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 […]

It’s about time: an inside look at when students interact with their online course

FIU Online leveraged data available via the Blackboard Learn learning management system to figure out when students were interacting with their online course. We engaged in research to analyze the specific dates of the week during which students in fully online courses interacted with and submitted work in their course. With this research, we sought to […]