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Universities begin using Snapchat to communicate with students

A new friend request may be coming to the Snapchat contact list of college students across the nation.<p>Institutions of higher education have begun to …

Germany removes University Fees - what we Should Learn from That

All German Universities will be free of charge as of this year. The last German area to remove fees, Lower Saxony, has officially done so, in what …

Competency-Based Education: No More Semesters?

"I went to a four-year university." "That job requires a one-year certificate." "It's a two-semester course." "She's a fifth-year senior." What do these expressions have in common? They use time as the yardstick for higher education.<p>Essentially, this means measuring not how much you've learned, but …

LinkedIn gives college ratings a big data twist

October 07, 2014 | 5:00 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/10/07/tech/linkedin-gives-college-ratings-big-data-twist/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Online education platform EdCast puts universities in charge of their content

The online education platform provider EdCast, Silicon Valley’s latest contribution to the ed-tech space, wants to be simultaneously massive and …

Apple Watch: Coming to a Classroom Near You? – Wired Campus - Blogs

Wearable technology has entered the mainstream. The Apple Watch, announced on Tuesday, ushers in the possibility that, one day soon, campuses across …

Teaching a Domain of One’s Own with Reclaim Hosting – ProfHacker - Blogs

One of the many things I’m excited about this semester is a new seminar called Hacking, Remixing, and Design. I’m trying a bunch of new ideas, …

Online Life

Lectures Didn't Work in 1350—and They Still Don't Work Today

A conversation with David Thornburg about designing a better classroom<p>“Of all the places I remember from my childhood,” David Thornburg writes, “school was the most depressing.” The now award-winning educational futurist and creator of the “educational holodeck,” Thornburg’s early experience in the …

Can Draper University of Heroes really teach innovation? | ZDNet

First, the name seems a bit silly: Draper University of Heroes.<p>Then, there’s the Hogwarts-like division of students into teams with names like …

Startups

Most Important Human Skills in Today’s Workplace | Workology

In an evolving business landscape candidates are now sought after in several ways. No longer does an employer know about a candidate from a faxed …

Ten Skills Working Professionals Need to Upgrade in the Next Five Years

After a tense few years, the job market is slowly improving, and according to figures from the Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover …

Breaking Down the Barriers to International Education: Distance Learning Opportunities for Adults

Could distance education (DE) units effectively develop international programs that reach adult non-traditional learners? Several thoughts come to …

Education Technology

With a Little Help From My Friends: The Value of Social Media for Distributed Learners

Many mid-career learners are unable or unwilling to take a large chunk of time off from work in order to attend a postsecondary institution. Though …

Social Media

Assessing the Need for Adult Student Organizations

Most research about adult learners — and even a casual conversation with one — might lead us to believe adult students don’t have time for student …

Eight Ways to See Higher Education Management Differently

Six years after the financial crisis, the economy is improving, but higher education institutions are still in jeopardy. The environment seems …

Higher Education

Nurturing Online Learning Environments: Introduction

We are all familiar with the profusion of online courses and opportunities to learn specific skills or complex ideas due to a significant demand, and …

Research in Higher Education

How Do Academic Achievement and Gender Affect the Earnings of STEM Majors? A Propensity Score Matching Approach<p>Abstract<p>The United States government …

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY<p>The 21st century is marked by global interconnections. People, capital, information and goods all flow across borders at …

Graduate School 2.0: Three Ways to Put Technology to Work for Graduate Student Success

No doubt about it; digital technology has more than proven its value as a convenient and flexible medium for delivering academic programs. Just ask …

Christensen's Disruptive Innovation after the Lepore Critique

Must innovation disrupt everything so that society might have new and better things? Widespread fatigue with this idea inspired a number of headlines …

Stunning college degree gap: Women have earned almost 10 million more college degrees than men since 1982 - AEI

According to data from the Department of Education on college degrees by gender, the US college degree gap favoring women started back in 1978, when …

25 Colleges With the Best Return on Investment

When Forbes releases its annual list of best colleges this summer, it will use a methodology that includes more than a dozen measurements, from student evaluations to retention rates to level of student indebtedness. Just 15% of the ranking comes from alumni compensation reported on the salary …

College Is Going Online, Whether We Like It Or Not

Skittish college professors won't stop the digital disruption of higher education.<p>(Reuters)<p>The United States has a problem: rapidly rising student debt. It also has a solution: online education. The primary reason for spiraling student debt is the soaring costs of a college education at a physical …

Cloud Technology Can Lift the Fog Over Higher Education

hireED4HigherEdThis post was originally published by The Chronicle of Higher Education and written by Gordon Freedman. It appears here with the …

Technology makes higher education accessible to disabled students

There are over 11 million people with a limiting long-term illness, impairment or disability in the UK. Many of them are using educational resources and completing university courses. Universities have a responsibility to provide these students, and all students, with the necessary learning …

Two maps debunk one of the biggest myths about student loans in the US

One of the nuances that often gets lost in discussions about student debt is that the biggest borrowers aren’t necessarily the riskiest borrowers. There are many people who take out modest loans but have trouble paying them back, either because they fail to graduate or because their degree doesn’t …

College & University

Harvard and MIT try to build a higher education in the cloud

Harvard and MIT are among a group of universities planning to spend tens of millions of dollars on "massively open online courses (MOOCs)," a new type of higher education teaching that can include thousands of students in a single lecture. The two institutions have already launched an online …

U.S. schools not making the grade when it comes to education technology

Here’s a bit of disappointing but not-so-surprising news: according to a new report from the nonprofit think tank Center for American Progress (CAP), …