23 septembre 2018

How AI will shape the university of the future

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. From automating the scheduling process to streamlining the admissions process, AI has great potential in higher ed. In light of the fact that only 59 percent of students who begin pursuing a four-year degree at a higher-ed institution graduate within six years, many in the industry are seeking innovative ways to improve student outcomes. More...

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More than any generation on record, Gen Z wants financial security.

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. “They have a stronger work ethic,” says Jean Twenge, a San Diego State University psychology professor whose book “iGen” analyzes the group. More...

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Why Libraries Should Be Leading the OER Revolution

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. While OER moves away from traditional textbooks, according to CNN, “the goal of the library remains the same: To be a free place where people can access and share information.” Librarians want to help students achieve success, but one of the things holding students back today is the high cost of textbooks. More...

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College students say they want a degree for a job. Are they getting what they want?

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. A recent Harris Poll found that two-thirds of 14- to 23-year-old students want a degree to provide financial security, ranking it above all else when it comes to their motivation for going to college. More...

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Today’s College Students Aren’t Who You Think They Are

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. So here’s a snapshot of the 17 million Americans enrolled in undergraduate higher education, according to numbers culled by the National Center for Education Statistics.

  • 1 in 5 is at least 30 years old
  • About half are financially independent from their parents
  • 1 in 4 is caring for a child
  • 47 percent go to school part time at some point
  • A quarter take a year off before starting school
  • 2 out of 5 attend a two-year community college
  • 44 percent have parents who never completed a bachelor’s degree. More...

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Workforce development, entrepreneurship are growing priorities for public research universities

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. Land grant and other large research universities are taking on the mantle of workforce development and fostering entrepreneurship — long the domain of community colleges and vocational programs — and that federal government partnerships are essential to doing so, the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities explained in a policy position paper released Wednesday. More...

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Chrome 69 released with new UI and random password generator

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. After celebrating Chrome’s ten-year anniversary on Sunday, Google released today version 69 of the Chrome browser, one of the most feature-rich versions in recent years. More...

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New Resource Offers Ideas for Advocating OER Adoption

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. Lumen Learning has created an online resource to help proponents of open educational resources make the case for OER use on campus. The OER Champion Playbook offers a collection of ideas, tips and tools for building effective OER initiatives. More...

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Platforms that support as virtual tutors in new age education system

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. Teachers play a vital role in the process of learning as they impart education and encourage students towards reaching their ambition. The disruption in the education sector and living in an age where digital learning has impacted almost everyone around us. More...

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Students Get Immersive AI Boost to Learn Mandarin

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. Imagine the process of going into a restaurant and ordering food. Simultaneously, you could be glancing through the menu while also listening to and speaking with the waiter or your companions. When you’re in a place where people are speaking a different language, the complexity of those activities increases multifold. More...

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