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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
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
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
Mon, 03/19/2018Opinion & AnalysisAmericans collectively hold almost 1.5 trillion in student debt, but some students are shouldering more of the burden than others. According to the American Association of University Women (AAUW), women hold roughly two-thirds of all student debt in the nation. A recent report from student loan refinancing company Laurel Road suggests that a major reason for this disparity is because women are less likely to understand how
Mon, 03/19/2018Industry NewsOakton Community College’s Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development has recently partnered with the Des Plaines location of LSG Sky Chefs to provide food safety training for its employees, allowing them to earn certification through a two-day, on-site class. “We produced over 4.5 million meals for our airline customers in Chicago last year, so insuring that that food is safe is of paramount importance to us,” says
Mon, 03/19/2018Opinion & AnalysisThe Trump administration’s proposed crackdown on China’s trade practices could hit one sector where the U.S. runs a big trade surplus: higher education. The White House is considering limiting visas to Chinese students as part of a broad package of measures targeting Beijing, which the U.S. accuses of violating intellectual-property laws and other misdeeds. A White House official said the package, including tariffs, could be unveiled later
Mon, 03/19/2018Industry NewsMERLOT, the repository of open educational resources developed by the California State University system, has entered its third decade of operation with a new facelift. The project, as always, provides a gateway to OER. But with its newest release, search functionality has been expanded and coding has been done using responsive web design to make it mobile device-friendly. Dubbed MERLOT (to distinguish it from MERLOT II, the previous
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