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How To Create A Successful Music Business By Teaching Online

Tue, 2017-05-30 17:07

by Eduardo Yi, Hypebot

IDELT-Core-ProgramAs the online learning industry continues to grow, more people are now able to make a living through teaching online. The music industry is no exception, and here we look at seven steps those interested in teaching online courses can get started building a business. Online learning is a massive growing industry that’s projected to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Everywhere around the world, individuals are making a living through understanding how to teach online. If you’ve been interested in starting up a successful music business, you may have been curious about online courses.

http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2017/05/how-to-create-a-successful-music-business-by-teaching-online.html

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6 Courses You’ll Be Surprised To Discover You Can Study Online

Tue, 2017-05-30 17:02

by Thomas Mitchell, Huffington Post

We live in an increasingly digital world, convenience is king and most things we need are just a simple click away. So it’s hardly surprising that online education tools are adapting to our needs and broadening interests, allowing students — whatever their age or location — to log on and learn. Studying online has been an option for students of all ages for some time, but the courses available are constantly expanding — including subjects as wide ranging as Terrorism and Security Studies and even Nursing!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/05/14/6-courses-youll-be-surprised-to-discover-you-can-study-online_a_22064678/

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What Is Digital Transformation, and What Does It Require?

Mon, 2017-05-29 17:25

by eMarketer

Most executives agree that a digital transformation is necessary to remain competitive, keep pace with disruptive technologies and evolve with shifting consumer expectations. Still, many are unsure of how to start the process, or even what it entails. eMarketer defines digital transformation as the process by which business leaders harness the capabilities and advances of emerging technologies to digitally reinvent their company’s operations, products, marketing, culture and goals for future growth.

https://www.emarketer.com/Article/What-Digital-Transformation-What-Require/1015854

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Ten Characteristics of Teachers Who Successfully Use EdTech

Mon, 2017-05-29 17:20

by Matthew Lynch, tech Edvocate

Technology is changing the landscape of teaching and learning. Textbooks are being phased out, makerspaces are becoming increasingly common, and communication between teachers and students has never been easier or more abundant. Technology is unavoidable, and while some teachers may still feel hesitant about the changes that are coming fast and furiously in the wake of these advancements, most teachers want to embrace the potential. Teachers that are successfully integrating educational technology in their classrooms are beacons for their peers – and there is much they can teach us.

http://www.thetechedvocate.org/ten-characteristics-teachers-successfully-use-edtech/

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How Google Has Not Taken Over the Higher Ed Classroom

Mon, 2017-05-29 17:15

by Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed

My theory is that the reason that Google feels less present in higher ed is the LMS (learning management system). The LMS may be, as Phil Hill has so memorably opined, the minivan of education. A lack of glamour, however, does not mean that the LMS has lost its place as the central edtech platform. Every online course – and many residential courses – depends on the LMS. Google does not have an enterprise level LMS. Google platforms do not integrate with the SIS (student information system). Google – for all its centrality to the lives of students, faculty and staff – has done little to advance the learning in higher ed.  Imagine…

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/how-google-has-not-taken-over-higher-ed-classroom

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ASU athletes rely on online classes for high-demand schedule

Mon, 2017-05-29 17:10

By Samantha Pell, Cronkite News

Whether it is football, basketball, soccer or gymnastics, student-athletes have the added pressure to perform not only on the field but in the classroom. Practices, workouts, film sessions and travel days take up chunks of their weeks and demand creativity to build schedules with full-time academic loads. Enter online classes. At Arizona State, athletes are able to learn on an equal playing field with their in-class peers. Athletic department time commitments can’t be blamed for missing lectures or quizzes. Taking multiple online classes is common. This semester, ASU men’s basketball player Shannon Evans has all but one class online. During her senior year, former ASU women’s soccer player Lucero Lara had all online classes. The exception is freshmen athletes, who are expected to take all classes in person.

https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2017/05/15/online-classes-asu-athletes/

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Who is MasterClass for? Talking to the people who take online classes with big-name celebs

Mon, 2017-05-29 17:05

by Lizzie Plaugic, the Verge

Nick Kennicott lives in rural Georgia, so when Gordon Ramsay asked him to go buy truffles and sea urchin to make an omelette, he balked. “I can’t get sea urchin and white truffle,” he said. “They’re like $500 per ounce.” Kennicott is a student in Ramsay’s MasterClass, an online course made up of 20 videos, each under 10 minutes long. The video recipe that called for sea urchin and white truffle is called “Make: Elevated Scrambled Eggs.” In it, Ramsay stands in a pristine, well-lit kitchen and monologues about the importance of not overcooking your scrambled eggs. This technique is the first thing he learned in Paris, he says to camera, and he’s going to teach you how to do it in this six-minute video. This is an insiders-only tip.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/15/15640354/masterclass-users-werner-herzog-gordon-ramsay

