Online Learning and Institutional Resilience and Business Continuity
Saturday, April 29, 2017

By Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed Should every institution develop some capacity for online learning? What about small residential colleges, places that differentiate around an in-person residential learning experience? I’ve argued that small-scale online and low-residency programs are a way to bui... .. read more..

A Russian hacker has created his own ’starter pack’ ransomware service
Saturday, April 29, 2017

By Zack Whittaker, Zero Day A new kind of highly-customized ransomware recently discovered by security researchers allows individual criminals to deliver “ransomware-as-a-service”. What sets this ransomware apart from other kinds of file-locking software is that criminals who buy this... .. read more..

Makerspace comes to Case Western Reserve University
Saturday, April 29, 2017

by Pat Donachie, Education Dive Case Western University will soon open the think(box), which will act as a venue for students to engage in innovation and tinker with fresh ideas, according to the Chronicle for Higher Education. The university is encouraging students and others to utilize the new ... .. read more..

Harvard’s newest business course? A TED Talk come to life
Saturday, April 29, 2017

by Greg Ryan, Boston Business Journal Harvard Business School will begin offering the first open-enrollment online course from the its state-of-the-art WGBH studio next month. The class, called Managing Your Career Development, will take place over seven sessions starting May 16. A different HBS ... .. read more..

More SD Students Taking Online University Courses
Saturday, April 29, 2017

by WNAX The number of students taking college courses online continues to rise. A report from the South Dakota Board of Regents shows over fourteen thousand students taking at least some of their classes on line last fall. Regents Vice President Kevin Schieffer of Sioux Falls says they see online... .. read more..

Interest in online learning programs rises in February
Saturday, April 29, 2017

by Pat Donachie, Education Dive Students’ interest in online academic programs increased in February, despite the continuation of a year-long downward trend for inquiries into academic programs as a whole, according to a recent report from Gray Associates, which reviews student and employer deman... .. read more..

Purdue’s Bold Move
Friday, April 28, 2017

by Paul Fain and Rick Seltzer, Inside Higher Ed Indiana institution acquires Kaplan University and its 32,000 students in an unprecedented move to enter online education as many large for-profits continue to slump. Purdue University’s acquisition of Kaplan University is an unexpected tectonic shi... .. read more..

Will higher ed funding hit $0 in New Mexico in 2018?
Friday, April 28, 2017

by Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed 100% of higher education funding for next fiscal year, The Washington Post reports, and the legislature won’t be able to overturn her veto. Public colleges and universities in the state have seen a 32% drop in fundin... .. read more..

Why Richard Culatta Will Be the New ISTE CEO
Friday, April 28, 2017

BY TANYA ROSCORLA, Converge The Rhode Island innovation leader hopes to use his new position to tackle tech challenges related to digital equity, next-generation assessments and transitions between high school and college. After 18 months as Rhode Island’s first chief innovation officer, Ri... .. read more..

Technology is key to reducing college education costs
Friday, April 28, 2017

by Brian Mulligan, the Irish Times In 20 years’ time, fewer school leavers will go to college. Far more study options will be available, many on the internet – and much cheaper than what is offered now. Distance learning and work-based learning, including apprenticeships, will become more a... .. read more..

3 Reasons to Consider MOOCs Over an Online Degree
Friday, April 28, 2017

By John LaMar, US News Massive open online courses allow prospective students to gauge their interest in different majors at no cost. Having now also completed an online bachelor’s program at Oregon State University Ecampus, I feel it might be helpful for other prospective students to under... .. read more..

Online Learning and Institutional Resilience and Business Continuity
Friday, April 28, 2017

By Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed Should every institution develop some capacity for online learning? What about small residential colleges, places that differentiate around an in-person residential learning experience? I’ve argued that small-scale online and low-residency programs are a way to bui... .. read more..

Carnegie Mellon University Nonprofit Pitches Robotics to Business Leaders
Friday, April 28, 2017

By Daniel Moore, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette During the ARM Institute’s first membership recruitment meeting, members hammered out agreements with corporations and development agencies alike to gain private funding and strengthen the manufacturing workforce. At the National Robotics Engineering... .. read more..

Purdue U. Is Expected to Buy Mega For-Profit Kaplan U., Turn It Into a ‘Publi...
Thursday, April 27, 2017

by the Chronicle of Higher Ed Purdue University’s Board of Trustees is expected to buy the for-profit Kaplan University, which is a division of Graham Holdings Company. The surprise announcement was made in a corporate filing by the company on Thursday morning. According to the filing, Kaplan wil... .. read more..

