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Analyzing the Evolution of Higher Learning feat. Dr. Carney Strange – Part I


From Stability to Mobility: An Emerging Paradigm for Higher Learning Carney Strange, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus Bowling Green State University From simple beginnings centuries ago, the roots of today’s institutions of higher learning most familiar to us lie deep within the culture of a monastic tradition dating to sixth century Rome. There it was that the Rule of Saint Benedict first…

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Mobile App Development: Outsourcing vs DIY


There are many reasons a higher ed institution might decide to take the plunge in developing a mobile platform. One of these reasons could include admins finding it increasingly difficult to connect with their students. More often than not, emails go unchecked for days at a time (sometimes indefinitely), making student engagement harder than ever. However, it has been reported…

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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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Let’s Get Social! Improving Student Retention Through Social Media  


Student retention is a pressing issue for almost any higher education institution –and it’s easy to see why. Retention is both a measure of quality, as well as a financial concern, and something that is of the utmost importance to colleges and universities across the world. In fact, according to recent national surveys of college presidents, retention is routinely listed as…

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