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Adaptive Learning: No One-Size-Fits-All Solution, but Plenty of Approaches

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There’s no hotter segment in education right now than adaptive learning. What a game-changer it would be if we could tailor the learning experience based on a student’s progress. But despite its lofty goals, at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s session held last month in Seattle, adaptive learning conversation did not focus on whether “adaptive learning is the golden ... Read More »

5 Ways Neuroscience is Impacting the Classroom


With new discoveries in neuroscience and education, it’s time to challenge the way we approach both teaching and learning. The prospect of using brain-based research to inform our classroom practices is exciting, since we’re making strides in understanding individual students’ needs and connecting each student with the most effective practices. Here are some ways that neuroscience is finding its way into our ... Read More »

5 Ways to Get More out of Your Fundraising Events

5 Ways to Get More Out of Your Fundraising Effort

Even though your nonprofit organization might have the purest of missions, it still takes money to keep it running. And such an important function shouldn’t be left to guesswork or shot-in-the-dark approaches. With the right fundraising strategy, you can get a lot more bucks for your efforts. Here’s five tips that can help you get more out of your fundraising ... Read More »

3 Ways to Get the Most Out of an Online Class


Although you’ll get the same education whether you take your courses online or in person, the skills you need to be successful at online learning differ a bit from what you need to excel in the classroom. Fear not: There are 3 areas that with a little improvement, you can make a big difference in your online courses.   1. ... Read More »

Will Innovation Shake Up Higher Education?


Should higher education be free? Can students learn without the direct assistance of faculty? What’s the most effective model of assessment? These kinds of questions are central to innovation in higher education, a topic in the news this week with the announcement of  a new higher education innovation program at Arizona State University and Georgetown University. Set to launch this fall, the “Institute ... Read More »

4 Takeaways from the 2014 SXSWedu Conference


By: Peter Stokes and Kevin Bell The first thing you must know before setting out for SXSWedu is that the sun will come out and the air will warm only as you step into the cab to begin your journey back home. The second thing you should know is that SXSWedu is a sprawling affair, with thousands of attendees, dozens of ... Read More »

3 Ways Academic E-Portfolios Benefit You in the Workplace


Not long ago, e-portfolios were seen as tools for established professionals trying to climb the career ladder. But the tides seem to be changing. E-Portfolios are now a big topic in curriculum redesign, with a forum at the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ most recent meeting and a global session at the Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online learning (led by presenter Gail Matthews-DeNatale, PhD, ... Read More »

Facebook Launching Mobile Education Pilot Program in Africa

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In such a short time, our mobile phones have gone from being, well, telephones, to becoming our on-the-go Internet browsers, music players, social connectors, video game portals, cameras, fitness trackers, email platforms and so much more. And is it now becoming a key component in student learning? Many colleges and universities are asking themselves this question and trying to understand ... Read More »

How Do You Like Your Classes, Scrambled or Flipped?

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There’s a lot of people already on the “flipped classroom” bandwagon. For the uninitiated, the idea behind the flip teaching approach is that students do their course work—watching the professor deliver a lecture via video, doing research, writing, etc.—away from school, then come to the classroom for in-person discussion with teachers and classmates. But there’s a new movement in higher education hold off ... Read More »

Could Online Learning Put an End to Snow Days?


For those of us who live in the Northeast — or more recently, the South — it might still be a sensitive subject, especially with several feet of snow still littering the sidewalks. But with all that snow comes much chagrin on the part of administrators: class and school cancellations. There’s a growing debate among educators about the role that ... Read More »

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