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We may think of analytics as a maturing area in higher education, but there's still plenty of room for innovation. The real challenge now is to move analytics to action, says Russ Little, PAR's new Chief Innovation Officer.
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To keep students' academic plans on track, the University of Washington developed open source software that integrates previously siloed administrative functions such as degree audit and articulation, student lifecycle and recruitment, registration and advising.
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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.
Tools geared toward promoting student success, no matter how useful individually, may become siloed on your campus, scattering potentially valuable academic planning resources for students. At the University of Washington, however, developers are making sure that UW's "MyPlan" will be integrated with other relevant tools and data. Jill Yetman, MyPlan project manager at UW, talked with CT about the strategy.
After famously releasing its source code under a broad open source license, MIT and Harvard’s edX MOOC platform is backtracking a bit--reclassifying part of its code to an open but less restrictive license.
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A company that supplies research materials to students for their own academic assignments has added 20,000 topics in the field of literature.
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