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Incubating Innovation at Southern New Hampshire University

Online education pioneer Southern New Hampshire U is launching an innovation lab to look for the ideas that will catapult the institution into the future. Many are familiar with the  Southern New Hampshire University story — how Paul LeBlanc, in … Continue reading

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Why American higher education faculty tend to resist digital materials: new study

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Most American professors generally avoid digital materials, according to a new study.  A minority are interested, but the majority prefer traditional (print) materials, with powerful implications for the intersection of technology and higher education.  Put…

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Wanted: Long-Term Thinking about Technology and Education

Educators need to think long-term about the role of technology in learning The rampant spread of technology-mediated learning has set off fits of hype and hand-wringing—yet the U.S.’s traditional centers of higher education have mostly failed to confront the pace … Continue reading

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Use the Common Core. Use It Widely. Use It Well.

Many of us in higher education have observed an increasing number of students arriving at our doorstep not fully prepared to pursue a college degree. This is our collective problem as a nation. Our country, and our local communities, can … Continue reading

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Competency-based education opens new doors

College isn’t what it used to be, and we aren’t talking about professors, football, and frat parties. The cost of a college degree is rising, completion rates are dropping, and student populations are changing. According to the Georgetown Center on … Continue reading

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Competency Based Education: A Clear Advantage

Give competency-based education a chance What if students earned college credit for what they learn and can do, rather than the amount of time they spend sitting in a classroom seat? A movement is starting around the country to do … Continue reading

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Is Online Education Replacing the Classroom Learning Experience?

There was a time when higher education was synonymous with huge amounts of debt and living in poverty, but the advent of online education programs has caused us to rethink our approach towards education. With improved training costs, ongoing access … Continue reading

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2013 Horizon Report out: 6 Emerging Technologies in K-12 Education

Cloud computing and mobile learning could become mainstream in K-12 education within the next year, according to the 2013 Horizon Report from the New Media Consortium. The Horizon Report is a planning tool for education leaders, but it’s not a … Continue reading

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