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Mathieu Plourde

Faculty and Staff Engagement: A Core Component of Student Success - 0 views

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    Referenced by @tealia "Higher education institutions that want to significantly increase their student success outcomes must design their policies, practices, and organizational culture to promote the engagement and leadership of their faculty and staff. Colleges that invest in designing engagement and empowerment strategies that leverage the talent and dedication of faculty and staff are likely to produce more meaningful and sustainable results."
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B.C. Federation of Students presses province on open-source textbooks | The Star - 0 views

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    "Sometimes the post-secondary instructors who create the content are given grants through the project's funding and sometimes they do it "off the side of their desk," she said. "Instead of getting a royalty fee every time someone buys their commercial book, we give you money up front to do this work," Coolidge said. According to BCcampus, 26 per cent of students in the province have at some point chosen to not register for a course because the cost of the required textbooks were too high."
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National Academy of Education Releases New Report on Big Data in Education: Balancing t... - 0 views

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    "The National Academy of Education (NAEd) released a new report on Big Data in Education: Balancing the Benefits of Educational Research and Student Privacy. The report addresses a fundamental tension of how to reap the educational benefits that access to comprehensive "big" data provides while ensuring student privacy."
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When Unpaid Student Loan Bills Mean You Can No Longer Work - 0 views

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    20 states can revoke licenses for unpaid students loans.
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What is Digital Literacy? - The Edvocate - 0 views

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    "Digital literacy, by this definition, encompasses a wide range of skills, all of which are necessary to succeed in an increasingly digital world. As print mediums begin to die out, the ability to comprehend information found online becomes more and more important. Students who lack digital literacy skills may soon find themselves at just as much of a disadvantage as those who cannot read or write."
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Hemingway Editor Helps Students and Teachers Write for Clarity - 0 views

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    "Hemingway is a markdown editor that coaches you to write more clearly, helping you to emulate Ernest Hemingway's trademark sparse, journalistic style. Though I don't use it as my main markdown editor, I've been thinking about ways it can be useful in a variety of learning tasks."
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Predictive Analytics in Higher Education - 0 views

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    "while these are worthwhile efforts, it is crucial for institutions to use predictive analytics ethically. Without ethical practices, student data could be used to curtail academic success rather than help ensure it. For example, without a clear plan in place, an institution could use predictive analytics to justify using fewer resources to recruit low-income students because their chances of enrolling are less sure than for more affluent prospective students. "
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Tracker | Jisc Digital Student - 0 views

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    "The prototype Tracker is based on a concise set of questions which have been intensively tested with HE and FE students for readability and ease of response. It builds on resources such as the Jisc/NUS Digital Student Experience benchmarking tool, and the Jisc guide to Enhancing the Digital Student Experience: a strategic approach. The questions cover issues that are important to learners and/or to staff with a focus on the learning experience."
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Student Loan Debt Crisis - Consumer Reports - 0 views

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    "Millions of Americans who went to college seeking a better future now face crushing debt from student loans-while the industry makes a handsome profit. How a broken system landed so many in this mess."
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Tech Tip: How to manage, organize student projects with Doctopus | SmartBlogs SmartBlogs - 0 views

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    "Are you using add-ons for Google Apps? These wonderful tools - available for Documents, Sheets and Forms - make Google Apps even better. One of my favorite add-ons is Doctopus. This tool lets teachers create, manage, organize and evaluate student projects in Google Drive."
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I Want Students to be Better Consumers - 0 views

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    "People who love making stuff are also critical consumers of the very same stuff they create. Authors read. Chefs eat. Painters go to galleries. Engineers pay attention to the physics of the world around them. Academics read journal articles. "
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Student Loans May Be Driving the Tuition Explosion - 0 views

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    "Private colleges raise their tuition 65 cents for every dollar increase in federal subsidized loans and 55 cents for Pell grants given to low-income students, according to the report. College tuition has outstripped U.S. inflation for decades."
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You Can't Work Your Way Through College Anymore - Bloomberg Business - 0 views

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    "The average college student working full time at minimum wage earns $15,080 annually before taxes, the report estimates. "Working might eventually cover tuition at a two-year program," said Anthony Carnevale, director of the Georgetown center and the report's lead author. "But the earnings aren't sufficient to even get close to covering a private, four-year school." "
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Uncle Sam Is Footing the Bill For Student-Debt Relief - The Atlantic - 0 views

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    "The U.S. Department of Education is sticking to the rosier news in a brief report released this week that shows the number of U.S. student-loan holders enrolled in income-based repayment plans has jumped by more than 50 percent since last year. According to the government, 3.9 million borrowers have signed up for income-based repayment plans as of this June. But while these programs, which have existed in some form since 1994 but were supercharged only in the past few years, can cut monthly loan payments by hundreds of dollars for individual borrowers, their cost to taxpayers overall is rising fast."
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Ed Tech Developer's Guide - 0 views

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    "Opportunities abound for software designers and developers to create impactful tools for teachers, school leaders, students, and their families. This guide for developers, startups and entrepreneurs addresses key questions about the education ecosystem and highlights critical needs and opportunities to develop digital tools and apps for learning. Crowd-sourced from knowledgeable educators, developers, and researchers who were willing to share what they have learned, this guide is designed to help entrepreneurs apply technology in smart ways to solve persistent problems in education. "
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Developing students' digital literacy - 0 views

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    "We define digital literacies as the capabilities which fit someone for living, learning and working in a digital society. To help with thinking about this, we have outlined seven elements of digital literacy for consideration, which can be seen in the following diagram."
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Beware IT crowd: Facebook hubs may influence grades - 0 views

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    ""You may not be aware, but this can actually have a massive effect on the performance of the [student] cohort," he said. "If the wrong students set up [the most popular] group, and that's the one everyone goes on, the amount of control they have…is massive." He continued: "If the group is set up by students so that only they can post and nobody else, they can censor discussions."
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How Much Student-Loan Debt Is Too Much? - Home - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

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    "The Chronicle asked students, recent graduates, parents, and experts a simple question: What is the most you should borrow for a bachelor's degree?"
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