Tuesday, 17 May 2016 17:27

Competency Based Education Infographic

Open Educational Resources

This infographic aims to visualize the basics about Competency Based Education to make it easy to understand.

The Public Domain ReviewSally M. Johnstone and Louis Soares examine the principles for developing a competency-based education program.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 16:13

How to study for an exam? Take a day off

The Public Domain ReviewSecond-year University of Toronto student Kourosh Houshmand tackles exam stress, a topic familiar for those who have spent time in a post-secondary institution. Houshmand provides some tips and tricks for those in the midst of their exams, with an overall message of 'study smarter, not harder.'

The Public Domain ReviewMichigan State University has recently been experimenting with telepresence robots with their online students. This has led to an integration of the online and face-to-face streams of the doctoral program in educational psychology and educational technology. This use of telepresence robots has been met positively by students and professors.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 18:21

Open Educational Resources Video

Open Educational ResourcesOpen Educational Resources (OERs) have already gained significant traction in K-12 education and with the rising cost of textbooks the demand for OER in post secondary is rising. This short video reviews the definitions, challenges and opportunities associated with OERs in higher education.

The Public Domain ReviewLawrence Biemiller fro the Chronicle of Higher Education explores how the University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning is using the challenges facing their city (declining population, changing industry, vacant dwellings,etc.) as an educational opportunity for students.

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:47

How to Make Learning Matter to Online Students

The Public Domain ReviewOne of the core premises of "Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning" is to make learning matter to students (Brown, Rodediger & McDaniel, 2014). This article examines how the principles in "Make it Stick" can be applied to online learners. Explore strategies on how to make learning meaningful for adult learners.

Thursday, 03 September 2015 16:31

Authentic Assessment Explained

Learning Lab

Have you ever wanted to take an idea for a real world object and make it real? Has a lack of know-how, materials, tools, space and time reasons stopped you from not pursuing it? Maybe you just have no idea how to even start!

The Public Domain ReviewThere are many aspects that can affect student retention. According to eCampus news, there are many related to teaching and learning. Using ePortfolios, online/blended strategies, video teleconferencing, and providing mobile access to class materials can all help curb drop out rates.

The Public Domain ReviewMary Vitcenda introduces us to ripple effect mapping (REM), an evaluation technique to gauge the effectiveness of projects or programs on a community. This author looks at the success found at the University of Minnesota use of ripple effect mapping in evaluating their own initiatives.

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