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Mathieu Plourde

Universities can go online without a corporate partner, even in an age of 'bigger is be... - 0 views

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    "focusing on the next mega-institution or the gold-rush mentality that has garnered so much attention in online education is a distraction from this higher calling. For us, a mega model does not align with our core educational philosophy. We imagine that for the majority of universities, the mega-university concept is not only unrealistic, it is also anathema to their institutional philosophy. We look forward to joining efforts across higher education to embrace a chapter of fundamental transformation."
Mathieu Plourde

Who Is Doing Our Data Laundry? - 0 views

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    "We are seeing a surge in firms with offers to take institutions' data so that they can reformat it and make it available as dashboards, with trends and models. It is time to ask: Who is doing our data laundry, and why?"
Mathieu Plourde

The College Board tried a simple, cheap, research-backed way to push low-income kids in... - 0 views

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    "It's also one piece of evidence that changing the college trajectories of America's low-income students will require efforts more extensive than low-cost "nudges." "It's a good lesson in thinking about the limitations of these kinds of interventions," said Lindsay Page, a University of Pittsburgh researcher who has studied text messaging reminders to students. "Be cautious of the long-run benefits from $6 solutions.""
Mathieu Plourde

Optical Effects in User Interfaces: An Illustrated Guide - 0 views

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    "Our eyes are weird and often mislead us. But if you know the peculiarities of human vision, you can construct better designs. Not only do type designers utilize optical tricks for creating readable and well-balanced fonts, but it's also helpful for designers, who craft user-computer interaction."
Mathieu Plourde

University of Oklahoma stripped of 'U.S. News' ranking for supplying false information - 0 views

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    "U.S. News & World Report has stripped the University of Oklahoma of its ranking, citing incorrect information provided about alumni giving. The university told U.S. News that it has been supplying incorrect data since 1999."
Mathieu Plourde

McGraw-Hill Jumps into Educational Augmented Reality via Partnership with Sta... - 0 views

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    "On Tuesday, the publishing powerhouse announced a partnership with Alchemie, an educational app startup that gamifies learning, to develop augmented reality apps for college-level chemistry courses through a National Science Foundation research grant."
Mathieu Plourde

Codon Learning - 0 views

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    "Codon Learning is a college science courseware developer that supports the practice of evidence-based teaching. Our student-centered approach applies active engagement, assessment, inclusivity, and analytics to improve learning outcomes. The company is advised by discipline-based education research professors, National Academy scientists, college presidents, and provosts."
Mathieu Plourde

Building the Alignment Triangle for Quality with Coursetune and QM - 0 views

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    "Presented on May 8, 2019 by Dr. Janette Isaacson and Grant Kirby form Oregon Institute of Technology It all started with the question, "Are we really sure students are learning what we think they are learning?" Hear how faculty at Oregon Institute of Technology have used Quality Matters Standards and Coursetune mapping software to strengthen course design and alignment across the courses they teach. Dr. Janette Isaacson and Grant Kirby have implemented a student-centered instructional design model that begins with three key components: QM is the foundation of quality metrics; Coursetune provides scalable modeling for alignment mapping; real-time student feedback provides an empirical measurement for quality success."
Mathieu Plourde

Investors bet big on the companies formerly known as MOOC providers - 0 views

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    "Australian company's investment of roughly $165 million in Coursera and FutureLearn suggests open course providers have found a viable business model. Not everyone is sold."
Mathieu Plourde

Analytics, Interrupted - 0 views

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    "Progress on data and analytics has stalled. EDUCAUSE is working with NACUBO and AIR to produce an analytics statement advocating for these important efforts in higher education and modeling the collaborative spirit needed for success."
Mathieu Plourde

Working together when we're not together - 0 views

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    "We were happy to find no difference in the effectiveness, performance ratings,  or promotions for individuals and teams whose work requires collaboration with colleagues around the world versus Googlers who spend most of their day to day working with colleagues in the same office. Well-being standards were uniform across the board as well; Googlers or teams who work virtually find ways to prioritize a steady work-life balance by prioritizing important rituals like a healthy night's sleep and exercise just as non-distributed team members do. At the same time, we did hear from Googlers that working with colleagues across the globe can make it more difficult to establish connections-in many senses of the word. Coordinating schedules across time zones and booking a conference room for a video chat takes more logistical brain power than dropping by a coworkers desk for a meeting over coffee. The technology itself can also be limiting- glitchy video or faulty sound makes impromptu conversations that help teammates get to know, and trust each other, seem like more trouble than they're worth."
Mathieu Plourde

Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age: An Introduction - 0 views

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    "Speed and quality of iterative learning will be key. I call that high-speed, high-quality learning "Hyper-Learning." Hyper-Learning will require Human Excellence. Human Excellence requires both mastery of self and teaming excellence - the ability to have continual high-quality conversations that result in "collective flow" that enables the highest levels of human performance cognitively and emotionally."
Mathieu Plourde

Deepfakes are coming. We're not ready. - 0 views

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    "That democratization of forgery is just around the corner. "I would say within another 18 to 24 months, that technology is going to get to a point where the human brain may not be able to decipher it," Hany Farid, a professor of computer science at Dartmouth College, recently told me. Soon, the forger will consistently fool us."
Mathieu Plourde

Present slides with captions - 0 views

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    "When you present slides, you can turn on automatic captions to display the speaker's words in real time at the bottom of the screen."
Mathieu Plourde

Learning analytics in higher education - 0 views

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    "Every time a student interacts with their university - be that going to the library, logging into their virtual learning environment or submitting assessments online - they leave behind a digital footprint. Learning analytics is the process of using this data to improve learning and teaching. Learning analytics refers to the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about the progress of learners and the contexts in which learning takes place. Using the increased availability of big datasets around learner activity and digital footprints left by student activity in learning environments, learning analytics take us further than data currently available can."
Mathieu Plourde

Competency.AI - 0 views

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    "Learner dashboards provide progress snapshots toward mastery of key competencies throughout the education journey."
Mathieu Plourde

Institutions' Use of Data and Analytics for Student Success - 0 views

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    "As higher education institutions in the United States strive to maximize their use of resources to better support students, it is now more critical for professionals to make data-informed decisions. Most institutions are currently gathering an abundance of data from multiple sources, which provides a good opportunity for functional units, divisions, and departments to share timely and relevant data and collaboratively deliver programs and services. Three of many integral units that are involved in data-informed strategies are institutional research (IR), student affairs, and information technology (IT). Thus, three higher education membership associations, the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, and EDUCAUSE partnered to conduct a survey that examined the current landscape of institutions' use of data and analytics for student success. This report describes a variety of challenges and opportunities regarding institutions' readiness to expand their use of data across functions."
Mathieu Plourde

The Quant Crunch: How the Demand for Data Science Skills Is Disrupting the Job Market - 0 views

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    "This report is the result of a research partnership between Burning Glass Technologies, BHEF, and IBM, motivated by the need to close the data science and analytics skills gap through data driven insights and increased collaboration between higher education and industry. It defines the data science and analytics (DSA) landscape, presents research findings about the skill gap, adds context to the DSA jobs and skills that are disrupters, and offers recommendations to alleviate the DSA talent shortage."
Mathieu Plourde

2019 Horizon Report - 0 views

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    "This report profiles six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology as ranked by an expert panel of leaders from across the higher education landscape."
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