Steven Mintz, executive director of the Institute for Transformational Learning at the University of Texas System, writes that instead of arguing about whether MOOCs will stratify education or threaten tenure and job security for instructors, educators should see them as an opportunity to rethink pedagogy and instructional design for a new century and a new generation of students.
PowerPoint plug-in Snap! by Lectora has released version 1.4, featuring compatibility with PowerPoint 2013 to turn PowerPoint content into interactive Flash content for e-learning courses.
Building on the university's existing business intelligence and data analytics systems, CSU San Marcos forged a strategic class scheduling process that helps ensure degree-seeking students have access to the courses they need while producing new efficiencies to safeguard the university's shrinking budgets.
At a time when many universities are still trying to determine where they fit in the MOOC landscape, San Jose State University (CA) had the vision to become the first university to combine MOOC content with college credit.
Liberty U's Dissertation Portal provides Ph.D. candidates with an individual secure site to post their progress and collaborate with peers.
Cost is the main reason why colleges and universities are shifting from paper to electronic textbooks, according to a new report from the Educause Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR). Other motivating factors behind e-textbook adoption include availability, portability, functionality, and innovation.
San Jose State University (SJSU) is taking "a short breather" from its ground-breaking experiment with for-credit massive open online courses, better known as MOOCs, the school disclosed this week. But university representatives insisted that this break is part of the plan and not a reaction to preliminary findings indicating that some students didn't do as well in the unsupervised online courses as they might have done in traditional courses.
The University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts has opened its new Interactive Media Building, featuring 4K digital projection, game testing rooms, and research and development laboratories.
A distance learning network program is providing busy professionals the opportunity to earn dual executive MBAs from Cornell University's Johnson School of Business in Ithaca, NY and Queen's University's School of Business in Kingston, Ontario.
Bank Street College of Education will launch a fully online fieldwork and advisement pilot for its graduate math education program.