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The year ahead: 2016’s tech news forecast

Catch up on the most compelling higher-ed news stories you may have missed this week

news-picEach Friday, I’ll be bringing you a recap of some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

I can’t fit all of our news stories here, though, so feel free to visit and read up on other news you may have missed.

In this week’s news:

Gen Z is about to take over higher education—here’s what to expect

Educators take note: it’s time to make way for Generation Z (Gen Z).


17 research-vetted resources for designing mobile learning

As mobile learning gains popularity throughout education, it can be hard to sift through case studies and research on effective models and frameworks for designing mobile learning experiences. Recently, however, researchers decided to list and categorize the most relevant ones.


Can blended learning reach superstar status with MOOCs?

The verdict may still be out on the effectiveness of MOOCs on their own to improve learning outcomes and bring value to an institution, but could MOOCs have a more definitive positive impact in a blended or hybrid model; specifically, as incorporated in traditional, face-to-face courses?


5 important revelations from first year online learners

Despite a record number of students taking online higher education courses, many of those entering for the first time often have incorrect preconceived notions of online learning’s extreme flexibility—and it’s this notion that may lead to high dropout rates.

Laura Ascione