Educational Technology

W3C launches first HTML5 Course in new partnership with edX

Educational Technology News Blog - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:30
by SD Times Newswire The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the global technical standards organization for the Web, announced today that it has joined edX, one of the world’s leading online course platforms, as a new member and will offer its first course on HTML5 on 1 June, 2015. Registration is now open. Under the name of W3Cx, the W3C will develop a number of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), showcasing its authority and expertise across a range of courses on core Web technologies. “W3C’s partnership with edX expands opportunities for Web developers to take courses specifically created for them by W3C,” said Dr. Jeff Jaffe, W3C CEO. “These W3Cx courses will help them increase their skills and empower them to become the next leaders and innovators on the Web.”

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Translating CBE Programs into Sustainable Business Models

Educause - Connect, Technology In Academia - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 20:51

By Rick Staisloff

The Higher Education Business Model and CBE

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10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning

Educational Technology News Blog - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:40
by Saga Briggs, Innovation Excellence We now have programs and platforms that can transform learners into globally active citizens, opening up countless avenues for communication and impact. Thousands of educational apps have been designed to enhance interest and participation. Course management systems and learning analytics have streamlined the education process and allowed for quality online delivery. But if we had to pick the top ten, most influential ways technology has transformed education, what would the list look like? The following things have been identified by educational researchers and teachers alike as the most powerful uses of technology for learning. Take a look. Share on Facebook

Yakima Online: Self-paced learning draws students who are able to work on their own

Educational Technology News Blog - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:35
by Destini Dickinson, Yakima Online Yakima Online serves a broad range of attendees among its approximately 125 students from sixth through 12th grade. The program is an alternative option to regular, traditional schools like Franklin Middle School or Davis High School. Yakima Online is served by the Advanced Academics site, which is owned by the Baltimore-based online learning company Connections Education. Advanced Academics also serves online schools in several states, and its teachers are based throughout the country. Share on Facebook

Hundreds of KU class notes for sale online, but buyer — and seller — beware

Educational Technology News Blog - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:30
By Sara Shepherd, LJ World David Alexander wasn’t shocked when he heard last week that notes from his anatomy lectures were for sale on the internet. At the same time, he wasn’t OK with it. “It looks like I’m going to have to go back to putting on my syllabi that my lecture notes are copyrighted and I don’t want people selling them,” said Alexander, an associate scientist in KU’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. “It’s one thing if you’re providing notes to a friend who was sick, but it’s something else to profit on what is essentially someone else’s intellectual property.” Multiple students’ versions of Biology 240 notes are among hundreds if not thousands of pages of KU class notes for sale on for-profit websites that encourage students to upload their own notes to make money and download other students’ notes to study. Hundreds of KU class notes for sale online, but buyer — and seller — beware. Share on Facebook
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