Monthly Archives: October 2015

Digital Writing Month: Striving for Inclusion in Open Online Learning (CHE)

October 28, 2015 by Maha Bali I’ve been working for some time on ideas of inclusion & (in)equality in open education, and of the possibility of a postcolonial MOOC (with Shyam Sharma), and gathering ideas from others on how to envision a more inclusive, diverse and equitable … Continue reading

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Memorization, Cheating, and Technology (CHE)

By Scott Hippensteel OCTOBER 28, 2015 What can we do to stem the increased use of phones and laptops to cheat on exams in class? suspect that I am in the same position as many others who teach at a … Continue reading

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Campus Tech Leaders Report More Support for Free Educational Materials (CHE)

October 29, 2015 by Ellen Wexler College technology leaders appear more optimistic these days about open-source textbooks and open educational resources — teaching and learning materials that can be used at no cost. According to the latest Campus Computing Survey of … Continue reading

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The 10 Ed-Tech Companies That Are Raising the Most Money (CHE)

By Ellen Wexler  OCTOBER 28, 2015 Investment in education technology is at a new high. In the first half of 2015, venture-capital funding in ed tech totaled well over $1 billion. CB Insights, which tracks investments in private companies, puts … Continue reading

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The Looming Gamification of Higher Ed (CHS)

By Kentaro Toyama OCTOBER 29, 2015 In 2011 there was a loud buzz about gamification — the use of game elements such as point systems and graduated challenges for activities not usually considered games. An online game called Fold.it allowed … Continue reading

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4 Problems That Can Sour Colleges’ Partnerships With Online-Education Enablers (CHE)

OCTOBER 27, 2015 By Sarah Brown When the University of Florida announced last week that officials were terminating a big contract with Pearson Embanet to run the institution’s online academic programs, it stirred further questions about the for-profit companies at the heart … Continue reading

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