This spring, George Siemens will make the move stateside to the University of Texas-Arlington, where he will base his research on how technology and digital networks influence the knowledge development process within society, and related implications for the future of higher education institutions.
We asked 5 higher ed IT experts to rate the "hotness" of MOOCs, e-textbooks and more.
What new tech trends will knock massive open online courses out of the spotlight this year?
CT asks Southern New Hampshire University President Paul LeBlanc about the implications of competency-based assessment.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem new discovery service, HU Find, enables library users to conduct searches across multiple databases and the library's catalog, with a single search function.
OpenStax College, a nonprofit organization operating out of Rice University, has released its sixth free textbook in electronic format: Introductory Statistics.
As 3D printing grows in sophistication, the technology is moving from cool trick to learning tool.
The high cost of traditional textbooks has been recognized as a likely roadblock to student success and is one of the reasons institutions are looking at the adoption of open education resources. But converting a course for OER can be a challenge for instructors. Lane Community College's OER Faculty Fellowship program offers both incentives and support for faculty adoption of OER. The college's ongoing OER adoption work of five years earned it a WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award this fall.
Pearson has partnered with Big Think to make the latter's curated video collections available to educators and students at higher education institutions.
Sally M. Johnstone, a true pioneer in the use of technology in higher education, joined a 25-year retrospective session at the recent WCET annual conference in Colorado, with panelists particularly reflecting on changes online learning. Below, CT asked Johnstone to share some of her own perspectives.