Online Learning Requires Online Teaching

We just came across a piece by Dr. Devoney Looser of Arizona State University which presents a valuable instructor-side perspective on motivations and experiences with online teaching. With all of the chatter about online learning, one critical vantage point - that of...

FT: Learning Tailored for the iPad Generation

Though the headline is a bit misleading as most digital learning is still occurring on desktops and laptops, this article is focused on providing a high-level perspective on adaptive learning with interviews with a number of vendors in the space. The Gates Foundation,...

Education Dive: Video Can Work Around the Unexpected in Higher Ed

Today's Education Dive has a nice synopsis (with additional sources, check those out as well) on how incorporating video - presumably both live and recorded - can help with maintaining access to learning materials due to unexpected disruptions. In particular, the...

Education Dive: Dashboards could provide boost for struggling students

Today's Education Dive covers a study performed by the University of Michigan (sponsored by Blackboard) looking at the use of dashboards and metrics by college students. One of the central questions studied was whether presenting data to students at certain points in...

Inside Higher Ed: Midcareer Professors Need Love, Too

Preliminary research being presented today at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) annual meeting shows that tenured faculty have a tendency to get lost at institutions. From one of the investigators: “It seemed pretty ironic that there...

Building an App Store for Learning Tools

We've heard a lot of rumbling on campuses across the country - for a number of years now - relating to the broken price to value equation for learning management systems. Part of this is frustration by customers of the many acquired companies by Blackboard but there...