Ball State University has long believed in the value of immersive learning experiences. Now faculty practices are undergoing transformation through immersion in a learning community dedicated to the precepts of active learning.
As part of Common Core's shift of focus from teaching to learning, students are delivering more presentations (while teachers and peers sit-and-get). Not surprisingly, the same boring presentation techniques don't work any better for students than they did for teachers.
Missouri State University (MSU) has implemented a flipped classroom model for its Introductory Psychology course, resulting in dramatic improvements in student learning outcomes and course completion rates.
At Chattanooga State Community College, campus leaders charged with a new e-portfolio program implementation demonstrated an exceptional gift: the ability to identify pockets of interest on campus and turn them into a driving force. After a modest, one-year pilot of 200 users, campus leaders watched a full, campus wide implementation grow to 2,300 student, faculty, and staff e-portfolios in its first year.
The University of Iowa will launch a new Office of Teaching, Learning and Technology for the fall 2015 semester in an effort to better meet the needs of faculty, instructors and teaching assistants.
Carvechi Technology has released a cloud-based collaboration platform, Collaboratory, featuring content sharing, digital whiteboards and voice over Internet protocol.
Traditional lectures are failing students in STEM disciplines. According to a new meta-analysis published this week, a staggering 55 percent more students flunk purely lecture-based STEM courses than flunk courses taught with some sort of active learning component.
Instructor Sicco Rood explains how to duplicate an existing course in Instructure Canvas or copy an existing course into a blank, empty course shell.
Are online education providers serving the masses or just amassing wealth for themselves? That's the question the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education wants answered. The group today challenged the leaders of edX, Udacity and Coursera to a public debate "about the claims and promises being made by the online education industry about the quality of its higher education programs."
On the heels of the release of Moodle 2.7, new versions of older Moodle branches have received maintenance updates to address bugs and security vulnerabilities.