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In The Battle Of Online Language Learning Programs, Who Is Winning?

Online language programs seem to be growing substantially in users and revenue. According to Ambient Insight, the worldwide market for the digital English learning products (the most popular language) was $2.8 billion in 2015, projected to grow to $3.8 billion by 2020. Forbes

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The 20-Year History Behind Internet2

Internet2, the technology community devoted to advancing research and education, celebrates its 20th anniversary next month. Campus Technology 

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Growing Mobile | The Digital Shift

Smartphone ownership is quickly becoming the norm. According to the Pew Research Center’s “Technology Device Ownership: 2015” survey, released last fall, almost 70 percent of U.S. adults now own a smartphone, up from 35 percent in 2011. And 45 percent now own a tablet, up from ten percent in 2011. The 2015 Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor […]

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Debate On Distance Education Focuses On Roles Of Federal And State Government And Highlights For-Profit Offerings

Last July, the US Department of Education (ED) published a regulation proposition for distance education. These rules would further define requirements for degree granting institutions to receive federal aid. Currently these institutions need authorization from the state they belong to operate, as established in the Higher Education Act. With the proposed rules, colleges including those […]

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‘The Uberfication of the University’

Author discusses new book on the relationship between the “sharing economy” and the erosion of faculty rights. Inside Higher Education 

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Download Report

Digital Readiness Gaps Americans fall along a spectrum of preparedness when it comes to using tech tools to pursue learning online, and many are not eager or ready to take the plunge Pew Research Center

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AT&T’s Plan to Hack the Electrical Grid to Provide Cheap Wireless Broadband

Getting electricity to every home and business was one of the last century’s great infrastructure challenges in many parts of the world. AT&T says that the electrical grid can help solve this century’s challenge of making high-speed Internet universally available. MIT Technology Review

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USDA Funds 18 Distance Learning and Telemedicine Projects in 16 States

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is investing in 18 projects in 16 states to use communications technology to expand access to health care, substance misuse treatment and advanced educational opportunities. US Department of Agriculture 

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Pokémon Go opens doors for digital learning

Both students and Squirtles recently returned for another academic year. Pokémon Go, that irrepressible summer craze, has infiltrated the classroom. Juneau Empire

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New York Approves Regulations – Moving Ahead with SARA

At the September 13, 2016 meeting of the NYS Board of Regents, New York State’s participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) was approved.  This action has New York institutions and students one step closer to enjoying the benefits of SARA participation such as providing set quality standards and safeguards, improving consumer protection, creating […]