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August 26, 2014

HigherEd Tech Research

Higher-Ed-Tech Research Center

A combination of practice and research is needed to ensure the ongoing improvement of the learning environment in higher education. Fortunately, there are multiple organizations conducting the research needed to move the field forward and better serve educators, designers, administrators,…

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August 22, 2014

online classes

5 Classes You’ll Encounter as an Online Student

Not all courses are created equal. Do you know what to expect when you register for your next online class? Online courses tend to be fairly standardized within an academic program. The course navigation, weekly to-do lists, and assignment submission…

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August 8, 2014

online college questions

8 Questions to Ask Any Online College You Consider

Going to college means making a lot of decisions. Once you’ve decided to pursue higher education, you are faced with choosing a school and program, as well as financial options. It’s critical to know what to expect from the experience…

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July 25, 2014

Adjunct Professor

How to Thrive in the Adjunct Professor Job Market

Part-time, or adjunct, teaching positions are more prevalent than ever in higher education. According to the Modern Language Association, “adjunct, contingent faculty members now make up over 1 million of the 1.5 million people teaching in American colleges and universities.”…

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July 11, 2014

learning analytics

How Learning Analytics Will Forever Change Education

It seems like everything about our lives can be quantified and made into a chart these days. Data collection is easier than ever as software systems and mobile apps record our activities and track our progress, with a range of…

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July 2, 2014

Learning Online

Who’s Learning Online in 2014?

Online education options provide higher education access to a broader audience than ever before. Students bring a range of ideas, prior experiences, reasons for enrolling, and expectations for what it will be like to study in a virtual classroom. Yet,…

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June 27, 2014

Social Media Day

Social Media Day: A Guide for Online Students

Mashable’s 5th annual Social Media Day takes place on Monday, June 30, 2014. The goal? It’s designed as “a way to recognize the digital revolution happening right before our eyes.” This revolution is happening in higher education. As social media…

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June 6, 2014

situated documentaries

How Situated Documentaries Transform Online Learning

Want to bring historical events into your online classroom? A situated documentary can take students beyond the typical textbook reading assignment or recorded lecture. I monitored the #IMLWS hashtag during the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative’s recent mobile learning event,…

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