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Higher Education & Challenges of the Digital Age

Martin Nurser | November 20, 2014 10:57 am

We live in the 21st century and technology has become increasingly important in all aspects of our lives, including education. Children are accustomed to interactive white boards and the use of iPads for their ICT lessons from a very young age. It is therefore no surprise that higher education students are demanding innovative, engaging ways of learning and teaching. Universities have started to use technology to meet those demand however, if they do not keep up with the changing environment and meet the challenges of the digital age, they risk becoming irrelevant.
 

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​DeVry Acquires Damásio, Announces First Four Startups in Incubator

December 19, 2014 9:46 am
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On December 16, DeVry Education Group, a for-profit operator of higher-ed institutions, announced the first four startups in its edtech incubator. The company hopes that inclusion in the incubator, which it founded with Chicago-based 1871 in September, will lead to “long term partnership with DeVry Education Group,” senior director of research and development Jeff Dunn told EdSurge.  

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Do ‘Brain Training’ Games Work? It Depends on Which Scientists You Ask

December 19, 2014 9:43 am
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Just two months after a group of neuroscientists criticized commercially available brain games, a different group of scientists released an open letter on Wednesday saying the products do show promise.

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VMware-Based Private Cloud Helps Apollo Education Group, Inc. Provide Access to Online Learning

December 19, 2014 9:41 am
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VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced that Apollo Education Group, Inc., one of the world’s largest private education providers, has implemented a private cloud based on VMware vCloud Suite® and VCE Vblock Systems to power online courses at its open access institutions of higher education. VMware vCloud Suite enables organizations to build, operate and manage a private cloud featuring software-defined data center services, policy-based, self-service provisioning, disaster recovery, and operations management in a single solution.

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Capping year of rapid growth, Udemy announces enrollment of 5 millionth student

December 18, 2014 9:50 am
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In the latest demonstration of the power of online learning, Udemy, the leading global marketplace for learning and teaching online, today announced that it has enrolled its 5 millionth student. The milestone caps off a year of unprecedented growth for the online learning marketplace, including a 213 percent student increase, the addition of 6,000 new instructors and a course library that more than doubled in size.

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Report: Higher Ed Technology Needs Communication, Planning

December 18, 2014 9:26 am
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A study performed by Ithaka S+R, with funding from the Lumina Foundation, looked into how ten member institutions of the Public Flagships Network (PFN) were finding solutions for their campuses to the issue of whether technology can help in improving the educational experience. Streamlined communication and better plans will help institutions make the most of technology, the study concludes.

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Students warned about phishing emails

December 18, 2014 9:21 am
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Students have been advised to be vigilant against fraudsters attempting to gain access to Student Loans Company (SLC) accounts over the Christmas holidays.

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