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The Majority of Institutions Offer Other Forms of Credentials

The Majority of Institutions Offer Other Forms of Credentials

According to a new study done by University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), Pennsylvania State University and Pearson, millennial students tend to lean towards badging and certificate programs as opposed to the traditional bachelor’s degree. The study, titled “Demographic Shifts in Educational Demand and the Rise of Alternative Credentials” includes research conducted from 190Read more about The Majority of Institutions Offer Other Forms of Credentials[…]

Video Observation is helping Professors Grade Themselves

Video Observation is helping Professors Grade Themselves

Video observation is not a new concept on a college campus; though typically, it’s used for athletes, rather than professors. But this could be changing, according to a study done at Harvard University that suggests that this same tactic could benefit educators. In an article by Erin McIntyre, in Harvard’s two-year study, video observation wasRead more about Video Observation is helping Professors Grade Themselves[…]

ESports Scholarships Increasing With Each Institution

ESports Scholarships Increasing With Each Institution

The University of California, Irvine has created a League of Legends scholarship beginning in Fall of 2016. For some background, League of Legends is a MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) online game. It is arguably one of the most popular games in the world and is huge on college campuses. By the start of 2016, six differentRead more about ESports Scholarships Increasing With Each Institution[…]

Virtual Reality Facilitates Higher ED Research and Teaches High-Risks Skills

Virtual Reality Facilitates Higher ED Research and Teaches High-Risks Skills

Developers coded the earliest simulation for aerospace and medical uses in the late 1970s, now online learning has given virtual learning new importance. DiVE, allows users to enter a virtual environment. The upgraded DiVE features six Dell T7400 workstations. Now students can learn with 3D effects and high quality graphics. Multiple people can experience high-fidelityRead more about Virtual Reality Facilitates Higher ED Research and Teaches High-Risks Skills[…]

Blackboard Partners with ReadSpeaker

Blackboard Partners with ReadSpeaker

ReadSpeaker is the worldwide leader in online text to speech. In 1999, ReadSpeaker created the first-ever speech-enabling solution for websites followed by the first web-based platform for producing digital talking books. ReadSpeaker speech-enables content in 40+ languages and 100+ voices. All of ReadSpeaker’s products are web-based and work with all browsers (Firefox, Mozilla, Safari, Chrome,Read more about Blackboard Partners with ReadSpeaker[…]