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An infographic from Digital Learning Now! that covers online learning myths and realities. From networkedblogs.com.
By Ed Tech Du Jour – MAIN COURSE: Dr. Heather Farmakis and Whitney Kilgore share helpful information for instructors to preserve the integrity of the course across different online learning platforms.This show will be a brief review of the rationale behind online cheating and offer strategies/tools to enhance the online learning experience, promote academic honesty, and deter cheating. http://facultyecommons.org
(You can read Part One here) The central disruption universities must deal with is online education, particularly the sort of online education that targets previous non or limited consumers of traditional higher education. I am certainly not familiar enough with the literature on disruptive innovation to argue against their characterization of the problem, but I am familiar enough with online education to argue with their characterization of the solution. One of the suggested innovations universities must undertake is to offer more online programs. This increases the number of tuition-paying students, increasing the university’s revenue. Yet they treat such an increase as if their are little to no associated costs. Even if […]
I’ve just finished The Innovative University by Clayton M. Christensen and Henry J. Eyring. The lengthy book is provocative on a number of fronts, but is ultimately flawed due to a lack of attention to context. The book itself is part history, part call to action. It rests on the central thesis that the contemporary American university is largely modeled after Harvard. Harvard, in Christensen and Eyring’s estimation, is a truly comprehensive university. It serves graduate and undergraduate students, pays considerable attention to student life outside of the classroom, seeks to employ the best faculty in the world, and emphasizes world-class research. The history of American higher education is largely […]
You may have heard that the Blackboard team is preparing to upgrade Blackboard to Service Pack 8 (BB SP8) during the winter break. This upgrade will take place from December 17 thru December 20. It brings much needed feature enhancements to the learning management system. It’s quite comforting to know that the Blackboard functions you have come to know and love will essentially work the same. All existing courses will upgrade to BB SP8. Experience BB SP8 by logging on to our test server. As I think of possible ways I can assist you, I’ve summarized my thoughts into the following five tips aimed at getting you on your way […]