14 février 2016

Google Expeditions Takes Students on VR Tours of Great Barrier Reef, Buckingham Palace

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Google has added two new virtual reality tours to its Google Expeditions Pioneer Program, a VR platform designed specifically for classroom use and available free for schools. More...

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Collaborative classrooms mark wave of the future in higher ed

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Student-centered models turn instructors into guides as students investigate for themselves. Student-centered, collaborative classroom design is exploding across higher education and virtually all faculty today understand the difference between labs of computers and classrooms that feature them. More...

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EdTech: Wharton Launches Big Data, Entrepreneurship Moocs With Silicon Valley’s Coursera

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Pennsylvania’s Wharton School has announced it will offer two new online programs through Silicon Valley-based online learning start-up Coursera. More...

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MIT’s 7 Best Free Online Courses: Quantum Physics and Making Video Games

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. You don’t need to go to Cambridge to enjoy all the fun of a wildly expensive education. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a global leader on open-access education. More...

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Who needs a computer science degree these days?

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Two candidates apply for a software development position: One has a degree in computer science from a prestigious school. The other is self-taught with several years’ experience under his belt. More...

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What low-income students miss using only their phone to get online

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. For many of us, access to the Internet through a variety of means is a given. I can access the Internet through two laptops, a tablet, a smartphone and even both of my game systems, from the comfort of my living room. More...

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Obama's final budget proposal would send billions to higher ed

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. In his final budget proposal, President Barack Obama reiterated a number of higher education proposals that Congress has seen — and ignored — before. Among them: two years of free community college and a closing of the 90/10 rule loophole that allows for-profit colleges to collect more than 90 percent of their tuition revenue from federal sources. More...

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African-Americans' fields of study don't earn much money, report finds

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Racism in higher education has been the subject of protests at Ivy League and open-access colleges and universities in the U.S. over the last several months. But could racial discrimination and animosity toward students of color also impact which majors they choose. More...

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Bill would fully fund tuition for tech college HOPE recipients

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. A bill making its way through the state House would tie the HOPE grant award to the cost of tuition at Georgia’s technical colleges. More...

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Postsecondary, continuing ed spurs focus on human-centered design

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. As higher, professional, and continuing education institutions move from application to acceptance season, Story+Structure, specialists in human-centered design, encourages colleges and universities to reevaluate their approach to prospective students' online, mobile, and app experiences. More...

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