This is what Gen Z-designed curriculum looks like for the future
Thursday, April 27, 2017

BY DARREN FAUST, eSchool News Cross-curricular lessons help Generation Z develop the problem-solving skills they will need in an ever-changing world for tomorrow’s jobs. Cross-curricular lessons are one way educators can prepare students for an uncertain future. With the national emphasis on STEM... .. read more..

Researchers examine the effectiveness of a psychological strategy on online l...
Thursday, April 27, 2017

by Milenko Martinovich, Phys.org While online education has opened access to learners worldwide, new Stanford research suggests that a single approach to teaching everyone in an online class may not yield the best outcome, especially when it comes to course completion. The key, the Stanford resea... .. read more..

Online courses make up more than half of CPS’s revenue
Thursday, April 27, 2017

By Liz Konneker, GW Hatchet The College of Professional Studies is earning more than half of its revenue from online courses – making the college a leader in online learning at GW.Fifty-four percent of the college’s revenue comes from students enrolled in online programs or courses and 60 percent... .. read more..

Why Richard Culatta Will Be the New ISTE CEO
Thursday, April 27, 2017

BY TANYA ROSCORLA, Converge The Rhode Island innovation leader hopes to use his new position to tackle tech challenges related to digital equity, next-generation assessments and transitions between high school and college. After 18 months as Rhode Island’s first chief innovation officer, Ri... .. read more..

Will higher ed funding hit $0 in New Mexico in 2018?
Thursday, April 27, 2017

by Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed 100% of higher education funding for next fiscal year, The Washington Post reports, and the legislature won’t be able to overturn her veto. Public colleges and universities in the state have seen a 32% drop in fundin... .. read more..

11 Ways to Make Your Online Course Go Global as a Freelance Educator
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

By Sarah Cordiner, THE Journal The continued growth of online courses and the introduction of alternative accreditations will spawn a growth in freelance or independent professors. By 2025, all you need to start your own university is a great online teaching style, course materials and marketing ... .. read more..

Embracing Failure to Spur Success: A New Collaborative Innovation Model
Sunday, April 19, 2015

by Kim Wilcox and Edward J. Ray, EDCUAUSE Review On college and university campuses across the United States, we’re surrounded by a resource that leads to discovery, innovation, and growth—yet we don’t embrace it at the leadership level. That resource? Failure. Failure is happening ev... .. read more..

5 Lecture Capture Hacks for More Engaging Videos
Sunday, April 19, 2015

By Leila Meyer, Campus Technology As more and more instructors flip their classrooms or teach online courses, it’s become increasingly important to create videos that can hold students’ attention. Some instructors have experimented with new ways to make videos more interactive and eng... .. read more..

New tool aids game-based learning integration
Sunday, April 19, 2015

by eSchoolNews Digital learning system helps schools integrate game-based learning applications. RGS, a business unit of Avnet, Inc., has introduced the RGS Classroom Game Server (CGS), a new high-performance digital learning system designed to enable school districts to affordably integrate game... .. read more..

People with learning disabilities may become victim or perpetrator of crime w...
Saturday, April 18, 2015

by News Medical People with learning (intellectual) disabilities have historically been marginalised from mainstream society, and have had limited choice and control over their lives. While movements to achieve greater equality have had success, the rapid advancement of modern technology risks cr... .. read more..

30 Innovative Ways to Use Twitter In the Classroom
Saturday, April 18, 2015

By Pamela DeLoatch, Edudemic Do you use Twitter in your classroom as part of your lesson plans? If not, don’t worry—you’re not alone. Although 80% of K-12 teachers do have Twitter accounts for personal or professional use, most of them don’t integrate tweets into classroom lessons. And at first g... .. read more..

7 innovative 3D printers for the classroom
Saturday, April 18, 2015

By Rebecca Lundberg, eSchool News A snapshot of classroom-ready 3D printers available for eductors. These days, 3D printing is becoming a staple of the modern classroom, from K-12 to college and university campuses as well. Even as prices dip for some models, educational institutions and district... .. read more..

Report: Schools Should Focus More on Soft Skills
Friday, April 17, 2015

By Joshua Bolkan, THE Journal A new study from Wainhouse Research finds that a large minority, 39 percent, of education stakeholders say their schools should be doing a better job of preparing students for the workforce. Among more than 1,000 administrators, teachers, students and parents surveye... .. read more..

