04 août 2015

Cal State San Bernardino Powers Up With Wireless Charging

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Students at California State University, San Bernardino will soon be able to charge their mobile devices wirelessly all over campus. More...

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New center to stress active learning, technology in course design

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. In response to the University of Cincinnati’s emphasis on online and technology-based learning, the university will open its Center for Engagement in eLearning in the beginning of fall semester. More...

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Google, ISPS offering free broadband to low-income families

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. Google and seven other ISPs have joined a new U.S. government pilot program to connect 275,000 low-income households to the Internet for free or at reduced rates. U.S. President Barack Obama will discuss the initiative, called ConnectHome, Wednesday in Durant, Oklahoma. More...

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More students getting college degrees in high school

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. More than one-third of Americans have earned a postsecondary degree. Few obtain one as a teenager. But this spring, hundreds — if not thousands — of U.S. students received associate degrees before high school commencements. More...

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Gainful employment rule upheld by DC judge

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgHigher Ed Tech News and Research ~ Ray Schroeder, editor. The for-profit college industry has lost a second round in the battle over the U.S. Department of Education’s gainful employment regulations. More...

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Meanwhile, in the Provinces…

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. I have a history of living in places that get overshadowed by other places. Growing up around Rochester, New York, I learned quickly that when I told people where I was from, I couldn’t say “New York.”  New York City was the center of gravity for the entire state. Read more...

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A Trend I Never Thought I’d See

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Between getting older and having a teenage son, I’m gaining a new perspective on trends. The Boy complained yesterday about a meme that “has been around forever -- it’s two months old, at least!” I’ve had library books longer than that. Read more...

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03 août 2015

Reuters: Blackboard Seeking $3 Billion Sale

HomeEducational technology giant Blackboard is exploring a sale, according to anonymous sources who spoke to Reuters. The company, which develops the learning management system Learn and a host of other products, is reportedly seeking a deal of around $3 billion. Read more...

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White House Summit on Short-Term Training Programs

HomeThe meeting is expected to include a discussion of how these entities might partner with traditional colleges. The U.S. Department of Education is considering an experimental sites project to allow federal aid to flow to a limited group of boot camps and MOOC providers that partner with accredited colleges. Read more...

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Alaska-Fairbanks Restores Display of Mississippi Flag

HomeThe University of Alaska at Fairbanks first removed the state flag of Mississippi and then restored it to a display of state flags. The flag (at right) was removed because it contains the Confederate battle flag in one corner. In a statement on Facebook, Chancellor Brian Rogers explained both the decision to remove and restore the flag. Read more...

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