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3 must know’s about the rising “phigital” student-and why their impact is enormous

Mon, 2017-05-29 17:03

BY MERIS STANSBURY, eCampus News

A major generational clash is underway, says a foremost expert, and it’s affecting all industries, including education. The clash is coming from so-called Gen Z, the first generation to be considered fully “phigital”—unwilling or unable to draw a distinction between the physical world and its digital equivalent. So what does that mean for educators? Well, buckle up and hold on. In an article published in, of all places, Delta’s Sky Magazine, writer Allison Kaplan details her interview with generational expert and author David Stillman on how Generation Z will begin graduating from college this year and what businesses should expect. Here’s a hint: Don’t expect Millennials.

http://www.ecampusnews.com/campus-administration/education-gen-z-phigital-student/

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Liberating young minds with technology

Sun, 2017-05-28 17:25

BY MICHAEL PENN, JAPAN TIMES

Education in Japan, within the nexus of business, science and internationalization, is currently developing progressive initiatives. One such trend is to move university teaching out of brick-and-mortar classrooms and into the online sphere. This could be, in its more modest form, simply supplementary resources for the classroom experience that students can use to study while at home or commuting on the train, but potentially it could evolve into a more common form of long-distance learning as well. Staff members at elite Japanese universities are already developing full-scale online courses through a process of trial and error.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2017/05/14/issues/liberating-young-minds-technology/

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5 Online Learning Sources to Boost Your Business Acumen

Sun, 2017-05-28 17:20

by Dan Scalco, Entrepreneur

There’s never been a better time to be in business. As the world has grown increasingly interconnected, the internet has become a veritable treasure trove of information on how to run a successful company. No matter your industry or experience level, there’s always something new you can learn. Here are five online resources to help you take your business acumen to the next level.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/292835

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How Long It Takes to Earn an Online Master’s Degree

Sun, 2017-05-28 17:15

By Jordan Friedman, US News

Experts say many prospective online master’s students – who often plan to balance their education with a job – wonder about how much time they will spend earning a degree as they aim to move up in their current role or switch careers. “They want to know how long they should plan on a degree taking as they will be working it into their lifestyle,” says Vickie Cook, director of the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service at the University of Illinois—Springfield. The simple answer: It depends on the program, among other factors including how many courses a student takes each term.

https://www.usnews.com/higher-education/online-education/articles/2017-05-12/us-news-data-how-long-it-takes-to-earn-an-online-masters-degree

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Who’s Up and Who’s Down in Online Education?

Sun, 2017-05-28 17:10

By Goldie Blumenstyk, Chronicle of Higher Ed

Online enrollments at private, nonprofit institutions are growing at the fastest rate, and these institutions now enroll more distance students than do the for-profits, the report shows. The for-profit declines have come overwhelmingly at the undergraduate level; the private nonprofits have seen growth among both undergraduate and graduate students. Online enrollment remains very concentrated: Just 5 percent of institutions account for nearly half of all distance-education students. The 50 institutions with the most online students in 2015 enrolled more than 1.4 million students, nearly one-quarter of the those taking at least one distance-education course.

http://www.chronicle.com/article/Who-s-UpWho-s-Down-in/239964?cid=wcontentlist_hp_latest

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Questions stack up for Purdue’s new online school

Sun, 2017-05-28 17:04

by Meghan Holden , Journal & Courier

At Purdue, faculty passed a resolution that called out the university for failing to seek their input on the plan and requested inclusion in future decisions made about the new online university. The resolution came after a special University Senate meeting in which faculty grilled Purdue President Mitch Daniels and other officials on the deal. The Indiana Conference of the American Association of University Professors also released a statement that said it “objects strenuously” to the deal, while another statement opposing the deal was penned by faculty members from Indiana public universities. Purdue held a listening session on its West Lafayette campus Friday for faculty and staff to generate questions and ideas about potential academic opportunities with the new university.

http://www.jconline.com/story/news/college/2017/05/12/questions-stack-up-purdues-new-online-school/101574858/

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How Google Has Not Taken Over the Higher Ed Classroom

Sun, 2017-05-28 17:02

by Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed

My theory is that the reason that Google feels less present in higher ed is the LMS (learning management system). The LMS may be, as Phil Hill has so memorably opined, the minivan of education. A lack of glamour, however, does not mean that the LMS has lost its place as the central edtech platform. Every online course – and many residential courses – depends on the LMS. Google does not have an enterprise level LMS. Google platforms do not integrate with the SIS (student information system). Google – for all its centrality to the lives of students, faculty and staff – has done little to advance the learning in higher ed.  Imagine…

