Professional, Continuing and Online Learning Update

NOTE: this is Ray Schroeder who for the past 20 some years has published the Online Learning Update from the University of Illinois Springfield (currently ranked at #12). After 44 years at UIS, I am phasing out my appointment and consolidating my blogs. I will suspend the Online Learning Update on July 15 and refer readers/subscribers to the UPCEA Professional, Continuing and Online Education blog; I will publish the same content to a larger audience at this blog. (end NOTE) The UPCEA Professional, Continuing and Online Education provides a daily chronicle of the development of the technology, pedagogy and practice of professional, continuing and online higher education. It is an continuation of the Online Learning Update blog published for more than 20 years by Professor Emeritus Ray Schroeder. Now a Senior Fellow at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), Ray will continue the same curated reading publications at this site.

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Posts by Professional, Continuing and Online Learning Update

A chatbot could spur human creativity during brainstorming Laura Ascione, eCampus News

 Interacting with a chatbot in a team setting could lead to greater creativity when the team’s human members feel less judged as they suggest ideas, […]

No, it’s not “the end of the university” Jeff Elliott, eCampus News

This says to me that, despite the disruptions of the past year, motivated students are still taking an active role in their own education and […]

Teamwork During Uncertainty: A COVID-19 Story - Jen Servedio, EDUCAUSE Review

 I found new ways to engage my team online. The awkwardness became less evident as people settled in to the idea of being on camera. […]

College of Marin offers $2K for pandemic-challenged students to return - Kerri Brenner, Marin Independent Journal

The school, which lost 413 credit-earning students — or about 8.4% — during 2020-21, is using a portion of its federal coronavirus relief money to […]

Is It Ethical to Run Learning Experiments On Students Without Their Knowledge? - Nadia Tamez-Robledo, EdSurge

Recent news has shown just how tired students are of secret monitoring. In June, Dartmouth College dropped a cheating investigation into medical students following the […]

Assessing Faculty Leadership of Online Programs - Rebecca Hoey & Fawn McCracken, OJDLA

 This research gathered data from chief academic  officers in the upper Midwest about their institutional practices surrounding evaluation of online program directors.  Findings suggest most […]

A Disruptive Business Model Backed by Cash Reserves Fuels Coursera - Goran Damchevski, Simply Wall St

 In this article, we examine the big picture for Coursera as a business, as well as the potential growth and available resources on the balance […]

Show Students Their Data: Using Dashboards to Support Self-Regulated Learning - Jennifer Love, Sean DeMonner and Stephanie Teasley, EDUCAUSE Review

 Student-facing learning analytics dashboards aim to improve learning by presenting students with actionable information grounded in how they (and their peers) engage with a course. […]

The Dark Shadow of COVID: Mental Health Impact Persists - Ray Schroeder, Inside Higher Ed

In recent months, more and more campuses have announced they will reopen, but the dark shadow of mental health issues will extend into the fall […]

Education's Hybrid Future: What We Know from Research - Dr. Gennadii Miroshnikov, Campus Technology

While hybrid learning environments show great potential in higher education, there are still pedagogical and technical challenges to overcome. Here are key guidelines for moving […]

How virtual communities can amplify traditional learning Narine Hall, eCampus News

 Offering virtual hours—with a virtual waiting room, a study room, a relaxation room, and a private one-on-one meeting room—created a sea change for many professors’ […]

OER may be free, but you still need to invest to use them: Part I - ARIAM MOGOSESTHER GACICIOEDMOND GAIBLE, World Bank

  The surge in demand for content has intensified the spotlight on OER as one means of swiftly generating inexpensive, curriculum-linked and learner-ready content. However, […]

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