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Colleges and universities are enhancing undergraduate learning by combining in-class instruction with practical, real-world experiences. At Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU), freshmen and seniors can take part in two innovative programs that “bookend” their academic career, according to Mark Brodl, provost and dean of faculty. The post Real-world learning comes to campus appeared first on eCampus News.
Learners who complete a M.I.T.x. MicroMasters credential in Data, Economics, and Development Policy or Supply Chain Management can now apply their work toward a Master of Liberal Arts degree at Harvard Extension School.
Southern Connecticut State University has spent 10-plus years homing in on factors that really contribute to student success — and how best to help keep students on track.
Colleges Tackle the Great Outdoors in Campus Wi-Fi Upgrades eli.zimmerman_9856 Thu, 10/11/2018 - 11:33 It’s hard to escape the internet at Kennesaw State University. Located about 25 miles northwest of Atlanta, the 36,000-student campus is awash in bandwidth, thanks to recent upgrades to its wireless network. Aging network infrastructure, the smartphone explosion and an exponential increase in video consumption are driving schools like Kennesaw not only to upgrade their
While teachers strongly support the infusion of technology into student learning, a survey found that their schools still face multiple hurdles in that pursuit, including a lack of computing devices, too much emphasis on passive activities and insufficient professional development to help educators understand how to teach with tech.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has made what it's calling a "down payment" on an ambitious effort "to help tens of thousands of students get the education they deserve."
Author: UB Custom PublishingUniversity Business, October 2018Streaming video – combined with artificial intelligence (AI) – has unparalleled abilities to personalize learning. University Business and Mediasite partnered to develop this 2018 report exploring the use of AI and campus video. The results reveal massive potential in offering Generation Z the Netflix model for learning. Leaders from more than 300 U.S. colleges and universities responded.
While plenty of programs for first-year students — summer bridge, first-year orientation, first-year student success courses, advising and counseling, learning communities — have found success in four-year colleges and universities, a new study examined the issues two-year schools face in getting students engaged in the campus, staying in school and accumulating credits. The most common problem for two-year institutions: a lack of financial resources, mentioned by 74 percent of respondents.
Many higher-ed institutions have put more emphasis on online learning programs due to recent student demand, and paying attention to demand for courses and training faculty can help these programs succeed. In light of recent online learning surveys, the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) and Learning House polled higher-ed leaders to track progress and identify needed improvements in online learning programs. The Online Learning in Continuing Higher Education report
A new two-year online college opening in January 2019 promises to instill the "future-proofed" skills students will need for management jobs that are ubiquitous and growing. Intended for working adults in the United States, Foundry College will be granting free tuition for the entire two years for its first cohort.