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Michigan CC Masters Student Transfer Processes

To counter a "complex and confusing" college transfer process, a community college in Michigan has dug in to figure out ways to simplify transfers for its students. The result, as explained in a new report from the Community College Research Center and a "playbook" issued by the project's lead investigator, is the development of 225 distinct plans with partner institutions intended to streamline the transfer process for students and improve their success rates.

More and Different Data Needed to Track Quality of STEM Undergrad Education

Improving STEM undergraduate education will require tracking student demographics, instructor use of evidence-based teaching practices, student transfer patterns and other yet-unmeasured dimensions of science, technology, engineering and math education.

Lack of Tech Savvy Holding Back Developmental Ed Efforts

Research released this past fall found that technology is not the silver bullet needed to help students in developmental education — without a few other elements in place as well.

Apple Waives Developer Fees for Schools, Nonprofits

Members of the developer program are able to distribute apps through the Apple App Store and gain access to tools such as app analytics, beta testing resources such as TestFlight, beta software and advanced app capabilities.



New Media Consortium Suddenly Ceases Operations

In an e-mail announcement today, the New Media Consortium revealed that it will cease operations immediately.

Embry-Riddle to Run MOOC on Drone Operation

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will be offering a free online course on how to operate drones.

Alumni Gift to Support Innovation, Entrepreneurship and More at RIT

Creativity, entrepreneurship, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence at the Rochester Institute of Technology are getting a boost thanks to a $50 million alumni gift, the largest donation ever made to the university.

Students Immersed in Petascale Computing as Part of Blue Waters Mission

The educational work involves more than the use of computational time and storage. Projects can also include in-class, interactive exercises and assignments, workshops, longer "institutes," semester courses and support of internships and fellowships.

Online Degrees Primed to Help Early Ed Teachers Meet New Credential Reqs

A report recently published by New America posed a set of questions related to how those policies affect the early education teachers who need to attain bachelor's degrees, especially in areas of quality and access — and whether online education could provide a leg up.

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