Trends in Higher Education

By Jan Svärdhagen | This magazine covers trends in higher education with a specifik focus on digital learning in higher education. Tech could be great used the right way...but it´s not always this is the situation ;-)

11 Digital Literacy Myths, Debunked

5 Big Trends (and 3 Little Ones) in Higher Ed AV

AV Trends<p>Audiovisual offerings seem to change with the seasons. But keeping these trends in mind can help define the products and features that will …

Higher Education

Internet of Things Promises Smart Future for Campus Infrastructure

Traditional approaches to academia — studying the classics, dedicating years to esoteric research — have given higher education a reputation in some …

Internet of Things

Interactive Campus Maps Help Students Navigate Universities

In years past, a college student might see a campus map as a throwaway part of a welcome packet. Now, thanks to technology, <b>campus maps could be</b> …

Technology allows teaching in two places at once

Although half the students in Sara Campbell’s 200-person lecture at Rutgers University sit in a room several miles from where she's teaching, she …

The new ‘2 classrooms, 1 professor’ initiative at Rutgers sucks

When I signed up to be in one of these classes under the Immersive Synchronous Lecture Initiative, I really didn’t think I would mind it. The …

Education

Technology and the Future of Online Learning

Online Learning<p>As online learning continues to evolve, technologies like gamification and simulation are poised to advance student engagement and …

When (Virtual) Reality Meets the Classroom

Learning Spaces<p>Spurred by a new era of affordable, mainstream virtual reality tools, Indiana University is incorporating VR into high-tech classrooms …

Virtual Reality

Telepresence Robots Give Distance Students Their Own Seat at the Table

Distance learning, or distance education, where students take online courses or attend classes virtually, is on the rise. More than one in four …

Robots

Could AI Replace Student Testing? - Motherboard

To call standardized testing a contentious issue would be an understatement. It's more like political trench warfare, in which one group of parents laments the organic student-centered approaches of yore while another freaks out about math problems they think are too politically correct. Critics …

Education

Norway lagging ‘far behind’ on internationalisation

The head of Norway’s biggest business university has decried the lack of government focus on attracting international students, warning that the …

Moderna myter om lärande och utbildning. En bok som alla skolor borde köpa in åt sin personal

Skolan är sällan konservativ eller bakåtsträvande. Snarare tvärtom, är det någon organisation som tar till sig nya trender och arbetsmetoder så är …

Key Issues in Teaching and Learning

2017 Key Issues in Teaching and Learning is coming February 2017!<p>We'll debut the 2017 Key Issues in Teaching and Learning at the ELI Annual Meeting, …

Learning

College Leaders Show Growing Interest In Teaching Information Literacy

Interest in teaching digital and information literacy at colleges seems to have spiked since the political rise of Donald Trump, according to a new …

Information Literacy

Study challenges cost and price myths of online education

The myth that online education courses cost less to produce and therefore save students money on tuition doesn’t hold up to scrutiny, a survey of …

Education

Personalized Learning: What educators need to know

Check out our five must-read stories on one of education's hottest trends.

Education

How AI will transform education in 2017

Education has mostly followed the same structure for centuries — e.g., the “sage on a stage” and “assembly line” models. As AI continues to disrupt industries like consumer electronics, ecommerce, media, transportation, and healthcare, is education the next big opportunity?<p>Given that education is …

Education

Harvard and MIT release new trends report on open online courses

A joint research team from Harvard University and MIT today announced the release of a comprehensive report on learner engagement and behavior in 290 …

MOOCs

From Data to Dashboard: Visibility Leads to Better Insights

A recent survey from the operational intelligence software manufacturer Splunk questioned 600 IT decision makers in the public sector, including 234 …

Big Data

Towards a radical digital citizenship | MSc in Digital Education

By Akwugo Emejulu, for E-learning, Politics and Society, 2014<p>In this section, I’d like to focus on the limitations of our dominant understandings of …

Is Private Browsing Really Private?

At DuckDuckGo, our vision is <i>to raise the standard of trust online.</i> To that end, we surveyed 5,710 random Americans about Private Browsing to …

Spain is most popular Erasmus+ destination

Spain, Germany and the UK are the most popular destinations for students to study, train or volunteer abroad through Erasmus+, according to new data …

Study finds quality of research and teaching are not related

Skilled researchers and effective teachers are neither substitutes nor complements for each other -- in fact, they have no relationship at all, …

Education

Academics consider how to rebuild public trust in higher education

SAN FRANCISCO -- Public trust in colleges and universities is eroding at a time when liberal education is crucial -- and institutions must respond …

Finland's universities fear brain drain is following budget cuts

Finnish academics fear that government funding cuts could result in long-term damage to the country’s higher education sector after figures showed an …

Higher Education

MOOC enrollment drops at HarvardX and MITx after free certifications disappear

An internal study of the massive open online courses (MOOCs) offered by Harvard and MIT shows a serious decline in the number of students choosing to enroll and certify via these internet-accessible classrooms. 2016 only saw around half the participants as the previous year — likely due to the …

MOOCs

Flipped classroom in an online class

I am writing a short article about a blended-learning experiment we did the last autumn semester. Before checking the actual research data we …

Education Technology

Digital Engagement – How Technology Enhances the Student Experience

It’s amazing what we can do with a series of ones and zeroes. Modern technologies consisting of databases connected to interfaces that deliver …

Higher Education

University of Oxford launches its first Mooc

The University of Oxford has made its first foray into the massive open online course (Mooc) world, after announcing a new partnership with US online …

MOOCs