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OER: More than just a cost saving measure

Open Educational Resources is a term that was first coined in 2002 at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization forum. Fast-forward 15 years, and we are now witnessing a re-engagement with this cost-saving measure. Through partnerships like the one FIU has announced with OpenStax, universities and community colleges have committed to making higher […]

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 […]

Pick of the Week: ApprenNet

By Gus Roque This week’s “Pick of the Week” is a video tool called ApprenNet. Summary: ApprenNet is a video exercise solution which lets online students upload video responses to video exercises, provide peer-reviews for other video responses from students in their class, and then unlock the “expert response” from a faculty or facilitator. The […]