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Will Open Education Turn the Corner in 2012?

The “open revolution” in higher education — much anticipated in 2010 — finally began taking root in 2011.  Some observers, including Paul Stacey at BC have anointed 2011  “The Year of Open”: It’s not just publications, research, theses and other … Continue reading

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Onsite and Online learning: A Meaningful Distinction Any Longer? in WCET Frontiers

From Trent Batston for WCET Frontiers: The presumption that students in a completely online course cannot have the real-life social interactions and informal learning opportunities is, ironically, an unreal argument.  Imaginatively designed courses leverage the experiences learners have wherever they … Continue reading

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Learning Analytics: Discovering What We’ve Known All Along

With all the talk about evaluation and metrics in education, WCET and the Gates Foundation are pursuing a new achievable approach.  Their work contrasts with typical “big iron” state education data systems, many of which never go live. Ellen Wagner, … Continue reading

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Federal Regulation and Distance Learning

For anyone tracking the impact of the Higher Education Opportunity Act on distance learning, I highly recommend this resource from WICHE. The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has been a model for inter-state cooperation…and a leading innovator on … Continue reading

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