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What do millennials think of their college education?

Fri, 2019-12-13 16:24

BY LAURA ASCIONE, eCampus News

“While the majority of recent college graduates believe that their education brought them value in obtaining employment, there remains a large minority that hold some reservations about the career preparation aspect,” says Dr. Larry Chiagouris, the report’s director. “If you consider that most companies would not be pleased to learn that more than a third of their customer base holds some form of negative perception, it’s clear that there is a path to improvement in this area.”

https://www.ecampusnews.com/2019/11/28/what-do-millennials-think-of-their-college-education/

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Georgia system upgrading core college education curriculum

Fri, 2019-12-13 16:20

Eric Stirgus, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Kennesaw State University computer science student Rebekah Roepke said the courses in her major teach the technical skills necessary for a career in her field, but not all of the communication skills, the “soft skills” many employers say students are not learning in college. The core curriculum upgrade is one of several changes the system’s chancellor, Steve Wrigley, has pushed as part of a long-term plan to improve student success. The system earlier this month got approval from the regents to expand online learning opportunities and address barriers for working and adult learners through a new strategic plan.

https://www.ajc.com/news/local-education/georgia-system-upgrading-core-college-education-curriculum/kLUioX8rhTsJgfcXxNf1XO/

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Which is Better: Online School or a Standard Formal Education?

Fri, 2019-12-13 16:15

University Herald Reporter

Online education has grown visibly over the last few years. It has a tendency to offer inexpensive and flexible learning alternatives as compared to the standard education system. You can clearly take a look at online and get a possible diploma certificate upon completing your tasks. Online training is honestly the ideal manner to strike a balance among work, own family and research.

https://www.universityherald.com/articles/76941/20191129/which-is-better-school-online-or-a-standard-education.htm

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What do millennials think of their college education?

Fri, 2019-12-13 16:06

BY LAURA ASCIONE, eCampus News

“While the majority of recent college graduates believe that their education brought them value in obtaining employment, there remains a large minority that hold some reservations about the career preparation aspect,” says Dr. Larry Chiagouris, the report’s director. “If you consider that most companies would not be pleased to learn that more than a third of their customer base holds some form of negative perception, it’s clear that there is a path to improvement in this area.”

https://www.ecampusnews.com/2019/11/28/what-do-millennials-think-of-their-college-education/

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Which is Better: Online School or a Standard Formal Education?

Fri, 2019-12-13 16:03

University Herald Reporter

Online education has grown visibly over the last few years. It has a tendency to offer inexpensive and flexible learning alternatives as compared to the standard education system. You can clearly take a look at online and get a possible diploma certificate upon completing your tasks. Online training is honestly the ideal manner to strike a balance among work, own family and research.

https://www.universityherald.com/articles/76941/20191129/which-is-better-school-online-or-a-standard-education.htm

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Georgia system upgrading core college education curriculum

Fri, 2019-12-13 16:02

Eric Stirgus, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Kennesaw State University computer science student Rebekah Roepke said the courses in her major teach the technical skills necessary for a career in her field, but not all of the communication skills, the “soft skills” many employers say students are not learning in college. The core curriculum upgrade is one of several changes the system’s chancellor, Steve Wrigley, has pushed as part of a long-term plan to improve student success. The system earlier this month got approval from the regents to expand online learning opportunities and address barriers for working and adult learners through a new strategic plan.

https://www.ajc.com/news/local-education/georgia-system-upgrading-core-college-education-curriculum/kLUioX8rhTsJgfcXxNf1XO/

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Prioritizing Faculty in Online Education

Thu, 2019-12-12 16:22

Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed

Given all this growth in online learning (at the institution, program, and student level), why is it that the role of faculty is so seldom discussed? We often hear about the benefits of online education for students (flexibility, ability to work, etc.) and schools (enrollment and revenue), the advantages of creating new online programs for faculty gets less attention. Seldom do we hear university leaders saying things like: “We plan to grow our online education programs so that our professors can make more money, enjoy more flexible professional lives, and learn new skills to enhance their teaching.”

