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Powers, Lisa; Alhussain, Ruqaya; Averbeck, Clemens; Warner, Andre – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2012
There is a dramatic shift in the tools that are used in today's technology-based distance education. While distance education is not new, there are new types of socially rich, mobile technologies that empower learners to be more in control of what they learn, when they learn it, and how they learn it. Students are taking more responsibility for…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Distance Education, Web 2.0 Technologies
McHaney, Roger – Stylus Publishing, LLC, 2011
Two seismic forces beyond our control--the advent of Web 2.0 and the inexorable influx of tech-savvy Millennials on campus--are shaping what Roger McHaney calls "The New Digital Shoreline" of higher education. Failure to chart its contours, and adapt, poses a major threat to higher education as we know it. These forces demand that we as educators…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Higher Education, Indigenous Populations, Teaching Methods
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Cardon, Peter W.; Okoro, Ephraim – Business Communication Quarterly, 2010
At each Association for Business Communication (ABC) conference the authors have attended in the past 2 to 3 years, the many presentations focusing on social networking, blogs, wikis, and various Web 2.0 technologies have captured their attention. They welcome the wonderful, new communication tools that increasingly allow people to communicate and…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Undergraduate Study, College Instruction, Teaching Methods
Brooks, Margaret – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Online enrollments have grown much faster than overall higher-education enrollments over the past few years, according to a 2008 report, "Staying the Course: Online Education in the United States," published by the Sloan-C, a consortium that promotes online education. During the period 2002-7, enrollment in online courses grew 19.7 percent,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Ethics, Teaching Methods, Enrollment Trends
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Dyehouse, Jeremiah; Pennell, Michael; Shamoon, Linda K. – College Composition and Communication, 2009
Reflecting the digital turn in composition studies, multimedia writing courses have become commonplace in many writing programs. Yet these technology-rich courses take on new significance when located within a rhetorically based writing major, especially as a core course. This article explores a developing writing and rhetoric major through…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Course Content, Writing Instruction, Multimedia Instruction