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Mathieu Plourde

The scandal of American universities goes way beyond Temple - 0 views

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    "And then keep this in mind as you watch the controversy up at Temple play out. The real college scandal is the cost."
Mathieu Plourde

A Moment of Clarity on the Role of Technology in Teaching - 0 views

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    "But there is value in seeing what happens when that advice is ignored. And that's where an incident at George Washington University comes in. If technology is just thrown at the problem with no consideration of helping educators to adopt sound pedagogical design, then we can see disasters."
Mathieu Plourde

Singularity University: The Harvard of Silicon Valley Is Planning for a Robot Apocalyps... - 0 views

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    "Diamandis believes that solar energy will soon satisfy the demands of the entire planet and replace the market for fossil fuels. This will mean fewer wars and cleaner air. Systems for converting atmospheric humidity into clean drinking water will become cheap and ubiquitous. The industrial meat industry will also vanish, replaced by tastier and healthier laboratory-grown products with no environmental downsides. He also predicts that exponential increases in the power of AI would soon render teachers and universities superfluous. The best education in the world will become freely available to anyone."
Mathieu Plourde

Positive comments on social media found to influence potential voters - 0 views

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    "When Facebook users see favorable comments on the social media site about a political candidate, those opinions positively influence their own views of the politician, while unfavorable comments have a negative effect, according to a new paper by University of Delaware researchers."
Mathieu Plourde

Starting The College Search From Your Smartphone - 0 views

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    "The University of Delaware employs a fleet of students to engage prospective applicants through social media. So-called "Social Media Ambassadors" are adorned with their own BlueHen Twitter accounts and are encouraged to share their student experiences online and talk to parents and students interested in the school."
Mathieu Plourde

University of Phoenix has lost half its students. Stock plunges 28% - 0 views

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    "Enrollment at America's largest for-profit university was about 460,000 students five years ago. Now it's 213,000."
Mathieu Plourde

Teaching Excellence Video Series - 0 views

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    "In 2014, the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning embarked on a research project to investigate elements of effective teaching and learning practice valued at Vancouver Island University (VIU). Our investigation resulted in conversations with faculty and students in defining the elements of teaching practice valued at VIU. Faculty from the existing Community of Scholarly Teaching Practice (CoSTP) and students from the VIU community were invited to contribute their ideas about regarding effective teaching and learning design and practice. These consultations have generated a list of themes which capture practices most valued at VIU. "
Mathieu Plourde

Models for New American Research University reports - 0 views

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    The working group has heard and received suggestions across a broad range of topics. Here are a few examples: Make an institutional commitment to fostering high-quality hybrid instruction (online and face-to-face) and provide the IT infrastructure to support course development and redevelopment along those lines. Establish an experimental college with the freedom to innovate in different course formats and individualized interdisciplinary majors. Require an e-portfolio of all undergraduate students, connecting the first-year experience and co-curricular activities to their major field of study and career preparation.
Mathieu Plourde

UT Arlington to lead $1.6 million research project focused on digital learning - News C... - 0 views

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    "The Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge (LINK) Lab at UT Arlington has been chosen to lead a $1.6 million initiative to connect and support researchers across the country as they examine digital learning's effect on higher education today and in the future."
Mathieu Plourde

Which Philadelphia Colleges Will Survive? - 0 views

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    "Righting the ship will require borrowing a page from the community-college playbook, by adding employment-ready programs like nursing (as Holy Family has done) and computing to entice disaffected degree-seekers. Developing online and hybrid teaching methods might also raise revenue from adult learners. Mostly, self-preservation will require both professors and administrators to accept cost-cutting, which will hardly be easy. Even though St. Joe's ended the year with a $7 million surplus by embracing some of these measures, its administration became cannon fodder for faculty. But if more schools don't follow suit, it could spell closures. "For those college presidents unwilling to reboot," Hartman warns. "I've got one word for them: Detroit.""
Mathieu Plourde

Domain of One's Own - 0 views

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    "Welcome to the University of Mary Washington's Domain of One's Own project. A Domain of One's Own provides domain names and Web space to members of the UMW community, encouraging individuals to explore the creation and development of their digital identities."
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UF trying to lasso online learning - 0 views

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    "To be top 10, you have got to be global," Elias Eldayrie, UF's vice president and CIO for Information Technologies, recently told the board of trustees. "You need to connect." Creating Unizin with Indiana University, the University of Michigan and Colorado State University was a year in the making, Eldayrie said.
Mathieu Plourde

what counts as academic influence online? - 0 views

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    "your concepts of academic identity and academic reputation do need to expand. Twitter and social media are now a part of scholarship, as modes of communication and of scholarly practice. So if I tell you I'm exploring the part they now play in academic influence…try not to arch so hard you hurt yourself."
Mathieu Plourde

Making the Connections: Social Media in Healthcare - 0 views

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    Mayes College will hold its annual Making the Connections program, this year focusing on Social Media in Healthcare.
Mathieu Plourde

The Soul of the Research University - 1 views

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    "Mass higher education, conceptually, is practical, low cost, skills oriented, and mainly concerned with teaching. It caught on because state legislatures and businesses saw it as a means of economic development and a supplier of personnel, and because families saw it as a way of ensuring a place in the middle class for their children. Research universities, on the other hand, grant extraordinary freedom and empowerment to a small, elaborately trained and selected group of people whose mission is to pursue knowledge and understanding without the constraints of immediate practical applicability under which most of the rest of the world has to operate."
Mathieu Plourde

University of Baltimore to offer students free tuition for final semester if they gradu... - 0 views

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    University of Baltimore students won't have to pay for their last semester of school anymore, under one condition: They must finish on time. The program, called Finish4Free, is more than a nice gesture to cut students a break on their school debt. The university thinks that letting students finish their last semester for free will encourage more to finish on time.
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University launches Open Education Week, advocates for affordable education - 0 views

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    ducation without limits begins a much needed discussion," Foreman said. "As public education is eviscerated in urban cores and debt burdens college students in a limited job market for decades after graduation, many agree that we need to discuss an invigorated public education system that makes education available for everyone, not just those who can afford it."
Mathieu Plourde

Home - Open Educational Resources - 0 views

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    "This site is designed to introduce OER initiatives, explain creative commons licensing and OER, and to help you get started searching for Open Educational Resources for teaching and learning."
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