24 octobre 2017

Education Department announces college prep grants

University Business LogoThe U.S. Department of Education is awarding a second round of funding for programs that help low-income students aspire to attend college. The awards announced this week go to programs whose applications were initially rejected because of formatting errors such as not being double-spaced or using the wrong font. More...

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With DACA’s uncertain future, how will states address access to higher ed?

University Business LogoDACA provides legal protection from deportation to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. without documentation as children (often referred to as “Dreamers”). Applicants must meet specific requirements to be eligible for the program. More...

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Don’t panic, liberal arts majors. The tech world wants you.

University Business LogoAt the present moment, it is only liberal arts majors who have to wonder whether all of the articles and books promoting the marketability of their chosen discipline should make them more or less uneasy about the future. More...

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Student loan company accused of mismanaging debt forgiveness program

University Business LogoOne of the country’s largest servicers of federal student loans has badly mismanaged debt forgiveness programs for public service workers, significantly raising repayment costs for hundreds of thousands of borrowers, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday by the attorney general of Massachusetts. More...

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Faced with the domestic terrorism at Charlottesville, Betsy DeVos fails another test

University Business LogoPresident Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos didn’t whole-heartedly renounce white supremacy last weekend, but teachers must. James Alex Fields Jr., the driver who allegedly plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters on Saturday, Aug. 12, killing one and injuring at least a dozen more at the “Unite the Right” march, had spouted Nazi ideology in high school, according to Derek Weimer, Fields’ former history teacher. More...

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Limitless learning plenary #OEB16 on owning learning

Limitless learning plenary #OEB16 on owning learning
Inge de Waard, Ignatia Webs, 2016/12/05

Good summary of the Friday plenary at Online Educa Berlin. More...

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Videonotes

Videonotes
Nik Peachey, PayHip, Digital Classrooms, 2016/12/05
Nik Peachey has written a new guide to a lovely application distributed around four years ago by Clément Delangue and Arnaud Breton. It allows the user to view a YouTube video and take time-stamped notes in the same environment. More...

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Inside IFTTT's Plan For A More Harmonious Internet

Inside IFTTT's Plan For A More Harmonious Internet
Jared Newman, Fast Company, 2016/12/05
I've been using IFTTT as a useful tool to connect my various social network services for several years now. As it migrates from a free service to something more self-sustaining, though, IFTTT is shifting its focus. It remains an open question whether it will continue to be useful. More...

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Experimenting with alternative social networks

Experimenting with alternative social networks
D’Arcy Norman, D’Arcy Norman Dot Net, 2016/12/05
As readers know, I dropped out of Facebook at the end of the summer. It felt lonely but it was a good move - the people who were missing my posts on Facebook came back, and viewership on downes.ca went from the 25K per month it had averaged to more like 40K per month. More...

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LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning
LinkedIn, 2016/12/05

I think this is a pretty important development. LinkedIn has been collecting professional and resum data through its social network service for a number of years and is now marketing its learning services. More...

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