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How Projectors Can Help Meet the Tech Demands of Gen Z

Brian Nadel | June 9, 2017 9:17 am

Times were when all the audio-visual tools needed to teach a college class were a blackboard, a box of chalk and an eraser. With the rapid expansion of phones, tablets and social media, a professor or teaching assistant will likely find it hard to compete with students’ limited attention spans and own technology.

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Solving Transfer Headaches with a Common Application

July 20, 2017 9:10 am
As it stands now, the transfer process from two-year to four-year institutions is often overwhelming and stands as a barrier to access for bachelor’s degree programs. While many institutions have individually attempted to overcome these obstacles by forging numerous bilateral transfer articulation agreements, the amount (and diversity) of paperwork required of two-year students who want to transfer to a four-year program is daunting. However, a common application for transfer could provide a solution.

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Does online learning work for LAUSD students taking makeup classes? Study aims to find out

July 20, 2017 9:07 am
Researchers have received a $3.26-million federal grant to study the effectiveness of online academic credit recovery programs — the kind that allow students to make up failed classes and graduate on time — in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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‘Game of Thrones’ language course offered online, and for free

July 20, 2017 9:05 am
Like “The Lord of the Rings” (LOTR) and “Star Trek”, “Game of Thrones” (GoT) has its own fully-formed fictional language that fans of the show can geek over.

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Kaplan-Owned Coding Boot Camp Will Close

July 18, 2017 3:28 pm
Dev Bootcamp, a coding boot camp that Kaplan acquired three years ago for an undisclosed sum, this week announced that it will shut down this December.

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Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning?

July 18, 2017 3:26 pm
Though no hard numbers are available yet on how many K–12 classrooms are using virtual or augmented reality, new estimates suggest the technology could reach 15 million students by 2025.

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How Much Do Educators Care About Edtech Efficacy? Less Than You Might Think

July 18, 2017 3:22 pm
Dr. Michael Kennedy, an associate professor at the University of Virginia, was relatively sure he knew the answer to this research question: “When making, purchasing and/or adoption decisions regarding a new technology-based product for your district or school, how important is the existence of peer-reviewed research to back the product?” Nevertheless, as part of the Edtech Research Efficacy Symposium held earlier this year, Kennedy created a research team and gathered the data. But, to his surprise, the results challenged conventional wisdom.

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