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Universities Working to Make Library Metadata Searchable on the Web

With a $4 million Mellon grant, Stanford Libraries is leading the shift to a "linked data" metadata environment.

Earning a Community College Certificate in Oregon Can Double Pay of Young People

Young people who earn a certificate from a community college in the state of Oregon can, in some cases, double their pay. A new research project from Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce found that finishing a community college certificate boosted the earnings of workers ages 24 and younger by about $21,000 a year.

Jefferson College Taps Enterprise Reporting Software for Better Access to Data Insights

Jefferson College is revamping its administrative reporting with software from Millennium Computer Systems. The institution is using the company's FAST Enterprise Reporting Suite across finance, human resources and student reporting.

New Summit to Explore Connected Learning

A new Connected Learning Summit, taking place Aug. 1-3 at the MIT Media Lab, is focused on "harnessing emerging technology to expand access to participatory, playful, and creative learning." The event will bring together researchers, educators, developers and others interested in digital citizenship, equity and access, virtual reality, digital media and more.



Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of July 2, 2018)

Upcoming events include the Educause Learning Technology Leadership Institute, T.D.W.I. Anaheim Conference, Distance Teaching and Learning Conference and SANS Network Security 2018.

Rave Guardian Expands Messaging App Support, Integrates with Rave Alert

Rave Mobile Safety has released a major update to one of its messaging platforms, Rave Guardian.

Current Accreditation Model Too Focused on Preserving Status Quo

As colleges and universities seek innovations that will allow them to address their current crop of challenges — a growing number of non-traditional students, a bigger emphasis on workforce preparation, the use of data and new technologies to improve learning — accreditors can help or hinder those efforts. A new report from the Christensen Institute has suggested that until accreditation bodies do a better job across the board of helping their institutions by supporting innovation, they're just getting in the way and allowing unaccredited schools to hold the competitive advantage.

New Resource Helps Students Ask the Right Questions About Online Learning

Five organizations with expertise in online education have collaborated on a new resource for students looking for online programs. Together, Berkeley College, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, the Online Learning Consortium, Quality Matters and the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies formulated a list of questions students should ask themselves in order to find an online program that best fits their needs.

Students Feel More Secure About Getting Jobs, But Skills Gaps Persist

College students are showing more confidence in their ability to get jobs in their career areas. More than four in 10 (41 percent) said they were "extremely" or "very" prepared, compared to about three in 10 (29 percent) last year, according to the latest McGraw-Hill Education Future Workforce Survey.

Coding Education Tool to Include Progression Feature

A project newly funded by the U.S. Department of Education will focus on the creation of a prototype of a web-based coding progression tool for high schoolers and college students.

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