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Indiana University South Bend
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3130–3140
The number of E-Learning courses has dramatically increased throughout the world in the past decade. The quality of these courses has spanned the full spectrum from questionable to exemplary practices. What can we learn from past efforts? In fact,...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2013 (Oct 21, 2013) pp. 684–688
Technology books published in the last three years have had a significant impact on policies and practices. Join the monthly book reviewer for one of the major and most popular online technology websites to discuss the top 5 books. Participants in...
Begin by Changing the Way We Teach: It's the Starting Point for Full Technology Integration in Schools
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 2513–2515
Technology is viewed by many as the panacea for improving schools and student achievement. In spite of major technological advances, we still teach the way we did centuries ago. Requiring students to memorize and regurgitate facts, for example, is...
Creating and Sustaining a Vibrant Online Community to Enhance Student Learning: Using the Free and Open Source Moddle Software
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3153–3155
Join over 200,000 educators in over 175 countries currently using Moodle. Moodle is an online course management system offering teachers a variety of tools to supplement and support their learning environments. One of the most powerful tools within ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2013 (Oct 21, 2013) pp. 326–330
Many states across our nation are continuing to examine and, in some cases, implement significant educational reforms to improve public schools. Although success has been uneven, Indiana has already demonstrated astonishing and proven results in...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 1976–1979
The demand for distance education is increasing as more people look for ways to achieve their educational goals without sacrificing other responsibilities. Distance programs are expanding (note the success of the University of Phoenix, for example). ...
Topics: Distance Education
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) p. 3394
Faculty are often responsible for transforming traditional courses to online courses through ill-define, haphazard processes with little institutional support. A major public U.S. university, however, has designed and fully implemented a faculty...
Technology, Knowledge and Learning Vol. 21, No. 1 (2016) pp. 5–19
This article summarizes the methods, observations, challenges and implications for exploratory analysis drawn from two learning analytics research projects. The cases include an analysis of a games-based virtual performance assessment and an...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 4118–4119
The creators of YouTube.com have now moved into the educational arena. Designed especially for teachers, TeacherTube.com contains video clips chronically school and university life. Is this website an invaluable educational resource, or is it just a ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 1051–1053
The one to one (1:1) approach is conceptually defined as an instructional environment where students have a computer and relevant software available to them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This strategy enables learners to have immediate and...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (Oct 18, 2010) pp. 1771–1777
Does developing and teaching an online course impact faculty’s pedagogical beliefs and result in them making changes to their other courses? This session will present anecdotal and empirical evidence that addresses this important question....
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (Oct 18, 2010) pp. 921–926
If you are looking to design and implement a program that produces successful online faculty teaching effective online courses, then this session is for you. A proven, four-stage model for preparing and certifying higher education faculty to create...
Is The Quality Of (Online) Courses Significantly Improved Through Professional Development Of Faculty? Student Perceptions
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 199–203
The Digital Learning Faculty Certificate Program at Purdue University Calumet is a cohort-based mentoring program designed to support and assist faculty as they develop an online or a digitally-enhanced course. Results from previous research studies ...
Will MOOCs transform learning and teaching in higher education? Engagement and course retention in online learning provision
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 46, No. 3 (May 01, 2015) pp. 455–471
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been the subject of much polarised debate around their potential to transform higher education in terms of opening access. Although MOOCs have been attracting large learner cohorts, concerns have emerged from ...
Sara Freitas de; David Gibson; Coert Du Plessis; Pat Halloran; Ed Williams; Matt Ambrose; Ian Dunwell; Sylvester Arnab
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 46, No. 6 (Nov 01, 2015) pp. 1175–1188
With digitisation and the rise of e-learning have come a range of computational tools and approaches that have allowed educators to better support the learners' experience in schools, colleges and universities. The move away from traditional paper...