style.color = '#3b5998'; this.style.borderColor = '#d8dfea'; this.style.backgroundColor = '#fff'; } } }

Online Classes on the Rise

Wed, 2015-07-29 02:10

By Jim Anderson – Illinois Radio Network

The University of Illinois is heavily invested in offering courses online, but the president doesn’t want the on-campus environment to suffer. But President Timothy L. Killeen says the college campus should not be seen as an anachronism. “Learning in group settings, learning through access to experts who are providing tutorial information, explanatory information, looking at case studies, the discourse that takes place on a campus, just the vibrant atmosphere of a campus, including things such as athletics and clubs and events and so forth, makes for a rounded citizen,” he said. But he’s all-in on distance education, saying it’s good for real people with real lives, including members of the military. However, he says it’s important that the U. of I. maintain the same standards for quality online that it keeps on campus. Killeen insists there is not competition between on-campus and online education, at least within the University of Illinois, which has been offering online courses since 1997.

http://www.riverbender.com/news/details/online-classes-on-the-rise-182755.cfm

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Carts Before Horses: Growth in Online Learning for Students, but Who Will Teach Their Instructors?

Wed, 2015-07-29 02:05

by Barbara Kurshan, Forbes

By 2003, 81% of colleges had at least one online class, and from 2002 to 2008 there was a 187% increase of students taking online classes. In 2010, 83% of CEOs and small business owners considered an online degree to be as credible as one earned traditionally, and today, 96% of traditional universities offer online courses. In 2013, President Obama pledged over $500 million for the creation of online course materials as part of his commitment through ConnectED. We contend that the real issue — and the one that largely goes unaddressed — is that the majority of people who teach online are given virtually no assistance in learning how to teach online. Professional development for these instructors is limited to lunch ‘n’ learns, basic learning platform support, and other technology-related resources, but generally fails to expose instructors to the best techniques for online instruction.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/barbarakurshan/2015/07/20/carts-before-horses-growth-in-online-learning-for-students-but-who-will-teach-their-instructors/

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Revealed: The Chinese forums offering hacking courses for just US$100

Wed, 2015-07-29 02:02

by Tim Chen, South China Morning Post

Amid increasing cyber attacks on both political and commercial targets by groups linked to China, the barriers to entering this potentially lucrative black market industry are close to non-existent as hackers share tips and best practices online. On the Chinese internet, websites and forums dedicated to teaching hacking proliferate. Techniques on offer can be used by both criminal “black hat” hackers and “white hat” cybersecurity researchers. On HDHacker, a forum which claims more than 465,000 members, one training programme for “black hat” hackers promises tutors with six years of experience who will guide students through a curriculum that includes “dozens of security and remote control methods” and “site penetration and analysis of source code” for a one off fee of 650 yuan (US$105).

http://www.scmp.com/tech/innovation/article/1840925/chinese-forums-offer-hacking-courses-around-us100-cyber-attacks

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New center to stress active learning, technology in course design

Tue, 2015-07-28 02:06

by Cassie Lipp, News Record

In response to the University of Cincinnati’s emphasis on online and technology-based learning, the university will open its Center for Engagement in eLearning in the beginning of fall semester. The center’s design, technology and creative teams will allow faculty members to innovate learning. “We’ve got people who are professionals in graphic and video design and professionals in supporting faculty with technology,” said Pat Reid, director of the center’s design team. “So we can provide a lot more services and help the faculty with a more professional look to their courses.” Reid said the center’s main goal, however, is to help professors find more effective methods to engage students. “The pedagogy side of technology is more important than the technology they actually use,” Reid said.

http://www.newsrecord.org/news/new-center-to-stress-active-learning-technology-in-course-design/article_a5259944-2d66-11e5-a2c7-eb0238a0d4bb.html

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Carnegie Mellon To Lead Internet of Things Expedition

Tue, 2015-07-28 02:02

By Leila Meyer, Campus Technology

Google has selected Carnegie Mellon University to lead a multi-university project to create new technology for the Internet of Things (IoT). The Internet of Things involves adding sensors and network connectivity to everyday objects so people and other devices can interact with them. Google funded the Open Web of Things expedition “to encourage universities to explore various aspects of system design that could help enable the Internet of Things,” said Maggie Johnson, director of university relations for Google, in a prepared statement. Google will provide Carnegie Mellon with $500,000 to launch the expedition. As part of the project, researchers from Carnegie Mellon will collaborate with colleagues at Cornell, Stanford, University of Illinois, and Google to create GIoTTO, a new platform to support IoT applications.

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2015/07/13/carnegie-mellon-to-lead-internet-of-things-expedition.aspx

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How MOOCs helped University of Hong Kong apply e-learning tools on campus

Tue, 2015-07-28 02:02

by Victor Wang, South China Morning Post

E-learning has taken off since HKU launched its first online course last year, with benefits for on-campus education too. A year after launching its first online course, the University of Hong Kong is not only rapidly expanding its virtual programmes, but also reaping unexpected results for its on-campus teaching in the process. HKUx, a subdivision of the international non-profit MOOC (massive open online course) provider Edx, opened registration for its first course in April 2014, following an invitation from Edx co-founders Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University in 2013. HKUx has launched three more MOOCs in the past three months. During the time between the first MOOC, an introductory public health course titled Epidemics, and the latter three, there has been a dramatic shift in the university’s approach to the online platform. Professors have realised the applicability of online teaching for their on-campus classes.

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Blackboard unveils LMS redesign

Mon, 2015-07-27 02:11
By Tara García Mathewson, Education Dive Blackboard has announced the New Learning Experience at its annual user conference in Washington, D.C., and the new platform, focused on student user experience, unites all of its disparate tools and services in a single place. The platform is being billed as a simplification of Blackboard’s existing products, able to follow students from K-12 through higher ed and perhaps even through their post-graduate job searches. With its announcement, the company made its first market offering aligned with the New Learning Experience, including integrated releases of Blackboard Learn, Blackboard Collaborate, and the Bb Student App. http://www.educationdive.com/news/blackboard-unveils-lms-redesign/402712/ Share on Facebook var button = document.getElementById('facebook_share_link_14968') || document.getElementById('facebook_share_icon_14968') || document.getElementById('facebook_share_both_14968') || document.getElementById('facebook_share_button_14968'); if (button) { button.onclick = function(e) { var url = this.href.replace(/share\.php/, 'sharer.php'); window.open(url,'sharer','toolbar=0,status=0,width=626,height=436'); return false; } if (button.id === 'facebook_share_button_14968') { button.onmouseover = function(){ this.style.color='#fff'; this.style.borderColor = '#295582'; this.style.backgroundColor = '#3b5998'; } button.onmouseout = function(){ this.style.color = '#3b5998'; this.style.borderColor = '#d8dfea'; this.style.backgroundColor = '#fff'; } } }

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