Entries from EnhancED tagged with 'online%20learning'

New Steps in Licensing University Courseware

Columbia University's online learning efforts took a major step forward last week when the university resolved to license the core content in Eric Foner's new series of American history MOOCs on edX with a Creative Commons license...

Debate: "More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall is Obsolete"

Columbia's former provost and a writer from Slate took on the CEO's on edX and the Minerva Project for a public debate this week.

The NMC Horizon Report 2014 and Columbia

Earlier this year, the New Media Consortium released the 2014 Horizon Report for Higher Education detailing the potential impact that emerging technologies will have on school policy, practice, and leadership.

Flipping the Biochemistry Classroom: Making Room for Real-World Problem Solving

Columbia University Professor Brent Stockwell came to the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) in the summer of 2013, wanting to talk about his biochemistry course, and what could be done to improve it. His undergraduate course,...

EdX: The First Year Working Papers Released

Researchers from Harvard and MIT have sifted through data from 17 edX courses to produce a series of working papers on the first year of open online courses. The papers cover courses from Fall 2012 to Summer 2013. A post...

Silfen Forum: Open Learning and The Future of Higher Education

The Silfen Forum at UPenn, held yearly at the Irvine Auditorium, featured a distinguished panel discussing “Open Online Learning and the Future of Higher Education.” The event coincided with the Coursera Partners' Conference, which added to the level of interest...

Online Learning: What You Should Read First

There has been a plethora of white papers, magazine and newspaper articles, and other publications around online learning and its effects on higher education. Many faculty and administrators are looking at the benefits of “flipping the classroom” and other pedagogical...

Online Learning Featured at ITHAKA Conference

Last week, CCNMTL staff attended ITHAKA Sustainable Scholarship 2012, a conference in New York City that featured a number of presentations on issues around credentialing, online learning learning, and their affect on universities. The session, "Credentialing: Diploma, Certificate, Or Badge?,"...

What Campus Leaders Need to Know About MOOCs

A recent EDUCAUSE Executive Briefing, entitled What Campus Leaders Need to Know About MOOCs, covers the basic issues around massive open online courses (MOOCs). The three-page briefing describes how MOOCs work; the current trend of featuring courses from disciplines that...

Online Ed: Trends in Learning and Teaching

According to a major recent study by the Babson Survey Research Group, online learning is growing at a rate of about ten times that of overall enrollments in colleges and universities. The infographic below illustrates the trends over the past...

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