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/prioritizing-faculty-online-education

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How Online Learning Is Revolutionizing Legal Education: A Discussion With Ken Randall Of iLaw

Thu, 2019-12-12 16:20

Above the Law and iLaw

As technology continues to integrate itself into the practice of law, law schools are the latest to get on board with the digital revolution. We sat down with Ken Randall, former Dean of the University of Alabama School of Law and founder of distance learning company iLaw (a BARBRI Company), to discuss the rise of hybrid J.D. programs and how iLaw is helping law schools to expand their offerings in today’s digital era.

https://abovethelaw.com/2019/11/how-online-learning-is-revolutionizing-legal-education-a-discussion-with-ken-randall-of-ilaw/

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A Taxonomy of Inclusive Design: On Disclosure, Accessibility, and Inclusion

Thu, 2019-12-12 16:15

Lorna Gonzalez and Kristi O’Neil, EDUCAUSE Review

Whether or not students need to self-identify or disclose their circumstances is not the point. The point is that invisible circumstances exist regardless of disclosure, and, collectively, we can all do a better job of awareness: identifying and removing barriers from courses can benefit everyone, but doing so can also be critical to those who need it.

https://er.educause.edu/blogs/2019/11/a-taxonomy-of-inclusive-design-on-disclosure-accessibility-and-inclusion

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Prioritizing Faculty in Online Education

Thu, 2019-12-12 16:10

Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed

Given all this growth in online learning (at the institution, program, and student level), why is it that the role of faculty is so seldom discussed? We often hear about the benefits of online education for students (flexibility, ability to work, etc.) and schools (enrollment and revenue), the advantages of creating new online programs for faculty gets less attention. Seldom do we hear university leaders saying things like: “We plan to grow our online education programs so that our professors can make more money, enjoy more flexible professional lives, and learn new skills to enhance their teaching.”

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/prioritizing-faculty-online-education

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AI recreates videos people are watching by reading their minds

Thu, 2019-12-12 16:10

By Matthew North, New Scientist

Artificial intelligence is getting better at reading your mind. An AI could guess what videos people were watching purely from their brainwaves. Grigory Rashkov at Russian research firm Neurobotics and his colleagues trained an AI using video clips of different objects and brainwave recordings of people watching them. The recordings were made using an electroencephalogram (EEG) cap and the video clips included nature scenes, people on jet skis and human expressions. The AI then tried to categorise and recreate the video clips from EEG data alone. In 210 out of 234 attempts, the AI successfully categorised each video, by providing tags such as waterfalls, extreme sports or human faces.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2224866-ai-recreates-videos-people-are-watching-by-reading-their-minds/

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How Online Learning Is Revolutionizing Legal Education: A Discussion With Ken Randall Of iLaw

Thu, 2019-12-12 16:05

Above the Law and iLaw

As technology continues to integrate itself into the practice of law, law schools are the latest to get on board with the digital revolution. We sat down with Ken Randall, former Dean of the University of Alabama School of Law and founder of distance learning company iLaw (a BARBRI Company), to discuss the rise of hybrid J.D. programs and how iLaw is helping law schools to expand their offerings in today’s digital era.

https://abovethelaw.com/2019/11/how-online-learning-is-revolutionizing-legal-education-a-discussion-with-ken-randall-of-ilaw/

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Georgia system upgrading core college education curriculum

Thu, 2019-12-12 16:05

Eric Stirgus, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Kennesaw State University computer science student Rebekah Roepke said the courses in her major teach the technical skills necessary for a career in her field, but not all of the communication skills, the “soft skills” many employers say students are not learning in college. The core curriculum upgrade is one of several changes the system’s chancellor, Steve Wrigley, has pushed as part of a long-term plan to improve student success. The system earlier this month got approval from the regents to expand online learning opportunities and address barriers for working and adult learners through a new strategic plan.

