29 avril 2017

The 3 biggest Twitter problems for educators—and how to overcome them

eCampus NewsBy Heather Ngoma. Despite clear advantages to advancing digital literacy, institutions often experience considerable roadblocks to implementing digital literacy initiatives. Interestingly, accessibility often isn’t the biggest factor blocking this process—more often than not, it comes down to an educator’s own comfort with social media. More...

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3 ways new-to-online students can thrive with virtual learning

eCampus NewsBy Erica Cirino. Digital learning opportunities are widely available and abundant today. From MOOCs to digital study aids to virtual tutoring, there are many ways for students to hone their academic skills while still maintaining flexibility in their schedules. An added bonus? They can often do this from the comfort and convenience of their own computer, smartphone, or other electronic device. More...

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4 reasons why mobile is making unprecedented gains in student recruiting

eCampus NewsBy Elad Shoushan. Universities around the world rely heavily on traditional marketing strategies—direct mail, college fairs, physical ads in public transit, billboards, campus visits and other antiquated best practices—to attract candidates to their programs. More...

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Is writing education vital to emerging technology?

eCampus NewsBy Jeremy Cunningham. In an age of technological advancement, it’s easy to feel obsolete. I feel confident that education will always be needed; but, occasionally I wonder if writing education has value in a computer-driven world. More...

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University discovers how to bring expensive on-campus resources to online students

eCampus NewsBy Greg Smith. In 1949, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) first sent faculty overseas to provide higher education at U.S. military installations.  Fast forward to 2017, and UMUC is the largest online public university in the United States, celebrating our 70th year of serving adult students in Maryland and around the world. More...

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Want an inclusive student experience? Yes, there’s a campus app for that

eCampus NewsBy Chris Hopkinson. How can modern institutions implement strategies that support student engagement, retention and success, especially for low-income and minority students. More...

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18 fundraising sites for millions in campus donations

eCampus NewsBy Meris Stansbury. Figures like $2 million, $300,000, $10 million, and $900,000, abounded in a Washington Post story that revealed how small liberal arts schools are turning to the relatively new-ish startup concept of fundraising sites for alumni and student program donations—all through Washington D.C.-based crowdfunding website GiveCampus.com. More...

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Debunked: 8 online learning myths that need to disappear

eCampus NewsBy Meris Stansbury. As online learning continues to grow as an increasingly viable option for postsecondary and continuing education (at least 5.8 million US students are enrolled in at least one online course), especially as non-traditional students are becoming the norm, there still exists a universal unfamiliarity with online learning that has led to the proliferation of several myths or misconceptions about this popular mode of learning. More...

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Are campus bookstores the key to online and digital learning success?

eCampus NewsBy Meris Stansbury. They still sell t-shirts for proud parents and coffee mugs with catchy slogans, but college bookstores are also going through a renaissance of sorts, using technology-supported measures to become an integral cornerstone of campus life. More...

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A technology to improve STEM retention?

eCampus NewsBy Laura Ascione. This new research initiative, announced at SXSWedu, will investigate the use of advanced techniques in learning analytics and educational data mining to reduce the Drop-Fail-Withdraw (DFW) rates in STEM gateway courses. More...

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