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Learn from students about what ed tech means to them.  Excerpt:

  • 94 percent of students said digital learning technology has been helpful in retaining new concepts;
  • More than half of students said digital learning technology helped them better understand concepts they didn’t know;
  • 60 percent of students said that digital learning technology has improved or significantly improved their grades;
  • 60 percent of students said that digital learning technology has increased their engagement with course materials;
  • More than 62 percent of students said that digital learning technology is extremely or very helpful in preparing for tests and exams;
  • More than 66 percent of students said that digital learning technology is extremely or very helpful in completing assignments;
  • Nearly 59 percent of students said that digital learning technology is extremely or very helpful for self-study;
  • 82 percent of students said they use laptops for homework assignments, compared to 59 percent using print materials;
  • 70 percent of students said they use laptops for test/exam preparation, while 69 percent use print materials; and
  • While the majority of students have smartphones, only about 38 percent said they use smartphones to complete homework assignments and study for exams.

Read Survey: More Than Half of Students Want Their Classes to Go Digital

at https://campustechnology.com/articles/2017/11/07/survey-more-than-half-of-students-want-their-classes-to-go-digital.aspx

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Find here three ways where a video is useful.  I think there are several hundred more than three, but it is a good start. At http://smartbrief.com/original/2017/11/3-ways-use-video-training?utm_source=brief

In many cases, students do not receive sufficient assessment feedback. What could be done to improve this situation? Read Do Faculty Need an Automated Grading Tool? at https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/just-visiting/do-faculty-need-automated-grading-tool?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=5d374264b7-DNU20171115&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-5d374264b7-223167133&mc_cid=5d374264b7&mc_eid=ed054a5cba

Read about some important considerations in Why combining assessments and LMS technology is essential at https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/11/15/assessments-lms-technology/?ps=cbroady0@georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec

A new set of tools are made available by learning platforms. What do they offer and what does this service mean for instructors?  Find answers at https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/11/14/professors-have-mixed-reactions-blackboard-plan-offer-tool-grading-online?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=7830fa9464-DNU20171114&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-7830fa9464-223167133&mc_cid=7830fa9464&mc_eid=ed054a5cba

RIP MOOCS

Posted: 16/11/2017 by broadyesl in MOOC, online learning and teaching, Uncategorized
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Get your latest news at Udacity Official Declares MOOCs ‘Dead’ (Though the Company Still Offers Them) at https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-10-12-udacity-official-declares-moocs-dead-though-the-company-still-offers-them?utm_source=EdSurgeTeachers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11-2-17&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTVdVMU56WmpPR1UwWXpSbCIsInQiOiJHZTNBUTh2MFQ0VHdUanVkcURDUEhsd2UzUU5xQTc0cGxBeVdFdVJWS0xtYlVCT2xtRko4aEZKZXY2WllCampqeFVmZ3JoTkl4ZVwvVEZtRStxR29OVEQwUWsrQlBmeXIweUNnUmlPYitOa0xxcG00MVl5b29UTkVrNThwUE5SNSsifQ%3D%3D

Great resource for all online programs: http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/research/projects/online-learning-efficacy-research/