C-Level View
Strategic Discussions on Technology 5/13/2019

Executive View

  • Development at SOCCCD: The Student Design Team Meets SmartSchedule

    What can your students do to help improve the campus systems they rely on? At South Orange County Community College District, a student team is credited with the popularity and good fit of that institution's home-grown "SmartSchedule" program. Here, CT gets a brief history of SOCCCD's Student Design Team and its impact on the effectiveness of the software.


Worth Noting

  • Cengage and McGraw-Hill Announce Merger

    Learning content companies Cengage and McGraw-Hill are joining forces in a merger focused on providing more access to high-quality, affordable course materials and platforms.

  • New CC Search Offers One-Stop Access to 300 Million Images

    A new CC Search front end debuts this week. Developed by Creative Commons and a community of volunteer developers, the tool allows users to find and use some 300 million images from openly licensed and public domain works.

  • Dashboard for Higher Ed Surveys Debuts

    New America has released an online repository for public opinion surveys through an interactive dashboard designed for researchers, journalists and policymakers.

  • Western Governors Addresses College Readiness Gap with New Academy

    Today, Western Governors University is launching a new competency-based series of courses through an independent entity. According to the institution, the courses to be offered through WGU Academy, as it's called, are intended for students who need a little extra help before they're ready for college.

  • Bill Aims to Boost Participation in STEM

    The House Science, Space and Technology Committee is looking to invest in STEM education starting in high school and continuing into workforce development.

  • Arizona State Adopts AI-Powered Calculus Learning Platform

    Arizona State University is expanding its use of an online calculus application with built-in artificial intelligence. Currently, two courses — Calculus for Business and Calculus for Engineering — are using Gradarius from Castle Point Learning Systems, which personalizes the learning based on topics already understood and those still to be learned.

  • Helping Students Find Success in Community College

    A new report finds adding supports for low-income students at community colleges can increase enrollment rates and retention levels.

  • Overall 4- and 6-Year Grad Rates Tick Up

    The latest reporting from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows a graduation rate of 44 percent by the end of year four (up from 42 percent for the previous cohort) and 64 percent by year six (up from 63 percent) for first-time, full-time students who entered college in the fall of 2012.


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