24 mars 2015

Four Factors Competing with Price as a Differentiator for Online Students

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. As online education grows in popularity and breadth at institutions nationwide, leaders are grappling with a few central issues. First, defining how return on investment (ROI) for online students differs from that of on-campus students and, second, finding ways to ensure online students are getting what they expect from their educational experience. More...

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Understanding and Meeting Needs Central to Creating Value for Online Students

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Students, stakeholders, providers and supporters alike are asking this question across all forms of media. Critics of higher education are louder than ever as they tell stories of student levels of debt that will never be erased by the jobs they attain with their degree. More...

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Minimizing Online Students’ Transactional Distance to Maximize Value

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Today’s non-traditional students are focused on pursuing higher education opportunities that adapt to their schedules and allow them to study as and when they’re able. For many, this means online courses are their only option to pursue the skills, knowledge and perhaps credentials they need. More...

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Co-Curricular Participation Drives Adult Student Excellence

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Often unrealized by students and sometimes disregarded by contingents of those in academics, co-curricular opportunities are an impactful aspect of the collegiate experience. Higher education continues to shift to online learning modules and full-time online degree programs (automation) in order to meet the demand by students for an affordable degree via attainable measures and the importance of these co-curricular opportunities can be disregarded by university officials. More...

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Beyond Dodgeball: Tailoring Extracurricular Opportunities for Adults

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. My college has somewhere around 200 organizations on campus for just under 5000 students. Between Greek organizations, student-run clubs, honor societies and athletics, there’s something for everyone. More...

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Don’t forget to register for next week’s HEPI conference on the REF and the future of research evaluation

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi.ac.uk"On Tuesday, 31st March, HEPI will be hosting a big conference in conjunction with Elsevier at the Royal Society in London to look back at the REF and forward to the future of research assessment. It will end with a presentation on higher education, the election and the spending review. 
Coming just a day after Parliament prorogues for the election campaign and just a few days after Hefce’s funding allocations for 2015/16, it will provide a timely moment to take stock and debate the future. More...

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New HEPI/Kaplan research shows benefits of studying alongside international students

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi.ac.uk"Research is available on the economic benefits of international students, but less is known about the educational benefits. So HEPI and Kaplan used the YouthSight Applicant Omnibus Survey to ask those on the cusp of higher education what they think about the prospect of studying alongside students from abroad.
The results show clearly that higher education applicants recognise there are benefits from learning alongside international students. They also suggest people are not naïve about the ways in which it can alter the student experience.
The results document is available at http://www.hepi.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/What-do-prospective-students-think-about-international-students.pdf and the data is available from HEPI. More...

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Conference: mobile learning – all at sea!

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . What: The mobile learning voyage: From small ripples to massive open waters
This event brings together some of the leading researchers and practitioners in the field of mLearning. It also appeals to a wide range of audiences who are interested in enhancing learning with designing content and developing systems for mobile devices and wireless networks and all others with an interest in mobile and ambient learning. More...

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Finland Does It Again--Abolishing Content This Time #FuturesED

http://hastac.org/files/imagecache/homepage_50/pictures/picture-79-873560aec16bee4b69793f2fa0fbd715.jpgBy Cathy Davidson. What’s in that water in Finland?  First they abolish standardized, summative, high stakes testing —and come out in the top 5 in all numeracy and literacy categories on the PISA OECD tests.    
Now, they are getting rid of subjects in schools:  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/finland-schools-subjects-are-out-and-topics-are-in-as-country-reforms-its-education-system-10123911.html. Read more...

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Our Policy on Cookies and Tracking

By Michael Feldstein. In the wake of the Pearson social media monitoring controversy, edubloggers like Audrey Watters and D’arcy Norman have announced their policies regarding code that can potentially track users on their blogs. This is a good idea, so we are following their example. More...

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