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3 Ways Virtual Reality Can Enhance Learning

3 Ways Virtual Reality Can Enhance Learning by Emory Craig, Maya Georgieva, EDUCAUSE Review Share on Facebook var button = document.getElementById('facebook_share_link_19253') || document.getElementById('facebook_share_icon_19253') || document.getElementById('facebook_share_both_19253') || document.getElementById('facebook_share_button_19253'

Microsoft Updates Office 365 Education

By Michael Hart, THE Journal Microsoft has added new features to its Office 365 Education portfolio of products for students and teachers. In April, the company released Microsoft Classroom, which provides course management operations for teachers. For school IT staff, an updated Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer tool would let them set up shared devices in [...]

Report: 3D Printing Market to Double by 2020

By Joshua Bolkan, THE Journal The 3D printing market will reach $35.4 billion in 2020, according to a new report form International Data Corp. (IDC). That total is more than double the revenue projected for this year and would constitute a 24.1 percent compound annual growth rate over the course of the period forecast. “While 3D [...]

Once a fad, gaming is gaining steam in higher education classrooms and in research

by Laura Devaney, eCampus News Gaming in education has traditionally belonged to the K-12 sphere, but in recent years higher education has taken a vested interest in this learning approach, from taking a game-based approach in classrooms to ensuring future educators learn the merits of it. In recent years, gaming has gained momentum in higher education. [...]

How an Aussie teaching innovation was backed by Bill Gates and swept US universities

by Tim Dodd, Financial Review Dr Ben-Naim said he was very pleased to be bringing the adaptive learning delivered courses back to Australia where Smart Sparrow’s technology was developed. “It’s an Australian innovation which has had significant success in America and now we are able to bring it back to Australia. For us it’s very exciting,” [...]

North Dakota University System sees gains in online courses

by Wade Rupard, Bismark Tribune As students within the North Dakota University System continue to take more online classes, schools within the system are working to enhance those courses. In a presentation to the North Dakota Legislature’s Interim Higher Education Committee on Friday, Richard Rothaus, the university system’s vice chancellor for academic and student affairs, outlined [...]

Not Your Grandfather’s Corporate Training: 5 Trends Changing Workforce Learning

by Mary Frenson, edSurge The shift away from lecture-based, theory-heavy learning models has been on the rise for some time. However, it is now taking off in a new way: Adult learners want to see how the theory is applied in experience so that they can apply it easily in their everyday life. Case studies and [...]

Department of Ed greenlights workforce development experiment

By Jarrett Carter, Education Dive The U.S. Department of Education has announced a pilot program in which eight colleges and eight for-profit companies will collaborate on workforce development for low-income students. The pilot relaxes federal standards, which do not allow institutions to receive aid for courses where more than 50% of curriculum is taught by an [...]

Online Education: A New Approach To Teaching And Learning

by Emily Marks, University Herald Online education is fast gaining popularity for the convenience and flexibility that it provides students. Coursera offers short video lectures, interactive quizzes and peer graded assignments, among others, which is perfect for working adults. Coursera has about 170,000 students around the world that have signed up for it. While online education [...]

Colleges partner with training boot camps and online course providers for federal experiment

By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Washington Post Eight colleges will team up with companies that run computer coding boot camps or online courses for an experiment that lets students pay for nontraditional training programs with federal grants and loans, the Education Department said Tuesday. Short-term courses, such as coding boot camps, have become a popular model for acquiring [...]