3 ways technology can support positive behavior in schools
Friday, April 17, 2015

By Karen Gifford, eSchool News How technology can help you apply Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in your schools. In Arizona, I’ve helped create an event called the Behavior, Education, Technology Conference (BET-C), which explores how technology can help with PBIS. We just ... .. read more..

East Pennsboro Area Middle School to receive $400K blended learning grant
Friday, April 17, 2015

by the Sentinel Michael Sim, EPAMS principal, said being selected for this grant represents a validation of the work the school’s planning team has done for the last nine months. “Our team has dedicated many hours to researching, discussing, and thinking to craft our innovative, new design for ou... .. read more..

How collaboration is just a modern LMS away
Thursday, April 16, 2015

By Michael Lafreniere, eCampus News Today, the software is a web-based application commonly known as an LMS. With an appropriate LMS, video delivery, conferencing integration, and white board integration with digital inking capabilities, a teacher can collaborate with colleagues and students thro... .. read more..

Keeping Your Kitchen in Order
Thursday, November 22, 2012

I know you don’t want to admit it, but we all know that you love Kitchen Nightmares as much as I do. I actually enjoy cooking shows of all sorts and like applying their lessons to my somewhat limited selection of Kansas delicacies, which are generally limited to cuts of select beef in diffe... .. read more..

Web Analytics, Anyone?
Thursday, November 22, 2012

As Abbott & Costello demonstrate in this classic video, if you don’t ask the right question, you can end up going around in circles without ever answering the pertinent questions. As anyone who has worked with web analytics knows, there is a dizzying amount of information available to m... .. read more..

What Social Online Experience Do Students Expect from Your School?
Thursday, November 8, 2012

Technology has enabled students and colleges to accomplish a lot online. Gone are the days of waiting in line to register for classes or even sitting in a classroom! More colleges are moving courses, orientations and administrative tasks online. Sounds great and efficient, right? Yes, but if you'... .. read more..

It Doesn't Matter What YOU Think
Thursday, November 8, 2012

I once got in an extremely heated debate with several people who were passionately opposed to one idea: Flash mobs. They argued their point for a good half hour, raising their voices, climbing up on chairs, accusing me of catering to the lowest common denominator. You would have thought I kicked ... .. read more..

Why MOOCS Should Be In Your Marketing Plan
Thursday, November 8, 2012

As reported on the Daily Texan, student debt hit $914 billion during this year’s second quarter. Unemployment stood at 8.3 percent during the summer season. With increasing student debt numbers and the struggling job market, a college education seems to be an exponential monetary burden tha... .. read more..

Build your social strategy in Social Media Marketing Boot Camp. Get $50 off w...
Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sometimes we come across offers that we think would be really interesting/valuable to the community that we want to pass along. The following is a guest post from Mediabistro promoting their Social Media Marketing Boot Camp where .eduGuru readers can also get a $50 discount if you choose to sign ... .. read more..

84% of Schools Report Traditional Marketing Methods Alone Are Not Enough
Thursday, November 8, 2012

To anyone who has been reading this blog for any amount of time the headline here isn't anything new. We might have felt this way for years, but a new report by CUnet finally gives us the data we have been looking for to support our gut feeling. This report has some very revealing numbers, [...] ... .. read more..

OPENBLOCKPresentationCLOSEBLOCK Understanding Your Marketing Funnel
Thursday, November 8, 2012

Last week I spoke on a panel at the University Aviation Association annual conference. As part of this panel each presenter was asked to put together a short presentation on a subject. I focused mine on Understanding Marketing Funnels. Our regular readers have seen me write on this subject a lot ... .. read more..

OPENBLOCKPresentationCLOSEBLOCK Inbound School Marketing: Is Your Website Hel...
Thursday, November 8, 2012

I had a couple of people ask about the slides from my presentation at HighEdWeb ’12 yesterday so I’m happy to get these up here. The guys at Converge Consulting were awesome enough to livestream the presentation and you can view it here. (Sorry the first few minutes were cut off) Pres... .. read more..

Retain Students with Social Media and... Viral Emails?
Thursday, November 8, 2012

Are you looking for ways to start recruiting students for your school through social media? Attracting applicants to your college through emails and social media is bound to become an important part of your strategy if you expect to grow your enrollment in the coming years. Students are taking a ... .. read more..

