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5 Proven Ways to Make Your Good Online Course Great

Recent research uncovered just a handful of distinct elements that set great online teaching apart from the merely good. The findings came out of interviews with eight faculty members who have won awards for their online teaching from three professional associations: the Online Learning Consortium, the Association for Educational Communications & Technology and the United States Distance Learning Association.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Dec. 9, 2019)

Upcoming events include EdgeCon 2020, the Association of American Colleges & Universities 2020 Annual Meeting, and LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference.

Mixing in Online Courses Boosts Outcomes for CC Students

A statewide study of 30 SUNY community colleges found that, overall, students who successfully completed online courses nearly doubled their chances of earning a degree or transferring to a four-year college.

4 Schools Laying Groundwork to Host Esports Tournaments

A company that produces esports tournament software has entered into partnerships with four universities to host collegiate esports competitions. Texas A&M University, the University of Texas at Austin, Louisiana State University and Houston's University of St. Thomas will use Mainline.GG software to host tournaments through 2020.



New Top Hat Intro Courses Offer All-in-One Learning Materials

Digital course materials company Top Hat is launching six new “Intro Courses” that provide a variety of learning materials and instructor resources in an all-in-one course solution.

Gartner: 10 Ways Technology Will Change What It Means to Be Human

"The human condition is being challenged as technology creates varied and ever-changing expectations of humans," according to research firm Gartner. That's the theme behind 10 strategic predictions it has made for 2020 and beyond: ways that technology will change the way humans work and interact with their environment and each other.

Maxell Lecture Capture System Adds Collaboration Tools

Audiovisual company Maxell has introduced new lecture capture hardware that lets operators upload interactive video content and collaborate with classrooms across remote locations. The MA-XL1 is intended for education settings.

Competition Offers Grants to Women Pursuing Careers in Tech

A competition for young women pursuing their dreams in technology will award 15 separate $2,000 grants to female students.

Harvard Ramping Up Captioning Efforts with NAD Settlement

After four years of fighting in court, Harvard University and the National Association of the Deaf have come to agreement on captioning of videos and online broadcasts — a decision that could have ramifications for all colleges and universities producing and publishing video and audio content.

College Students Overestimate Importance of Major Selection for Job Prospects

While the majority of college students in a recent survey believe their major selection is a key determinant of future job prospects, only 50 percent of employers analyzed in the study specified a major requirement for job listings.

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