28 avril 2015

In Rural Lebanon, Few Higher Education Choices for Girls

By Souhaib Ayoub. Wearing a black veil covering her hair and shoulders, Manal is holding her books with two cold hands and hiding walnuts and dried raisins in her pockets for a snack in the classroom. She gives some food to her friends, Fatema and Khadija, as they laugh in an attempt to change the routine of Sharia lessons.  She does not care about the lessons, she reads her lessons casually just before the exams. More...

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In the UAE, Calls for Health-Care Education to Expand

By . At 25 years old and weighing 154 pounds, a man lying on an operating table was described as having an average body type.
But, in other terms, there was nothing normal about the “man,” whose heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, age and weight could instantly change with a few adjustments directed through a computer. More...

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Computer engineering goes free and open

eCampus NewsImagination Technologies (IMG.L) announces a new offering as part of its Imagination University Programme (IUP) called MIPSfpga. Through MIPSfpga, Imagination aims to transform CPU architecture education in universities around the globe by offering them free and open access to a fully-validated, current generation MIPS CPU in a complete teaching package. More...

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Community College presidents take the lead with entrepreneurship

eCampus NewsThe National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), a national organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, has announced the results of a national assessment of its Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge (PFEP). More...

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New textbook transparency platform launches

eCampus NewsSoftware provider Sidewalk has announced the launch of Hero, a new platform providing content cost transparency for faculty, college bookstores, and students nationwide. The new software is anticipated to be installed in 200 universities this year. More...

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New adaptive tech tool for deeper learning

eCampus NewsConnect Master is a personalized, complete course digital solution for college students and instructors. It provides an adaptive, immersive environment where students can show their work and get real-time feedback at every step of the problem-solving process, allowing for a deeper understanding of concepts beyond a single right or wrong answer, says the company. More...

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Why mobile is creating a revolution in personalized blended learning

eCampus NewsBy Pamela Millar - . Nearly two decades have passed since the advent of the internet and already the face of education has been fundamentally turned on its head. Schools of every kind around the world have had to make sweeping changes to the way curriculum is designed and delivered in the internet age. More...

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Are educators asking the right questions about distance education?

eCampus NewsBy Don Kassner - . In fact, only 28 percent of academic leaders say that their faculty accept the value and legitimacy of online education, according to a recent survey from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). The report also cites new federal data that counts more than five million students now taking one or more distance education courses, an increase of nearly 200,000 from 2013-2014. More...

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Why research success might depend on a pipe dream

eCampus NewsBy Andrew Barbour - . In January, the University of Connecticut upgraded its Internet2 connection from 10 gigabits per second to 100G. The connection, made possible through a partnership with the Connecticut Education Network and the state, is intended to keep the university on the cutting edge of research and better positioned to compete for grants and scientists. More...

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Can this technology help solve the distance learning isolation issue?

eCampus NewsBy  - . It’s a common problem facing universities with satellite campuses and distance learning options: How to keep students from feeling isolated from on-campus classrooms. More...

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