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NUTN Network 2015 Conference at Savannah, Georgia

September 21, 2015 to September 23, 2015
The NUTN Network 2015 conference will bring together innovative and emerging leaders within one of the world's most dynamic, knowledge-based industries as we network in small and large group discussions about where higher education is moving and how to succeed. Presenters will include college and university presidents, entrepreneurs, funders, the media, accrediting agencies and online providers.…See More
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UW-Madison Distance Teaching & Learning Conference at Madison, Wisconsin

August 11, 2015 to August 13, 2015
The UW-Madison Distance Teaching & Learning Conference is recognized internationally for its quality, integrity, and longevity. During its 30-year history, this premier conference has gathered thousands of speakers and distance education professionals to share ideas, resources, research, and best practices. Join us August 11-13 at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Monona Terrace…See More
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12th Annual Blended Learning Conference and Workshop at Denver, Colorado

July 7, 2015 to July 8, 2015
How do we improve student learning? How do we support our students and provide them access to a quality education? How do we develop new opportunities and overcome our limited resources? Institutions of higher education around the world are using blended learning to enhance student learning, facilitate student access, meet instructional and institutional goals, and find…See More
Ian August replied to Alexandra M. Pickett's discussion Events of Interest
"Hi Team, I found this cool page of events in the digital education world, and thought it would interest some. I am very interested in attending the CUNY IT conference. I wonder if we should have some kind collaborative online event that connect SUNY…"
Alexandra M. Pickett replied to Andrea Grace MacArgel's discussion Online Course Development Course for Faculty
"yes and we will be making the course available as a self-serve option. Meaning you can take the course and adopt, adapt and deliver it yourself on your campus. We are still working out how to do that. Some training/orientation will be…"
M. Kendall replied to Alexandra M. Pickett's discussion Questions? Suggestions?
"Not sure exactly were to post this... Does anyone who is using Banner have a way to capture changes to courses ie… especially changes to the faculty assigned to teach…   There is an audit file for student activities and…"
Jim Greenberg replied to Alexandra M. Pickett's discussion Who are you?
"Hi, I'm one of the old timers in SUNY (working on 36 years in academic IT at this point).   Formerly Director of Academic Computing, I've been the Director of SUNY Oneonta's Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center for the…"
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Online Course Development Course for Faculty

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Online Adjunct(s) Needed - SUNY Potsdam

Started by Michael Phillips in Online Teaching and Learning. Last reply by Raymond Bowdish Jun 6. 1 Reply

Blended Learning

Started by Erin Maney in Online Instructional Design. Last reply by Greg Ketcham Feb 3. 1 Reply

Internal quality review process

Started by Tracy Cofiell Miller in Online Teaching and Learning. Last reply by Tracy Cofiell Miller Feb 4. 8 Replies

Research Opportunities

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Grant Opportunities

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Blog Posts Seeking Peer Reviewers

Posted by Arthur L. Finkle on June 9, 2015 at 10:32am 0 Comments is a gateway for educational materials appearing on the web. Created by the University of California, it over 20 Editorial boards, each with a group of Peer Reviewers that are the essence of MERLOT materials.  As a Peer reviewer, you participate in the peer review process (described below).  Each board has an Editor that triages each material in their discipline and assigns it to a reviewer in that discipline.  This section describes both the  …


testing tag

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testing blog tags

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Punished by innovation: The need for better focus on IMPLEMENTATION of educational technologies

Posted by Mark K. Warford, Ph.D. on October 13, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Nearly  two decades ago, educational innovation researcher, Gene Hall (1995), warned of a growing "development-implementation balance". The pace of innovation in educational technologies, on top of the increased accreditation and accountability demands placed on P-12 teachers and higher ed. instructors, suggests a need to slow down and think through the consequences of adoption decisions.

While it has been rightly criticized as a theoretical framework that is prone to determinism,…



Posted by Women mental health on October 26, 2013 at 5:03pm 0 Comments

Welcome! My name is Valentina Capponi, I'm a psychiatrist in Chile and I am doing a research trainee program in women mental health at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston MA.

My interest is to build a system of communication between specialists from different countries working in this area. The objective is to create a partnership between hospitals that have a service specialized in women's mental health with training programs in this area, and other countries where this is still…


Who's on the other end?

Posted by John Thompson on November 25, 2010 at 10:25am 1 Comment

Once people hear I teach online, I've had a few ask me how I know it's the real student actually taking the online course (assignments, discussions...). What are the latest thoughts on maintaining academic integrity/honesty in making sure online students have not hired someone to take the course for them? There was a recent Chronicle of Higher Education piece that raised some concerns.

Pulling back and looking at learning theories

Posted by Robert Piorkowski on October 21, 2010 at 10:34am 0 Comments

As a K12 teacher in my formative years, I remember taking education courses while I was teaching high school French to complete my masters. These were required for NYS certification as well as tenure. Like most young teachers, my first years in the classroom were filled with daily, "urgent" needs to have lessons and materials prepared for my students. When I would go to my… Continue

Research on authenticity of student work

Posted by Dan Feinberg on September 30, 2010 at 4:09pm 2 Comments

Online faculty (and the public at large) frequently have questions about how to maintain academic integrity in online classes. While research shows that people assume more cheating is happening online, there is no conclusive evidence that there is any difference in the amount of cheating that actually occurs...I thought this was an interesting paper on the subject: Assessment Design and Cheating Risk in Online Instruction (… Continue

Thanks for joining the community to help me test the site!

Posted by Alexandra M. Pickett on August 21, 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Hi! During this limited release of this site, i am looking for feedback, comments, suggestions, edits, clarifications that i need to make, broken links you may find... anything that will help improve the navigation and usefulness of the site.

I really appreciate your help.


Alex : )


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