Higher Education

A great selection of eLearning articles for Higher Education. Information, benefits, tips, technologies and valuable resources for Higher Education, produced by our top eLearning authors. Click to read and share our articles or submit yours!

January 23, 2016

Transfection (Trans- +[In]Fection) As Teaching: What Molecular Biology Has In Common With eLearning

What is the relationship between eLearning and transfection? Unlike social media, eLearning is more controlled, which prevents it from “going viral”; however, it can be transfected to a learner. Focus on Instructional Design marks an edu-tectonic shift to course content, delivery, and design in an effort to make the most lasting effect on learners. Ideal Instructional Design combines content, context, and personalized material in educational learning payloads.
by Carrie Bailey
January 17, 2016

Distance Learning: Still A Distant Possibility?

Distance from last bench to teacher in a huge class in Africa is the same as the distance between that student and a professor teaching a class at MIT in the virtual world. The entire construct of learning and distance learning has been undergoing a change thanks largely to the ever lowering cost of connectivity and access to the internet. There has been more innovation in the distributed education space in the last 10 years than in the convention classroom delivery model in the past 300 years.
by Samiran Ghosh
December 29, 2015

At The Heart Of An Educator

In this 5th geeky article, a writer contends that in a shaky, apathetic and dystopian world on the brink, the educator (eLearning or non) has a profound responsibility to open up minds. In this article, an educator is struggling to break free of his cynicism, but is finding his cynicism is invariably trying to keep him in check.
by Chris Alexander
December 16, 2015

eLearning In Egypt: Will eLearning Be The Optimum Solution For Egypt's Educational System?

In today’s challenges that Egypt is facing generally and in its educational system specifically, it is highly essential to highlight some of the segment’s challenges and whether eLearning will be a helpful approach to overcome them or not; especially under the global and local economic tights. In this article and later ones, I will be highlighting some of the challenges of implementing eLearning in Egypt and I will also be mapping them with eLearning concepts to be overcome.
by Haitham Khedr
December 13, 2015

3 Benefits Of Integrating eLearning Into Knowledge Dissemination

With the advent of MOOCs and other online courses, eLearning principles and tools have clearly been integrated into higher education. However, eLearning has another role to play in academia – as a method of disseminating research results. This article will describe 3 specific benefits of integrating eLearning into knowledge dissemination, meaning using eLearning to communicate the results of research studies for the purposes of moving knowledge into action.
by Adam Gavarkovs
November 27, 2015

Why eLearning Is Key To Democratizing Higher Education In Africa 

With Africa’s growing youth bulge, how will African countries cope with increasing numbers of tertiary student enrolments and high costs of expanding higher education institutions? eLearning is the best possible solution for democratizing higher education in Africa and ensuring that access to quality higher education is not limited by geographical location, tuition fees, or lack of access to academic resources.
by Danai Nhando
July 16, 2015

Profitable Uses Of Online Learning In Higher Education

There are 4 distinct models of online learning in higher education: for-credit, research, pre-matriculation, and post-graduation. We researched the activities of 136 U.S. educational institutions, determined the relative frequency of the different models, and analyzed the results by funding source (public vs. private), enrollment, and endowment size. The results indicated that while two of the models are fairly broadly implemented, significant opportunities remain across all institution types in the other two models for differentiation and revenue generation.
by Scott Moore
June 11, 2015

Three Top Technological Strategies For Postgraduate / Doctoral Success

Today, approximately 40 to 45% of US students entering universities for some form of doctoral degree failed to complete within six years, although the statistics change according to the general class of the institution. Consistently the variables which correlate most closely with non completion are students who are: older, working full time and part time, and/or at a distance from campus. This article identifies 3 key technological strategies where technology enhanced learning options should be able to significantly improve socialization and therefore graduate completion rates.
by E. Alana James, Ed.D.