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Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers. This week in the wrap … I don't know how I've missed the term “Digital Fluency” until now, but I am really glad to have come across Jennifer Sparrow's piece in EDUCAUSE – Digital Fluency is what I've really meant when I refer to Digital
The edtech market is a booming business that has companies and startups eager to get in on the market share. In the last year alone, edtech has surged 67% in growth. No wonder so many startups are seeking affordable ways to develop apps. Most people think technology is costly, but developing an app doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are three affordable ways edtech companies can develop apps.
Mayors and businesses call for action on young people quitting regions after completing degreesBritain’s regions are suffering a “brain drain” to London as about a third of departing graduates head to the capital each year, analysis has revealed. Ministers are under renewed pressure to tackle the stubbornly unbalanced map of Britain’s economy, with warnings that some big cities are left with serious skills shortages.Higher education data reveals that more than
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Ben Williamson What is datafication? And how does it affect education? These questions were put to me ahead of conference discussion panel recently. While writing a few notes, it quickly became apparent I needed some categories to sort out my thinking. In simple terms, datafication can be said to refer to ways of seeing, understanding and engaging with the world through digital data. This definition draws attention to how data makes
Back in the early 1900s, John Dewey promoted the “learning by doing” approach to education, which would later become the foundation of project-based learning (PBL). This framework allows for students to use knowledge from all areas of study to complete a project or task, a process that prepares them for the challenges that they may have to overcome in a future career.Having a job may seem a lifetime away for
Back in July 2014, Corinthian Colleges agreed to close or sell nearly all its campuses. The move left 72,000 students wondering what next. While Corinthian Colleges Inc. was a special case, and its closure related to fraud, more and more colleges and universities are struggling to operate on ever-shrinking budgets. Losing your spot in school because it’s closed presents enormous challenges for students: financial aid becomes even more complicated, transferring
Email is critical to our business practices. So much so that the French had to write into law that you don’t have to check your work email when you go home. Over the last twenty years, it has replaced countless old technologies. From the office memo to the phone call, we use email for mass and interpersonal communication. More recently, transactional email has become the ultimate nudge. Daily reminders and
Mon, 03/19/2018Industry NewsFurman University Undergraduate Evening Studies (UES) has established a partnership with Upstate SC Alliance, the regional economic development organization representing the 10-county northwestern corner of South Carolina. As an investor in Upstate SC Alliance, Furman will offer its UES programming at a reduced tuition rate exclusively for employees of Upstate SC Alliance organizations. The 60-year-old Furman UES program exists to provide quality higher education to working adults in
Mon, 03/19/2018Industry NewsDePauw University has announced the DePauw Gold Commitment, an innovative endorsement of its liberal arts education, and sealed it with a pledge guaranteeing each student a successful launch following graduation. DePauw President Mark McCoy said, “It’s important for DePauw families to know that a truly immersive, residential, undergraduate-focused liberal arts education, with small class sizes and intense personal attention from faculty mentors, is worth it. It unquestionably prepares
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