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Art Schools Go MOOC, With a New Online Platform

Teaching free courses in the arts as MOOCs had bee tried before via Coursera, but it did not work out well, so its authors frustrated by limitations of the Coursera platform,  just left  it –[…]

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What Will Next Generation Learning Environments Look Like?

“Next Generation Digital Learning Environment”, a report released by EDUCAUSE, points out that current tools applied by Learning Management Systems (LMS) do not meet the changing needs of higher education. Therefore, we observe the love-hate relationship[…]

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Fake Diplomas, Real Money

An Insight into the Scam of Diploma Mills “Very little in this virtual realm is real”. This is how New York Times describes the network of alleged education institutions offering fake accreditations run by Axact,[…]

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Technology and Higher Education: challenges and opportunities for coming years

Last month the New Media Consortium (NMC) released its annual Horizon Report which identifies six key trends accelerating technology adoption in higher education and six challenges hindering its adoption. The NMC is a not-for-profit organization[…]

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Six challenges and drivers of technology in higher education

Last month the New Media Consortium (NMC) published its annual Horizon Report which identifies 6 key trends accelerating technology adoption in higher education and 6 challenges hindering its progress. The NMC is a not-for-profit group[…]

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European Commission Code Week: skills for the 21st century

 EC’s efforts to promote digital skills among EU population, especially among young people and long-term unemployed, are redoubling. Code skills are expected to be increasingly demanded in the labor market, and the Commission will host[…]

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Call For Papers: Special Issue on E-learning

Journal of Information Technology and Application in Education (JITAE) is an international open-access and refereed journal publishing the latest advancements in information technology and application in education. Research areas include e-learning and knowledge management, evaluation[…]

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Harvard, MIT Launch MOOC Student Visualization Tools

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the two institutions behind the massive open online course provider edX, on Thursday released a set of tools that visualize the age, gender, location and level of[…]

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Horizon 2014 Report Is Out: 6 Technologies Will Change Colleges in Coming Years

The six technologies and the changes they’re expected to bring are detailed in“NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition,” a 52-page document  comprised by the 56 international experts. In a nutshell, the following trends and time horizons were[…]

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30 Mln in Private Funds Raised by Instructure, a New Generation LMS Provider

Some months ago we already pointed out the trend of the growth in private capital in Education. Yesterday, Instructure, a company that has developed Canvas, a LMS platform, announced today that it had won $30-million[…]