Library - Articles, Abstracts, and Research

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Campus Technology
Two universities share how the Quality Matters rubric informs their online course design and improves the learning experience for students.
Creative Commons
Earlier this week, California Governor Jerry Brown did something that will put thousands of dollars into the pockets of California community college students. The cash will arrive in the form of direct out-of-pocket savings as California joins Virginia and 38 community colleges in other states that are rolling out Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) degree programs. ZTC degree programs give community college students the opportunity to earn an entire high-quality, transfer-eligible degree without having to spend a dime on proprietary textbooks. What’s more, students can maintain free access to all their college learning materials forever.
BC Campus/Open Ed
Starting in 2016, BCcampus initiated the Canada OER Group, which is comprised of members representing various open education initiatives across Canada. The primary driver for this group is to ensure that provinces are openly and actively sharing ideas, supporting each other in similar projects, and ensuring that initiatives do not re-invent the wheel by duplicating efforts on the same projects.
Campus Technology
California State University and its Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching program are working to make open educational resources available for workforce training.
Campus Technology
By creating a centralized Office of Analytics and developing a flexible analytics platform, the University of Maryland University College has leveraged data to reduce recruiting expenses, increase course completion and student persistence rates, and inform university policy.
Inside Higher Ed
A prominent technology think tank wants the federal government to encourage the use of standardized assessments to measure postsecondary knowledge and skills, with an approach that would separate learning from credentialing and challenge the dominance of traditional college degrees.

In a new report, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation called for the “radical step” of “breaking the ironclad link between education and certification."
Campus Technology
Today's students increasingly expect ubiquitous lecture capture so they can review lectures to improve their understanding of the material or catch up on a class they missed.

To meet this demand, colleges and universities are scaling up their lecture capture deployments to more classrooms and providing faculty the option of recording lectures outside of the classroom.
Campus Technology
MOOCs are delivery methods – not changes in curriculum. If we want to change education, we have to change how we think about teaching and content.
Inside Higher Ed
More colleges are issuing digital badges to help their students display skills to employers or graduate programs, and colleges are tapping vendor platforms to create a verified form of the alternative credentials.
Inside Higher Ed
Traditional colleges including Northeastern University and Bellevue College are entering the coding boot camp market by partnering with boot camp providers or by creating their own programs.