Instructional technology / distance education

Conference on Meaningful Living and Learning 2018

Date: 
Mon, 02/05/2018 to Wed, 02/07/2018

Location

601 East Bay Street Brice Hotel
Savannah , Georgia 31401
United States

Using digital storytelling to transform learning

Three University of Minnesota staff members write that by employing multimedia and expert sources, students consider issues from multiple viewpoints and better analyze problems and potential solutions.

Which is better -- reading in print or on-screen?

A scholarly report states students may not comprehend complex text in a digital format as well as in print. Other educators argue both formats have value.

Associated Colleges of the South tries on blended learning for size

Associated Colleges of the South has worked to expand its commitment to blended and hybrid learning. Results have been mixed, as costs haven't gone down and faculty skepticism hasn't evaporated.

Younger people think they gain more knowledge from technology than from humans, study finds

New study finds young adults believe they learn more from technology than from fellow humans. Experts say such results reinforce need for greater classroom emphasis on how to use technology to pursue knowledge.

Experts react to ambitious National University plans for personalized learning

The California nonprofit is spending $20 million to create a platform blending several emergent innovations. Experts see promise but challenges, too.

Booklet and webcast available on online education

"New Directions in Online Education" is a compilation of articles and essays from Inside Higher Ed. The print-on-demand booklet can be downloaded here, free.

For-profit back in business, but legal dispute continues

As reported in Inside Higher Ed, the Obama administration shut down the Myhre family-owned Globe University, but an affiliated university bought four of its Wisconsin campuses with the backing of the Trump administration and a state regulator with a tough reputation on for-profits.

OER disrupting textbook marketplace

Denise Wydra says New York state’s pursuit of free and inexpensive course materials is changing the traditional textbook landscape in fundamental ways.

Experts react to Harvard-2U online certificate agreement

Online program management advocates applaud as Harvard and 2U work to create an online business analytics certificate program. Others worry about corporate encroachment on teaching and learning.

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