Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is collaborating with MERLOT to expand scholarly research in the field of online education, with a merger of the OLC journal, Online Learning, (formerly JALN) and the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT). Full press release here.
Your might consider getting one!
“The HAT is the first-ever personal data platform (HATPDP) created to hold your own data, allowing you to use your own data which you can acquire from Internet-connected objects or services. For example, you can bring your Google Calendar, Fitbit and other data into the HAT. ” More here.
Seems to be like a reasonable model: SE2R
2R= Redirect & Resubmit
More details (and even a video) here.
We are getting positive feedback and comments from participants! Microsoft’s representative Nurlan Zhanybek sent his congratulations with the successful event and shared his pictures and content of the event. Take a look and get some faces recognized and learn more about OneNote and OneNote Classbook/Staffbook & Office365 integration.
“SAMR” stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. It is a “technique for moving through degrees of technology adoption to find more meaningful uses of technology in teaching and move away from simply using “tech for tech’s sake” . More here.
And if you have only 2 minutes, watch this video.
Plagiarism Education Week 2015 runs April 20-24 and Turnitin hosts free daily webcasts. More info here.
From SmartBrief on EdTech:
“With easy access to smartphones and the Internet, colleges and universities are struggling to find ways to prevent students from cheating on tests and assignments. Researchers found that about 68% of undergraduates and 43% of graduate students admit to cheating. Students found to cheat the most, according to research, are those majoring in certain fields such as engineering and business.” Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)
One of the biggest complaints about blended learning is that educators don’t know if it really has a positive impact on student achievement, and if so, under what circumstances. But in the last few years, a handful of studies have come out… Read more here.
And one more publication on this topic is available here.