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Research: Teacher Prep Reform Gets It Way Wrong

People who argue that too much emphasis is placed on teacher preparation as holding the key to improving student learning could be right, according to a new study released this week. A team of researchers affiliated with the National Education Policy Center housed at the University of Colorado at Boulder School of Education undertook a study of four national initiatives set up to improve teacher quality, each with some form of accountability.

Bethel U Taps Online Course Provider To Ease Degree Completion

Bethel University in McKenzie, TN has added new online course options to help students in the College of Professional Studies complete their degree programs.

U Massachusetts Launches its First Online Badge Program

The University of Massachusetts' online consortium, UMassOnline, has launched its first non-credit badge program.

New Vernier System Allows Students To Perform Physics Experiments

The Vernier Dynamics Cart and Track System aims to bring concepts like kinematics and dynamics to life.



Berkeley Researchers Demonstrate Ultra Low Energy Magnetic Chips

Engineers at UC Berkeley have demonstrated that magnetic chips can "operate at the lowest fundamental energy dissipation theoretically possible under the laws of thermodynamics," according to a news story on the university's site.

Vanderbilt U Hosts Conference on Distance Learning for Less Common Languages

Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN is hosting a workshop on distance learning for rarely taught languages.

Student Quiz Accommodations in Canvas and Moodle

Canvas and Moodle are currently two of the most popular learning management systems, and both offer the ability to make adjustments to quiz functions within the course without compromising the overall structure of the course. In this article, we will examine how to do so and offer some tips on situations where they are relevant.

U Southern California Selects New Grad Application Processing Tool

The University of Southern California is implementing a new application processing system for its graduate schools.

Gale Expands Online Archives, Adds Digital Humanities Tools

Gale is expanding and rebranding its digital archive program, Gale Primary Sources, in an effort to better meet the needs of digital humanities and text and data mining.

New, Free Service Connects Low-Income, First-Gen Students to Top Colleges

A new, free initiative is open for business to draw first-generation and lower-income students with high potential into looking at colleges and universities they might otherwise never consider.

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