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Rick W. Burkett
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Magna publications just posted a new tip sheet by one of its leading authors, Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.  The document, called “Five Things to Do on the First Day of Class” also contains links to 6 other resources related to this topic. You can download the…
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I forgot to post this when it became available, but I saw it as I was cleaning out my email yesterday.  Inside Higher Ed has made available their webinar called Teaching Today’s Kids.   Here is the webinar blurb: The teaching landscape today looks very…
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Fernando Bleichman, chief product officer at Cengage,  has a piece over at Inside Higher Ed about Open Educational Resources.  The article is “Opening the Door to OER”. One of the things he discusses is the new Cengage Unlimited subscription model for…
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Purdue University has named it new online public university Purdue University Global.  This is clears way for the final step in approval of the Kaplan University acquisition, which is the review by the Higher Learning Commission.  The name will take…
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The Babson Distance Education Enrollment Report for 2018 was just released.   This year’s report is called Grade Increase: Tracking Distance Education In the  United States. This year’s survey was sponsored by Pearson, the Online Learning Consortium, and…
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One of the most popular learning style surveys is the tool at the VARK website.  This video shows how to complete that survey.  Feel free to use is with your students.   For more posts on VARK.
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I have had a number of faculty ask about the Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook I am using for my history classes.  The text is called U.S. History, by P. Scott Corbett, Volker Janssen, and John M. Lund.  It is published by OpenStax. I provide the…
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Ashley Smith at Inside Higher Ed has an article about California and Pennsylvania implementing new models for their community colleges.  Both states will be creating new institutions.
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Ashley Smith at Inside Higher Ed has a piece on California’s effort to launch a statewide, online only college.  They are not looking to compete with the 114 current brick-and-mortal community colleges nor with other online initiatives.  The state’s…
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The Webinar for the 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology will be held on Friday, November 16, 2017 at 2 PM Eastern time. Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 survey of faculty attitudes on technology aims to understand how professors and campus digital…
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