Empower Your Own Learning
Coffee and Social Awareness: The Winning Blend of Bettr Barista
Quick Take: Most people love a good cup of coffee, but in Singapore, marginalized women and at-risk youth have had a taste of something even better: since 2011, Bettr Barista’s social program have given them the skills to build a career and a new life.
Predictive Analytics to Student Success Improvement
Quick Take: With predictive analytics, educational institutions can make informed decisions to come up with solutions that will benefit the entire academic community.
A Quick Guide to Understanding Concepts Related to Learning Analytics
Quick Take: Are you having doubts about the concepts related to learning analytics? This quick guide may help you.
New Zealand on Top 10 Countries to Study
Quick take: New Zealand is number 13 in the Human Development Report and number 10 on education rankings such as the World Economic Forum. One thing has a lot to do with the other.
Trust your own ideas
United Kingdom: quality and opportunities for students
Despite all of the concerns Brexit has raised for UK’s universities, such as funding issues, the land of hope and glory remains a great choice for students who want to attend some of its most renowned and best-ranked higher education institutions.
Who thought of that before?
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Interview with Dr. Tracey Bretag: Academic integrity
Quick take: New technologies have brought many challenges for academic integrity. One of them is contract cheating. There is no quick fix to this issue, but it is important to establish supportive mechanisms for academic integrity policies.
Cartoon: Halloween Party
E-Learning to Increase Student Interest
Quick Take: Tele-presence makes it possible to have a class with all the benefits of distance and face-to-face teaching, all at the same time.
Jonathan Bergmann: How to Turn the Class Around
Quick Take: Jonathan Bergmann is a Pioneer in the flipped classroom model, which aims to ‘flip’ the classroom dynamic by turning students into active participants and teachers into observers and guides.
Rise in Plagiarism Requires Integrated Strategies
Quick take: Although plagiarism is a costly phenomenon and is on the rise, there are strategies that can be used by institutions to prevent academic dishonesty and assess original thinking.
Interview With Dr. Jill Biden: Community Colleges
Quick Take: Dr. Jill Biden explains the importance of community colleges as an engine of American economy and as a source of improvement for US citizens’ skills.
8 Steps to Prevent Plagiarism and Promote Academic Integrity
Quick take: It’s not enough to punish students that plagiarize. Institutions need to build a culture of integrity that discourages cheating and promotes honesty. Learn how to do that in a few steps.
An Alternative to Mainstream School Education
Quick take: A school in Hong Kong has created a unique model to offer real-time, flexible online learning. Their best practices make possible to teach students from remote locations.
Time in the Classroom vs. Learning on Your Own Time
Comparing traditional education to competency-based education (CBE) In the past, credit hours and education have been largely determined by how much time is spent in the classroom1. Traditional education ties learners to a strict schedule in the classroom. However, learners…
Key Points to Develop a Successful CBE Program
A successful CBE (Competence-base Education) program1 should be able to offer students:
How Monash College Prepares Students for World’s Top 100 Universities
Melbourne, Australia For Dr. Kulari Lokuge, associate director of eLearning at Monash College, the pedagogical approach taken by the Central eLearning Team (CeLT) has facilitated the team’s support in the delivery of high quality pre-university courses. With the creation of…
How Technology Sparked the Openness Philosophy
Openness is supported by the technological and educational movement around it. It is important to understand the main features that have strengthened open education. Open source There are learning management tools and platforms that employ open source to build a…
Opportunities and Challenges of Open Education
Open education relies on Open Education Resources (OERs), which are considered a trend within higher education and are based on other, already established movements, such as Open Source and Open Access software. Therefore, when talking about openness we refer to…
In Finland, You Can Learn to Drive with Blackboard Collaborate
Helsinki, Finland As pedagogy and teaching methods are modernized over time, great opportunities open up for different sectors. An example of this is Finland’s ‘Autokoululiitto,’ a driving school association that has revolutionized the way driving is taught in the country.
From Copenhagen to the World
Copenhaguen, Denmark The decision to adopt a digital platform as a new training method, promises to bring future graduates closer to the career they want. Copenhagen Business Academy is Denmark’s largest business academy. A few months ago, this academic institution…
The Main Advantage of Online Collaboration
Portland – OR, United States Online learning environments can be either synchronous or asynchronous. Synchronous online collaboration tools remove distance, whereas asynchronous collaboration minimizes both distance and time as barriers to working and learning together. Asynchronous learning can therefore provide…
Accessibility in E-Learning: What to Know, What to Avoid
Nowadays, we are living in a multicultural world, where globalization has provided us with the possibility to interact with people from all over the world and know about their ways of life, beliefs and customs. We are living in a…
Accessibility According to Student, Teacher and Institution
Web accessibility must ensure that individuals with any type of disability are able to perceive, navigate, interact, learn, communicate, teach, and contribute to the web. Both the Web and any educational initiatives online should be inclusive for everyone and should…
The Institutional Accessibility Journey
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Accessibility Seen by an Instructional Designer
As an instructional designer who also teaches in higher education, I am in the unique position to fully understand the constraints of and empathize with faculty who are faced with the task of redesigning courses to make them accessible. It…
Online Higher Education for Students With Disabilities
Access to higher education for individuals with disabilities can be approached with two scenarios: First: Its benefits: access to higher education is an opportunity for young and adult persons (regardless of any type of condition) to obtain and contribute to…
Health Professionals at the Forefront
Sydney, Australia Open LMS is supporting Primary Health Care, one of Australia’s largest health care providers, to deliver ongoing education to its cohort of general practitioners and specialists. By offering unlimited access to courses and learning materials,Open LMS is helping…
Phil Hill Interview: Challenges and Trends in the World of Education
Los Gatos, CL, United States Phil is Co-Publisher of the e-Literate blog, Co-Producer of e-Literate TV, and Partner at MindWires Consulting. As a market analyst, Phil has spent the last 15 years analyzing the growth of technology-enabled change for educational…