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4 considerations for your first makerspace
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Abroad and online -- beyond Title IX’s reach?
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The top 4 bandwidth hogs in higher education
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How Universal Design for Learning can help the LMS reach every learner
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Standards and Standardization
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IDG Contributor Network: Today’s software engineering students require a new level of intelligence
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Helping Young Children Build 21st-Century Skills
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The development of 21st-century skills begins early–we would argue as early as 18 months old. Which is why the Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21) advocates for the integration of 21st-century skills (anchored in the 4Cs: critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity)...
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Digital Media, EdTech
If You Believe in Your Work, Start Talking About It
Getting SmartErik Day
If you believe in what you’re doing, you should be talking about what you’re doing. It can be uncomfortable to put yourself out there, and it can feel self-serving to talk about your success when what you really want is to help...
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EdTech, Education
Think 21st-century learning is digital-only? Think again
eschoolnews.comContributor
Every year, educational technology companies introduce new platforms, devices, and apps, all of which bring exciting new possibilities for teaching and learning. It is difficult—perhaps impossible—to find a school that has not adopted at least some form of digital learning into its...
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EdTech, Education
4 considerations for your first makerspace
eschoolnews.comContributor
The benefits of hands-on, active learning are firmly established, yet a lot of difference exists between being able to touch something and being able to create something. The latter allows students to practice skills in demand in the modern economy. This past...
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Colleges & Universities, E-Learning
Abroad and online -- beyond Title IX’s reach?
Inside Higher EdLindsay Mckenzie
Online courses -- and especially the special brand of massive open classes that emerged earlier this decade -- have helped colleges expand their reach geographically as well as educationally; they are far likelier today than they were a decade or more ago...
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Colleges & Universities, EdTech
The top 4 bandwidth hogs in higher education
ecampusnews.comContributor
Supporting a network in a Higher Ed setting can be a daunting task. With their proclivity for mobile devices, video games, wearable technology, and laptops (just to name a few), Higher Ed IT users may not realize how their tech choices can...
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Colleges & Universities, E-Learning
How Universal Design for Learning can help the LMS reach every learner
ecampusnews.comContributor
An exciting and well-established concept known as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is gaining attention in higher education as a way to make digital learning programs more accessible to all learners, including those with a wide variety of learning challenges. Endorsed by...
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Colleges & Universities, E-Learning
Standards and Standardization
Inside Higher EdMatt Reed
Should every section of an online class be the same? I was fascinated to read about the HLC raising concerns about online courses at Scottsdale Community College because those same concerns are endemic to the industry. From the IHE account -- which...
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Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science
IDG Contributor Network: Today’s software engineering students require a new level of intelligence
InfoWorldCarlos Melendez
The good news for software engineering students is that the job prospects have never been better. Today, every company is a software company, no matter the industry or what it sells, so demand for your skills remain high. But in addition to...
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How This Texas Etiquette Coach Is Growing Her Business With Facebook Live
Black EnterpriseSelena Hill
For Misty Harris, the director and owner of Texas Etiquette, her passion is all about transformation. “I love what I do! I can just see how it changes people’s lives,” Harris said. Though her business originally started out targeting local areas, Harris...
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