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5 lessons from job-training programs: The original competency-based experts

Community colleges, which have been offering occupational education for decades, have long understood how to address the skills needed by local employers. Now they're also learning how to integrate competency-based…

Are startups shaping the future for students?

Startup 101 may sound like a cool campus marketing tactic (and you wouldn’t be wrong) but a few innovative universities are going a step beyond by weaving startup culture into…

Students with autism get job retention training

Gaps in social skills, difficulty working in groups, and adapting to change are all hallmarks of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which will affect the job prospects of an estimated 750,000…

Geospatial revolution crosses disciplines

Geospatial technologies may have quietly entered Americans’ lives via smart phones and electronic toll collection systems, but they are part of a revolution that Keith Masback wants people, particularly educators,…

College creates digital teaching certificate for professors

The School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) at Saint Mary’s College has announced the launch of a Digital Driver’s License (DDL) program, aimed at ensuring quality of hybrid and…

Major companies partner to help improve student outcomes

Chegg, Inc., the Student Hub, and Blackboard Inc. have announced a partnership that will allow Chegg’s self-directed learning services–Chegg Study, Chegg Tutors, and Chegg Career Center–to be accessible within Blackboard…

Faculty aren’t using OER—here’s why

Faculty across institutions aren't using OER—or they are, but just don’t know it, says a new industry report; leading to concerns about definition and copyright understanding. This interesting data comes…

Op-ed: Are education boot camps the new Gold Rush?

Highly motivated individuals are flocking to California, seeking a way to make money in a short amount of time using nothing more than their smarts and a drive to succeed…And…

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 teach students…

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 program, realized…

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