|Filed Under:||Education / Education Tech|
|Posts on Regator:||445|
|Posts / Week:||4.4|
|Archived Since:||July 6, 2011|
Students in the company's free online courses must now renew their commitment to its academic honor code every time they submit an essay assignment.
Computer forensics isn’t just for cybercrime investigators. Archivists need to know the basics too.
Students surveyed after a pilot project at five universities praise the portability and cost of electronic texts but complain that they are difficult to navigate.
In a class on "born digital" materials, Jennifer Howard learns something about the souls of old machines and the perils of digital archiving.
The company, which runs online discussion forums for thousands of professors worldwide, recently performed its first major analysis of trends across its platform.
The start-up company said the lectures and materials it had prepared for the class did not meet its quality standards.
As enrollment has rapidly increased in the classes, also known as Massive Open Online Courses, students are increasingly meeting up, both online and in the real world.
A project called OpenStax has published just two titles so far, but students have downloaded them more than 13,000 times.
The numbers are more symbolic of interest in free online courses than indicative of the amount of learning taking place because many people sign up for the free courses but don't follow through.
A new application asks students to pick images from a list, and then it runs an algorithm that suggests careers that might have appeal.
Though professors have used the social-networking site to hold virtual office hours, adoption for teaching appears slower than some had predicted.
A new company lets recent college graduates sell a share of their future earnings in exchange for cash to help them start entrepreneurial projects.
Seelio allows companies to search for potential employees based on their skills or relevant projects they're worked on.
The university argued that the student's site, which searched for empty seats in classes, was like a denial-of-service attack.
The founder of the institution, World Education University, hopes that advertising and corporate underwriting will allow it to become self-sustaining.
Students in the front of a classroom are more likely to be "on task" than those at the sides or the back, but none spend much time looking at the professor, a researcher finds.
The program automates homework assignments and provides instant feedback to students.
After two years of talk, an action plan for a digital public library begins to take shape.
Courses created by professors not affiliated with a partnership university must be private and are limited to 50 students.
If a book is no more than a text-delivery system, the answer is yes, but to a longtime book historian, digital books lose the cues provided by printed books' physical presence.