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Debbie Morrison
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Three Big Changes Ahead for Higher Education
onlinelearninginsights, online learning insights, Nov 24, 2012
"The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking."  Albert Einstein A change of thinking is almost obligatory when considering the future of Higher Education. Last week was … Continue reading → Sat, 24 Nov 2012 22:47:46 +0000 [Comment]

Dream or Nightmare? The Ethics of Learning Analytics
onlinelearninginsights, online learning insights, Nov 19, 2012
Just because it [academic data] is accessible doesn't make it ethical (Boyd & Crawford, 2012). What are the implications of higher education institutions collecting student data and compiling a multitude of reports based upon students’ online clicks, page views, time … Continue reading → Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:41:24 +0000 [Comment]

Learning Analytics for Instructors Need to be Loud and Clear
onlinelearninginsights, online learning insights, Nov 16, 2012
Learning Analytics...less data more insight. Analytics primary task is not to report the past, but to help find the optimal path to the desired future. (Shum, 2012) Learning analytics, [analyzing students' online behaviour patterns to support learning improvement] is not … Continue reading → Sat, 17 Nov 2012 01:51:52 +0000 [Comment]

Three Good Reasons Why Educators Should Embrace Ed Tech Entrepreneurs
onlinelearninginsights, online learning insights, Nov 14, 2012
“Udacity nabs $15M to make online education less boring“, Venture Beat “Start-ups try to Crack Education Market“, Wall Street Journal “A Boom Time for Education Start-Ups“, The Chronicle These headlines are enough to make some educators cringe, given that many in … Continue reading → Mon, 29 Oct 2012 19:02:34 +0000 [Comment]

Putting Learners in the Driver’s Seat With Learning Analytics
onlinelearninginsights, online learning insights, Nov 10, 2012
I read something disturbing this week from Inside Higher Ed, Measuring Engagement with Books … "The big buzz in higher ed is analytics," said senior vice-president of marketing Cindy Clarke, of the e-textbook provider Course Smart. "Based on the issues … Continue reading → Sat, 10 Nov 2012 06:14:41 +0000 [Comment]

Abelard to Apple and the Future of Higher Ed
onlinelearninginsights, online learning insights, Nov 05, 2012
University leadership in the United States for the most part is unaware that the crossroads is ahead.  [...] The obvious question is how so many smart people could miss what seems to be an inevitable crisis?  Richard Demillo, Abelard to … Continue reading → Mon, 05 Nov 2012 04:22:15 +0000 [Comment]

Why Higher Education Should Embrace Education Entrepreneurs
onlinelearninginsights, online learning insights, Oct 29, 2012
“Udacity nabs $15M to make online education less boring“, Venture Beat “Start-ups try to Crack Education Market“, Wall Street Journal “A Boom Time for Education Start-Ups“, The Chronicle These headlines are enough to make some educators cringe, given that many in … Continue reading → Mon, 29 Oct 2012 19:02:34 +0000 [Comment]

Three Trends in Higher Education That Defy the Status Quo
onlinelearninginsights, online learning insights, Oct 25, 2012
There are three trends on the horizon in higher education and though I’ve some idea of what they might be, this past week confirmed it. I participated in a series of webinars in week two of the open online course, … Continue reading → Thu, 25 Oct 2012 06:38:51 +0000 [Comment]

Can College Students Have it All – Learn When, Where and How they Want?
onlinelearninginsights, online learning insights, Oct 19, 2012
Apparently they can – at least at University of Central Florida where students can choose between different learning options: online, face-to-face, hybrid and more… The University of Central Florida (UCF) operates unconventionally in comparison to other public universities when it … Continue reading → Sat, 20 Oct 2012 00:07:42 +0000 [Comment]

University President – OPENBLOCKpleaseCLOSEBLOCK Tear Down These Silos
onlinelearninginsights, online learning insights, Oct 17, 2012
"It’s official: Higher education is shrinking, for the first time in at least 15 years" (Doug Lederman, 2012). And so it begins – the prediction that the education bubble will burst is showing its first sign of deflating. I attended … Continue reading → Wed, 17 Oct 2012 03:23:50 +0000 [Comment]


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