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EDUCAUSE Highlights Most Significant Ed Tech of the Past 20 Years eli.zimmerman_9856 Fri, 07/20/2018 - 09:12 In July 1998, a merger of CAUSE and Educom created EDUCAUSE, an organization that tasked itself with the mission of advancing higher education “by promoting the intelligent use of information technology,” according to the EDUCAUSE anniversary page. To celebrate 20 years of empowering university administrators and IT teams to improve institutions’ use of technology,
In any ecosystem, if one waits long enough, eventually a cataclysmic disruption occurs. Examples range from ice ages to digital cameras and mobile phones. When an environment becomes out of balance or a system is too reliant on archaic technology, something never-before-seen will come and change the game. The post Future-proof your college before it’s too late appeared first on eCampus News.
Unizin's Data Platform has a new dimension for analyzing student success: data on the reading and writing process. The consortium of 25 U.S. universities partnered with Turnitin to "give college and university instructors better data about how students write and revise their work," according to a news announcement.
A new report proposes the creation of a national network of "apprenticeship institutes" in every state. These centers would act as hubs for employers, workers, high schools, community colleges and unions.
Halls of learning are places for learning and exploration. They are also a treasure trove of sensitive and valuable information, making them prime targets for attack by cybercriminals. In an environment where people are rightly sensitive about surveillance or limitation, is it ever an appropriate choice to filter web traffic? The post Is web filtering ever appropriate for higher ed? appeared first on eCampus News.
Brigham Young University graduates who are female earn 57 percent less than male graduates. For Princeton graduates, the difference is 37 percent. And at Stanford, it's 32 percent. In fact, according a study commissioned by Priceonomics, for America's top colleges, the average gender wage gap is 19 percent. While men after graduation earn an average of $59,028, women earn $47,887.
A school district in Oklahoma has just kicked off a project to save $2.5 million in energy costs over five years by applying technology and behavior-based conservation programs.
Active learning often means revamping classrooms to enable more collaborative, hands-on student work — and that can be costly. Here's how to achieve the pedagogical change without the high expense.
Colleges Modernize Support Services to Streamline Campus Life eli.zimmerman_9856 Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:09 High-profile initiatives usually get the headlines in higher education IT. But for the staff, students and faculty who make up a college community, more modest projects — those that improve campus live, work and play activities — can also be surprisingly meaningful. Colleges, after all, are like cities in miniature, complete with all the services it takes
The Online Learning Consortium has introduced a series of original reports to keep people in education up-to-date on the latest developments in the field of digital learning. The first report covers accessibility and addresses both K-12 and higher education. The series is being produced by O.L.C.'s Research Center for Digital Learning & Leadership.
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