25 mai 2015

The bias inside the college debt system

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Aimee Picchi. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson vowed that no student wishing to attend college would "be turned away because his family is poor."
Half a century later, a shift in the way college is funded and the declining fortunes of minorities and poor families since the recession have created a college-debt system that the left-leaning think tank Demos calls "deeply biased along class and racial lines." Read more...

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Platinum Pay in Ivory Towers

New York TimesBy . Gregory Fenves recently got a big promotion, from provost to president of the University of Texas at Austin. A raise came with it. Instead of his current base of about $425,000, he was offered $1 million. 
And he rejected it — as too much. Read more...

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The In-State Tuition Break, Slowly Disappearing

New York TimesBy Kevin Carey. A few weeks ago, I took my daughter to see the latest Disney movie. Because it was early in the afternoon, and my daughter is 5, I expected to get a significant discount on the price of our tickets. The electronic ticket kiosk had other intentions. “1 Adult: $11.00” and “1 Child: $10.00.” Read more...

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Making Computer Science More Inviting: A Look at What Works

New York TimesBy Claire Cain Miller. When Sonja Khan started college, she’d never thought of studying computer science. But when she heard from friends that the intro class was good, she decided to give it a try — and then ended up majoring in it.
Four years later, she has just graduated with a computer science degree, is pursuing a master’s degree and is headed to a summer internship at Facebook. Read more...

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College Campuses Are More Trans-Inclusive Than Ever, But Still Have A Long Way To Go

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "huffingtonpost"By . A unique, very small group of students who shared a particular struggle in their path to a diploma was among the millions of the nation’s college graduates who tossed their caps into the air this past weekend.
That group is those students who identify as transgender, or gender non-conforming, gender-fluid or any other number of terms that continue to crop up describing those who do not identify with the sex they were assigned at birth. More...

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Identity management moves forward

University Business LogoBy Pamela Mills-Senn. The Switzerland-based company creates biometric authentication solutions based on facial and speech recognition. Recently KeyLemon announced a partnership that allows users of Blackboard Learn a rapid method of identity verification for online test takers. Future iterations of KeyLemon’s solutions will be able to assess head and eye position and monitor emotional responses, the announcement said. More...

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The plagiarism problem: Keeping student content real

University Business LogoBy Pamela Mills-Senn. More than two-thirds of the matches picked up by content-tracking service Turnitin are matches to other students’ work. Turnitin checks work for originality by helping identify primary-source and outside content use within that work. While not all the matches are instances of plagiarism, the statistic certainly reflects the degree to which students are sharing information with each other. More...

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Young Students Learn Better with Mix of Virtual and Real Worlds

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Young learners do up to five times better when instruction combines the real world with the virtual world. That’s the finding from Carnegie Mellon University, where researchers came up with a test to figure out how technology could best contribute to learning. “NoRILLA,” as the testing platform is called, is a mixed-reality set-up that bridges physical and virtual worlds. More...

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Get Back to Work – Reducing Procrastination in Online Classes

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. The key to making online students focus on their course work may be making procrastination as unenjoyable as possible, according to a study out of Cornell University. It’s a familiar problem to anyone with a deadline and a computer: the assignment is open on the screen, half-finished, but is quickly lost in a stack of web browser tabs. More...

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NM online classes will go out of state

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. The ability of New Mexico’s public and private colleges and universities to offer online programs beyond the state borders just increased considerably and includes target states from coast to coast. In addition, New Mexico students who take distance education courses from institutions in those other states can now rest assured that the programs meet high, uniform standards. More...

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