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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Jeff Andersen

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Attention, college shoppers. These schools are slashing their prices. - The Washington ... - 15 views

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    As soaring tuition scares off many families, a growing number of private colleges have embraced a marketing tactic associated more with selling airline tickets or flat-screen televisions than higher education: a price cut. St. John's College slashed tuition from $52,734 in this school year to $35,000 in the next.
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Five Predictions for the Future of Education in 2019 | Emerging Education Technologies - 38 views

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    Online education and digital learning tools-whether as a supplement to an on-campus experience, or as a full distance-learning program-have transformed the practice of education in recent years. Even more significantly, it's become clear that this trend is accelerating. What's in store for this year? Here are 5 trends in Education Technology to watch in 2019.
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Yes, Your Syllabus Is Way Too Long - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 23 views

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    If you're a faculty member, you've spent the last few weeks preparing your syllabus for the spring semester. You've updated the document and added a little to it. This latest round of edits may have pushed your syllabus another page longer - most now run about five pages, though nearly every campus has lore of some that exceed 20. Lamentations about syllabus bloat started emerging about seven years ago in moods ranging from nostalgia to bemusement to curiosity to irritation to full-blown ideological critique. Based on 20 years of serving on curriculum committees and working with academics across the disciplines on teaching, I agree that, yes, the typical syllabus has now become a too-long list of policies, learning outcomes, grading formulas, defensive maneuvers, recommendations, cautions, and referrals. As a writing-center director who has encouraged instructors to add a pitch for tutoring services, I'm complicit.
Jeff Andersen

15 Excel Formulas, Keyboard Shortcuts & Tricks That'll Save You Lots of Time - 35 views

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    For most marketers, trying to organize and analyze spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel can feel like walking into a brick wall over and over again. You're manually replicating columns and scribbling down long-form math on a scrap of paper, all while thinking to yourself, "There has to be a better way to do this." Truth be told, there is -- you just don't know it yet. Excel can be tricky that way. On the one hand, it's an exceptionally powerful tool for reporting and analyzing marketing data. On the other, without the proper training, it's easy to feel like it's working against you. For starters, there are more than a dozen critical formulas Excel can automatically run for you so you're not combing through hundreds of cells with a calculator on your desk.
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Our Approach | Flexible Learning - 11 views

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    t's a comprehensive strategy that's changing how, when and where UBC students learn. Flexible learning boosts reasoning and retention, and lets students customize their experience to meet long-term educational and professional goals.
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EdX launches nine low-cost online degrees - 12 views

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    Online learning provider edX this week took a big step into the online degree space by announcing plans to launch nine low-cost, large-scale, fully online master's programs from selective institutions. The nonprofit company, one of the early providers of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, will offer the degrees from seven universities: the Georgia Institute of Technology; the University of Texas at Austin; Indiana University; the University of California, San Diego; Arizona State University and two Australian universities -- the University of Queensland and Curtin University.
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Colorado Gets Another Hub for Outdoor Industry Businesses * - 1 views

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    Montrose, Colorado, population 19,000, located in the western part of the state, is about to become a case study in work/life balance theory. Colorado Outdoors, a planned development designed specifically to attract outdoor industry businesses is set to host a welcoming/coming out party in December. And unlike any other outdoor business campuses, this one includes hundreds of housing units too, a small, pre-fab town for outdoor enthusiasts.
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Assessment isn't about bureaucracy but about teaching and learning (opinion) - 12 views

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    What Assessment Is Really About Measuring student outcomes is ultimately about trying to improve teaching and learning, and professors should both support and lead such efforts, writes Kate Drezek McConnell.
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How Students Cheat in a High-Tech World - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 36 views

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    Cheating has always involved elaborate schemes, but now they are increasingly complex and multinational. Chronicle reporters look at how students in the United States use internet searches to find surrogates overseas to do their work for them, and how those surrogates can raise their standard of living by writing one paper after another.
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Should Your Kid Play Football? - The Tuscaloosa News - 9 views

