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Ways to Help Nontraditional Students with Technology

Ways to Help Nontraditional Students with Technology

Image Source: Wikipedia   Nearly half of the students that are enrolled in a higher education intuitions are considered nontraditional. For a quarter of them, this means that they are over the age of 30, bit despite the large numbers, Forbes reports that the older students are completing their degrees at a lower rate. BeingRead more about Ways to Help Nontraditional Students with Technology[…]

Virtual Classrooms Expanding Higher Education’s Reach

Virtual Classrooms Expanding Higher Education’s Reach

Image Source: Commons Wikipedia For college students, taking virtual classes opens the door to opportunities of learning whenever and wherever they can. Online education has even helped create big innovations in collaboration at universities. Social interaction, however, has always been a concern. Many schools have used online tools to connect with experts around the world.Read more about Virtual Classrooms Expanding Higher Education’s Reach[…]

Tales From the Front Lines of Adaptive Learning

Tales From the Front Lines of Adaptive Learning

Administrators and faculty members of Shoreline Community College and Northeastern University took part in a training program to implement adaptive learning in college courses. Adaptive learning technology is said to produce beneficial results, but it is still in its beta stages so a number of faculty members are struggling to incorporate it into their classes.Read more about Tales From the Front Lines of Adaptive Learning[…]

‘Stackable” Degrees as entries to Graduate Programs

‘Stackable” Degrees as entries to Graduate Programs

As the rates for graduate education increase and students are demanding for cheaper alternatives, some universities and colleges are experimenting with “stackable degrees.” The idea behind it is allowing students to start with a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), followed by a few more MOOCs to get an online certificate, followed by more courses to get a traditionalRead more about ‘Stackable” Degrees as entries to Graduate Programs[…]