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/how-google-has-not-taken-over-higher-ed-classroom

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The reign of the $100 graphing calculator required by every US math class is finally ending

Sat, 2017-05-27 17:26

by Amy X. Wang, Quartz

If you took a math class at some point in the US, there is likely a bulky $100 calculator gathering dust somewhere in your closet. Enter Desmos, a San Francisco-based company that offers a free online version of TI’s graphing calculator. Users across 146 countries, most of them teachers or students, are currently logging 300,000 hours a day on the platform—and today, Desmos announced a major partnership with testing consortium Smarter Balanced, which administers academic exams in 15 US states. Beginning this spring, students in those areas will use the online tool in math classrooms and on statewide performance assessments. “We think students shouldn’t have to buy this old, underpowered device anymore,” Desmos CEO Eli Luberoff tells Quartz. “It’s a huge source of inequity, and it’s just not the best way to learn.”

https://qz.com/977987/thanks-to-the-startup-desmos-the-reign-of-the-texas-instruments-100-graphing-calculator-in-schools-is-finally-ending/

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The University of Chicago Re-Engages Alumni Through Online Learning

Sat, 2017-05-27 17:20

by Elyse Dupre, DMN

Not every interaction generates an immediate return. Brands often have to engage target audiences multiple times to establish relationships and get them to perform desired actions. Take the University of Chicago, for instance. The school is exploring the benefits of engaging former students through an online learning community to drive donations later down the line. Emily Bembeneck, associate director of pedagogical innovation for the University of Chicago’s Graham School, said the school’s alumni weren’t “super connected” to their alma mater. Bembeneck wanted to re-engage the university’s alumni and create an “enduring” learning community that would remind them of the positive experiences they had on campus, which would, ultimately, help the University of Chicago meet its long-term fundraising goals.

http://www.dmnews.com/social-media/the-university-of-chicago-re-engages-alumni-through-online-learning/article/655450/

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Is Two Hours Really Too Much Screen Time for Kids?

Sat, 2017-05-27 17:16

by Matthew Lynch, tech Edvocate

In a nod to the increasing ubiquity of technology in our world, the American Academy of Paediatrics announced in October last year that it is beginning the process of revising its guidelines for children and screens. The academy says it has realised that in a world where screen time is becoming simply “time”, its policies must evolve or become obsolete. The new formalised guidelines will be published later this year and many expect screen time allowed to be lengthened. It is unrealistic for high school students to only spend two hours per day on screens, particularly when school work obliges them to do that or more. Time is also not necessarily the best measure to ensure children’s screen use is part of a healthy and balanced approach to life.

http://www.thetechedvocate.org/screen-time-limits/

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Report: Americans Value College Degrees But Say Higher Ed Falls Short on Delivering Promises

Sat, 2017-05-27 17:10

By Sri Ravipati, Campus Technology

Top survey findings include: Slightly more than half (51 percent) of respondents agree that there are well-paying jobs that do not require a college degree; However, there still is widespread agreement across groups that a college degree carries weight in the job market, with 75 percent of respondents answering that it is easier to be successful with one than without one; Most respondents want to see changes made in higher ed, with just 25 percent answering the system is “just fine the way it is” and helps students succeed;

https://campustechnology.com/articles/2017/05/12/americans-value-college-degrees-but-say-higher-ed-falls-short-on-delivering-promises.aspx

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5 Online Learning Sources to Boost Your Business Acumen

Sat, 2017-05-27 17:06

by Dan Scalco, Entrepreneur

There’s never been a better time to be in business. As the world has grown increasingly interconnected, the internet has become a veritable treasure trove of information on how to run a successful company. No matter your industry or experience level, there’s always something new you can learn. Here are five online resources to help you take your business acumen to the next level.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/292835

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How Long It Takes to Earn an Online Master’s Degree

Sat, 2017-05-27 17:03

By Jordan Friedman, US News

Experts say many prospective online master’s students – who often plan to balance their education with a job – wonder about how much time they will spend earning a degree as they aim to move up in their current role or switch careers. “They want to know how long they should plan on a degree taking as they will be working it into their lifestyle,” says Vickie Cook, director of the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service at the University of Illinois—Springfield. The simple answer: It depends on the program, among other factors including how many courses a student takes each term.

https://www.usnews.com/higher-education/online-education/articles/2017-05-12/us-news-data-how-long-it-takes-to-earn-an-online-masters-degree

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