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National Adult Learner Coalition Created to Advance Student Success

by Bezinga Four major associations join together as a cohesive voice advocating for adult students and the institutions that serve them. With support from Lumina Foundation, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), Presidents’ Forum, and University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) are pleased to announce the National Adult [...]

Are Free Online Courses Worth the Time and Effort?

by John Boitnott, Entrepreneur To assess the efficacy of their programs, Coursera surveyed 52,000 of their users and asked them how taking an online course benefited them. The majority (over 60 percent) said the move helped them develop skills in their new position. Forty percent reported that they believed it improved their candidacy for a new [...]

Credit Computer Science Course Available Online to High School Students Across ID

by Daily Fly Thanks to a collaboration between Sandpoint High School, the University of Idaho College of Engineering, and UI Coeur d’Alene there will be a new dual-credit computer science course made available online to high school students across Idaho this fall. The course, “CS 112: Computational Thinking and Problem Solving,” is based on a face-to-face [...]

Reprogramming the Digital Workforce With Online Education

by Insights, Samsung Government Today’s workforce faces a greater range of threats to their livelihoods than ever before. Many jobs will come under threat in the next decade from trends such as globalization, automation and robotics. However, the growing digital workforce doesn’t necessarily mean the end for today’s workers. With the abundance of education and training [...]

Learn about virtual reality and 360 video in free online course: Intro to Immersive Journalism

by Knight Center For the first time, students in a Knight Center MOOC (massive open online course) will be viewing some lessons in 360 degrees through interactive videos. In our newest MOOC, “Introduction to Immersive Journalism: Virtual Reality and 360 Video,” we will be using some of the very tools taught in the course. Watch [...]

4 Reasons Online Learning Works Well for Working Adults

By Marian Stoltz-Loike, US News Online education is transforming the way students learn. One 2016 survey found that online undergraduate students are an average of 29 years old and online graduate students are an average of 33, reflecting both the popularity and effectiveness of online programs to help adults meet educational and career goals. Online education [...]

Five Edtech Companies That Are Taking Gamification to the Next Level

By MATTHEW LYNCH, Tech Edvocate Gamification has grown in popularity as teachers and educators realize the wealth of potential that games offer their students, no matter the age. Fast fading is the idea that video games are a waste of time. Children these days are among the most tech-savvy people precisely because they have been playing [...]

Disability compliance may emerge as key issue for higher ed

by Jarrett Carter, Education Dive Federal officials have completed amending a section of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which could create new standards of compliance for colleges and universities in their website and IT management duties. The updates include new standards for access of telecommunications equipment, operating systems, screen and sound magnification and access points for [...]

10 Ways That Professors Can Use Social Media

By MATTHEW LYNCH, Tech Edvocate Students, whether in grade school or in higher education, are always on social media. They are creating, connecting, networking, and collaborating. Professors can easily take advantage of these platforms to help manage their classroom. Not only will taking advantage of social media help reduce the amount of paper used, but it [...]

Online Education Costs More, Not Less

By Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed The survey, conducted by the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), found that most colleges charge students the same or more to study online. The higher prices — what students pay — are connected to higher production costs, the survey found. Researchers asked respondents to think about 21 components of [...]