05 avril 2019

Here’s one way to stop “summer melt”

eCampus NewsAs recently as last year, nearly one in five students who committed to attending Georgia State University (GSU) never showed up for classes in the fall. This problem isn’t unique to GSU, and it’s commonly referred to as the “summer melt.” But GSU has taken an innovative approach to solving this challenge, using an artificially intelligent (AI) chatbot that has led to a significant increase in student enrollment. More...

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Do you teach the way you were taught?

eCampus NewsAs academics, we tend to model our teaching style on the way we were taught. In some courses this works well, but in other courses it may not. Learning how to teach the students we have and not the students we want can be an eye opener. More...

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Looking for a way to evaluate your online learning program?

eCampus NewsA new self-evaluation tool offers a way for institutions to determine if they’re offering a supportive and high-quality online learning program. It’s the OLC Quality Scorecard for Online Student Support, from the Online Learning Consortium, and it’s intended to help institutions improve support for online learners. More...

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Higher ed: We are missing the boat in online learning

eCampus NewsWe are having the wrong conversations around online instruction. There is a constant pressure to “utilize” technology and “expand online learning” without much reflection on how the technology could actually enhance learning rather than just perpetuating ineffective teaching methods. More...

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Two effective methods to increase faculty diversity

eCampus NewsCommunity colleges tend to have the greatest diversity among their students than other types of higher education institutions, yet they still face challenges in attaining diversity among faculty. More...

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4 myths about accessibility and online learning

eCampus NewsThose who are in higher education are probably tired of hearing about accessibility. But accessibility awareness is the key point to making courses accessible. Bringing this awareness to faculty on how they design a course had been an ongoing charge for those in higher education that work with course design. More...

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5 tips for battling student distraction

eCampus NewsBattling student distraction is a real–if not new–thing. While it’s always been challenging to ensure students are engaged in learning, the increased use of laptops and smartphones offers more opportunities to veer off-task. More...

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What is your college doing to help students handle stress?

eCampus NewsDepression on campus is an ongoing issue that colleges must face. According to the American College Health Association, the number of students who report ever being diagnosed with depression has more than doubled since 2000, from 10 percent to 22 percent in the spring of  2017. More...

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Are national universities on higher ed’s horizon?

eCampus NewsA new report takes a look at the future of higher education--a future could include national universities and increased artificial intelligence. More...

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Check out this new, immersive entrepreneurship program engaging students across the U.S.

eCampus NewsFlexFactor is a unique workforce development program created by NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics Innovation Institute. Launched in San Jose, California in 2016, it has expanded nationally to Ohio and Alabama. More...

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