Hot Off the Presses: 2016 Horizon Report

The 2016 Horizon Report for Higher Education was officially released during the annual meeting of the Educause Learning Institute (ELI), which wrapped up yesterday in San Antonio, TX. If you aren’t familiar with  it, the annual Horizon Report for Higher Education, now in its 13th edition, is an ongoing collaborative research project between the New Media Consortium and ELI designed to “identify […]

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Two steps forward…

Despite a great deal of time, money, and effort spent by foundations, educational institutions, and policy-makers to decrease the number of college students who leave college over the past four years, the opposite has happened. According to recent findings from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, the portion of first-time U.S. students who return to college for a second year dropped 1.2 percentage […]

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VCU Online Learning Summit 2013

If you are in the Richmond area on May 14th, or want to justify a spring trip to our fair capitol city, you may want to consider attending the Online Learning Summit at Virginia Commonwealth University. Seasoned keynoter Gardner Campbell will be headlining. There is no opening band or cover charge. That’s right: it’s free. If you haven’t seen or […]

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This course brought to you by…

The Chronicle recently pushed out a number of articles on the current state of the college textbook. One of these articles, The Object Formerly Known as the Textbook, begins by acknowledging the changing nature of the textbook,  as not simply a repackaging of content into a new, digital new format (i.e. e-text), but as a new form of media altogether. Promising. […]

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MOOC to the Future

Yesterday was the kickoff of the newest MOOC on the block, The Current/Future State of Higher Education, or #CFHE12 for you folks who speak #hashtag. It is divided into six, weeklong sections, and includes readings, discussions, assignments, and creative challenges. It being a MOOC, this structure is inherently loose and liable to loosen even more as the course gets cranking. […]

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Only a prelude: Pearson launches degree course in UK

Caught this from @audreywatters on Twitter. Pearson, the major international publisher and education firm, is to become a for-profit private higher education provider in the UK. The firm is opening Pearson College, teaching a degree course validated by existing London universities.The business and enterprise degree, taught in London and Manchester, will have about 40 places this year. The college says it will […]

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