Originally found on http://www.edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/04/3-ways-leverage-technology-help-nontraditional-students
Nearly half of the students enrolled in higher education are considered nontraditional. For a quarter of them, this nontraditional aspect is that they are over the age of 30, NPR reports.
In spite of the large amount of older students who are enrolled, an article on Forbes reports that no matter what kind of degree they are seeking, older students are completing them at lower rates than their peers.
Just as technology can do a lot for today’s “traditional” students, universities can leverage it successfully to help those who are a bit older complete their degrees. Continue reading “3 Ways to Leverage Technology to Help Nontraditional Students”
Originally found on http://www.edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/03/3-innovations-borne-out-virtual-classrooms-expand-higher-education-s-reach
For college students, taking classes virtually offers the opportunity to learn flexibly — whenever and wherever they want. Though lack of social interaction has been a concern, online education has helped to foster some big innovations in collaboration at universities.
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Originally found on http://www.edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/01/department-education-s-higher-ed-tech-plan-puts-focus-data
Technology can empower higher education students to boost their grades or attend classes despite other responsibilities — or locations. The Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology hopes that all universities will take advantage of the possibilities technology can create for students.
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By Nanda Krish
In learning, there may be no greater tool for students than hands-on experience. Consider a classroom of first-graders who were lead in an endeavor to raise trout eggs while understanding environmental impacts. Or a high-school biology teacher who had her students create a project on any system in the human body, with results that included everything from a board game based on the nervous system to a physical model of the knee. In both situations, the teacher acted as a facilitator, guiding students as they crafted their own work, all leading to a final presentation.
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Originally found on: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/embracing-technology-higher-education-of-the-future_us_58dd1e49e4b04ba4a5e25149
Higher education is much the same today as it has been for generations. Though more people attend college now than ever before, post-secondary institutions remain notoriously slow to change – despite the shifting needs and demands of students. Just as technology is shifting the status quo across industries, digital advancements are calling for greater transformation in the field of higher education.
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Originally found on: http://www.theweeklyreview.com.au/learn/is-technology-helping-teaching-and-learning/
In the past decade, mobile technology has advanced at such an exponential rate, it’s now a part and parcel of everyday life.
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Written by Meghan Bogardus Cortez
Students, parents, and teachers agree more that at home learning time with digital tools is a must. So why aren’t many schools meeting this demand?
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