21 mai 2017

‘Volatile’ but Growing Online Ed Market

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Online enrollment continues to grow as the total number of students in college shrinks. The growth is particularly strong at private nonprofit colleges, report finds. More...

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2U Acquires Online Education Company GetSmarter

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. On Tuesday 2U, an online program management company, said it will acquire GetSmarter, an online education company that focuses on working professionals. More...

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The New Student ID

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Despite questions about privacy, colleges using biometric authentication such as iris scans say they are mostly concerned with getting students into campus facilities as quickly as possible. More...

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Indiana's Active-Learning Mosaic Expands

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Indiana University’s “active-learning” initiative is growing faster than expected, partly because of an approach that embraces different campus types, class sizes and classroom layouts. That approach is reflected in the initiative’s name: Mosaic. More...

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Colleges Dodge Massive Cyberattack

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Colleges in the U.S. -- at least for now -- are reporting few incidents related to WannaCry, the attack that knocked out services and systems worldwide. Brazosport was hit. Read more...

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New Group to Advocate for Library Funding

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. A group of 25 education companies, publishers and trade associations on Wednesday announced the formation a group to advocate against proposed cuts to federal library funding. The group, known as the Corporate Coalition for Library Investment, released an open letter to the U.S. Read more...

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‘Glacial Progress’ on Digital Accessibility

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Data from 700,000 classes show digital course materials have gotten only slightly more accessible to students with disabilities over the last five years. Read more...

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Could Robots Handle Peer Review?

HomeBy Holly Else for Times Higher EducationTechnologist argues that artificial intelligence could make publishing decisions in milliseconds.
Many academics bemoan the often thankless task of reviewing other scholars’ research manuscripts before they are published in journals. More...

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Building ‘Harvard of Africa’

HomeBy John Elmes for Times Higher Education. Founder discusses his plans for a transcontinental university.
“This century will be the African century, so students who want to be globally equipped will have to understand where Africa’s going.” More...

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Who Wants a Neurotic Professor?

HomeBy John Elmes for Times Higher Education. Study examines traits British students like -- and don’t like -- in instructors.
New research has revealed students’ preferences for their lecturers’ personalities, and if you are neurotic, disagreeable, closed off and unreliable, you may want to look away now. More...

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