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Pioneering open education through collaboration with BCcampus and eCampusOntario

Posted on April 24, 2017

BCcampus and eCampusOntario will be collaborating to support Ontario post-secondary faculty in the review and adoption of open textbooks from the BC Open Textbook Project.

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The college transcript of the future—and the processes holding it back

Posted on April 24, 2017

College transcripts need to better reflect each learner’s unique path argues Brian Peddle.

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Tech entrepreneur Adrian Duke is building an augmented reality app to tell Indigenous stories

Posted on April 24, 2017

A new app is using video, images, audio, and augmented reality to share and preserve Indigenous history.

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7 things you should know about the evolution of teaching and learning professions

Posted on April 24, 2017

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative asked seven community leaders from higher education institutions across the United States to reflect on the evolution of their profession.

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Let’s not rush into disruptive innovation

Posted on April 24, 2017

Johann N. Neem argues that the idea of disruptive innovation at institutions, including colleges and universities, follows a problematic “narrative of speed.”

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Five key questions about the state of online learning

Posted on April 24, 2017

This article looks at five questions related to online learning—is it growing, what have been some of the biggest gains, what are the issues with quality, where is technology taking online learning, and what is one key feature of learning in the future.

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Where halls of ivy meet silicon dreams, a new city rises

Posted on April 24, 2017

To see higher education being transformed in New York City, “you have only to pick your vantage point,” this article from The New York Times states.

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Digital badges and learning analytics provide differentiated assessment opportunities

Posted on February 28, 2017

This article looks at how the intersection of digital badges, learning analytics, and differentiated assessment could be beneficial to learners.

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Can higher education save the web?

Posted on February 28, 2017

Mike Caulfield looks at how higher education is best suited to save the web.

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Designing a lab in the humanities

Posted on February 28, 2017

Fritz Breithaupt looks at a way to make the humanities more relevant and applicable for students.

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