Browsing Category : Diversity and Inclusion

Educating the Individual


Over the past few years, the term “adaptive learning” has been gaining popularity. An example of this occurred in 2015 when Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced that they would be donating a large sum of their Facebook shares to personalized learning development, among other charitable endeavors. As an ever increasing amount of adaptive learning technology emerges, the one-size-fits-all model of…

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Case Study: Youngstown State University


When you have a campus of over 12,000 students, increasing student engagement can be a very challenging goal. With so many moving parts, solving a university-wide complexity issue requires innovation. Measuring Success Having adopted the OOHLALA Mobile Platform, Youngstown State is not only able to develop personalized student engagement programs, but is also able to measure their success. Now that students…

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Supporting the Spectrum: Autism on Campus


The number of college entrants self-identifying as having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a group of complex neuro-developmental disorders, has risen dramatically in the past decade. This trend- prompted by increased diagnosis rates, early intervention, and ongoing support- has allowed for the successful integration of more and more students with ASD into mainstream education. At least, until they become adults. Now,…

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The Chutes and Ladders of Free Community College


Although widely-supported, the proposition of free community college in the U.S. has also been met with its fair share of criticism since receiving a big push from Obama’s administration in 2015 through the America’s College Promise Act. While the current administration’s stance on this movement remains unclear, individual states are launching their own initiatives in pursuit of increased accessibility in…

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Why Students Affected by The U.S. Travel Ban Are Looking Up (North)


As we know, international study experiences do not always live up to student expectations, particularly in cases of inadequate institutional support. However, it is safe to say that the recent travel ban in the U.S. has surpassed invoking disappointment and headed straight into nightmare territory for international students, among so many others with personal and familial ties to the 7…

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