02 mai 2017

A Country Runs Out of Cash, and Students Suffer

By Tarek Abd El-Galil. Home to, by some estimates, the largest oil reserves in Africa, Libya was previously one of the richest countries in the region. But since 2014, continuous internal battles for power among three governments and their affiliated militias have divided the country and trapped and frustrated its youth. The chaos seems to be escalating. More...

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Colleges and universities tap mobile to get real-time feedback on students’ campus experience

eCampus NewsOOHLALA, a fast-growing mobile app used by hundreds of colleges and universities to help students navigate the complexities of college, today announced the rollout of a survey tool designed to surface real-time feedback on student experiences and engagement. More...

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10 attributes of successful online students

eCampus NewsBy Meris Stansbury. Recently, eCampus News posted an article about the latest online learning myths, one of which was “earning an online degree is easy.” Typically, only those online students who are self-motivated tend to succeed, but are there other more define-able characteristics that characterize successful online students. More...

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3 musts for creating a high-quality online course

eCampus NewsBy Cheryl Cyrus. Last year, in its final annual report on online learning, the Babson Survey Research Group found that the number of U.S. higher education students taking at least one online course reached 5.8 million (nearly one half taking all their classes online). More than one quarter (28 percent) of all students enrolled in higher ed took at least one online course. More...

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Under pressure to contain tuition, colleges scramble for other revenue

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The complex of plastic-covered greenhouses just off Route 220 could belong to any rural American roadside farm stand. More...

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Michigan's construction industry touts building trades

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Career paths in Michigan should more frequently involve skilled trades apprentice training, according to a recent report that details the benefits of the programs. More...

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Globally engaged higher ed institutions must innovate, embrace technology

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The Forum convened faculty, students and administrators to discuss challenges and opportunities to improve the use of technology to teach, to collaborate, and to include a diversity of students, faculty, and staff in achieving the mission of education the next generation of global leaders. More...

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Another tuition hike likely for ECC students

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Tuition currently is $4,733 per year – 43 percent more than in 2010, which is the last time that ECC students did not see a year-to-year tuition hike. A 3 percent increase for 2017-18 would push tuition to $4,875. More...

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The path to higher education with an intellectual disability

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. It’s a scene that takes place across college campuses: two friends exchange knowing glances during history lectures, at basketball games, in line at the dining hall. More...

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ASA surpasses goal in White House student debt challenge

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. As part of the White House Student Debt Challenge, American Student Assistance, a private nonprofit dedicated to eliminating finance as a barrier to education and the dreams education enables, achieved nearly 4 million views of its communications around federal income driven repayment (IDR) over the past six months, far surpassing the organization’s original goal of 1 million impressions. More...

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