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Report: Taking Just 1 More Course Improves Student Persistence

By Joshua Bolkan, Campus Technology Taking just one more course per term can increase persistence toward graduation for some students, according to a new report from Civitas Learning. Based on data from 60 institutions and nearly 1.4 million students, the report found that, particularly for part-time and nontraditional students, “even small shifts in course load can […]

Why Is Live Interactive Video Streaming So Rare Among MOOCs and LMSs?

By Henry Kronk, eLearning Inside ELearning is clearly here to stay. As early as 2013, The Wall Street Journal found that, of people seeking higher education in the U.S., only 29% were traditional college students, e.g. 18-22-year-old high school graduates. A much bigger percentage was made up by people over 25 with a full time […]

The gap between what employers need and the skills of the workforce is growing

By Mike Averill, Tulsa World The skills gap refers to the skills required by employers and the training held by the workforce or the number of jobs requiring skills that the workforce does not have.  There are more than 60,000 unfilled jobs in the state, of which nearly 18,000 are deemed critical to growing the […]

The 2 core edtech trends that will help institutions thrive

BY ADRIAN SANNIER, eCampus News Why adaptivity and scalability are the two core trends in higher edtech right now, and for the future. These technologies, powered by ongoing advances in artificial intelligence, continue to grow in capability, providing students and their teachers with unprecedented insight into individual learning patterns. Share on Facebook

Faculty Predict Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Will Be Key to Ed Tech in 10 Years

By Rhea Kelly, Campus Technology Judging by the outlook of faculty in colleges and universities today, the future is bright for technology in higher education. A full 98 percent of faculty members who took Campus Technology’s second annual Teaching With Technology Survey believe technology will play a positive role in education going forward. That’s a […]

Emerging Tech Boosts Online Education Growth Over Next 4 Years

by Meghan Bogardus Cortez, EdTech A study finds that mobile devices, virtual reality and blending learning programs will spark innovation. With millions of students enrolling in at least one online course, it should be no surprise that a recent Technavio study found that the online education market is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate […]

A PayPal exec’s favorite interview question reveals the skill all good employees should have

by Áine Cain, Business Insider “I would ask this of any candidate — what did you learn this week?” Hann told Business Insider. “Even if it’s only Tuesday. What’s something new you learned this week and how did you apply it in what you do?” Major companies like EY and IBM encourage employees to keep gathering […]

Google partners with Udacity to offer 50,000 new scholarships for aspiring developers

by Scott Scrivens, Android Police Grow with Google is the company’s educational initiative offering free training and tools to help kickstart the careers of budding developers across the United States. The platform has several partners with which Google works to create learning programs and provide support. One such partner is Udacity, which offers free and […]

Communication to Prepare for Your Online Classes

By Alyssa Laffitte, Uloop In this modern digital age, online courses are becoming more and more popular. If you haven’t yet taken one, you probably will soon. Online classes are similar to traditional classes in that they both involve communication and discussion among students and teachers. The method of discussion is different, though. Rather than […]

UF offers free online courses to students displaced by hurricanes in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

by Steve Orlando, University of Florida The University of Florida is offering free courses through UF Online to assist college students displaced by Hurricanes Maria and Irma in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Undergraduate students displaced from select colleges and who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may enroll as non-degree seeking students in […]