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  • The end of the lecture hall?

    The end of the lecture hall?

    Jill Pease and Stacey Marquis - http://post.health.ufl.edu | December 10, 2015


    Kendra Krietsch admits she was skeptical about her first blended learning class. The third-year clinical psychology doctoral student worried a course that blends in-person and virtual instruction would be impersonal and lack opportunities for interactions with her instructor and classmates. It wasn’t long before her fears were put to rest. “Actually, I’ve had the opposite experience,” says Krietsch, who has taken several blended learning courses. “The (blended learning) format has really allowed for more interaction and time to talk about issues and problems that are more practical or will affect us on a day-to-day basis.” Read More
  • IOT in Education: The Internet of School Things

    IOT in Education: The Internet of School Things

    Hannah Augur - http://dataconomy.com/ | December 07, 2015


    Preliminary research on how the Internet of Things will impact education may lead you to believe students will soon be connected to an iPad, RFID scanning objects and getting their own personalized curriculum delivered to their desk. It’s a dreamy new world of individually tailored lessons. It might be prudent to remember how computers were supposed to completely alter the way students learn decades ago. Yet anyone who took a “computer 101” class in high school may know tech in the classroom is not the futuristic bonanza we want it to be. Read More
  • Reimagining Online Education

    Reimagining Online Education

    Steven Mintz - www.insidehighered.com | December 14, 2015


    As long as aviation pioneers tried to mimic birds, controlled, heavier-than-air human flight proved impossible. Along somewhat similar lines, it is only by breaking decisively from traditional face-to-face models that it will be truly possible to create the kinds of immersive, social experiences in online education that will truly engage students and promote high levels of attainment among broad profiles of students. If online learning is to be more than a pale imitation of the face-to-face experience, educational innovators must rigorously address and radically rethink four key facets of online education: Motivation, learning acquisition, the student experience, and assessment. Read More
  • Tata Trusts ties up with Khan Academy to provide free online education in India

    Tata Trusts ties up with Khan Academy to provide free online education in India

    http://www.dnaindia.com/ | December 07, 2015


    Tata Trusts has announced that it will be supporting US-based non-profit Khan Academy to provide free online education to Indians through one of the biggest open-access online platforms. Read More
  • New Model Helps Hospitals Transition to Value-Based Care ‘Value management offices’ cut system-wide costs and improve outcomes

    New Model Helps Hospitals Transition to Value-Based Care ‘Value management offices’ cut system-wide costs and improve outcomes

    http://www.ptcommunity.com/ | December 03, 2015


    As hospitals work to transition from a volume-based care model to value-based care, they can cut system-wide costs and improve outcomes with “value management offices” (VMOs), according to an article posted online by theHarvard Business Review. This centralized office is designed to oversee value-based initiatives, such as bundled payments, the authors say. The office can also serve as a “center of excellence to assist decentralized clinical units in outcomes and cost measurement and management, set priorities for continuous improvement projects, facilitate the creation of value-based payment models with insurers and employers, and ensure that new information technology platforms are aligned with the value agenda,” according to the article. Read More