Volume 1, Issue 1, 2017

Analytics
BRIEF SURVEY OF ANALYTICS IN K-12 AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Use of computers in education is now ubiquitous. Students have access to course media through a variety of devices including PC's, tablets and smart phones. The data generated by online learning...

ePortfolios and Prior Learning
FROM "MY WORK" TO "OUR WORK": A RETURN TO THE MISSION OF HIGHER EDUCATION

In the rapidly changing and complex global lives and careers our students confront, the mission of higher education should be to focus on higher order learning. E-portfolios allow for the portability...

A METHOD FOR ASSESSING EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING FOR ePORTFOLIOS

This article focuses on how to assess reflective artifacts in ePortfolios from multiple perspectives for holistic and authentic learning and career development. We specifically identify the...

PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENT BRIDGES THE EMPLOYMENT GAP FOR HEALTH CARE: CERTIFIED WORKERS SAVE TIME AND MONEY, MEET THE INDUSTRY'S GROWING NEED FOR QUALIFIED WORKERS

Today's increasing number of aging baby-boomers has many implications for society, but perhaps the greatest is the impact they will have on the healthcare industry. The first of the boomers turned...

Immersive Online Education
RESEARCHING DECLARATIVE, PROCEDURAL, AND META-COGNITIVE KNOWLEDGE THROUGH ACTIVE LEARNING IN DISASTER-THEMED 3D VIRTUAL WORLDS

This paper summarizes an educational researcher's approach to determining the impact of active learning in disaster-themed 3D virtual worlds. The goal of the project is to advance students'...

Nursing
TEACHING RN-BSN STUDENTS COMMUNITY HEALTH USING AN IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT

The Institute of Medicine made a recommendation that 80% of all nurses possess a minimum of a bachelor of science in nursing degree by 2020 (Institute of Medicine, 2011). As a result of an...

OnLine Laboratories
ONLINE LABS, CROWDSOURCED, CITIZEN SCIENCE, AND OPEN SCIENCE INITIATIVES − TEACHING SCIENCE IN THE DIGITAL AGE

This paper provides a brief introduction to the Online Laboratories stream.

THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE LAB: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR LAB COURSE REDESIGN

Course redesign has traditionally focused on lecture-style courses, while laboratory courses have received comparatively little attention. The Missouri University of Science and Technology’s...

MAKING SCIENCE MORE ACCESSIBLE: DIY SMARTPHONE CONVERSION BRINGS MICROSCOPY TO THE MASSES

Nearly two years ago, I built the first prototype for a smartphone microscope conversion stand. Since the instructions were posted online, nearly two million people have watched the assembly video...

The Influence of Social Media on Online Education
MOOCS AS AN INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGICAL DESIGN LABORATORY

Increased demand for online learning options coupled with the pace of the evolution of technology and pedagogy has necessitated growth in the quality and quantity of facilitation training for online...

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