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    Should your kid play football? It is a question that might have been unthinkable to many just a few years ago. Football is part of our culture. More than half a century ago, it supplanted baseball as the American pastime. Upward of 100 million people - about a third of the population - watch the Super Bowl each year. Around here, it is more than just sport and entertainment. Some have likened it to a religion. Without question, it is an important part of the fabric of society.
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Survey: 94% of Students Want to Use Their Cell Phones in Class -- Campus Technology - 8 views

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    A whopping 94 percent of students in a recent survey said they want to use their cell phones in class for academic purposes. The Student Pulse Survey from Top Hat, conducted by independent research firm Survata, polled 520 college students about digital devices, textbooks and learning. Top Hat is the maker of a classroom
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Quality digital tools and services enhance the student experience, boost recruitment ef... - 9 views

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    Dive Brief: Implementing new technologies can yield challenges for students, faculty and other campus users that are not accustomed to these tools, especially if instruction on their use is "nebulous and frustrating," writes Eric Stoller, a student affairs and technology blogger for Inside Higher Ed. Stoller suggests institutions provide quality customer service around digital services, and pressure "old-guard" technology companies to provide systems that meet or exceed users' expectations or aligning themselves with "solutions/providers with less built-in corporate rigidity." He also advises that institutions' marketing teams and communications offices make sure that digital services like campus mobile apps make sense for their students' preferred user experiences, so that the technologies enhance the overall student experience and boost branding and recruitment efforts.
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Video: Exploring the Psychology of Trust - 10 views

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    From the instant we meet someone, our minds get to work making decisions about whether to trust them. So while we may think that we have time to make a good first impression at the office, people's assessments of our trustworthiness form in less than a second.
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35 Inspirational Movies That Will Change Your Life - 22 views

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    The best inspirational movies leave an indelible impression on the viewer. In this selection I've chosen 35; from Oscar winners to cult favorites, they're worthy of anyone's DVD collection. In an attempt to avoid this list being cliché, I've picked films you may not have seen before, and ones which may have slipped from your memory. As a result, you won't find certain well known films below, such as Schindler's List, Forrest Gump, and Shawshank Redemption. The exceptional films on offer should, hopefully, make up for it!
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10 Famous Failures That Will Inspire You to Be a Success - 28 views

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    Failure occurs everyday, in school, jobs, housework, and within families. It is unavoidable, irritating and causes pessimism. While the thought of flinging your hands in the air and walking away is all too appealing, take a second to connect with the people who have been there and survived.
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Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? - The Atlantic - 13 views

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    ne day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone-she's had an iPhone since she was 11-sounding as if she'd just woken up. We chatted about her favorite songs and TV shows, and I asked her what she likes to do with her friends. "We go to the mall," she said. "Do your parents drop you off?," I asked, recalling my own middle-school days, in the 1980s, when I'd enjoy a few parent-free hours shopping with my friends. "No-I go with my family," she replied. "We'll go with my mom and brothers and walk a little behind them. I just have to tell my mom where we're going. I have to check in every hour or every 30 minutes."
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3 Strategies For Teaching Digital Wellness In Higher Education - 14 views

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    Every semester, professor Dr. Josie Ahlquist challenges her Leadership in the Digital Age students at Florida State University with a unique task. "Unplug from social-based platforms for 7 days," she says to a class of hesitant college students. Allowing room for negotiation, Dr. Ahlquist has seen her challenges run for as few as two days and as many as seven, and she requests that students document their experience throughout. The results showcase a facinating journey of self-discovery and reflection as these students shed social media for the duration of the challenge.
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New report says improving educational quality, completion and increasing affordability ... - 2 views

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    A Call to Reform Undergraduate Education Major study by American Academy of Arts and Sciences seeks change in curriculum and assessment, commitment to funding public higher education, new ideas about the faculty role, and more.
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Best easy tools and services for fast video creation - 45 views

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    Creating a video doesn't have to be expensive or time-consuming. You don't even need to hire a production team. There are plenty of useful tools and services that can help you create a video fast. Good news is many of them are free. Today, we'll be focusing on the ones that are the easiest to use. We'll assume that you haven't used similar tools before, or that you don't have the time to read a thick user manual. Before we get started, though, don't forget that scripting your video can itself speed up the creation process. A script may take a bit of time to create, but it gives you a clear direction.
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