SARA Coalition Grows

There are currently nineteen (19) states in the SARA coalition, with at least one more-New York–chugging along through the approval pipeline. Hopefully, this momentum will begin to influence more SREB states, especially border states, where the majority of the VCCS’s distance learning students live. Currently Louisiana, Virginia, and West Virginia are the only SREB states in the coalition. Update: You can find […]

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OpenEd 2015: Call for proposals

The call for proposals for the Open Education 2015 Conference has been released. You can find the details on the conference website at http://openedconference.org/2015/. The 2015 conference will be held at BCcampus in beautiful–no, really, exquisitely beautiful–Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. It’s a long haul, for sure, but worth it, both for the amazing conference and the gorgeous conference city.

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BlendKit

Sorry to disappoint you but this post is not about German pastry. The University of Central Florida and EDUCAUSE have teamed up once again to offer the fourth iteration of BlendKit, an open, online course for those interested in blended learning course design. The course is sponsored by ELI and delivered via Canvas Network. The five-week course involves: Expert and peer assessment and […]

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Give ’em an earful: Online Skills Academy Public Listening Session

Today at 2pm EST the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration will be hosting a virtual listening session to solicit information and public input concerning the development of an Online Skills Academy described in the Obama Administration’s “Ready to Work: Job-Driving Training and American Opportunity” report. According to the report, the Online Skills Academy will… “…leverage technology to […]

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OERu: Global learning for a global workforce

While popular MOOC platforms Coursera and Udacity claim to be free and “open” but are merely free, OERu is the real thing: a truly free and open international partnership offering MOOCs for academic credit. OERu offers free courses to anyone with an internet connection who is interested in learning online with others from anywhere the world. OERu learners study independently, from home, by accessing world-class courses from recognized […]

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New America Foundation Event in DC: Community College Online

On February 17th, the New America Foundation’s Education Policy Program will host an event that will focus on the use of information technology at community colleges. The event will occur in conjunction with the release of a new report by New America, Community College Online, which features case studies of how community colleges are harnessing technology to improve remediation, student services, […]

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To do: upcoming events

Spring 2015 is positively lousy with EdTech-related events, meetings, webinars, and more events. And webinars. There are also meetings: lots of ’em. Below are the ones I have compiled, at least through April, the cruelest month. For a complete list, go to http://edtech2.wpengine.com/upcoming-events/. If you have an event that you would like to add, please let me know. February 06, 2015 […]

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Whole Earth Cataloged: Google Earth Pro Now Free

Yesterday, Google announced that the newest version of Google Earth Pro would be offered free of charge. Google Earth Pro is a 3D interactive globe that can be used to “aid planning, analysis and decision making,” according to the website. Users from around the world use Google Earth Pro data for visualization, site planning and information sharing tools. The upgrade to Google […]

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HB 2041

Today I had the privilege to speak before the House Committee on Education about the positive impact open educational resources have had on VCCS students. I was there at the invitation of Eileen Filler-Corn, Delegate from the 41st District of Virginia, who had sponsored House Bill 2041 to create an Open Education Innovation Council. Yesterday, an amended bill had been forwarded unanimously to […]

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The Digital Revolution Will Be Livestreamed

The Textbook Costs and Digital Learning Resources (TCDLR) Committee released this final report a few weeks ago at the last meeting of the Reengineering Task Force. I co-chaired the committee with the wonderful Dr. Mark Estepp, President of Southwest Virginia Community College. The committee was charged with the following tasks: examine VCCS administrative practices and policies that unnecessarily add to the cost […]

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