How to Stay Secure: Tips and Tricks for Password Security
Thursday, November 8, 2012

There are times when the prestissimo advancing tech world seems to be a scared little kitten against the flagella of hackers, crackers and the like, with their unforgiving onslaught penetrating every sphere within the realm. In such turbulent conditions, what are the measures, if any, that a user... .. read more..

A Special Thanks From Three the HEWEB Way
Thursday, November 8, 2012

Well, it’s that time folks. HighEdWeb 2012 is now upon us, and thanks to the generous donations of many of you, we were able to help send three lucky folks there who would not have been able to go otherwise. We wanted to take a moment and publicly thank everyone that made this possible. If ... .. read more..

Online Lead Generation For Distance Education Universities
Thursday, November 8, 2012

In marketing, lead generation is the online interest and inquiries of a service or product made by prospective customers. For universities and online colleges, lead generation is potential students’ interest or inquiry in obtaining an education. The goal of lead generation for a business is... .. read more..

Survey Results: What Are the Most Useful Features of Your Website?
Thursday, November 8, 2012

The famous XKCD "University Website" comic has made the rounds of higher education web professionals for quite some time, even spurring this amusing .eduGuru post suggesting schools redesign their websites based on the calendar. We thought we'd revisit the comic in the light of a recent survey we... .. read more..

General Astronomy 101 Discussion Board_Off topic discusions_Some cool ideas?
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

<p>how about a solar panel?</p> D2L Discussion , September 25, 2012. .. read more..

General Astronomy 101 Discussion Board_Astronomy 101 _New post
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

<p>this is a new post</p> D2L Discussion , September 25, 2012. .. read more..

Solar Energy_Solar Energy_My Input
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

<p>I think it is a great insight!</p> D2L Discussion , September 25, 2012. .. read more..

Discuss grades_Grade Discussion_New grade item out of 10
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

<p>New grade item</p> D2L Discussion , September 25, 2012. .. read more..

Forum 3_Forum 3 Topic 1_Hello
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

<p>Hello there?</p> D2L Discussion , September 25, 2012. .. read more..

Here is an item
Friday, September 14, 2012

This is the description of the item D2L Test , September 14, 2012. .. read more..

Design and Innovation with Ruk-bug
Saturday, September 8, 2012

3 Sheep are proud to announce that Ruk-bug, the most innovative name in children's pushchairs, has chosen us as their digital partner. Ruk-bug's ground breaking Migration pushchair launches at the Harrogate Nursery Fair 25-27 March 2012. Migration has a ground breaking anti-tip design, has a one-... .. read more..

The Year of the Digital Games
Saturday, September 8, 2012

Attribution: tableatny. CC License With the London 2012 Olympic Games starting imminently, we can expect to see sporting history being made and we also stand on the edge new digital milestones too. Social Media will be at the forefront this summer's sporting events. A casual search for internatio... .. read more..

FTN – Now in the App Store!
Saturday, September 8, 2012

3 Sheep are pleased to announce the release of FTN – the navigation app for iPhone. FTN stands for ‘Follow the Needle’, an app that enables you to flag your location and find your way back to it later using an in-app compass. Save and share locations via social media and downloa... .. read more..

Find My Tent Festival List
Saturday, September 8, 2012

The latest update for 3 Sheep's iPhone festival app, Find My Tent is now available. Find My Tent Festival App now contains a list of this year's major festivals in addition to its exiting great features: Store your tent location Take images and record audio and text descriptions to help describe ... .. read more..

TR&DE – Apps for Business
Saturday, September 8, 2012

3 Sheep presentation by Founder and Chief Shepherd, Stuart Smith on how apps can be used in Business to Business at Targeting Research and Development for Export event held at Grant Thorton Offices at the Liver Building Liverpool. Download a PDF of the presentation. 3 Sheep » Blog , September 8, ... .. read more..

No 'New' is Good 'News'
Saturday, September 8, 2012

The 3 Sheep gang recently went on a geek pilgrimage to the Gadget Show Live 2012 at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. With the exception of kamikaze RC helicopters (immense fun), at first glance we were a tad underwhelmed, with very little tickling our collective ovine fancy. In blackjack terms the mood... .. read more..

