Learning House, an eLearning services company that creates off-the-shelf and custom online degree and professional development courses, recently released a new report highlighting the demands and preferences of online college students. […]
College professors are turning to freelance work. According to a report from the American Association of University Professors, about 54 percent of faculty are not appointed to full-time positions. These professors can, and often do, use their spare time to tutor, tapping into a multibillion-dollar industry.[…]
The University of New Hampshire’s Robert McGrath, who spoke on AllAnalytics’s radio broadcast titled “A Look at Tomorrow’s Data Scientist,” said the university’s data science program aims to prepare students for the workforce, where they will either hold positions on the computational IT side of the industry or the business side.[…]
Before descending upon the small town of Princeton, N.J., incoming freshmen at the Ivy League school that bears the town’s name have already begun their sexual assault awareness training. Online learning is one component in the curriculum of sexual assault prevention Princeton University mandates for its students.[…]
On a rainy day or when recuperating from a sun burn, students should take a moment to watch some TED Talks geared toward K-12 students. From offering advice on how to deal with bullying to learning how to make your mark on this world at a young age, TED Talks are a valuable, free resource for students.[…]
The government and private industry should be doing more to prepare the American workforce for a technology-based future, according to panelists at an Information Technology and Innovation Foundation event.[…]
The Department of Education proposed regulations to make sure institutions that offer online education are monitored and legally authorized by states. There are more than 5.5 million distance education students, and almost 3 million exclusively online students the department is hoping to protect by improving oversight.[…]
Instead of taking a trip across town to the local apple farm or petting zoo, today’s students are heading halfway across the globe to explore the pyramids or walk along the Seine River–all through the magic of virtual reality. A Common Sense Media report found that 96 percent of K-12 teachers feel that education technology increases student engagement, so it’s not a surprise that VR technology is garnering a lot of attention.[…]
Dustin Parsons, a fifth-grade teacher at Pine Haven Elementary School in Bauxite, Ark., will speak at the Democratic National Convention tonight. He has given his students a lifetime of skills by teaching with technology.[…]
Partnership with industry is essential for government technological success, according to congressional and industry leaders at a panel hosted by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation during the Republican National Convention.[…]
No one has attended an introductory physics lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 15 years.
In the fall of 2001, MIT opened its first classroom under the Technology Enabled Active Learning initiative. The university has been using this active learning system for its introductory physics classes ever since.