Instructional technology / distance education

U.S. News & World Report releases first ever online college program rankings

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Despite data collection bugs, U.S. News & World Report publishes the first online iteration of its controversial college rankings.

Daytona State reins in its push toward e-textbooks

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Daytona State reins in a plan to push students and faculty toward electronic textbooks.

British MOOC provider FutureLearn expands to the U.S.

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FutureLearn, the massive open online course provider owned by the Open University in the U.K., expands to the U.S.

Pulse podcast features interview about Memorang

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This month’s edition of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Yermie Cohen, co-founder and CEO of Memorang, a free digital study tool for students.

Infuse Technology Into Learning - MIST Online Open House

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Wed, 03/01/2017

Location

100 Campus Center
Seaside , California 93955
United States

Study finds simple interventions can help certain online learners persist

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Study finds completing a 10-minute activity at the beginning of a MOOC can lead to significantly improved outcomes for certain at-risk learners.

Study explores efficacy of using digital models to teach anatomy

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Study suggests digital models can help medical schools, which face a shortage of cadavers, teach students human anatomy.

Magna Teaching With Technology Conference

Date: 
Fri, 10/06/2017 to Sun, 10/08/2017

Location

700 Aliceanna St. Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Baltimore , Maryland 21202
United States

State authorization rule, long in the works, faces opposition in new Congress

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Education Department finally issues rule on state approval of online programs, but with opposition in Congress, it may never go into effect.

One university's approach to online faculty development: a radio show

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After several iterations, a college at the University of Cincinnati develops an old-time concept -- a radio show -- to teach professors new techniques.

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