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 ;-)

Two-Thirds of Online Students Do Some Coursework on a Mobile Device

Research<p>In a survey of 1,500 "past, present and prospective fully online students," most are taking advantage of — or want — the option to use …

Education Technology

Survey: Most Students Say Online Learning Is as Good or Better Than Face-to-Face

In a survey of 1,500 online students, most considered the value of their degree equal to or greater than the cost they paid to take it. Among those …

College & University

Exploring lecturer engagement with the VLE: findings from a multi-college staff survey | Farrelly

Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) are important infrastructure and digital educational spaces that are widely used. The lecturers’ voices on VLEs …

Online courses don't work, but education can still be disrupted

The labour force is changing at a rapid pace. Technology is generating entirely new industries and jobs, while eradicating antiquated ones. Some may …

World Economic Forum

Five Digital Transformation Trends In The Education Industry

Despite its role in preparing young people to move society and technology forward, the education industry has remained ironically resistant to …

When Learning Analytics Violate Student Privacy

The rise of analytics in higher education raises questions about the responsible use of student data. Here are some of the issues and how …

4 Ways to Make Distance Learning Programs Stand Out

Flexibility, cost and convenience are driving more college students to take part in distance learning. The latest report from the Digital Learning …

How AR and VR Can Inspire Innovation—and Boost College and Career Readiness

At 17 years old, Christine Johns sat in a university classroom surrounded by men and women who were devastated as Pittsburgh's steel industry …

Our responsibility in protecting institutional, student and personal data in online learning

Image: © Tony Bates, 2018WCET (2018) Data Protection and Privacy Boulder CO: WCETUnited States Attorney’s Office (2018) Nine Iranians Charged With …

Google Search

Are we giving online students an education with all the nuance and complexity they deserve? (opinion)

My 22-year-old is a student at Portland State University. He’s a bright, committed student studying anthropology and linguistics. For as long as I’ve …

NMC Horizon Report Preview 2018

Abstract<p>The NMC Horizon Report Preview provides summaries of each of the upcoming edition's trends, challenges, and important developments in …

AlterEgo

AlterEgo is a closed-loop, non-invasive, wearable system that allows humans to converse in high-bandwidth natural language with machines, artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Assessing the dangers of AI applications in education

Image: CaspionReportLynch, J. (2017) How AI will destroy education, buZZrobot, 13 NovemberI’m a bit slow catching up on this (I have a large backlog …

In a Fight Against Depression, UCLA Relies on Technology

The university hopes to eliminate depression by the end of the century. The effort begins on its own campus, where online screenings and downloadable …

A tiny Indiana district is banking on virtual education to survive. But at what cost?

In one year, a tiny rural Indiana school district more than tripled its enrollment, growing to nearly 1,000 students. But more than 800 of those …

Hubert AI helps instructors sort and process student evaluation feedback

Digital alternatives to traditional end-of-semester student evaluations seem more numerous by the day. One new tool hopes to advance that landscape …

5 Ways to Make Your Videos Binge-Worthy

Online Learning<p>Video doesn't need to be a passive medium. Here's how to keep students watching and make them feel like they have a stake in their own …

Are AI-Powered Chatbot Tutors the Future of Textbooks?

The mellow atmosphere at this year's SXSW EDU didn’t stop Day 3 keynoter danah boyd from lighting up Twitter and sparking countless conference-floor …

How a Partnership Over Annotation Software Fits Into Bigger Changes in Research Workflow

Elsevier, one of the world’s largest publishers of scientific journals, hasn’t been shy about shifting away from just publishing to offering a set of …

Are MOOCs in danger of becoming irrelevant?

In spring 1961, the American inventor Buckminster Fuller told a group of Southern Illinois University administrators that a new campus they were …

Higher Education

Libraries Find New Ways to Flourish in the Digital Age

By Dave DoucetteModern learners seek flexible spaces and guidance on digital literacy.

Education Technology

4 Higher Ed IT Trends to Watch in 2018

By Meghan Bogardus CortezFrom driving up data to leveraging IT more effectively, here’s what universities will be up to this year.

7 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

What education technologies and trends will have the most impact in the coming year? We asked four higher ed IT leaders for their take.

Predictions for higher education in the coming year (opinion)

Lisa M. Rudgers and Julie A. Peterson predict the challenges that higher education will face in the coming year.

Survey: 94% of Students Want to Use Their Cell Phones in Class

Research<p>A whopping 94 percent of students in a recent survey said they want to use their cell phones in class for academic purposes. The Student …

Education Technology

Best Online Classes for Job Skills - MIT Technology Review

In 2017, people flocked to online classes about artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, and data analytics. In 2018, expect more of the same, say …

Artificial Intelligence

Recapping the year in digital learning -- and the developments that will last

The end of a year invites a brief period of introspection before a headlong dive into the next one. It's been a big year for digital learning -- and …

Higher Education

How the 'Slow Ed Tech Movement' Is Bringing a Sense of Purpose to Academic Technology

Slowing the pace of education technology work makes projects more sustainable, gives people a chance to connect, allows for more meaningful …

Brown University Uses VR to Give Scientists a Closer Look at Their Research

By Ray PelosiOceanographers and others use the immersive technology to interact with microscopic images.