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States Focus On Preparing Future Workforce To Strengthen Economy

WASHINGTON—To further governors’ efforts to align education and training systems to the needs of state economies, the National Governors Association (NGA) today announced support for 14 states Colorado,Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma,Virginia, Washington and West Virginia. By increasing the number of citizens with a postsecondary degree or relevant workforce certificate, more people will have access to the middle class and beyond, […]

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Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead

People now buy songs, not albums. They read articles, not newspapers. So why not mix and match learning “modules” rather than lock into 12-week university courses? That question is a major theme of a 213-page report released on Monday by a committee at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology exploring how the 153-year-old engineering powerhouse should […]

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Watch the Presentations: MIT Technology Review Digital Summit

The MIT Technology Review Digital Summit examines tomorrow’s digital technologies and explains their global impact on both business and society. You’ll get insider access to the innovative people and companies at the heart of the next wave of the digital revolution. MIT Technology Review Watch the video of presentations

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Microsoft expands tech training program for active duty service members

Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant (GySgt) Sarmiento-Louttit’s United States Marine Corps missions have taken her all over the world: from Okinawa, Japan, to the Red Sea to off the coast of Africa, where she was part of a crew involved in a high-profile operation: rescuing Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates. But her latest mission brought […]

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Distance learning needs re-tooling, captains tell chief

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (Army News Service, July 18, 2014) — It was to be a panacea. It could save money and reduce the carbon footprint by eliminating travel costs, decrease the need for infrastructure and perhaps even instructors, while allowing students to learn on their own time, in their own spaces, on their own devices. […]

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FCC takes key step toward modernizing eRate

Voting along party lines, the FCC approves more funding for Wi-Fi connectivity—but doesn’t raise the funding cap eSchool News Full Article

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One Professor Schemes to Keep Colleges in the Web’s Fast Lane

William F. Baker has no quarrel with net neutrality, the principle that says all Internet traffic should be treated equally regardless of substance or source. He’s all for it—in the abstract. Chronicle of Higher Education Full Article

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11 University and Library Groups Release Net-Neutrality Principles

The nation’s colleges and libraries have a message for the Federal Communications Commission: Don’t mess with net neutrality. Echoing almost a decade of pro-neutrality sentiment in academe, 11 higher-education and library groups released a set of 11 principles on Thursday that promote the notion that all Internet content, regardless of origin, should be treated equally. […]

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS): Emerging Trends in Assessment and Accreditation

In 2014, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are expected towitness a phenomenal growth in student registration compared to the previous years. As MOOCs continue to grow in number, therehas been an increasing focus on assessment and evaluation. Because of the huge enrollments in a MOOC, it is impossible for the instructor to grade homework and evaluate each student. […]

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Editorial: The Weakest Link -­‐-­‐Assessment and Accreditation in MOOCs

In his blog, the renowned distance educator Tony Bates makes known his utter disappointment with developments in relation to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) suggesting that its proponents, “mostly Ivy League institutions in North America have simply ignored the research and evidence we already have on what works in online distance education to create MOOCs […]