20 août 2019

A committee wants to bring Maine Law Online, but ‘Byzantine’ regs from ABA stand in the way

Techno-News BlogTwo trends in education have been gaining steam in the past few years. First, as enrollment declines and many smaller colleges and universities experience budget squeezes, some have eyed online learning as a means to reach more students and/or bring down the cost of instruction. Second, law schools have been pushing their accreditor, the American Bar Association, for greater leniency when it comes to online and distance instruction. More...

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Why Is China the World’s Leader in Edtech?

Techno-News BlogWhether you choose to look at size or money, China comes out tops every time in terms of edtech. In 2018, Chinese startups received over 50% of all the capital invested by venture capitalists in edtech worldwide. More...

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Textbook Spending Stays Flat

Techno-News BlogSurvey finds the amount students spend on course materials each year has decreased, possibly indicating students are increasingly utilizing open-source material and other educational resources. More...

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The Playbook: 30 Solutions to Promote Faster Credentials

Techno-News BlogIn our current postsecondary system, credentials often don’t build on one another, or “stack.” This makes it difficult for people to pursue their education in smaller, more manageable pieces over time and then stack those pieces—that is, combine multiple short-term credentials into a larger credential (like an associate’s degree). More...

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Colleges fear losing international students over visa delays

Techno-News BlogDozens of institutions have urged the government to expedite the approval process in order to stem the loss of foreign students. Enrollment of new international students in U.S. colleges is already trending downward. More...

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Leading Faculty Support in Online Learning

Techno-News BlogEffective leadership is a mix of knowledge, skill, inspiration, a passion of purpose and an essence of care and joy. More...

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Four Steps to Stop the Spread of Disinformation Online

Techno-News BlogSince the discovery of social media manipulation by nefarious actors in the 2016 campaign, governments and social media platforms have made few public attempts to disrupt the systems that enable the spread of disinformation. More...

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Proposal for Federal Income-Share Agreement Program

Techno-News BlogA paper released Tuesday by the Manhattan Institute proposes a federal income-share agreement that would extend students a single $50,000 line of credit. Students would commit to paying back 1 percent of their income for every $10,000 of credit they draw down for 25 years. More...

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Hartsville Today -- The Cook Book

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Douglas J. Fisher and Graham Osteen[Edit][Delete]: Hartsville Today -- The Cook Book, Common Sense Journalism [Edit][Delete] August 23, 2006

I hope this item inspires some people to create their own community newspapers (especially in my home town!) but I'm sure it will be of use to educators as well. This cookbook (link to a 1m PDF) offers a comprehensive guide with useful, practical advice. Advice that wears the badge of experience - for example, the authors advise that the best means of promotion is in person. More...

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All You Wanted to Know About Green WiFi

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Adam Clare[Edit][Delete]: All You Wanted to Know About Green WiFi, August 23, 2006
Green WiFi is "a system that uses a solar panel, a charge controller, a battery, and a generic router to create nodes that cost around $200." The idea is that the internet signal travels from one node to the next, through a mesh. Because each node can be stand-alone, and does not depend on any other node (or even a power supply) the network can grow organically. More...

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