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How Teaching and Learning Are Changing In Response To New Educational Technologies

Idea in Brief Technology is evolving the way educators teach and helping tech-savvy students stay more engaged in their classwork. Whether by incorporating innovative ways to share information, or by connecting with students taking classes online, new technology-enabled teaching and learning tools are helping to expand the walls of the traditional classroom. An aphorism often […]

A Comprehensive List of Blended Learning Resources for Higher Education

Faculty seeking blended learning resources for their post-secondary classrooms are often faced with a problem: although there are many resources available online, many resource lists are aimed at K-12 educators. Below is a comprehensive list of resources, including blogs, books, conferences, and courses — all of which are designed for instructors seeking more information about […]

Seven Blended Learning Models Used Today in Higher Ed

Blended learning, also called hybrid learning, fuses traditional face-to-face classroom teaching with online instruction. It’s a simple concept, but it becomes more complex when you consider that there is no one way to blend learning; online and face-to-face instruction can be combined into several blended learning models. Many hybrid models have been developed in the […]

What Is Blended Learning in Higher Ed? Six Definitions from Thought Leaders

Blended learning — the hybrid of classroom instruction and online learning  — is gaining traction because it has the potential to engage students and improve outcomes and because of a growing awareness that the traditional lecture model has largely been proven to be a less effective. But faculty used to the traditional lecture model may […]

More States Are Requiring the ACT & SAT, But What About Test Prep?

The SAT and the ACT have always been high stakes tests for students hoping to get into their college of choice, but in the last year the stakes have gotten even higher — for state departments of educations. Both of these major college entrance exams have been approved by the federal government to satisfy federal […]

White Paper Explores How University Leaders Turn Data into Analytics

Every time a student interacts with an online course, that’s data. Every time a student uses an ID card to swipe into a building, that’s data. Every time a student pays a parking fine, registers for a course, or opens an app on their phone, that can be data too. A college campus is an […]

Marketing Today’s Online Degree Programs: More than Just Convenience

More and more colleges and universities offering online and hybrid degree programs, and your institution’s offerings need to stand out. In designing a plan to promote your own online degree programs, how can you make sure you’re reaching prospective students with the right message? When it comes to marketing online degree programs, competition is the […]

Tap Your Own Experts: Engaging Faculty in Design Thinking

In 2012, Portland State University (PSU) in Oregon launched an online portal where faculty and staff could upload their ideas to improve the university. The effort, part of reTHINK PSU, an institution-wide reform, was called the Provost’s Challenge. PSU employees were asked to submit ideas addressing specific issues: the acceleration of online learning, the use […]

Can Adaptive Learning Extend Access to Non-Traditional Students?

Can Adaptive Learning Help Non-traditional Students and Extend Access? It’s no secret that the cost of higher education has skyrocketed and continues to do so — up 39 percent for public institutions between 2003 and 2013, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Many students work at least part-time jobs and still have active […]

Technology and Terminology: An Interview with WCET Fellow Niki Bray

One challenge for those who are considering bringing adaptive learning into their higher education programs is knowing what, exactly, other professionals and companies using the same terminology are referring to. This spring, the personalized learning “terminology wars” have been addressed extensively by both Michael Feldstein and Phil Hill, publishers of the influential e-Literate blog. They […]

How Faculty Are Using Learning Data to Better Understand Students

  Collecting data in education used to mean tirelessly connecting the dots between homework assignments, quiz and test scores, and classroom activities. The advent of online analytics has changed that. Technology-enabled learning tools have the ability to capture much of the baseline learning data necessary to identify students who are struggling, where they are struggling, […]