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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, she has…

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 returning to…

Creating an open source textbook

FSU Associate Professor Oskar Vafek along with some of his graduate students created what they call a wiki physics textbook, that allows anyone to learn all about graduate-level quantum mechanics…

U.S. views of technology and the future: Science in the next 50 years

The American public anticipates that the coming half-century will be a period of profound scientific change, as inventions that were once confined to the realm of science fiction come into…

Online education, MOOCs to aid UNL’s push for growth

Online and distance education is growing quickly at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and administrators expect it to be a key piece of the enrollment puzzle. In fall 2013, 6,633 students…

Libraries go high-tech

The idea of humans being served by robots is no longer confined to the realms of Science Fiction, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) staff and…

Controversial MOOC nearly costs professor his job

Teaching a massive open online course is seen as a feather in the cap for many academics: an opportunity to reach thousands of students, increase personal notoriety and boost the…

When it comes to the future of higher ed and tech, don’t forget small state schools

When we talk about the future of higher education in the United States, let’s please focus our attention on where most higher ed happens, Slate suggests. It’s not in Cambridge…

Minnesota: Drone technology center?

Dozens of representatives from agriculture, aviation and higher education are meeting in northwestern Minnesota to discuss ways to promote the region as a center for development of the unmanned aircraft…

Community college uses gaming to bring real-world relevance to courses

Lambton College is developing a pilot program to test out gaming in six of its courses — including first-year math, electrical circuits, and hair removal — to see if the use of…

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