Online Education - Research, Statistics & Trends

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Indigenizing Academy
by Susan Fleming - Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 10:11 PM
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Technology Trends from the Chronicle of Higher Education Online
by Susan Fleming - Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 8:55 AM
 

Biemiller, L. (2014 August 18). Colleges Race to Keep Up With Technology ChangeChronicle of Higher Education: Almanac of Higher Education 2014. http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Race-to-Keep-Up-With/148151/

Growth in Student Use of Devices for Academic Work, 2012-14 (2014 August 18). Chronicle of Higher Education: Almanac of Higher Education 2014.  http://chronicle.com/article/Growth-in-Student-Use-of/147725/

Percentage of E-Books at Academic Libraries, by Institution Type, FY 2012 (2014 August 18). Chronicle of Higher Education: Almanac of Higher Education 2014.  http://chronicle.com/article/Percentage-of-E-Books-at/147835/

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Technology & the Brain
by Susan Fleming - Friday, 1 August 2014, 9:10 AM
 

Ko, E. (2014 July 31). How technology is rewiring your brain. Edudemic: Connecting education & technology. http://www.edudemic.com/rewiring-your-brain/

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eLearning - 2014 and onwards
by Susan Fleming - Monday, 11 August 2014, 3:25 PM
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Technology Outlook Stem+ 2013-2018
by Susan Fleming - Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 2:23 PM
 
Johnson, L., Adams Becker, S., Estrada, V., and Martín, S. (2013).  Technology Outlook for STEM+ Education 2013-2018: An NMC Horizon Project Sector Analysis.  Austin, Texas: The New Media Consortium
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Student Support & Retention
by Susan Fleming - Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 2:23 PM
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Education in the Future - some thoughts
by Susan Fleming - Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 2:50 PM
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Student Course Feedback
by Susan Fleming - Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 1:49 PM
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More on MOOCs - research & statistics
by Susan Fleming - Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 11:37 AM
 

Davis, J. (2013, August 8). Students as End Users in the MOOC Ecology. Microsoft Corporation. http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/default.aspx?id=199641&r=1   [video, 57 minutes]

Newman, J., & Oh, S. (2014, June 13).  8 Things You Should Know About MOOCsChronicle of Higher Education Online. http://chronicle.com/article/8-Things-You-Should-Know-About/146901 [basic statistics]

Perez-Hernandez, D. (2014, May 1). Passive MOOC Students Don’t Retain New Knowledge, Study FindsChronicle of Higher Education Online. http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/passive-mooc-students-dont-retain-new-knowledge-study-finds/52295

 

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Online Communities in Education
by Susan Fleming - Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 11:11 AM
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Using MOOCs to Examine the Future of Higher Education
by Susan Fleming - Monday, 17 March 2014, 10:57 AM
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An Alternate to MOOCs
by Susan Fleming - Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 6:38 PM
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Pedagogy & Curriculum Design for Online Education
by Susan Fleming - Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 6:32 PM
 

Bailey, G. (2010). Handbook on Developing Online Curriculum Materials for Teachers : Lessons From Museum Education Partnerships. Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Pub.

Chen, I., & Kidd, T. T. (2011). Ubiquitous Learning : Strategies for Pedagogy, Course Design, and Technology. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Pub.

Dror, I. E. (2011). Technology Enhanced Learning and Cognition. Philadelphia: John Benjamins Pub. Co.

Helm, F., & Guth, S. (2010). Telecollaboration 2.0 : Language, Literacies and Intercultural Learning in the 21st Century. Bern: Peter Lang.

Fulgham, S., & Shaughnessy, M. F. (2010). Pedagogical Models the Discipline of Online Teaching. Hauppauge, N.Y.: Nova Science Publishers.

Svensson, L. (2010). Internationalising the content of higher education: the need for a curriculum perspective. Higher Education, 60(6), 595-613.

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eLearning in a Digital Age
by Susan Fleming - Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 6:25 PM
 

Davidson, C. N., & Goldberg, D. (2010). The Future of Thinking : Learning Institutions in a Digital Age. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.

Jacobs, H., & Association for Supervision and Curriculum, D. (2010). Curriculum 21 : Essential Education for a Changing World. Alexandria, Va: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Koulopoulos, T. M. (2012). Cloud Surfing : A New Way to Think About Risk, Innovation, Scale and Success. Brookline, MA: Bibliomotion

Tozman, R. (2012). Learning on Demand : How the Evolution of the Web Is Shaping the Future of Learning. Alexandria, Va: ASTD Press.

Veletsianos, G. (2010). Emerging Technologies in Distance Education. Edmonton: AU Press.

