Open Educational Resources: What are they and how to get started

Recently, FIU announced a partnership with OpenStax, a provider of openly licensed textbooks. OpenStax will be providing FIU and 10 other institutions guidance and best practices for OER implementation throughout our campuses. So what exactly are OERs or open educational resources and how can you get started? What is OER? Open Educational Resources are materials […]

FIU News: Fully-online student hasn’t let distance hinder global learning experience

Aleta Neilson hasn’t let being a fully-online student stop her from being involved with campus life and global learning at FIU. Neilson currently serves on the executive board of a student organization, Slow Food FIU, and the leadership committee for the university’s Peace Corps Prep program. She’s already completed FIU’s Academy of Leaders. And she is on track to be […]

innoved Con 2017: A Conference For Visionary Instructional Design

At innoved Con 2017, industry leaders will converge over two days to present the latest and best practices in the field of eLearning. The conference will be held at Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC) in Miami, FL from October 11 through October 12, 2017. Hosted by innoved Online, a full-service eLearning development and consultation team powered by FIU Online, innoved […]

FIU partners with OpenStax to promote free textbooks

Florida International University is one of 11 schools chosen to participate in the 2017 – 2018 OpenStax Institutional Partnership Program to encourage use of free, peer-reviewed textbooks on campus. FIU was chosen to participate in this strategic partnership with OpenStax after a rigorous application process that included demonstrating willingness to drive adoption of open educational […]

FIU Online Presents at 2017 ATD Conference

2017 ATD Conference FIU Online was invited to present a concurrent session at the ATD 2017 International Conference & Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the largest event for talent development professionals worldwide. This year’s conference had over 10,000 attendees and over 300 sessions to attend. Matthew Acevedo (Instructional Design Manager), Jessica Rodriguez (Online Quality Manager) and Gus Roque […]

Adaptive Learning: Benefits and Considerations

Over the past few years, the coverage on ‘adaptive learning’ in higher education has steadily increased. This has become evident by the increasing number of vendors and publishers offering their unique flavor of “adaptive” learning. So, what exactly is adaptive learning? Defining Adaptive The formal definition is: systems that provide each student with a personalized […]

2017 UPCEA Annual Conference

FIU Online presents at 2017 UPCEA Annual Conference

2017 UPCEA Annual Conference FIU Online was invited to present a concurrent session at the 2017 UPCEA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois. UPCEA is the University Professional & Continuing Education Association. UPCEA was founded in 1915 and this was the 102nd annual conference for them. Matthew Acevedo (Instructional Design Manager), Jessica Rodriguez (Online Quality Manager) and Gus […]