The last 10 days have been a bit, well, busy, to put it mildly. Last week was absorbed by EDUCAUSE, Harman (our company’s CEO) then joined me up here in Massachusetts for some marathon meetings and a critical look at our progress and business plan (long story short, 2012 is shaping up to be an incredibly exciting year with new directions and enhancements to our virtual classroom that you’ll need to see to believe), and now Harman and I will be in Washington on Thursday for Instructure’s CanvasCon user conference.… Read the rest
The question of which teaching methodology is better, traditional or virtual, is always a puzzling one. Traditional classroom teaching methodologies are well-tested, and the environment most of us grew up in, but they have some major limitations. Virtual classrooms, on the other hand, are new and high tech.… Read the rest
Even before the iPad reached the shelves, it was heralded as a revolutionary educational tool. A year-and-a-half, and two versions later, the iPad has been deployed or entered into pilot programs in many universities and colleges across the United States. At least 600 public school districts have done so as well, not to mention the countless units brought to campus by students and faculty.… Read the rest
This summer, WizIQ announced that it was beginning development of a plugin for Instructure’s Canvas LMS. Canvas represented an open, elegant, state-of-the-art approach to cloud-based learning management and had just open sourced its core technologies and was a natural choice for our next turnkey integration.… Read the rest
Evolving technologies and hectic schedules are driving people to online education, or e-learning. Yet this platform is young, so change is rapid.
Here’s a look at today’s biggest trends in online education.