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A new pathway for job-seeking IT students

According to a report by McKinsey, freelance portals will create more than 150 million jobs globally by 2025. And a new education startup called CodersTrust is aiming to…

Harvard creates ‘Big Data’ course for social innovators

Big data has the ability to improve the provision of public services, enable governments to spend taxpayers' monies more efficiently, and advance societies forward. But, what exactly is…

Digital Issue Article

Interested in digital badges? 9 issues to consider

The promise of digital badges for alternative credentials and skills pathways has not been lost on higher education; yet, there are many concerns—from business, faculty, and students—on the…

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“Independent MOOC” reaches global audience with connected course

Independent collaboration may sound like an oxymoron, but for George Washington University (GW) this method of MOOC hosting has reached a significant global audience and strengthened relationships with…

How-to

How administrators can enhance online learning programs

Administrators and administrative structure can not only vastly improve online program efficiency, but boost enrollment by thousands of students. At least, that’s what a new study of private,…

How-to

5 lessons for launching your first competency-based degree

Abandon all notions that you can draw from existing degree models for CBE. So say administrators at Purdue University, which, in implementing a new competency-based education (CBE) degree…

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MIT offers free online courses in game design, ed tech

The place where the video game was invented more than 50 years ago now wants to teach instructors, entrepreneurs, and students how to design games for learning—and it’s…

Why ‘potential completers’ should matter to your institution

31 million students have left college without earning a degree in the last 20 years, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, leaving a huge amount of…

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An ‘unhackable’ system for securing campus data?

With data security breaches continuing to plague higher education, a New Hampshire company called EduLok is promoting what it calls an “unhackable” system for safeguarding sensitive information.…

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Innovative learning approach could boost enrollment, retention

One school district has college enrollment rates that are eight percent higher than their peers, with a persistence rate that is 24 points higher; another high school saw…

Educator Resource Centers

How Video Lectures Are Transforming Higher Education

How Video Lectures Are Transforming Higher Education

Video is a powerful tool to help students learn—and a growing number of educators are integrating video into their instruction, either by using pre-existing video assets or by…

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…

Innovation Corner

Why the future is all about the ‘Knowledge Cloud’ platform

Karl Mehta, the founder and CEO of EdCast, explains why the Silicon-Valley online education platform provider is a next generation digital learning ecosystem—and how Michigan State University (MSU)…

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Alumni get next-gen event treatment thanks to new software

Relatively new to the higher-ed market, Attend.com is helping college and university teams to boost alumni attendance by over 50 percent, thanks to next-generation event planning software that…

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New cloud SRS technology has big classroom potential—here’s why

Clickers, once the popular ‘it’ classroom tech tool, has come under scrutiny from cash-strapped students required to pay for these sporadically used devices. Now, say students and faculty,…

How-to

10 ways ed-tech tools promote academic honesty

Here are 10 strategies and resources for educators to prevent student plagiarism and advance academic honesty. With answers literally at their fingertips, instructors utilizing education technology tools are challenged…

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New higher-ed app boosts collaboration in real-time

If you're searching for new and innovative ways to present complex material to students, you might want to take a closer look at Lucidchart.…

How-to

Here’s how you do tablet integration

Dozens of Fresno State classes have introduced a new interactive tablet curriculum that began Aug. 21 when fall semester classes began. The first 1,200 students have enrolled in…