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Justin Marquis
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Education writer/blogger/teacher: instructional systems, online learning, educational reform. Juggler of human brains, learning theory and video games!
Education writer/blogger/teacher: instructional systems, online learning, educational reform. Juggler of human brains, learning theory and video games!

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A look at how to get the most out of your investment in higher education.

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What Does an Increasingly Diverse Student Body Mean for Higher Ed? - The shifting demographics of college students will require some changes in the structure and priorities of institutions of higher learning. What will higher education need to do to accommodate this shift and how will education evolve with the changing demographics? What are the long-term implications for the future of higher education?

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We Should Not Agree on Education Reform - Are we damaging the long-term viability of our education system by seeking a single, standardized solution?

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The Plaid Avenger on OU.com- I had the pleasure of sitting down with Boyer and his technology assistant Katie Pritchard for a Google+ Hangout  in which we discussed topics ranging from the backstory of The Plaid Avenger, to the innovative uses of technology in the course, to the future of higher education. You can view the video below and see a summary of some of the main points at the bottom of the page.

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Apple Could Help Their Bottom Line and Change Education Forever - Here’s how Apple has missed this valuable opportunity and a suggestion about what they could do to recover their image with educators while helping to change education forever at the same time.

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I evaluate the three main tablet lines in terms of the basic technology requirements for participating in an e-learning program, and determine ...

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Price Fixing Profs and the Law of Supply and Demand in Higher Ed - A December 12, 2012 Chronicle article about StraighterLine’s new platform, which allows professors to set the prices for their online offerings, may indicate the beginning of a revolution in online education.  Here is a look at their free market model of education as well as that of rival Udemy and what this concept might mean for the future of higher education.

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Tweeting Your way to Academic Success -  A recent report from The Education Forum, Twitteracy: Tweeting as a New Literacy Practice, sheds some light on the debate over whether Twitter is a major time waster or a valuable educational tool for developing technological literacy. Is Twitter, with its 140 character limit really a tool that can make education better? If so, how?

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Can IT Be the Core of Higher Ed? - IT remains largely at the periphery of higher education. Technology more often than not functions as a support, or an add-on, rather than as the core of education. Given its importance, why hasn’t information technology become a core subject – a focus if you will- of higher education? What would students gain from a shift in priorities to emphasize IT? What would they lose? And what would it take to make the change happen?
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