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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,…

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Colleges: Federal sign up available for competency experiments

From badges to skills pathways, more higher ed institutions are not only feeling the pressure to accept, but realizing the benefits of implementing, alternative credentials for a broad…

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The MOOC metrics we should be tracking

When Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs - free classes offered by some of the world's best-known colleges and universities) first made news, stories celebrating them as the…

5 great ed-tech faculty resources on YouTube

Educators, administrators, and students are using social media for marketing purposes and to improve learning and deliver instruction more effectively. This learning dynamic can occur by creating LinkedIn pages,…

The college tour is about to undergo a virtual makeover

Oculus Rift, an emerging virtual reality headset platform, is taking developer YouVisit's virtual campus tours to the next dimension, raising questions about the evolution of traditional college recruitment…

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Mission is key to MOOCs, online programs

By now, most colleges and universities know that providing some type of online program—fully online, through MOOCs, or blended learning—is critical to staying current in today’s changing higher…

5 PD tips for the new semester How-to

5 PD tips for the new semester

Faculty often want to learn more about technology integration, but have difficulty finding the time, or knowing where to start. Many understand the basics of technology in higher education,…

Why are colleges getting free Big Data services?

Hoping to mold a generation of college graduates specializing in analyzing data using certain proprietary Big Data software, companies are offering their services for free to campuses nationwide. The…

The next big innovation in higher ed is…collaboration?

Poetry, personal stories, laughs and boisterous arm and hand gestures are not what I was expecting at 8 in the morning, and, I’m nervous to admit, from a…

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Free college classes help Boomers looking for work

With the youngest of the Boomers turning 50 this year, the BridgeValley Community and Technical College in South Charleston is doing its part to help Baby Boomers get…

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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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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…

An exclusive app you can’t afford to miss

An exclusive app you can’t afford to miss

The campus emergency app designed to simplify and improve students' crisis response is officially no longer higher education's best kept secret. In Case of Crisis, which eCampus News highlighted…

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The technology that prevents ‘hotbeds of fraud’ in higher ed

Fraud in test taking and student loans can threaten the very existence of online colleges and universities -- a fact that hasn't been lost on chief information officers…

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Game-changing technology reveals student job prospects

Everything can be quantified, measured, and analyzed, and a college student's job prospects are no different. Around 8.5 percent of recent college graduates are unemployed. Perhaps more troubling, 16.8…