27 octobre 2014

A cheaper alternative thanks to competency-based education?

eCampus NewsBy Carly Morales - . Western Governors University (WGU) may hold a unique approach suited for future developments of higher-ed institution competency-based programs: A sustainable, flat tuition rate, and the ability to find employment for 89 percent of its graduates. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:44 - - Permalien [#]


New app lets educators annotate presentations in real time

eCampus NewsCasio America Inc. has introduced a new, free mobile application called C-Assist that allows educators to display and annotate content for classroom presentations in real time. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:42 - - Permalien [#]

Harvard creates ‘Big Data’ course for social innovators

eCampus NewsBy  - . Harvard created a new course that started this semester–Data Science in Education: Big Data, Learning Analytics and the Information Age–with the intention to teach educators and social innovators the basics of big data. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:41 - - Permalien [#]

“Independent MOOC” reaches global audience with connected course

eCampus NewsBy  - . 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 peers in the process. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:40 - - Permalien [#]

Why hybrid can be better than fully online learning

eCampus NewsBy  - . Tradition-rich Christian Brothers University watched in alarm a decade ago as online, nonprofit colleges began chomping away at nighttime enrollment. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:38 - - Permalien [#]


Adaptive technologists develop online STEM course of the future

eCampus NewsBy  - . A recent recipient of the the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Next Generation Courseware ChallengeCerego says its future course, StatsPL, will allow for such personalization of STEM learning that the course could reach more than 1 million low-income students by 2018. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:36 - - Permalien [#]

A new pathway for job-seeking IT students

eCampus NewsBy  - . 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 new IT and coding skills in order to land those freelance and outsourcing jobs–a goal that CodersTrust believes will be critical for future economies. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:35 - - Permalien [#]

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

eCampus NewsBy Meris Stansbury - . 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 no, they’re not Forty-Niner’s. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:33 - - Permalien [#]

How administrators can enhance online learning programs

eCampus NewsBy Meris Stansbury - . 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, nonprofit colleges revealed, providing what researchers say is much-needed empirical research on what works for administrative structure for online programs. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:12 - - Permalien [#]

High education commissioner Richard Freeland to step down

The Boston GlobeBy Matt Rocheleau. Richard M. Freeland has shaped higher education in Massachusetts for four decades, helping establish UMass Boston, presiding over Northeastern University’s rise from commuter school to selective research institution, and overseeing the state’s public higher education system through post-recession struggles. But on Tuesday, he plans to announce an end to the succession of leadership roles. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:00 - - Permalien [#]