Fundamentals of Online Education Course: Jan. 28th

Are you a faculty member interested in teaching online, or an experienced online instructor who wants to brush up on your online teaching skills? Beginning January 28th, 2013, Georgia Tech, through their partnership with Coursera, will be offering a free, six-week class called the Fundamentals of Online Education. Here’s the course description from the class’s webpage on Coursera: In this […]

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Deadline Extended: Open & Digital Learning Resources Conference

Procrastinators, Johnny-come-latelies, and busy people: the proposal deadline for the Open and Digital Learning Resources Conference has been extended.  You now have until January 18th, 2013 to submit your brilliant proposal. Don’t dawdle. The online proposal form is fairly simple and should take you only a few minutes to complete. To review the proposal guidelines for the conference, go to http://openva.org/proposals/.

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EdTech Magazine: VCCS & Emerging Technologies

    Check out this article in the October edition of EdTech Magazine (brought to you by CDW-G) on the essential role technology is playing in the Reengineering efforts of the VCCS. Despite shrinking budgets and soaring enrollment, the Virginia Community College System has embarked on an ambitious six-year plan to improve student achievement, keep tuition affordable and increase job training opportunities […]

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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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MOOCs: A New Way to Train Your Cat

MOOC fever has broken out,  infecting the insular and sheltered world of academia and spreading to the vulnerable population at large. Symptoms include a feeling of generalized urgency (Audrey Watters calls this FOMO), a paradoxical desire to monetize free and open content, and a susceptibility to buzzwords and confident-sounding prognostication. It won’t be long until we’ll begin to see articles […]

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Fall 2012 Instructional Technology Summit: Sept. 21

BRCC, GCC, and NVCC are once again co-sponsoring the Innovations in Teaching & Learning: Instructional Technology Summit, a free conference and professional development opportunity that will offer a full day of sessions on a broad range of timely topics: mobile apps, Web 2.0 technologies, captioning & accessibility of instructional media, interactive and collaborative learning, and Blackboard 9.1. The conference is sponsored […]

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WCET Offers 10 Steps To Take to Begin the State Authorization Process

Last year, the Department of Education opened a veritable Pandora’s Box when it released new program integrity regulations as part of the reauthorization of Title IV in the Higher Education Act. These new DOE regulations used the little-known state authorization process as an enforcement tool. On July 12th 2011 a US District Court judge voided these regulations as a result of […]

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