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IMS Global Unveils Digital Credentialing Initiative

IMS Global Learning Consortium has launched the IMS Digital Credentialing Initiative, an effort designed to promote the adoption, integration and transferability of digital credentials, such as badges.

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California's Online Education Initiative Pushes Forward on PD, Student Readiness

The California Community College Online Education Initiative (OEI), the state-sponsored project that aims to dramatically increase the number of students who earn associate degrees and transfer to four-year colleges, has come a long way since it was announced in the fall of 2013, according to the OEI's executive director, Patricia James.

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Resetting the Student Attention Clock

The length of time an average university student could concentrate on a task without becoming distracted back in 1973, according to a survey published at the time, was between 10 and 20 minutes. A 2006 survey by Diana Oblinger, current president of Educause, determined that the average student attention span had shrunk to around seven minutes.

Stanford Prof Unveils 'Inspiring' Math Curriculum

A professor at Stanford's Graduate School of Education has launched a new free math curriculum designed to help engage students more deeply in math.

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6 Tips for Creating a 'Mini' MOOC

There are ways to allow your institution to experiment with online courses, even if they're not intended to be "massive." An online program manager shares advice.

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Disrupting Higher Education

"Disruption" is one of the most overused buzzwords in education today, according to education industry watcher Michelle R. Weise, and yet most people don't really know what it means.

Online Degree Company Dukes It Out with Naysayers

2U wants to nail the coffin shut on certain beliefs that persist in the realm of online degrees in its latest impact report.

U Arizona Girds for Online Undergrads

Now that the University of Arizona has launched an online campus, UA Online, the institution is ready to start up its first "General Education Academy" to help students prepare for their virtual education.

NYU School of Engineering Launches 3 Online Certificate Programs for Big Data Skills

In response to the growing demand for big data expertise, New York University's Polytechnic School of Engineering is launching online certificate courses in data science, power engineering, and data center and cloud technologies.

PC Shipments Continue Decline Despite Growth in Mobile PC Segment

Global PC shipments continued their decline in the first quarter of 2015, totaling 71 million units, according to a new report from Gartner. That total represents a 5.2 percent drop compared to the first quarter of 2014.