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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. Syracuse Law Gains Approval for (Mostly) Online J.D. Inside Higher Ed Syracuse University College of Law has won approval from the American Bar Association’s…
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Since launching Blackboard Outcomes Assessment in 2011, we have learned a lot about what it takes to develop, implement, and sustain an effective assessment and accreditation program in higher education.  Institutions and vendors alike wish that technology alone was capable of solving the logistical nightmare that colleges and universities face…
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Course Archetype Supplemental (Content-heavy. Low interaction) Count %: 9,909 (53%) Complementary (One-way communication through content, announcements and gradebook) Count %: 4,588 (24%) Social (High peer-to-peer interaction through discussion board) Count %: 2,130 (11%) Evaluative (Heavy use of assessments) Count %: 1,832 (10%) Holistic…
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Many years ago, a good friend of mine (someone I consider a master teacher) pulled me aside. He was always on the lookout for ways to better engage his students.  He had tried using online discussion boards, but every time he used them, he felt like a failure.  He had heard that discussion boards were a valuable tool, but he just couldn’t seem to…
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School funding is an important issue with broad implications for both education and society at large. Whether it’s for art supplies and music lessons, cheerleading uniforms, and sports equipment, or math competitions and debate teams, school administrators, parents, and policymakers are always looking for alternative avenues for raising funds…
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When I transitioned from working in the private sector to higher education, I noticed something new and surprising: a skepticism around outsourcing marketing and enrollment work to vendors, and a hesitance to do so. I wasn’t alone in recognizing this trend among academic institutions. In a recent Inside Higher Ed blog post authored by Donna…
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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. Checking on Vendors Inside Higher Ed In the competitive world of college admissions, first impressions are crucial. But if your institution outsources its…
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Last week, the Blackboard Analytics Symposium brought together nearly 450 Blackboard clients from all over the world, both in person and via the live stream, to share emerging and high impact practices involving the use of analytics to drive teaching, learning, student success, and institutional performance. A client-focused event, we also used…
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Since its launch, Facebook has transformed the way billions of people consume and share news online.  Now, it wants to reorganize the news feed with more content from friends and family by changing it’s news algorithm. The social network announced on January 11th there will be changes to their algorithm. A search algorithm is a step-by-step…
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Congratulations! You survived the spring rush. Hopefully our Five Easy Tips helped your team get ahead of the game and lighten some of your workload and traffic. Now the question is, how do you make the process an even better experience for students, faculty, and staff? Here’s a hint: today’s learners are living in a world that is proactively…
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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. Congress Plans to Bolster Technical Training. But First: Safeguards Wall Street Journal A bipartisan push to bolster short-term training and certificate programs has…
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Institutions are increasingly interested in how their student success efforts might benefit from a ‘360 degree view’ of the learner. While an approach that collects and synthesizes data from a large number sources may be a laudable, and capable of generating broad insights, a different point of view is summed up in the phrase “Less is More.”…
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Russ Lichterman, Director of Educational Technology and Multimedia at Wilmington University, shares how Blackboard has helped convert courses at the university to be more dynamic and create stronger engagement between students and professors. <span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height:…
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