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      By John K. Waters, Campus Technology For-profit online education provider Udacity and Google today unveiled a new micro-credential program, the Senior Web Developer Nanodegree. The online program is designed to provide students with “the tools, frameworks, and techniques needed to write robust code for progressive Web applications that are secure and easy to […]
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      by Gabrielle Russon, Orlando Sentinel Tiffani Harper’s online homework seemed to have a mind of its own. It knew that she learned best by watching videos and detected what topics she struggled to grasp. “It’s teaching me the best way to study,” said Harper, 32, a UCF student from Sanford. Harper’s nursing class is part of [...]
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    • Top reasons online education can work November 26, 2015
      By Judi Griggs, Houston Chronicle With so many options, here are reasons to consider distance learning for your higher education needs. »Time – Commuting to your own computer or tablet and having the flexibility to build your education schedule around other commitments and priorities remain the largest advantages. »Tools – Today, most classes have seamless p […]
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    • Pedagogy, Technology, and the Example of Open Educational Resources November 25, 2015
      by Robin DeRosa and Scott Robison, EDUCAUSE Review When no meaningful relationship exists between an educational technology and pedagogy, the tool itself loses value. We should start with a vision for our courses and curricula, and then identify the technologies or strategies that can help us achieve or further develop that vision. Open educational resources […]
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    • The Future of the University: Speculative Design for Innovation in Higher Education November 25, 2015
      by David J. Staley, EDUCAUSE Review This essay proposes five models of innovation in higher education that expand our “Ideas of the University,” envisioning educational start-ups in the spirit of entrepreneurial experimentation. The author seeks to realize each of these feasible utopias as a way to disrupt higher education. http://er.educause.edu/articles/20 […]
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    • U Georgia Nears $2 million Mark in OER Savings November 25, 2015
      By Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology The University of Georgia estimated that it has saved students $2 million through the adoption of open educational resources (OER) since 2013. According to Edward Watson, director of the university’s Center for Teaching and Learning, “Our approach has been to pursue large enrollment courses using expensive textbooks. T […]
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    • Who Would Have Predicted: BLACK FRIDAY DEALS FOR ONLINE COURSES? November 24, 2015
      BY IAIN ALEXANDER, Film Industry Network Filmmakers, digital marketers and entrepreneurs can benefit from incredible Black Friday deals and access online courses for a fraction of their usual price. Whether you are looking to study film, learn about acting or improve your social media game, there are some fantastic deals being offered over the next few [...]
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    • One-stop shopping for Canadian online courses November 24, 2015
      by SUZANNE BOWNESS, Globe and Mail To help colleges and universities connect with online learners, several Canadian provinces have developed portals to centralize online courses. The latest, eCampusOntario, launched in early October, consolidates 13,000 online courses and 600 online programs from all of the province’s 45 publicly funded colleges and universi […]
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    • More Machine Learning From Udacity November 24, 2015
      by Sue Gee, Iprogrammer Udacity has opened a new Nanodegree in Machine Learning. At advanced level it prepares you to apply predictive models to massive data sets in fields like education, finance, healthcare or robotics. The curriculum for the Machine Learning Engineer Nanodegree has been developed with Google and in his email announcement Sebastian Thrun [ […]
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    • The Tech Talent Wars and #WomenInTech November 23, 2015
      by: Joanna Young, EDUCAUSE Review To win the war for top IT talent, college and university leaders need a strategy for coming out ahead in one key battle: the paucity of women earning degrees in technology and pursuing related careers. The war for IT talent rages on in higher education, and the battlefields range from the [...]
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