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Mathieu Plourde

Federal Regulations Groundhog Day « WCET Frontiers - 0 views

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    "The 2016 Federal regulations for State Authorization of Distance Education, initially to be effective July 1, 2018, have been delayed for two years. The Department proposes another round of negotiated rulemaking to amend regulations governing legal authorization of institutions by States and amend regulations for state authorization of distance education."
Mathieu Plourde

Digital Learning Compass: Distance Education Enrollment Report 2017 - OLC - 0 views

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    "Over 6 Million Students Now Enrolled in Distance Education. The Distance Education Enrollment Report 2017, produced by Digital Learning Compass, in partnership with OLC, Pearson and Tyton Partners, points to continued growth in distance education, even as overall higher education enrollments decline."
Mathieu Plourde

Digital Learning Compass: New report on distance education higher ed enrollments -e-Lit... - 0 views

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    "A year-to- year increase of 226,375 distance education students, a 3.9 percent increase, up over rates recorded the previous two years. More than one in four students (29.7 percent) now take at least one distance education course (a total of 6,022,105 students)."
Mathieu Plourde

Doubts About Data: 2016 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology - 1 views

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    "instructors and a large share of academic technology administrators say the efforts are mainly designed to satisfy accreditors and politicians -- not to increase degree completion rates."
Mathieu Plourde

Will collective intelligence change the way we work? - 0 views

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    "in a knowledge-based and innovation-driven economy, in high tech, R&D-oriented industries, the critical factors of business success are often precisely those benefits of decentralized decision making: freedom, flexibility, motivation, creativity."
Mathieu Plourde

What does it mean to be an online learning leader? - 0 views

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    "If online learning is to succeed as not only as a legitimate option for learning but as a respected platform within an institution, leadership has to build that respect through calculated risks and building multi-departmental relationships."
Mathieu Plourde

6 Ways Videoconferencing Is Expanding the Classroom - 0 views

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    "What Zorbas and Sparks call their "Classroom Without Walls" program has allowed their Kenai Peninsula students to connect with students in Afghanistan, Israel, Yemen and several U.S. states. But the videoconferencing exploration grew gradually, from the two teachers team-teaching in the same school, to team-teaching from different schools in the same district, to student-to-student collaborative group work."
Mathieu Plourde

U. of Florida Gets Few Takers for Online Path to Campus - The Ticker - Blogs - The Chro... - 0 views

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    "The University of Florida made an unusual offer to more than 3,000 high-school students who would otherwise have been rejected for admission: Pass two semesters of online coursework, and then you can enroll on the campus. But less than 10 percent of them took the offer. Joseph Glover, the provost, defended the new option, called the Pathway to Campus Enrollment, or PACE, saying it hadn't been well explained. "This year, now that the program is in place and there is time to advertise and explain what it is all about, we hope to get a better response," he told The Gainesville Sun. Pathway builds on UF Online, the online-only undergraduate program that state legislators pushed for about two years ago."
Mathieu Plourde

New Digital Learning Report Card Describes Promising Practices for States - Digital Edu... - 1 views

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    "As to the future of digital learning, Bailey predicts increasing opportunities for students to take course online or in blended learning environment, more options for state-approved online classes, and a focus on competency-based learning. "State policy can remove roadblocks to students' digital learning opportunities, Bailey said"
Mathieu Plourde

For Online to Really Matter in Education, We Need to Redefine Competency - 0 views

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    "Competency-based learning turns higher education on its head - starting not with the curriculum, but rather the competencies one should exhibit upon completion (according to, say, employers). From there, course developers design assessments that test for these competencies. Then - and only then - do we turn to the task of developing the curricula that prepares students to demonstrate mastery on the assessments. In a competency-based program, failure becomes an anachronism; students continue until they demonstrate competency."
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The UnTextbook as a Path to Open Pedagogy | NextThought - 0 views

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    "You need to visit Laura's UnTextbook site to gain a full appreciation for the open content she has compiled for the course (and keeps compiling), and also to understand how it is representative of the future of openness, open content, and open pedagogy. While the UnTextbook certainly saves money for students, its real value is the way it opens the course structure and expands student learning networks."
Mathieu Plourde

8 Best Practices for Moving Courses Online -- Campus Technology - 0 views

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    Chrystal chose to come down on the side of internal development. "We want to do in-house instructional design with our curriculum people, our professors and our production people. We really feel then that we can make quick changes the way we want them. If something doesn't work, we can make the change right now. We don't have to be in line with the four other clients that the company has."
Mathieu Plourde

The must-know changes in distance education policy - 0 views

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    These are just a glimpse of some of the most recent (within the last two years) updates to distance education policy standards set forth by regional and national accrediting organizations in the U.S. And as many institutions begin implementing online programs, it's never been a more critical time for administrators and leaders to become well-acquainted with the hallmarks of quality required for both new, and currently in-place, distance-ed programs.
Mathieu Plourde

Texas Online Classes Generally Cost More Than Campus Ones - 0 views

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    "University officials say the higher tuition rates for online courses are the result of expensive infrastructure and the costs for designing the courses, which often involve partnerships or contracts with outside online education providers.   Nassirian said the infrastructure costs make it difficult to create online classes cheaply on a small scale."
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Which Philadelphia Colleges Will Survive? - 0 views

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    "Righting the ship will require borrowing a page from the community-college playbook, by adding employment-ready programs like nursing (as Holy Family has done) and computing to entice disaffected degree-seekers. Developing online and hybrid teaching methods might also raise revenue from adult learners. Mostly, self-preservation will require both professors and administrators to accept cost-cutting, which will hardly be easy. Even though St. Joe's ended the year with a $7 million surplus by embracing some of these measures, its administration became cannon fodder for faculty. But if more schools don't follow suit, it could spell closures. "For those college presidents unwilling to reboot," Hartman warns. "I've got one word for them: Detroit.""
Mathieu Plourde

UF trying to lasso online learning - 0 views

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    "To be top 10, you have got to be global," Elias Eldayrie, UF's vice president and CIO for Information Technologies, recently told the board of trustees. "You need to connect." Creating Unizin with Indiana University, the University of Michigan and Colorado State University was a year in the making, Eldayrie said.
Mathieu Plourde

Online learning, faculty development and academic freedom - 1 views

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    "Of all the challenges facing online learning, I believe the need to train faculty properly to be the most difficult. Without adequate training in teaching methods, I don't see how learning technologies can be used effectively. We cannot afford to go on creating a whole parallel industry of instructional designers to hold the hands of faculty who can't teach effectively. Higher education is costing too much to have amateurs doing the teaching."
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