03 juillet 2019

Moving from textual thinking to visual thinking

Techno-News BlogInstead of forcing visual thinkers into textual thinking, we need to see the world differently and develop critical thinking skills.  We need to start seeing the world in different ways if we hope to make effective use of the tools of the digital age. More...

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Going Beyond the Digital Diploma

Techno-News BlogIn 2017, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Central New Mexico Community College became the first institutions in the United States to experiment with offering students the option to receive a digital diploma through a blockchain-based app. More...

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Curated Reading List Professional, Continuing, Online Ed Passes 1,000,000 reads

Techno-News BlogThis is a more personal posting – my UPCEA curated reading list has just passed one million reads.  Since 2011, the blog has steadily grown in readership; more than 1,000 leaders in our field subscribe via email to get the daily updates of news, research, and trends that are most important to those leading professional, continuing and online education. More...

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Using Artificial Intelligence to Close the Achievement Gap

Techno-News BlogAchievement gaps occur when one group of students (such as students grouped by race/ethnicity, gender) outperforms another group and the difference in average scores for the two groups is statistically significant. The achievement gap between students who come from different socio-economic backgrounds is a pervasive problem in education. More...

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Walmart expands $1 a day degree program

Techno-News BlogWalmart announced Tuesday that it is adding more degrees, college partners and a path for high school students to its one-year-old program offering full- and part-time U.S. employees access to a college degree for $1 a day. More...

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Enrollment Declines and College Closures Will Get Worse Before they Get Better

Techno-News BlogEducation Dive has been tracking college closures since 2016. Due largely to regulatory pressure, college closures have far and away been led by the for-profit sector. More...

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From badges to performance reviews, here’s how colleges are reinventing the Work-Study job

Techno-News BlogOne idea comes from Chicago-based education technology firm Parker Dewey. Its online platform features a directory of short-term micro-internships that give students between five and 40 hours of paid experience in work such as content creation, candidate sourcing, market research and lead generation. More...

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Moving From 5% to 85% Completion Rates for Online Courses

Techno-News BlogAt Acumen, where I design online courses, we’ve also been offering selective cohort-based programs for the past year that achieve completion rates of 85 percent. More...

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More than half of online learners want to change careers

Techno-News BlogMore than half (53%) of college students enrolled online are doing so to change careers, while 18% are preparing for their first professional job, according to an annual survey from online program manager Learning House and Aslanian Market Research. More...

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What’s the Price of an Online Education?

Techno-News BlogHow much students should pay for online programs varies widely from institution to institution.  We’re not breaking any revelatory news in saying that college and university pricing is … less than straightforward. More...

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