Building a Global University Brand

AP GlobalThese are unnerving times for higher education worldwide. After a four-decade rise in global demand, universities are grappling with powerful forces colliding at once: reduced government support, rising public skepticism about the value of a degree, increased institutional competition and the emergence of disruptive technology.

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The Globalization of Higher Education

Going GlobalDuring the month of March, we will highlight the topic of the globalization of higher education and how it impacts domestic universities.

The dissemination of knowledge on a global scale has the potential to
transform peoples’ lives in significant ways. Today, technology provides this powerful capability and facilitates access to information that is no longer constrained by physical boundaries.

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Exploring Voicethread Using ARCS Instructional Design Approaches

Whitney Kilgore , Vice President, Learning Technologies, Academic Partnerships International, along with Leah B. Mangrum, Assistant Professor of Communication, Angelo State University, and Jennifer Miller, University of North Texas/Dublin Independent School District, co-authored an article that was recently published in the Journal of Media Education.

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#etmooc: Singing Happy Birthday to a Course

It’s not often that I’m invited to attend a birthday party for a course—but then again, it’s not often that I find myself immersed in a learning opportunity that produces the sort of sustainable community of learning that #etmooc has.

etmoocThat wonderful massive open online course (MOOC)—the Educational Technology and Media MOOC that Alec Couros and others offered to great acclaim in early 2013—was something that many of us heard about from colleagues or simply stumbled across during our general online explorations of MOOCs last year.

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What I’m Learning: The Facilitation Toolbox

I came across this toolbox for helping folks to facilitate online learning and online communities of practice. I really like the advice that they present, as well as their focus on curating and facilitating experiences. I also really like that they used a Google+ hangout to help develop the content for this organic course structure.…

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Time Travel, Personal Learning Networks, and Rhizomatic Growth

Let’s engage in some trainer-teacher-learner time travel; let’s revel in a wonderfully and gloriously circular learning moment whose beginning and end have not yet stopped expanding—and won’t if you decide to enter into and further expand this moment as part of a connected educator network.…

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Humanizing Your Online Class Webinar: A Success!

Faculty eCommons

Yesterday, Faculty eCommons, in conjunction with Inside Higher Ed, presented a free webinar featuring Michelle Pacansky-Brock and it was a success! Michelle shared examples of what students identify as valuable characteristics of a “humanized” online ……

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Free Webinar: Humanizing Your Online Class

Faculty eCommons

Please join us for a free webinar tomorrow, Wednesday, October 9th!
Humans are social beings and learning is a social process.  Both require interaction and connection to flourish.  Do these factors undermine the effectiveness of an ……

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#etmooc and #lrnchat: When Communities of Learning Discuss Community—and Produce Results

There was no need this week to read yet another book or article on how to effectively create and nurture great communities. Participating in live online sessions with colleagues in two wonderful communities of learning (#etmooc, using the #etmchat hashtag and a Google+ community for online exchanges, and #lrnchat) provided experiential learning opportunities among those trainer-teacher-learners: participating in discussions to explore what makes our communities attractive or unattractive, and contributing to the conversations in ways that produced immediate results, e.g., a name for a new learning community that is in the early stages of formation in Australia.…

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Behind the Scenes of Academic Partnerships’ First International Partner

Faculty eCommons

Academic Partnerships International (API) “develops global student recruiting capabilities through partnerships with international higher education institutions.” Now partnering with approximately a dozen international institutions, API’s first international partner is Colombia-based Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de ……

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