Walmart grants $4M to support workforce education
Saturday, October 20, 2018

By Corinne Ruff, Retail Dive Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are giving $4 million in grants to three organizations working to increase workforce training, according to a company press release. Walmart is also expanding its education benefit, announced in May, to U.S. e-commerce associates. Th... .. read more..

Report Pegs Cost to Develop an OER Course at $11,700
Saturday, October 20, 2018

By Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology According to a recent research project, developing an open education resources course costs, on average, about $11,700, to cover salary and benefits for the instructors involved. OER courses produced by individuals were half the price of those created by te... .. read more..

Report: Students Prefer Courses that Use Open Educational Resources
Saturday, October 20, 2018

By Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology Students like courses that use open education resources over their typical classes. In a recent research project, most (61 percent) reported that they experienced a boost in their learning experience; 59 percent said the quality of the instructional materia... .. read more..

Making Online Ed Personal
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Carolyn Gentle-Genitty, Tomorrow’s Professor Since students who choose online learning often have multiple other commitments, Gentle-Genitty makes very clear how much time students can expect to invest preparing for class, listening to lectures, doing homework, and taking part in chat rooms... .. read more..

The Department of Education’s Plans for Overhauling Accrediting and Innovatio...
Saturday, October 20, 2018

by Cheryl Dowd and Russ Poulin, WCET Frontiers On Friday, October 13, the U.S. Department of Education published the unofficial version of its plan to establish an “Accreditation and Innovation” negotiated rule making committee. The final version should be published in the Federal Register today ... .. read more..

Google 2.0: Why MIT scientists are building a new search engine
Saturday, October 20, 2018

by Peter Hopkins, Big Think W. Daniel Hillis is an inventor, engineer and author, Professor at the MIT Media Lab and Judge Widney Professor of Engineering and Medicine at the University of Southern California. Decentralizing knowledge and making information provenance transparent will be a revolu... .. read more..

What’s the blueprint for a 21st-century college campus?
Friday, October 19, 2018

by James Paterson, Education Dive With enrollments declining and technology advancing, colleges are breaking ground on spaces that give students and faculty new ways to engage. Facing headwinds that are muddling their missions and their budgets and luring away prospective students, college and un... .. read more..

How campuses can play better defense against expanding cyberthreats
Friday, October 19, 2018

Russell Schrader, Education Dive Russell Schrader, executive director of the nonprofit National Cyber Security Alliance, shares ways institutions can keep information, and the means of exchanging it, secure: “The biggest challenge is knowing what you have and who is accessing it — data inte... .. read more..

Survey of College Leaders Affirms Previous Reports, Uncovers Mismatches in So...
Friday, October 19, 2018

Business Insider The Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) and Learning House released the findings of the Online Learning in Continuing Higher Education report. Key findings include: Disconnect between institutions offering online computer science and high student demand for these p... .. read more..

Next for SNHU: Game-Based Learning and Digital Badges for Middle Schoolers
Friday, October 19, 2018

By Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed The nonprofit university, which has one of the largest online enrollments in the country, announced today that it is acquiring the nonprofit LRNG — a Chicago-based organization that helps young people find job opportunities by encouraging them to acquir... .. read more..

New 2-Year Online College Aims to Grow Quickly (But Without Traditional Gen-E...
Friday, October 19, 2018

By Jeffrey R. Young, EdSurge Alternative higher education programs don’t always work out. But one former Harvard University dean is giving it a try. That former Harvard dean, Stephen Kosslyn, opened an online two-year college this week with an experimental academic program promising something bet... .. read more..

Online course can help boost business savvy
Friday, October 19, 2018

Sandy Nelson, Las Cruces Sun Not everyone has the resources to go to college for an MBA, but anyone with an internet connection and some self-discipline can learn business basics through the DreamBuilder program offered by the nonprofit small-business development and training organization WESST. ... .. read more..

Tusla equips social workers with valuable online learning tool
Friday, October 19, 2018

by Katherine Donnelly, Independent Education does not end with a Leaving Certificate or a college degree. New challenges are emerging all the time, but there are also rapid advances in knowledge. For any career, the key is to keep up to date with developments. Such thinking was part of the ration... .. read more..

Online Classes: Interactive or Inactive?
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Mackenzie Peterson, Stoutonia Online classes are something that is offered at many schools. They are convenient and flexible with busy schedules, there is zero commute, and it can help improve student’s self discipline. Yet, many students tend to not utilize this option and stick with traditional... .. read more..

Online classes are as good as in-person classes
Thursday, October 18, 2018

BY TAYLOR NEWMAN, Daily Texan We’ve all heard that online classes don’t work — you’re probably going to forget to watch them, zone out from your bed and won’t get direct student-professor engagement. But the reality is, the majority of online classes at UT are designed with this in mind and prove... .. read more..

A Course Experiment Tackles Textbook Costs
Thursday, October 18, 2018

By Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed Students in a political science class at California Polytechnic State University embarked on an unusual challenge last year. They drafted legislation to see if they could get it passed by the state Legislature. The bill became law this past summer. In the pro... .. read more..

EdX: From MicroMasters to Online Master’s Degrees
Thursday, October 18, 2018

By Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed Six more institutions are following Georgia Tech’s lead and launching affordable online master’s degrees with edX. Online learning provider edX this week took a big step into the online degree space by announcing plans to launch nine low-cost, large-scale, fu... .. read more..

Report: Students Prefer Courses that Use Open Educational Resources
Thursday, October 18, 2018

By Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology Students like courses that use open education resources over their typical classes. In a recent research project, most (61 percent) reported that they experienced a boost in their learning experience; 59 percent said the quality of the instructional materia... .. read more..

Why Edupreneurship May Be Perfect for You
Thursday, October 18, 2018

by Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate Do you have a background in education and a desire to run your own business? Many people are interested in a new category of business, commonly referred to as edupreneurship. It’s a play on words and combines two of the most important terms: education and entrepren... .. read more..

Nearly all states slashed college funding over last decade
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

James Paterson, Education Dive Adjusted for inflation, state funding for higher education has fallen by more than $7 billion since 2008, before the Great Recession caused deep cuts in spending on public two- and four-year colleges, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Pr... .. 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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