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Why Your Marketing Team Needs to Be a Part of the Online Program Development Process

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New programs are not paying off the way they should, concludes a recent study by Burning Glass Technologies.

Diversity in the Classroom, Part 2

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As society moves toward greater understanding and acceptance of diversity, many teachers are faced with a challenge: how can I include more diversity in my classroom?

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Diversity in the Classroom, Part 1

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As society moves toward greater understanding and acceptance of diversity, many teachers are faced with a challenge: how can I include more diversity in my classroom?

An Introduction to the Principles of Project-Based Learning

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“But why do I need to learn about biology? When will I ever need to use algebra? Who cares about what happened in Rome 2000 years ago?” .

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism

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To anyone in the business of creating content, plagiarism should be a bright red line: Do Not Cross! Yet the question of what plagiarism is, and how to avoid it, is surprisingly complicated. A good starting point is the dictionary.

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Open Educational Resources

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There are many resources available online for educators to use in the classroom or for distance learning.

Why Computer Science Should Be A High School Graduation Requirement

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Computing is an integral part of every aspect of our lives, from how we connect with each other to the way we do our jobs and get around. Computing is the number one source of all new wages in the U.S. economy and there are currently 500,000 open computing jobs across the country. Yet, according to a Code.org report, only 15 states require all high schools to offer computer science.

Why The High Achievers Have Moved to Shop Class

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A new breed of students has flooded into career-technical education, and they’re transforming a slice of the K-12 world that’s long suffered from stigma and disrespect. These students are focusing on professions like engineering and health care instead of traditional trades like manufacturing and agriculture. They have higher grades and test scores, and more positive attitudes toward school.

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As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift

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A cool $6,630. That’s how much Georgia Tech’s online master’s of computer science degree cost when it launched through MOOC-provider Udacity in 2014. The low figure and big name of the university offering it raised eyebrows across higher ed at a time when much of online education was seen as a watered down and commoditized version of on-campus instruction.

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5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Research Finds Online Service Providers Boost Program Enrollment

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Universities that contract with an online program management company tend to outperform those that go it on their own. OPM providers may offer end-to-end services for online programs, including marketing, recruitment, course design, enrollment and retention ; examples include Pearson Embanet, 2U and Academic Partnerships. Or they may focus on a specific vertical, such as healthcare education, or type of service, such as instructional design.

Programmatic Best Practices for Healthy Academic Programs

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It’s no secret that higher education is changing and that the way students are consuming education is evolving along with it. With that in mind, academic programs have become much more than a course of studies— they’re now products in an institution’s line of offerings, and many colleges and universities track the long-term return on investment for launching and facilitating certain programs.

750 Million Reasons Why You Should Care About Bootcamps

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Conversations about coding bootcamps, at least in Silicon Valley, seem to take one of two forms: breathless odes to a bright new dawn for education, or dire warnings of their likely collapse. Either way, novelty drives the narrative, not market size. But the recent announcement that online program manager (OPM) 2U, Inc. is acquiring Trilogy Education Services for three-quarters of a billion dollars changes that. Bootcamps are now officially big business.

5 Misconceptions About Online Program Management Providers

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What do you think of the online program management (OPM) industry? If you are like many higher ed people that I speak with, your answer may not be all that positive. Higher ed people simply don’t like the idea of long contract lock-ins (usually between five and 10 years) and revenue share arrangements that send half to three-quarters of tuition dollars to for-profit companies.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!

A Shakeout Coming for Online Program Management Companies

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With so many online program management companies offering similar services, many market observers agree: something’s got to give. Ten years ago, just three or four companies existed to help universities start online programs. Now by some counts, roughly three times that many are working with colleges — striving, and sometimes struggling, to expand their businesses. Is a shakeout in the offing?

The Value of the Online Program Management Industry

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The Online Program Management (OPM) industry has emerged over the last decade as a key part of the online higher education marketplace, with $1.1 billion in revenue. And education research firm Eduventures expects this growth to continue for the next several years. Recently, the OPM industry was discussed in an article published in The Atlantic, and the verdict was not favorable toward certain OPM providers.

3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom

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Where do students spend their time outside of school? Engagement is a key component of learning, so what better way to engage students than by implementing the social media platforms they already love to use? Students spend much of their lives outside of school interacting on social media. Instead of looking at this reality as a detriment, teachers can look at it as a chance to implement some creative teaching techniques.

