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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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5 Tech Trends that Will Drive IT Decision-Making for the Next 5 Years

Data growth is forcing IT departments to adopt new forms of operation and reset their expectations of work.

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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.

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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.



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Replacement Versus Transformation: Tips for Taking a Printed Work Digital

Jonathan Blake Huer, director of emerging technologies and media development at Ball State University, shares his checklist that faculty can use to help them transition their work from print to digital.

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The Credit Transfer Approach that Boosted Enrollment by 13%

Ohio-based Franklin U found a way to mash marketing and IT to help shape the student experience in choosing a new school. The results are amazing.

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Engaging Students with Active Learning

According to Perry Samson, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at University of Michigan, if your goal is to improve student outcomes, employ active learning techniques.

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Where Flipped Learning Research Is Going

While most agree that the flipped classroom model benefits learning, researchers are delving into the details and exploring the many facets of a flip.

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Boosting Cell Signals for a Better-Connected Campus

When cellular carriers cannot solve coverage problems on campus, universities turn to signal boosters to fill in the gaps.