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The block model for academic scheduling is an age-old idea that has recently found international appeal. Notably, only a handful of mostly private, small liberal arts colleges and universities in the U.S. currently use the block model, including Cornell College (Iowa), Colorado College, Tusculum University (Tennessee) and University of Montana Western. The post Can block scheduling increase student retention and completion? appeared first on eCampus News.
A sense of purpose is an important and teachable attribute. Studies find that pursuing one’s purpose is associated with psychological well-being. Individuals with a sense of purpose report they are happier, more satisfied with their lives, and more hopeful about the future. The post Visionary universities teach life purpose: Does yours? appeared first on eCampus News.
Nonprofit Hypothesis is offering an app that allows for “open annotation” of web content. The organization is especially interested in wooing educational users (both K-12 and higher ed) to serve as test pilots.
Microsoft Office 365 Delivers a Unified Experience for Ohio State University eli.zimmerman_9856 Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:00 When Ohio State University needed to replace its aging, in-house email software and infrastructure, the Office of the CIO modernized email for its employees by subscribing to Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud service. To prepare for the move, the infrastructure team collaborated with the Exchange, ID management and security teams and met with individual colleges
In Higher Education, Active-Learning Classrooms Must Be Versatile eli.zimmerman_9856 Fri, 02/15/2019 - 08:38 Colleges are investing significant time and money to create active-learning classrooms that support a new generation of pedagogical practices. Although institutions may be taking a cue from K–12 districts — where modern learning environments are thriving — most colleges will need to tweak the model to account for differences in higher education. For example, professors tend to
Does your faculty embrace video? Members of Generation Z say they vastly prefer video as a learning method, according to Beyond Millennials: The Next Generation of Learners, a recent study from Pearson and The Harris Poll. The study notes that Generation Z, or students ages 14-23, have had their educational expectations shaped by technology in more ways than the 24- to 40-year-old millennials. The post Higher-ed leaders: Here’s how Generation Z
Artificial intelligence has morphed from a sci-fi movie hypothetical to a field with real potential and impact in different industries, prompting many research institutions to offer AI concentrations--or even full degrees. AI studies offers what many experts say is a secure future in career paths from video game design and software engineering to robotics programming and military specializations. In fact, it is now so widespread that several groups rank AI
For the sixth year in a row, the topic of faculty development has turned up among the top three "teaching and learning issues" in an annual survey done by Educause. This year that same issue was also No. 1, getting 25 percent more votes than the next top choice: online and blended learning.
Why Universities Should Switch to Cloud Monitoring eli.zimmerman_9856 Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:49 As higher education transitions into the cloud, cloud network monitoring can help universities streamline network performance and security management. Universities are moving in the direction of cloud integration, with no sign of slowing down. Laura Ipsen, CEO of Ellucian and a former executive at Cisco and Microsoft, thinks higher education institutions should prepare for the inevitable shift, EdScoop
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