Collaboration & Web 2.0


3 Forces Shaping Ed Tech in 2017

Ovum's latest report examines the key trends that are expected to impact higher education in the new year.

Tap into These 5 Tips for Mobile Learning

A master in mobile learning shares his best advice for rebooting your instruction.

CCSF Unable to Verify Instruction for 16,000 Online Students

California’s City College of San Francisco has been unable to prove to the state that instructors taught approximately 16,000 students in nearly 600 online courses from 2011 to 2014. No fraud is suspected, but the college will repay the state $39 million over the next 10 years.

Coming of Age: The Online Research Data Repository

CT asks Ray Uzwyshyn, the director of digital and collection services for the Texas State University library, about research data repositories — a technology that is just coming into its own. He offers both a current view of the technology and insight into its impact.

Attendance, Grades, Course Materials, Discussion Board Engagement Top List of Most Important LMS Activities

A new study from Civitas Learning, based on aggregated data collected using 4 million student records from 68 institutions, has identified attendance, LMS grades, course material engagement and discussion board engagement as the four most predictive types of LMS activities.



Online Learning Consortium Adds Scorecards to Evaluate Digital Offerings

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) yesterday released three additional scorecards to help faculty and administrators evaluate digital course offerings. More than 400 higher ed institutions use OLC’s Quality Scorecard Suite to assess their online and blended learning programs and initiate planning efforts.

E-Learning Market Expected to Experience Major Growth Over Next Five Years

The e-learning market is predicted to experience significant global growth over the next five years, largely driven by advances in technology, evolving business needs and a number of emerging learning and development trends, according to Docebo’s newly released research report, “E-Learning Market Trends and Forecast 2017-2021.”

6 Dimensions for More Effective Online Instructional Videos

Quality instructional videos require a balance of content, design, teaching style and more. Here are six factors to consider.

Ed Map, VitalSource Forge New Partnership to Expand Digital Content Offerings

The partnership will add VitalSource’s complete suite of offerings to Ed Map’s OPENVUE platform and its services, to expand course material offerings beyond eTextbooks.

MindTap Integrates Virtual Machine Labs for IT Students

MindTap, an online learning platform from Cengage Learning, has integrated “virtual machine labs” in an effort to prepare students to succeed in computer and information technology careers.

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