Posts Tagged ‘online learning trends’
March 14 - Echo360 Active Learning Platform Delivers Student Analytics with Insight on Student Activity, Participation and Engagement
Echo360, the global leader in campus-wide active and distance learning solutions, is announcing a product release that provides analytics for student activity before, during and after class. Data-rich summaries provide instructors intelligent insight on each student’s participation, flags topics of difficulty and measures student engagement in and out of class. Ultimately, this data will guide instructor-led course adjustments and improve academic outcomes as teaching pedagogies changes to respond to student cues in real time.
For the past nine years the Sloan Consortium and the Babson Survey Research Group have taken a look at the state of online learning in the United States. The 2011 survey reveals that the number of students learning online has now surpassed 6 million, with nearly one-third of all students in higher education taking at least one online course.
The growth of online enrollment during the past 10 years has far outpaced that of higher education enrollment overall, and college presidents expect that trend to continue. Results from a pair of surveys conducted by Pew Research Center earlier this year show the evolution occurring in higher education today, as well as some disparity between
August 5 - Providing Multiple Paths for Learning
Students come to an online course with different interests, prior knowledge, and preferred learning styles. This is something that Stephen Holland, chair of the English department at Muscatine Community College and online learning and training associate at the Eastern Iowa Community College District, takes into account whenever he creates or seeks to improve an online course.
Higher education faces a number of pressures today that online learning may be able to help address. The economy is increasingly driven by knowledge and technology continues to evolve. At the same time, people are becoming more mobile while demanding lifelong learning to meet their educational needs. All of these pressures are coming to bear on academe, and universities are deciding whether and how to respond.
February 19 - Academic Integrity in Distance Learning
The problem of academic dishonesty has become one of staggering proportions. In a recent paper on the subject, Robert Kitahara, assistant professor in the business programs at Troy University, and co-author Frederick Westfall, associate professor and regional chair of business programs for Troy University, detail a growing problem in distance learning in which students cheat on tests and assignments, then seek redress for wrongs against them when they are caught.