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New Definition of Accreditation
by Susan Fleming - Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 3:07 PM
 

Greenberg, M. (2014, January 27).  It's Time for a New Definition of Accreditation.  Chronicle of Higher Educaiton Online.  http://chronicle.com/article/Its-Time-for-a-New-Definition/144207

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MOOCs, the economics of online postsecondary education
by Susan Fleming - Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 3:05 PM
 

Hoxby, C. M. (2014). The economics of online postsecondary education:MOOCs, nonselective education, and highly selective education.  Working Paper 19816.  Cambridge, MA:  National Bureau of Economic Research. http://www.nber.org/papers/w19816

A review is provided in the Chronicle of Higher Education Online:

Kolowich, S. (2014, January 27). Stanford Economist: Elite Colleges Should Not Give Credit for MOOCs.  Chronicle of Higher Education Online.  http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/stanford-economist-elite-colleges-should-not-give-credit-for-moocs/49811

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2013 Survey of Online Learning Report
by Susan Fleming - Thursday, 16 January 2014, 11:30 AM
 

Babson Survey Research Group, Pearson; and the Sloan Consortium (2013). Grade Change: Tracking Online Education in the United States, 2013. Sloan Consortium.

For a brief summary of the report and a download link to the full report:  http://sloanconsortium.org/publications/survey/grade-change-2013

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Innovation & Evolution in Higher Education
by Susan Fleming - Monday, 13 January 2014, 10:36 AM
 

Selingo, J. (2014, January 13).  Innovation in 2014: Welcome to the Evolution.  Chronicle of Higher Education Online. http://chronicle.com/article/Innovation-in-2014-Welcome-to/143971

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Online Education Completion Rates - Report
by Susan Fleming - Thursday, 2 January 2014, 10:23 AM
 

Looking for some good news? A pretty positive report has just been published about the overall success of online course delivery relative to on-campus delivery. A number of Canadian & US postsecondary consortiums (including BCcampus & eCampus Alberta) were surveyed about course completion rates &...

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Philanthropy in Higher Education
by Susan Fleming - Thursday, 2 January 2014, 10:06 AM
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Diversity in Education
by Susan Fleming - Thursday, 31 October 2013, 8:55 AM
 

Gose, B. (2013, October 28).  A Wiki to Help Diversify a DisciplineChronicle of Higher Education Online. http://chronicle.com/article/A-Wiki-to-Help-Diversify-a/142583

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Generational Trends
by Susan Fleming - Thursday, 31 October 2013, 8:48 AM
 

Parry, M. (2013, October 28).  Young People Let Digital Apps Dictate Their Identities, Say 2 ScholarsChronicle of Higher Education Online.  http://chronicle.com/article/Growing-Up-Theres-No-App-for/142655

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MOOCs - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
by Susan Fleming - Thursday, 31 October 2013, 9:09 AM
 

Grossman, S. (2013, June 10). New Research Effort Aims to Examine Effectiveness of MOOCs. Chronicle of Higher Education Online.  http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/new-research-effort-aims-to-examine-effectiveness-of-moocs/44217

Jenkins, R. (2013, March 18).  A Massively Bad Idea.  Chronicle...

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Qualilty in Online Education
by Susan Fleming - Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 9:47 AM
 

Chapman, B. F., & Henderson, R. G. (2010). E-Learning Quality Assurance: A Perspective of Business Teacher Educators and Distance Learning Coordinators. Delta Pi Epsilon Journal, 52(1), 16-31.

Chao, I., Saj, T., & Hamilton, D. (2010). Using Collaborative Course Development to Achieve Online ...

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Helping Students with Disabilities Succeed
by Susan Fleming - Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 9:28 AM
 

Bouck, E. C., & Meyer, N. K. (2012). eText, Mathematics, and Students With Visual Impairments. Teaching Exceptional Children, 45(2), 42-49.

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Online Retention
by Susan Fleming - Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 9:27 AM
 

Edyburn, D. (2011). Harnessing the potential of technology to support the academic success of diverse students. New Directions For Higher Education, (154), 37-44. doi:10.1002/he.432

Hernandez-Julian, R., & Peters, C. (2012). Does the Medium Matter? Online versus Paper Coursework. Southern Economic Journal, 78(4), 1333-1345.

Lloyd, P. M., & Eckhardt, R. A. (2010). Strategies for Improving Retention of Community College Students in the Sciences. Science Educator, 19(1), 33-41.

Mangan, K. (Nov. 15, 2012).  New national [U.S.A.] tally of college completion tries to count all studentsChronicle of Higher Education Online.

Nichols, M. (2010). Student Perceptions of Support Services and the Influence of Targeted Interventions on Retention in Distance Education. Distance Education, 31(1), 93-113.

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Evaluation & Learning
by Susan Fleming - Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 9:25 AM
 

Sterne, J. (Jan. 10, 2013).  Multiple Choice Exam Theory (Just In Time For The New Term)Chronicle of Higher Education Online.    [username:  cotrlib    password:  cotr2]