22 juillet 2018

More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. While the number of students has been rising, however, so has the proportion who begin as full-time freshmen but fail to come back for a second year. More...

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EdX Engineers Are Building a Transferrable Student Records Tool

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. edX is building a transferrable student records tool, which will be ready in the next “Ironwood” version of the Open edX platform, scheduled for the first quarter of 2019. More...

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Online learning is helping Louisiana inmates stay out of prison

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. About two-thirds of prisoners go back to jail within three years of being released, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But an online learning platform at 15 correctional facilities are helping Louisiana inmates create a new future for themselves. More...

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One small college moves online — carefully

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, believes it has skillfully moved some instruction online without sacrificing the small institution’s best qualities that its 2,500 students expect, according to Inside Higher Education. More...

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The tech industry leads the way in revolutionizing student loan debt

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. With the average student loan borrower owing in the $27,900—$50,000 range, it’s no wonder that national student loan debt in America is at a record high of $1.52 trillion. More...

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When we run out of room for data, scientists want to store it in DNA

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. The reason for this is the unimaginable pace at which we currently produce data. Each day, around 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created, courtesy of the 3.7 billion humans who now use the internet. In the last two years alone, a mind-boggling 90 percent of the world’s data has been created. More...

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Learning these in-demand skills could add thousands of dollars to your annual salary

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. “New-collar jobs,” positions that require skills but not a bachelor’s degree, are in demand right now, according to ZipRecruiter. More...

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5 Great TED Talks on the Potential of Artificial Intelligence

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. People who want to be inspired watch TED Talks, largely because of the stories they tell.  These stories spark imagination and motivate audiences to think in new ways. More...

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EdX Partners Support Fees for Online Courses

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. MOOC provider consulted some but not all partner institutions before introducing fees for online courses. Most institutions support the move, but some wonder if it will be effective. By and large, representatives of institutions said they have a rooting interest in keeping edX financially sustainable, and they aren’t surprised that edX needs more money from students to maintain the volume of its output. More...

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Survey: 7 in 10 People Don’t Believe Online Classes Can Provide a ‘True College Experience’

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. In spite of the fact that nine in 10 people believe online and distance learning programs will grow in popularity over time, seven in 10 don’t think that students can a get a “true college experience” from an online-only program. More...

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