Are MOOC’s Really Dead?

MOOC or massive open online courses have been around since 2006 and experienced a peak around 2012. Many institutions rushed to get classes online in many of the available platforms, but over time it appears as if  the massive open movement has slowed down a bit. Even as the excitement of a free online classes […]

FIU Online Co-hosts Fourth Annual International Seminar on Online Higher Education

Miami, Florida, January 16, 2018–Technology is making the world an increasingly smaller place. As more institutions embrace distance learning and the demand for online learning surges, interest in best practices and tried-and-true methods will continue to grow. In response to this movement, Florida International University, a leader in “e-learning” since 1998, welcomed international delegates to […]

Instructional Design – much more than fixing the LMS!

Inside Higher Ed recently wrote an article titled “Instructional Design Teams: Beyond the Numbers”. The article focuses on the structure of instructional design teams across different universities and colleges. As you can imagine, the teams come in all shapes and sizes. One-Stop Shops At some institutions, the instructional design “team” is usually one full-time instructional […]

Looking at the Future of Cognitive Technology in Education

Artificial intelligence (AI), cognitive technology, and machine learning are becoming increasingly intertwined in the classroom and online learning environment as products like IBM Watson Element aim to make personalized learning attainable and functional. A recent article published by IBM presented some interesting and compelling uses of IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence supercomputer to assist teachers and […]

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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 […]