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Emerging Trends in Digital Scholarship – Authorship: Part I

By: Melissa Layne, Ed.D., Director of Research Methodology and Editor-in-Chief Internet Learning, American Public University System

458905969Have you ever created audio clips of yourself narrating a piece of your work? A video to supplement or illustrate your research? Do you have a blog to share your thoughts, your research, or to allow readers to comment or write guest postings? Answers to these questions will likely depend on your view on digital scholarship, how that view applies to your personal and professional life, and skill level using these mediums.… Read the rest

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Social Discourse is Valuable to Online Grad-Student Experience

By Patricia Campbell, Vice President, Dean of Graduate Studies

American Public University System (APUS) and the Sloan Consortium recently co-sponsored a workshop on online graduate teaching and learning as part of the annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning. Sloan-C is an association of institutions and organizations of higher education with the mission to advance online education and make it more accessible to … Read the rest

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Data Ubiquity May One Day Revolutionize Education

By: Sebasti… Read the rest

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Surveys Show Americans See Quality of Online Education

According to a new Gallup survey of Americans aged 18 and older, a majority of the 1,000 adults responding believe online instruction is … Read the rest

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Checklist for Change: Making American Higher Education a Sustainable Enterprise by Robert Zemsky

Checklist for ChangeWhen I was a doctoral student at the University of PennsylvaniaRead the rest

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Measuring Postcollege Workforce Outcomes

The importance of data and assessment in higher education is well-known by astute college and university leaders. Technology has advanced in a way that allows institutions to more effectively gather and analyze data in order to improve the student… Read the rest

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The Denial Bubble in Higher Education

Last month, Academic Impressions released a report titled … Read the rest

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Grading the American Education System and Federal Education Policy

Last month, the Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) Renewing America initiative published a progress report and scorecard on federal education policy, providing striking comparisons between the US system and those found in other developed nations.  The report sheds light on the grimmest details of federal education policy and the shortcomings that led to the nation’s decline in worldwide educational rankings.  Through their research and exploration, the authors identified a persistent and consistent shortcoming of the American system, the manifestations of which can be seen across the educational spectrum in the United States. … Read the rest

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Online Disruption, MOOC Mania, and Change in Higher Education – How Crazy (or Bad) Will it Get?

(keynote delivered at the Distance Learning Administration Conference on June 5, 2013)

I began writing this speech nearly three months ago.  A week and a half ago, I wrapped it up and thought I had better run through it one last time in case any new educational technology had been released that I needed to discuss today.  While nothing notable has been released, I am sure that somewhere, someone with a background in technology is working on the next great thing to sell to students and/or institutions.… Read the rest

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Celebrating Innovation in Education at the 2013 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition

Last week, the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and the Milken Family Foundation hosted the fourth annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition.  The competition website  explains that “there is an urgent need to find ways to reach and educate every person” while also noting that “The United States is the largest exporter of education in the world, and education is our country’s fifth largest export.”  The competition brings together educational entrepreneurs intent on finding new ways to reach and educate more people around the world . … Read the rest

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