Category Archives: Technology

NCES data on ‘non-traditional’ learners: DELO’s role in serving today’s learners

In DELO we are always looking for data to inform our work with students. We were especially excited to see a briefing from the NCES on information we already knew, today’s students are more diverse and less ‘traditional’ than ever! … Continue reading

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Competency-based Education Is Gaining Ground

As evidenced by the front page of the Chronicle this week, competency-based education (CBE) is a hot topic. WKU is a part of the Competency-Based Education Network (article sidebar) whose work centers on advocating for the effectiveness of quality CBE online … Continue reading

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Convergence 2014 Call for Proposals

A reminder about this statewide conference and the call for proposals. Kentucky Convergence is November 13-14 in Louisville, and the deadline for proposals is August 29. This statewide conference brings professionals in information technology, online learning, and libraries together for … Continue reading

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OLRO Presentation at International Conference on Online Learning

Just wanted to share some good news.  The Online Learning Research Office (OLRO) has supported 12 research projects over the last 14 months – and we submitted a proposal to the Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan-C) to present some preliminary … Continue reading

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What’s Next for Blackboard?

WKU has been using Blackboard as our learning management system (LMS) since 1999. Over the years, I’ve seen many changes in how our faculty use it to teach, collaborate with students and create a sense of community. I’ve also been … Continue reading

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