20 août 2019

University of North Texas expands access to online learning

Techno-News BlogThe University of North Texas soon will offer non-credit, online courses in a variety of subjects through Coursera, giving more learners access to world-class educational content created and taught by UNT faculty. More...

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Two-thirds of American employees regret their college degrees

Techno-News BlogTwo-thirds of employees report regrets about their degrees, as Americans question the high cost of higher education. Student loan debt has ballooned to nearly $1.6 trillion nationwide in 2019, topping the list of regrets for employees. More...

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Considering the Alternatives (to the baccalaureate)

Techno-News BlogConsidering the plethora of lower-cost (in both dollars and time) alternatives to the traditional degree, it is no surprise that enrollment at the bachelor’s level in higher ed has dropped for the past half-dozen years. Sure, a robust economy has contributed to the decline, but applications to the University of California system and other major universities, as well as most midsized and smaller colleges, are down for 2019. More...

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Community College Online and Out of State

Techno-News BlogOhio’s Eastern Gateway Community College draws scrutiny from lawmakers for working with an OPM to rapidly grow online enrollment of out-of-state students. More...

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With skills mapping, colleges create a ‘universal language’ to explain value

Techno-News BlogTraditional colleges looking to fortify the liberal arts are adopting a practice from workforce-oriented institutions that aligns curriculum and job requirements. “We’re at another turning point,” said Andrea Backman, chief employability officer at Strategic Education. More...

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5 ways augmented reality apps are changing the game

Techno-News BlogHere’s how education is using augmented reality apps to take academics and engagement to the next level. More...

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How to balance transparency and security in cybersecurity education

Techno-News BlogIn cybersecurity education, the line between teacher’s pet and tomorrow’s threat is far more nuanced–even invisible. Every field of study has its challenges, and cybersecurity education faces a big one: how can educators can share detailed curricula around things like malware and cyberattacks without serving up a potential recipe book for those with ill intent. More...

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AI could study your brain to help teachers improve their courses

Techno-News BlogTeachers don’t always know how well their methods work. They can ask questions and hand out tests, of course, but it’s not always clear who’s at fault if the message doesn’t get through. AI might do the trick before long, though. Dartmouth College researchers have produced a machine learning algorithm that measures activity across your brain to determine how well you understand a given concept. More...

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