2010 ELearning Trends – Instructional Technology Council

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2010 ELearning Trends – Instructional Technology Council

Released in May 2011, from the Instructional Technology Council, the 2010 Distance Education Survey Results: Trends in eLearning: Tracking the Impact of eLearning at Community Colleges, offers seven issues of relevant regulatory and legislative activity that are currently impacting the trends in distance learning. State Authorization for Institutions Offering Distance Education to Out-of-State Students Increased Scrutiny of […]

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Gettting the Most out of SmarterMeasure Webinar Tomorrow

Join us tomorrow for our Getting the Most out of SmarterMeasure™ Webinar and learn 12 way to improve your implementation plan, usage and understanding of SmarterMeasure.  Hear from four of our client schools and how they’ve used the tool to improve their online programs.  Space is still available so register today to get your unique login information.

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New Update Released for Blackboard Building Block

We have just released a new update to our Blackboard Building Block which resolves some minor bugs.  SmarterMeasure™ clients utilizing the building block can download the latest version at http://smartermeasure.com/blackboard.  If you have additional questions, you may contact your account manager or email blackboard.licensing@smartermeasure.com.

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State Authorizations Tied to Distance Education Funding

The recent hot button concerning Title IV student financial aid funding and distance learning is causing higher education institutions to sit up and take note.  The regulation states “If an institution is offering postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education to students in a state in which it is not physically located, the institution must […]

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SmarterMeasure and Blackboard Integration is Now Available

We are so excited to announce that SmarterMeasure™ learning readiness indicator is now integrated through a Blackboard Building Block!  With the integration clients will be able to: Add the SmarterMeasure Assessment as a content item within your course. Provide Single Sign On access so that students do not have to input a username or password. Display the […]

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Getting the Most Out of SmarterMeasure Webinar

  Getting the Most from SmarterMeasure (formerly READI) – Best Practices and Case Studies Join us for a Webinar on June 30 Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/138365454 Join SmarterServices and panelists from client schools to discuss 15 ways to get the most out of your SmarterMeasure (formerly READI) data.  We will […]

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Testing Integrity – Real People Proctors

According to a recent study, Cheryl J. Wachenheim, an associate professor of agribusiness and applied economics at North Dakota State University, her economics online students may be cheating for final exams since they aren’t proctored and the temptation of cheating seems to high to pass up.  A faculty member teaching both on ground and online classes, Wachenheim fears […]

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WCET Scores a $1 Million Gates Grant

WCET (WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies) was recently awarded the Bill & Melinda Gates Grant on Predictive Analysis.  Congratulations to an organization that strives to promote new technologies, research, and opportunities in the world of educational technology and online learning.  To learn more read the full story.

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Online Learning Trends Study Released

The Babson Survey Research Group in partnership with Pearson Learning Solutions released the annual “Online Learning Trends in Private-Sector Colleges and Universities” report in March.  The findings are very interesting and echo the voice that acknowledges the steady growth of online education.  According to the report, sixty percent (60%) of private-sector colleges and universities report that online learning was […]

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Education Nation 2011

Education Nation 2011 is going strong and we are proud to be a part of this national effort to increase awareness about educating our nation’s children and adults!   University of Phoenix is a major sponsor to the event and last year they approached SmarterServices about our readiness assessment SmarterMeasure™.  They wanted to use our learning styles component […]

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