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Mon, 04/24/2017Top NewsHuazhong University of Science and Technology in central China was known for its relatively welcoming attitude toward gay and lesbian people. Students waved rainbow flags at graduation, and the school hosted events featuring gay authors and artists. So many Chinese were alarmed when a message of intolerance emanated recently from the university’s main campus in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province.
Mon, 04/24/2017Top NewsGovernor Susana Martinez this week promised that higher education will get its funding back in a special session she’ll call soon. That’s after university leaders called on her to restore nearly $750 million dollars she vetoed from next year’s proposed state budget. Late April is finals time at the University of New Mexico, which means students have more pressing things to worry about than a state budget crisis.
Mon, 04/24/2017Top NewsThe timeline for a massive upgrade to the University of California’s payroll and personnel system was extended again twice in the past two months, further delaying a project now expected to cost more than three times its original budget. In February, the university pushed back its launch date at a first wave of sites to December from August; two subsequent phases of the rollout were then moved the
Mon, 04/24/2017Top NewsFaculty and staff at North Dakota State University are girding for deep cuts in state appropriations-some anticipate a cut of 30 percent or more. But though state funds last year provided just 28 percent of the university’s revenues, it’s essential funding, NDSU’s top financial officer says.
What Would Happen if Learning Materials Were Provided to All Students on or Before the First Day of Class?
Mike Hale, Ph.D. VP Education North America VitalSource Why Doesn’t this Happen? If all required learning materials, including textbooks, were provided to all students on or before the first day of class, the average price per student of learning materials would drop and students would be more successful. Then why is it the vast majority of college students do not come to class with required content on the first
Click here to access all of the articles in this series. In this series, we are discussing all of the terms, concepts, and technologies that you need to know to be literate in all thinks edtech. In the previous article, I introduced letters N-P and in the part of this series, I will discuss letters S-W. Sensory enhancers. Depending on developmental patterns, children may need to learn differently than their
Alfonso Arriola has been teaching middle school science in Portland, Oregon for almost 19 years, and unlike the Earth Days he has planned in the past, this year he was marching with his students at a rally. “I talked to my students about why scientists are marching,” said Arriola. “I’m not only teaching the practice of science but about the social, moral and environmental impact of it.”
Students have made portfolios for classrooms of various kinds for many reasons over the last few decades. In the past, the teacher was the only person other than the student really to see their portfolio, unless it is posted in a display somewhere in the classroom. Now, there is an easy way to create and share portfolios electronically in a classroom. These e-portfolios are becoming more and more popular, and
Academics and industry workers rally in British cities amid fears that ‘post-truth’ era is devaluing evidence-based researchThousands of scientists, academics and celebrities have marched in cities across the UK to protest at the rise of a “post-truth” era and its threat to academia. The marches, taking place on Earth Day, were part of a global movement that has seen tens of thousands of people around the world march in support
Edtech companies are being started at a staggering rate. Each promises to resolve an issue, transform education, be better than its competitors, and ultimately change the face of education. While these traits may be commendable, there is no doubt that edtech companies are struggling in a market that is over saturated with products and idea. According to TechCo, in 2016, 56% of education startups remained open after 4 years. There