Know Thy Students: Providing Aggregate Student Data to Instructors

Institutions of higher education aggregate and warehouse many terabytes of student data, aiding routine functions including degree conferral, financial aid eligibility, online course management, and more. In recent years, scholars of teaching and learning have begun exploring new ways to utilize these “big data” resources, extracting information that might directly contribute to the institution’s educational […]

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40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book

  Studies of the effectiveness of video in formal learning environments have yielded some confusing ideas, namely that content acquired via video consumption doesn’t easily transfer to the medium of text (Fisch 2002; Koran, Snow & McDonald 1971). This doesn’t mean students aren’t learning from the video (or the text for that matter), but it rather suggests […]

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Digital Badges for Learning

With the Mozilla Open Badge project and any number of recent initiatives, the idea of using badges for documenting learning continues to gain interest and traction in the field of education.  What is a digital badge?  Think of a digital equivalent of boy scout badges. A badge is granted when a scout demonstrates a given skill. […]

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Top 4 Benefits of Using Moodle for your School – Why it Works as a Platform for Student-Teacher Interaction

 ”The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.” – Carl Rodgers The aforementioned quote rightly suffices the problem arising in prevalent education system. We have been cultivating ourselves since the early 19th century to use the ever changing and advancing technology. We have witnessed a revolution […]

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Digital literacy: the perks and pitfalls of plugged-in students

The increasing number of digitally literate students, with constant access to the internet via their own handheld devices, can cause problems for lecturers – but they also offer scholars the opportunity to undertake new and exciting research methods. This is according to Christopher Jones, professor of research in educational technology at Liverpool John Moores University, […]

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Joomla! 3.4.1 Released

The 3.4 release introduces new features into the CMS such as improved front end module editing, decoupling of weblinks, composer integration, Google new reCaptcha and security improvements by implementing UploadShield code which can detect most malicious uploads by examining their filenames and file contents. Please note: Due to technical reasons we have had to disable […]

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