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Why STEM needs a community to succeed

Washington, DC -- When journalist Judy Woodruff was in college, she wanted to be a mathematician, but a professor discouraged her from pursuing math as a career. "He thought…

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Will educators ever agree on the future of higher ed?

On April 10, university leaders held a spirited debated over the future of education innovation the Princeton-Fung Global Forum in Paris. Princeton Humanities Chair Gideon Rose expressed a bleak…

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Successful eLearning depends on teachers

When the state of North Carolina dramatically reduced textbook funding, yet decided it would implement the Common Core State Standards, our School of Education at Gardner-Webb University decided…

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How a counterterrorism software company hopes to combat dropout rates

For more than 20 years, data analytics company Intelligent Software Solutions has created software to help counter improvised explosive devices (IEDs), assist police officers in preventing crimes, and…

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Research says a college’s return-on-investment depends on this offering

In what seems like a no-brainer, the relationship between college majors and salary potential is becoming ever stronger in the wake of staggering student debt. Thanks to recent…

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FBI investigates man in U-Md. data disclosure

The FBI is investigating a Baltimore-area computer worker in connection with the online disclosure last month of University of Maryland President Wallace Loh's Social Security and cellphone numbers,…

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Udacity drops free certificates

The massive open online course (MOOC) platform Udacity will no longer offer completion certificates for free, the company announced this week.

While students can still take the…

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10 rules for developing your first online course

Years of helping faculty pass to the dark side of online education have taught me a few simple rules that I brow beat (in a collegial way) into…

The business of ed-tech: Plagiarism as education

Plagiarism detection technology is good for more than just a "gotch ya" moment for professors. Reinforcing academic integrity can also be a valuable, punishment-free lesson for students. That's the…

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How to improve course evaluations

Student evaluations of courses and the faculty that teach them are an important aspect of quality control at colleges and universities.

How a course is taught, whether…

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How to make flipped learning work in higher education

Once the domain of the most innovative and experimental faculty members, the flipped classroom model has made its way into higher education’s mainstream as students offer their approval…

Controlling Technology Costs

Campus budgets for instructional technology and other IT costs have taken a hit in recent years—and regardless of how much money is available for these items, campus technology…

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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Are college campuses obsolete?

On one recent night, the Intelligence Squared U.S. debate series put forth a motion on Columbia University’s campus: “More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall Is Obsolete.” This is…

Hadoop there it is: Big Data tech gaining traction

As companies collect more data on how consumers interact with their businesses, the Hadoop open source storage system is emerging as a key technology for breaking up large…

The student becomes the teacher

Over the past year, a boy genius from Mongolia has been schooling MIT on how to improve the elite institution’s free online courses, Slate reports. When he was just…

4 online education trends for 2014

Looking ahead this year, business owners worldwide are definitely in board rooms steering up plans designed to ensure they have a successful 2014, and the world of online…

Blended learning revolution: Tech meets tradition in the classroom

Fourteen-year-old Gabi Directo is technically in the middle of her freshman year. But in bursts of learning, hunched over her laptop in her Summit Shasta High School classroom,…

Technology is making ‘just-in-time’ education possible—and the economy is making it necessary.

College enrollment fell nationwide in 2013, for the second year in a row, as the pool of 18-year-old high school graduates continues to shrink and fewer adults are…