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Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education? Here’s a recap of this week’s top education news. Let us know what you think about this week’s news in the comments below. Study of Education Technology Finds Mixed Results T.H.E. Journal If you’re trying to hunt down research to justify the use of technology in the classroom or argue…
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The original purpose of a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) was to provide United States federal agencies a tool to determine how compliant a software application, web application, or piece of hardware was to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as a requirement of the Federal Acquisition Regulation procurement process (FAR…
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Last week, I had the privilege to attend Project Tomorrow’s Congressional Briefing of their 2016 Speak Up Survey results and provide opening remarks with our Chief Client Officer Tim Atkin on behalf of Blackboard.  I enjoyed the insightful analysis by Project Tomorrow CEO, Julie Evans, and the valuable perspectives of the panel of students and…
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Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education? Here’s a recap of this week’s top education news. Let us know what you think about this week’s news in the comments below. Report: Part-Time Students Overlooked Inside Higher Ed A new report from the Center for American Progress reveals that part-time students are often overlooked by…
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Sharing positive stories about your students, teachers, and programs is one of the best ways to develop connections with parents and school communities, and also build support for public education. School communicators are often faced with pessimistic news and find themselves reacting to unfavorable stories and negative press. All too often the…
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Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education? Here’s a recap of this week’s top education news. Let us know what you think about this week’s news in the comments below. DeVos and Team Put Own Stamp on Oversight Inside Higher Ed In a news release announcing the hiring of several key employees at the Office of Federal Student Aid,…
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Since 2007, Blackboard and Project Tomorrow have collaborated to create annual reports that focus on the year-to-year trends in the use of digital learning tools to change the classroom learning paradigm. These trend reports are based on an in-depth analysis of the latest Speak Up1 data findings and our latest report examines the trends from our…
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Our world has changed dramatically in the last 20 years. In 1997 the internet was still in its infancy with only around 119 million users. Distance education – a concept that began in Sweden during the mid-19th century – was only beginning to transition from analog to digital delivery. Today, we live in a much different world where the Internet…
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Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education? Here’s a recap of this week’s top education news. Let us know what you think about this week’s news in the comments below. How Many Schools Offer Online-Only Classes? New Data Provide an Answer Education Week Twenty-one percent of U.S. schools offer courses that are entirely online,…
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This is a guest post by Dr. Szymon Machajewski, Blackboard MVP, faculty with the School of Computing & Information Systems at Grand Valley State University.   Gamification: the use of game design elements in nongame contexts (Deterding, 2012) Gamification is a buzzword that sometimes receives a skeptical welcome in higher education.  Some may…
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Forty-six states and the District of Columbia offer a school choice program that allows parents to explore various school options for their children. This competitive environment makes it critical for districts and schools to add marketing to their long list of duties. Your district and schools have a brand or identity that represents how you…
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Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education? Here’s a recap of this week’s top education news. Let us know what you think about this week’s news in the comments below. Not So Open Doors Inside Higher Ed …The survey results show that concerns about college costs discourage one in three high-achieving low-income students from…
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By far, my favorite thing about our BbWorld conference is having face-to-face conversations with customers.  It’s the thing I most look forward to, and after our conference in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago, I came away noticing a significant but subtle trend.  It had to do with the ever-thorny world of ethics and analytics. First, here are…
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