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The Next Stage for NC-SARA

Posted: 7/10/2019 - 09:05 AM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Doug Lederman
May 22, 2019

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Adults seek flexible options for college

Posted: 5/29/2019 - 10:21 AM

Community colleges need to attract adult students to keep their enrollment numbers up, but to do that, they need to understand what motivates older learners to pursue higher education.

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2019 Horizon Report - Higher Education Edition

Posted: 4/24/2019 - 04:08 PM

This report profiles six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology as ranked by an expert panel of leaders from across the higher education landscape.  View the preview here

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Arizona State Working with Community Colleges in Interactive OER Pilot

Posted: 4/23/2019 - 05:11 PM

from Campus Technology
By Dian Schaffhauser
April 4, 2019

Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is working with three of the largest community college systems in the country to adopt the use of interactive open educational resources. The Consortium for Open Active Pathways, as it's called, will use technology to increase the availability of college-level educational materials, particularly in healthcare studies, a big component of co...
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How Low-Cost IoT Solutions Can Improve the Student Experience

Posted: 4/23/2019 - 05:08 PM

from Campus Technology
By Patricia Kahn
April 10, 2019

Modest investments in the Internet of Things can have a significant impact on students' journey through college. Here's how one institution implemented IoT tech to provide extra student supports in key areas.  Read full article here.

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Posted: 4/23/2019 - 02:33 PM

Distance education enrollments increased for the fourteenth straight year, growing faster than they have for the past several years. From 2002 to 2012 both distance and overall enrollments grew annually, but since 2012 distance growth has continued its steady increase in an environment that saw overall enrollments decline for four straight years and the largest for-profit distance education institutions continue toface serious issues and lose their enrollments.

The numberof dist...
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Online Program Tuition, Netflix-Style

Posted: 4/15/2019 - 05:23 PM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Mark Lieberman
April 3, 2019

OpenStax announces top 10 schools that have adopted free college textbooks

Posted: 4/15/2019 - 05:21 PM

from Rice University
by David Ruth
Feb 21, 2019

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New Rules for Accreditors

Posted: 4/15/2019 - 05:19 PM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Andrew Kreighbaum
April 4, 2019

Online Enrollment Growing Faster than Blended

Posted: 4/15/2019 - 05:15 PM

from Campus Technology
by Dian Schaffhauser
March 26, 2019

Fully online courses are more likely to drive enrollment growth, according to a recent survey of institutions from Quality Matters and Eduventures Research, the research division of ACT/NRCCUA.

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Implementation Guide of OER and Low-Cost Coding Policies for Washington Community and Technical Colleges

Posted: 4/15/2019 - 05:12 PM

The Washington Community and Technical College system has completed its 2-year journey to establish the policies that guide the labeling of courses with OER and Low-...
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Do open educational resources improve student learning?

Posted: 4/15/2019 - 05:11 PM

from Rice University
by David Ruth
March 6, 2019

Open educational resources (OER), such as free textbooks, have grown in popularity in recent years as institutions and faculty work to lower costs for students, but researchers have had difficulty determining if adopting OER impacts learning. A new study by Rice University researchers suggests...
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Going Outside to Grow

Posted: 4/15/2019 - 05:03 PM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Lindsay McKenzie
April 3, 2019

How Many Public Universities Can ‘Go Big’ Online?

Posted: 4/15/2019 - 01:32 PM

from Inside Higher Ed
by Doug Lederman and Mark Lieberman
March 20, 2019

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Educause Reports on the Top 10 IT Issues for Institutions

Posted: 4/15/2019 - 01:28 PM

In 2019, after a decade of preparing, higher education stands on a threshold. A new era of technology is ushering in myriad opportunities to apply data that supports and advances our higher ed mission. This threshold is similar to the one science stood on in the late 20th century: the prospect of employing technology to put genetic information to use meaningfully and ethically. Much in the same way, higher education must first "sequence" the data before we can apply it with any r...
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