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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

September 23, 2016 | Daily News

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Planting the Seeds of Analytics

Key Takeaways The use of analytics across multiple industries has inspired higher education institutions like Valdosta State University to explore innovative uses of insights from data for both academic and operational functions. While many might perceive visually appealing dashboards as representing analytics in higher education, VSU’s IT team understood the importance of focusing on how […]

September 23, 2016 | Adpative Systems, Analytics

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Moving the Red Queen Forward: Maturing Analytics Capabilities in Higher Education

This article is drawn from the recent research by the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) and Gartner researchers on the state of analytics in higher education. This research explores the analytics trends as well as future predictions for the deployment of analytics technologies. Publications include The Analytics Landscape in Higher Education, 2015; Institutional […]

September 23, 2016 | Adpative Systems, Analytics, Instructional Design, Learning Objects

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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 

September 23, 2016 | Daily News, Telecommunicatioins

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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 […]

September 21, 2016 | Daily News, mLearning

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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 […]

September 21, 2016 | Daily News, Government, Higher Education

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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 

September 21, 2016 | Daily News, New Books

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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

September 20, 2016 | Daily News, Technology

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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

September 20, 2016 | Daily News, Telecommunicatioins

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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 

September 20, 2016 | Daily News, Government