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

Are we heading towards a Technological Singularity? - Thomas Frey, Futurist Speaker

Singularity, in this case, is the tipping point where an intelligent object can design and produce improved subsequent versions of itself and other machines without […]

Thirteen Colleges Explore Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program - IBL News

Several colleges are exploring new three-year bachelor’s degree programs in an attempt to overhaul the undergraduate curriculum and its escalating tuition cost, according to a […]

How do we learn to learn? New research offers an education - NYU, Science News

“As any educator knows, merely recollecting the information we learn in school is hardly the point of an education,” says André Fenton, a professor of […]

Professional Networks for Students - Ray Schroeder, UIS Center for Teaching Excellence

This is the presentation site for a session on how to integrate professional networking into classes.  Presented as part of the faculty development series at […]

An Enrollment Surge, a Decline in Quality—and a Sharp Rebuke - Suzanne Smalley, Inside Higher Ed

Eastern Gateway Community College offered free courses to union members, and enrollment skyrocketed. But the institution’s accreditor put the college on probation, saying the rapid […]

Wisconsin, Google Partner to Enhance Professional Licensing - Julie Edinger, Government Technology

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) announced last month a partnership with Google Cloud and MTX to modernize its occupational licensing process. […]

Can AI tutors help students learn? - Eric Jang, eCampus News

Consider AI tutors, which are being used in classrooms to help instructors be more productive while also helping students gain information and recaps of important lesson plans–something […]

Why Microsoft may beat Zuckerberg to the metaverse - Emilio Campa, Venture Beat

When comparing Meta — formerly Facebook — and Microsoft’s approaches to the metaverse, it’s clear Microsoft has a much more grounded and realistic vision. Although […]

Facebook Launches Certifications for Marketing Analytics and Spark AR - WERSM

Facebook has just added two more certifications to its Facebook Career Programs: “Marketing Analytics” and “Spark Augmented Reality Creator.” Launched back in July 2021, Facebook’s certification […]

As Misinformation Grows, Scholars Debate How to Improve Open Access - Suzanne Smalley, Inside Higher Ed

While open-access science has made research available worldwide, some scholars worry that misinformation, fraud and politicization have become rampant in a system that rewards speed […]

Strategy for a digital world - Simon Blackburn, et al; McKinsey

Legacy companies looking to make comparable performance improvements should start by revisiting the classic strategy moves that, individually and in combination, have been proven to […]

The evolution of academic publishing in a digital age - Sophie Goldsworthy, University World News

The Cambrian explosion marked a period of intense evolution – a time characterised by an abundance of life. The academic sector is going through its […]

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