The University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) and Hobsons completed a pilot study during AY 2013-2014 of adult learners at eight participating higher education institutions. The investigators have just released "Measuring Impact: Findings From a Study of Adult Student Gains and Satisfaction." CT asked Jim Fong, Director of the UPCEA Center for Research & Consulting and Todd Bloom, Chief Academic Officer at Hobsons for their comments.
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Michigan State University has deployed a new discovery service to provide a single entry point to most of the resources in its libraries.
The University of Oklahoma's One University Digital Initiative is a technology strategy for a broad, sweeping campaign to ensure the university will take its place in the digital realm.
Fashion, long recognized as a discipline driven by change, was among the first academic program areas in which Marist College began to develop cutting-edge education applications for the institution's Academic Community Cloud (ACC). The FOLD (Fashion Online Learning Domain), an online community and collaboration environment, emerged to engage students, industry participants, and the wider global fashion world in exploring the fashion discipline and real-world trends.
Adapt Courseware, a provider of adaptive learning content and resources, has broadened its content repository with new interactive tools, video lectures, practice exercises and assessments in 10 academic disciplines.
Cengage Learning has partnered with YouSeeU to integrate its speech capture software with MindTap in an effort to help students improve their presentation skills.
Gale has added 10 new resources, comprising millions of pages, to its digital collections program for academic libraries.
Through a major interior renovation completed just over a year ago, the University of Denver transformed its existing main library, Penrose, into the new Anderson Academic Commons. Rethinking the use of space has dramatically changed the nature of services and the user experience, allowing DU to focus on building community.
Four major universities have banded together to create an infrastructure for digital learning. The work of the Unizin consortium, as it's called, will be managed under the auspices of Internet2 and will have three goals to start.