Find My Tent Festival App
Saturday, September 8, 2012

In eager anticipation of the festival season, 3 Sheep are pleased to announce a major new upgrade to Find My Tent, their iPhone app that uses GPS technology to 'remember' where your tent and other key festival locations are.   Watch how Find My Tent Works Flag your current location Find my T... .. read more..

3 Sheep Signatures for WordPress
Saturday, September 8, 2012

3 Sheep is proud to announce 3 Sheep Signatures, a FREE and easy to use WordPress plugin for including signatures in posts and pages. The plugin allows you create and maintain a number of individual signatures that can be added into posts and pages using short codes. Frequent blogging and the reg... .. read more..

Response to Cluster not Bluster
Saturday, September 8, 2012

I’ve been mulling Malcolm Evans wake-up call to the Digital industries of the United Kingdom’s North West over the pass few days. His Cluster not Bluster blog post at Corporate Finance North West lays into some of the prevalent practices of the Digital Sector, not just in the NW but w... .. read more..

Digital Festival Companion
Saturday, September 8, 2012

Buoyed by the improving weather, the impressive achievements of athletes at the Olympics and the prospect of seeing one or two bands on reunion tours, excitement levels are about to reach fever pitch as we approach the pinnacle of the festival season. Whether you are off to one of the uber festiv... .. read more..

After the Beyond the Textbook Forum
Saturday, September 8, 2012

Photo by Joyce Valenza, who came in spite of her broken knee I had originally intended to append yesterday’s blog post with more information about, and from the forum.  But I think that I have a little more to say than I left room for yesterday. First of all, I left the Discovery Communicat... .. read more..

Beyondthetextbook Forum
Saturday, September 8, 2012

At this moment, I’m sitting in my hotel room in Silver Spring, Maryland, and continuing to think #beyondthetextbook. I will likely continue to grow this particular blog entry as the next two days progress at the Discovery Communications Headquarters, just a couple of blocks away. Blog and P... .. read more..

The Nextbook Must Be...
Saturday, September 8, 2012

  (cc) janthepea For a science fiction look at textbooks, read about The Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer in The Diamond Age and Ender’s desk in Ender’s Game. If you have other suggestions, please comment.   A couple of weeks ago, my friend, Tom Whitby, wrote a blog art... .. read more..

About Creativity from Jonah Lehrer
Saturday, September 8, 2012

Jonah Lehrer We hurried back from Cullowhee Thursday so that I could see Jonah Lehrer talk about his new book, Imagine, at the Quail Ridge Bookstore in Raleigh.  We’d been in Cullowhee for events leading up to the installation of Western Carolina University’s new chancellor, Dr. David... .. read more..

Learning Analytics and the Hands of Evil
Saturday, September 8, 2012

Who’s Afraid of the Power (cc) Flickr Photo by Emersunn I just learned about “learning analytics” from Audry Waters, a blogger/journalist whom I am reading with increasing regularity. Reporting on the recent Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference in Vancouver, Waters shared... .. read more..

David's "Great Moments in EdTech History"
Saturday, September 8, 2012

A few weeks ago, Dean Shareski wrote a blog post (Great Moments in EdTech History), where he said, I wanted to look back at my personal journey into educational technology and share a few instances of "aha moments" that I think many can relate to. I so agreed with the items on his list – [...] 2¢... .. read more..

Who Wouldn't Want Students to Learn Critical Thinking Skills?
Saturday, September 8, 2012

I mentioned this on some social networks the other day, but thought I’d post it here as well. I recently got a call from an automated polling service, which promised me a trip for two to the Bahamas if I would complete the short political survey. I pressed the number for “yes,” ... .. read more..

Becoming Future-Ready
Saturday, September 8, 2012

“Future-Ready Students for the 21st Century” It’s the title of the goals document for the North Carolina State Board of Education and it begins with, “..every public school student will graduate from high school, globally competitive for work and postsecondary education an... .. read more..

Education Blogger Survey
Saturday, September 8, 2012

I learned, via Hack Education, about a survey from the Institute of Educational Technology (The Open University). Announced by Alice Bell in her blog, the study is based on work they did last year exploring brain bloggers (early data). Go here to get and complete the survey, and do it now – becau... .. read more..

Should the Tools Drive the Learning?
Saturday, September 8, 2012

(cc) photo by MrPessimist I spent Wednesday morning at the “Every Teacher Every Learner” conference in College Park Georgia. The event was organized by Woodward Academy and mostly for private school teachers from the area. I talked about contemporary literacy (learning-literacy) and a... .. read more..

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