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MIT Online Education Policy Initiative

This month the Online Education Policy Initiative at MIT released a study done on how to further education in all aspects, with a focus on online education. The study has four focus zones: interdisciplinary collaboration, online educational technologies, learning engineers, and institutional/organizational change. The overarching message of the study is that while all fields are […]

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LMS Buying Trends in Higher Education

Eduventures released a comprehensive report on Learning Management Systems this month, covering 20 LMS platforms. Approximately 900 institutions have been migrating or consolidating systems in the past 5 years, but most importantly, schools that were replacing an old LMS chose to switch to Blackboard products over 90% of the time. In the realm of entirely […]

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Majority of Students Admit to Cheating in College

Want to see a magic trick? OK, follow along. I can predict with extreme accuracy whether or not you cheated in college. Regardless of once, twice, or for all 4 years. It doesn’t matter if it was one assignment with a smidgen of plagiarism, a little eye-wandering on the big test, or full-blown stealing the […]

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Are You Fit for Online Testing? Take the Quiz!

My goodness are there lots of variables to consider before taking online classes! Primarily, am I a good fit for online testing? To help you answer this, we made a fun little quiz. It’s only 5 questions and it’s not graded. Good Luck! [qzzr quiz=”106207″ width=”100%” height=”auto” redirect=”true” offset=”0″]

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NCTA 2015 Presentation Preview

The National College Testing Association Conference (NCTA 2015) in St. Pete, Florida is less than a week away and I can barley contain my excitement! Not just because it’s a great conference, not just because I get to see a bunch of my friends from different schools, not just because I get to go back […]

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Packing List, NCTA 2015

Greetings Test Lovers, If you are like me, and you live for academic integrity, nothing makes you happier than getting together with several hundred academics and university staff to discuss testing. Next week I’ll be travelling to the greatest state in the union, Florida: where the sun is always shining and the people are all […]

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5 Things I Learned at the AppState FreeLearning Conference

Last Friday I took a scenic drive up to Boone for the Appalachian State FreeLearning Conference. Spoiler alert: if you can get to this conference, go! For a whole bunch of reasons this conference needs to be on your 2016 calendar including the awesome team that organized it, the wide regional representation (Duke folks, Elon faculty, […]

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BlackBoard World 2015

Wow, what an excellent conference! Being near the center of our nation’s capital felt appropriate for this years Blackboard World 2015 conference. While we didn’t directly attend any sessions we did our best to stay tuned in and appreciated hearing feedback from all of the visitors that came by our booth, some new and some […]

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Technology’s Advantages and Drawbacks in Today’s Colleges

In my time at Georgia Tech, online learning has been a prevalent force from day one of classes.  In my freshman year I was introduced to MyMathLab, a website by Pearson Higher Education that provided a platform that was my textbook, homework, and practice quizzes all rolled into one.  Over the course of my two […]

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Journaling through E-Learning

Multiple choice, true or false response, matching, and completion type questions seem to be the norm in online class assignments. While traditional is great, are there different ways online students can express themselves in assignments, and express that they are learning the material? What about online journal assignments? The Inside Online Learning Blog hosts weekly […]