08 mars 2015

Millions-of-dollars initiative to test new education delivery approaches

eCampus NewsUSA Funds has announced a $3 million investment in the Jefferson Education Accelerator, which will identify, test and nurture innovative education technology solutions. More...

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New program helps older special needs students in postsecondary world

eCampus NewsPACE is a new program where older Deron students participate in an educational job-shadowing effort. This group partnered with the New Jersey Devils. Before the start of a recent Devils home hockey game, the students were given the opportunity to observe a “behind the scenes” view of how employees make each event at the Prudential Center a success. More...

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Penn State prof explains net neutrality decision

eCampus NewsBy Lori Falce. Rob Frieden knows the internet, and he wants people to care about the issue of net neutrality.
“We should care,” said the Penn State professor of telecommunications and internet law. More...

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Re-formatting writing for the digital classroom

eCampus NewsBy Nathalie Delbecque. The nation recently celebrated National Handwriting Day, and for a brief moment, the world celebrated the age-old art of penmanship. But with keyboards and touchpads reigning supreme, should institutions of higher learning continue to emphasize handwriting. More...

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Think writing skills are important? Why teaching online is a great option

eCampus NewsBy Brian Goedde. How teaching an online course taught me we are all Shakespeare Language Learners. “Unless you’re in Taiwan,” I wrote in my introduction to my classes, “we won’t meet in person this semester.” I posted a picture from a trip my family and I took down the east coast of the island; behind me, steep mountainsides plunged into the Pacific Ocean. “This is my back yard,” I wrote. “Just kidding.” More...

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Library offers free online courses to adult learners

eCampus NewsBy Jenae Hackensmith. Adult learners are able to access free online courses and earn completion certificates at their local library. Adult learners can now access more than 100 free online classes through Austin (Minn.) Public Library. More...

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For Asian-Americans, a changing landscape on college admissions

eCampus NewsBy Frank Shyong. In a windowless classroom at an Arcadia tutoring center, Ann Lee’s primer on college admissions begins with the basics: application deadlines, the relative virtues of the SAT versus the ACT and how many Advanced Placement tests to take. More...

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Why online ed accessibility is not a “when we get to it” issue

eCampus NewsBy Bridget McCrea. In the era of online learning, colleges and universities are quickly learning that it’s not enough to provide online content—the content must be accessible for all. But how can institutions provide online accessibility; and is it a legal requirement. More...

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Do financial incentives work in higher education?

eCampus NewsBy Koran Addo. Depending on whom you ask, Missouri’s recent foray into rewarding colleges and universities with extra money for improved academic performance has been either a fantastic success or a bit of a sham. More...

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Legislation would increase access to online education

eCampus NewsBy Lynn Arditi. Bills seek to expand online learning access to students who might not opt for traditional on-campus education. Legislation introduced in the General Assembly aims to improve access to higher education by increasing the availability of online or “distance learning” programs in Rhode Island. More...

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