https://www.ajc.com/news/local-education/georgia-system-upgrading-core-college-education-curriculum/kLUioX8rhTsJgfcXxNf1XO/

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Online Enrollments Grow, but Pace Slows

Wed, 2019-12-11 16:25

Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed

New federal data show that more than a third of all 2018 college and university students took at least one online course, and that online enrollments continue steady growth as overall numbers dip. The proportion of all enrolled college students who took at least one online class continues to rise, edging up to 34.7 percent in fall 2018 from 33.1 percent the previous year. The rate of increase appears to be slowing ever so slightly, although online education remains the main driver of growth in postsecondary enrollments. These are among the conclusions one might glean from the latest federal data on distance education enrollments, drawn from the Education Department’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2019/12/11/more-students-study-online-rate-growth-slowed-2018

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2019 IPEDS Update: Five Insights into the Online Master’s Market

Wed, 2019-12-11 16:20

Michael Miller, Eduventures

2019 IPEDS data shows Master’s programs now make up nearly 16% of completions across all levels of U.S. higher education. For several years, this market has been the primary sector of growth for many institutions—led in large part by the development of online programs. In October, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released new data about the number of academic programs offered in specific fields of study and how many students completed those programs for the 2017–2018 school year. As a critical dataset for anyone interested in the health of online master’s programs, we’ve done some initial analysis.

https://encoura.org/2019-ipeds-update-five-insights-into-the-online-masters-market/

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What to Expect from AI in 2020

Wed, 2019-12-11 16:14

Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

If you’re like me, you probably wonder what the future holds, especially in the arena of technology as it relates to education. As I read about the advancement of artificial intelligence, I can’t help but look to 2020 for what I think will be some of the most welcome trends in AI development.

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/what-i-expect-from-ai-in-2020/

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Online Enrollments Grow, but Pace Slows

Wed, 2019-12-11 16:08

Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed

New federal data show that more than a third of all 2018 college and university students took at least one online course, and that online enrollments continue steady growth as overall numbers dip. The proportion of all enrolled college students who took at least one online class continues to rise, edging up to 34.7 percent in fall 2018 from 33.1 percent the previous year. The rate of increase appears to be slowing ever so slightly, although online education remains the main driver of growth in postsecondary enrollments. These are among the conclusions one might glean from the latest federal data on distance education enrollments, drawn from the Education Department’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2019/12/11/more-students-study-online-rate-growth-slowed-2018

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2019 IPEDS Update: Five Insights into the Online Master’s Market

Wed, 2019-12-11 16:05

Michael Miller, Eduventures

2019 IPEDS data shows Master’s programs now make up nearly 16% of completions across all levels of U.S. higher education. For several years, this market has been the primary sector of growth for many institutions—led in large part by the development of online programs. In October, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released new data about the number of academic programs offered in specific fields of study and how many students completed those programs for the 2017–2018 school year. As a critical dataset for anyone interested in the health of online master’s programs, we’ve done some initial analysis.

https://encoura.org/2019-ipeds-update-five-insights-into-the-online-masters-market/

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What to Expect from AI in 2020

Wed, 2019-12-11 16:02

Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

If you’re like me, you probably wonder what the future holds, especially in the arena of technology as it relates to education. As I read about the advancement of artificial intelligence, I can’t help but look to 2020 for what I think will be some of the most welcome trends in AI development.

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/what-i-expect-from-ai-in-2020/

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Machine Programming: What Lies Ahead?

Tue, 2019-12-10 16:25

Knowledge@Wharton

Imagine software that creates its own software. That is what machine programming is all about. Like other fields of artificial intelligence, machine programming has been around since the 1950s, but it is now at an inflection point. Machine programming potentially can redefine many industries, including software development, autonomous vehicles or financial services, according to Justin Gottschlich, head of machine programming research at Intel Labs. This newly formed research group at Intel focuses on the promise of machine programming, which is a fusion of machine learning, formal methods, programming languages, compilers and computer systems.

https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/ai-machine-learning/

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