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5 simple ways to streamline campus technology

Somewhere along the line, it seems that higher-education technology leaders hit a development gap where the KISS principle was routinely ignored. Here are five suggestions for getting back…

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This 3D ‘sci-fi technology’ is revolutionizing universities

In just the span of one year, a relatively new technology is beginning to transform every department within colleges and universities, thanks to its versatility, general affordability, and…

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What does ed-tech look like in the college classroom?

Traditional colleges and universities are currently racing to update technology infrastructure to accommodate mobile and online technologies deemed critical for today's students. But what is the rate of…

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Here’s how to reach every student brain

By now, most educators know that classroom practices such as differentiating instruction, critical thinking, and making the environment less stressful for students are critical to a 21st-century education.…

How-to

Why is competency-based education so hard to study?

A few research pitfalls seem to be creeping into the still nascent world of K-12 competency-based education: first, the challenge of moving from discussing high-level theory to describing…

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City businesses see value in hiring foreign students after graduation

Nearly 40 percent of foreign students who graduate from Oklahoma City metropolitan area colleges stay and get jobs here, a new study shows.…

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Google Classroom enhances teacher-student communication

One such service that is now available for all users is Google Classroom from Google Apps for Education. As the name suggests, the service is designed to act…

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States get funding to better align degrees with economy, K-12

To further governors’ efforts to align education and training systems to the needs of state economies, the National Governors Association (NGA) this week announced support for 14 states:…

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Top universities’ new platform helps with retention, post-grad careers

It’s called an LRM (Learning Resource Management) platform, and, as its founder told me, LRM does for learning what CRM did for sales: It boosts collaborative relationships, yields…

Opinion

College presidents predict 4 new institutional models for higher-ed

A new think-tank-esque collection of leading college and university presidents last year came together to discuss the trends and disruptions shaping higher education thanks to new technologies and…

Educator Resource Centers

MOOCs: the future of higher education, or a passing phase?

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have quickly become one of the most polarizing developments in higher education. Many in higher ed see these MOOCs as innovations that could…

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Top universities’ new platform helps with retention, post-grad careers

It’s called an LRM (Learning Resource Management) platform, and, as its founder told me, LRM does for learning what CRM did for sales: It boosts collaborative relationships, yields…

College admission gets a Big Data magic 8 ball

It's like a number-driven magic 8 ball. Massive amounts of data is being used for myriad purposes on college campuses -- with some Big Data companies giving away their…

6 reasons campus networks must change

The word "legacy," when it comes to discussions of college and university networks, has become a dirty word. "Legacy," in these exchanges, is shorthand for a technological solution that…

3 ways to bolster competency in higher education

Converting a student's experience into college credits, whether in the traditional classroom or online, has proven one of the most complex, oft-discussed issues in higher education. Competency based learning,…

‘You can’t improve what you don’t measure’

The collection, parsing, and analyzing of data is today more prevalent than ever in higher education, and some colleges are using that data to eliminate waiting lines on…

3 cheap ways to amp up campus A/V

Splurging on top-flight audio-video (A/V) equipment has never been an easy sell in higher education, but now more than ever, campus A/V officials are striving to justify needed…