The Future of Education Technology

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Original Article Source: [link]. With the exponential emergence of radical, innovative technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR), the way that kids learn is undergoing a radical transformation. Despite this proliferation of education technology, however, the number one goal of today’s educators is to inspire students to learn.

Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.

6 Ways to Increase Student Assessment Scores

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Every teacher wants their students to succeed, and assessments are a great way to measure success. Maybe your students are doing fairly well and you’re just looking for small improvements. Or maybe your students are struggling and you just aren’t seeing a change in test scores, no matter what you do. Either way, there is always room for improvement. And with the new year in full swing, the time to start preparing students for their assessments is now. . Use Current Events to Engage Students.

Colleges Should Build Online Programs, Not New Gyms and Climbing Walls

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As college leaders scroll through their perilous spreadsheets this summer, anxiously looking for the most productive way to spend their meager resources, this may be the time for them to rethink their usual approach —and aggressively invest in online education. After all, with national on-campus enrollments faltering, online numbers continue to speed forward.

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Designing Accessible Ed Tech Can Be Costly, But Demand is on the Rise

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Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. . Subscribe today! The people designing educational technologies are far removed from the students who end up using them. Perhaps most obviously, they’re adults, often many years away from their own time in a classroom. But the differences don’t end there.

6 Things the Best Teachers Do

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They say that no two teachers are alike. Each one has a teaching style that creates a unique classroom experience. Some prefer project-based learning, while others use interactive assessments to measure student growth. No matter whether young or old, urban or rural, Math or English, there are several traits that the best teachers have in common. This list features the most practical things that all teachers can do to be successful in the classroom.

8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

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Education and cutting-edge technologies are core to the many programs at NYC Media Lab , where we lead university-corporate partnerships, communications and events. The goal is to merge engineering and design research happening at the city’s universities with resources and opportunities from the media and technology industry—to develop new prototypes, explore applied R&D projects, launch new companies and encourage the latest thinking.

How Can School Leaders Personalize Learning? New Book Offers a Guide

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Personalized learning has been an education buzzword for several years. A recent survey of by the state education technology directors association, or SETDA, put personalized learning at the top of the list of state priorities. But what does personalized learning actually mean, and how can school leaders do it? A new book offers something like a step-by-step manual.

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

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(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities. Underlying a range of new trends, experts say, is a growing recognition that designing learning resources from the beginning with students with disabilities in mind can benefit all students.

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13 Edtech Tools Every Teacher and Student Should Know About

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Original Article Source: [link]. Today the importance of educational technology goes beyond the use of instructional aids because of the ubiquity and usefulness of technology in everyday life. Now more than ever, there is a need to for learners to be proficient at using technology in order to adapt to this rapidly digitizing world. Students have to learn how to properly use technology at an early age for it to be eloquent in its language.

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7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

Education Startup Backed By Mark Zuckerberg Starts Global Expansion With Acquisition

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India’s leading education app developer, Byju, is tapping a war chest that includes funding from Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to go global. The company is paying $120 million to acquire Osmo, a U.S. startup that makes learning games for young children.

UF Professor Receives $5 Million Grant to Improve Florida Public Education Technology

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Starting next year, 11 counties across Florida will take part in a program that will change the way science, math, engineering and technology are taught in public schools. In September, the U.S. Department of Education awarded a $5 million Supporting Effective Educator Development grant for the program to Nancy Ruzycki, a UF lecturer and the director of undergraduate laboratories at the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Google Aquires Baltimore-Based Educational Technology Firm Workbench

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Original Article Source: [link]. Workbench, a Baltimore-based education technology firm, has been acquired by Google , the companies announced. Our core mission has always been to engage learners and educators through shared, meaningful lessons and tools that they can make their own,” Workbench founder and CEO Chris Sleat said in a company blog post. “As As part of Google, we will be better positioned to achieve this mission.”.

Who Can Help Me Apply Learning Science Research to Course Development?

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Every day, new insights into learning science provide vital knowledge of what students need to succeed, but how can we sift through the deluge of research and implement the best insights for learner success? It’s a daunting task that often exceeds the time and money allocated for development. Even if a development team has the chance to read up on the existing research at the start, it’s a challenge to identify how and where that research helped when all is said and done.

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Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.