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As Vt. state colleges weigh reforms, faculty balk at push to go online ?

Sun, 2019-12-22 01:03

By LOLA DUFFORT, Valley News

Tensions between leaders at the Vermont State Colleges and those on the ground are once again on display as trustees get a first look at campus presidents’ planned reforms. At the close of an afternoon meeting held Monday at Northern Vermont University’s Lyndon campus, Alison Lathrop, a geology professor at the school, stood up to read a statement from faculty federation president Linda Olson expressing the union’s “deepest concerns.” NVU’s growing online programming is cutting into on-campus offerings, she said, and the system’s central office has added staff at the same time as faculty and staff have suffered several rounds of layoffs.

https://www.vnews.com/As-state-colleges-weigh-reforms-faculty-balk-at-push-to-go-online-%EF%BB%BF-31099998

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US unis dominate in world’s first MOOC rankings

Sat, 2019-12-21 01:10

The PIE News

The rankings were compiled by online learning resource website MoocLab, who evaluated institutions on the basis of the number of MOOCs provided, the provision of learning pathways, micro-credentials, degrees and the institution’s average world ranking. Over 200 universities across the world were assessed, all of which offer courses on the three leading MOOC platforms – Coursera, edX and FutureLearn.

https://thepienews.com/news/us-universities-dominate-in-worlds-first-mooc-rankings/

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The Difference Between Mobile Learning and eLearning

Sat, 2019-12-21 01:05

Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

The delivery of education has advanced over time as different technologies became available, and people’s lifestyles started to change. With the advent of computers and the internet, classes were no longer confined to a building, and distance learning became possible. With the advancement of technology, students received their learning materials via their computers and laptops, and eLearning came into being. The next development was mLearning, where students receive their learning materials on their mobile devices. There are several differences between these two forms of education.

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/the-difference-between-mobile-learning-and-elearning/

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Who Is Responsible for Biased and Intrusive Algorithms?

Sat, 2019-12-21 01:03

Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth, Knowledge@Wharton

Algorithms have become part of our everyday lives. Whether one considers jobs, loans, health care, traffic or news feeds, algorithms make several decisions for us. While they often make our lives more efficient, the same algorithms frequently violate our privacy and are biased and discriminatory. In their book The Ethical Algorithm: The Science of Socially Aware Algorithm Design, Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth, professors at Penn Engineering, suggest that the solution is to embed precise definitions of fairness, accuracy, transparency, and ethics at the algorithm’s design stage.

https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/who-is-responsible-for-biased-and-intrusive-algorithms/

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When Algorithms Determine Student Placement

Fri, 2019-12-20 01:10

Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

Algorithms search applications for matching keywords. Then they select the candidate best suited for the school’s instructional program. Additionally, an algorithm can help to balance numbers between gender, race, ethnicity, and need. Hopefully, obtaining a seat at a premiere school becomes an exercise in objectivity. There is, however, a dark side to relying exclusively on algorithms for student placement. Algorithms harbor bias, and that bias may prevent students from being accepted at their first- or second-choice schools. If the schools in your desired attendance area use algorithms for student placement, ask for “algorithm transparency,” a term developed by Loyola University professor Charles Tocci.

https://www.thetechedvocate.org/when-algorithms-determine-student-placement/

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The 10 most in-demand soft skills to master if you want a raise, promotion or new job in 2020

Fri, 2019-12-20 01:05

Jennifer Liu, CNBC

If you want to get ahead in your career in 2020, adopting a growth mindset should be at the top of your priority list. According to Udemy’s 2020 Workplace Learning Trends Report, a having a growth mindset — or the ability to continue learning in order to adapt to change — was ranked as the most important soft skill for career success. The online learning platform analyzed user data from its Udemy for Business service, which offers several course packages and is used by more than 4,000 companies as a resource for employee training.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/21/10-top-soft-skills-to-master-for-2020-if-you-want-a-raise-promotion-or-new-job.html

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Nexus Degrees in Georgia

Fri, 2019-12-20 01:03

Madeline St. Amour, Inside Higher Ed
Colleges in the University System of Georgia will soon offer a new credential similar to an associate degree, featuring a flexible curriculum and specific workforce skills. Adult students could return to college to complete a nexus degree, which could move quickly if they have already completed core requirements. Albany State is planning nexus degrees in both blockchain with machine learning and blockchain with data analytics. Other institutions in the system are looking at offering nexus degrees in strategic languages or health-care fields, Denley said.
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/12/04/georgias-public-colleges-soon-will-be-offering-new-form-two-year-degree

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By The Numbers: MOOCs in 2019

Thu, 2019-12-19 01:05

Dhawal Shah, Class Central

Now in its eight year, the modern MOOC movement has reached 110 million learners, excluding China1. In 2019, providers launched over 2,500 courses, 11 online degrees, and 170 microcredentials.  By the end of 2019, 13.5K MOOCs have been announced or launched by over 900 universities around the world. In 2019 alone, around 2.5K courses were launched by 450 universities.  The total number of MOOC-based degrees has now grown to 50. This number includes Georgia Tech’s online master’s degree in computer science (OMSCS), which is offered on Udacity and has over 9,000 students.

https://www.classcentral.com/report/mooc-stats-2019/

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Closing the Education-Technology Gap

Thu, 2019-12-19 01:03

GORDON BROWN , ANANT AGARWAL, Project Syndicate
As advances in artificial intelligence and automation continue, the distance between high-skilled elites and everyone else will only grow. To counter this bifurcation, we should be using new technologies to educate more people at lower cost. Technology is clearly winning the race between man and machine. The current wave of technological change is affecting every industry, requiring skills that are far more advanced and diverse than what was expected of workers just a generation ago. With demand for high-skilled labor outpacing supply, a global elite of highly educated, highly paid professionals has emerged, leading increasingly insulated lives.

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/education-skills-gap-online-learning-by-gordon-brown-and-anant-agarwal-2019-11

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Online learning and degrees attracting more students

Thu, 2019-12-19 01:02

By Lauren Lethbridge, BYU Universe

Technology is vastly altering how people live, communicate, travel and receive and spread information. BYU-Pathway Worldwide vice president of administration J.D. Griffith said he believes society is slow to grasp digital education and participate more in online learning. “As society continues to move forward in this digital world, there is less of a need to physically go to a campus. You can stay home and work full time.

https://universe.byu.edu/2019/12/03/sidebar/

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Our Greatest Strength Is Our Greatest Vulnerability

Wed, 2019-12-18 11:06

Ray Inside Higher Ed

The greatest strength of online learning is the anytime and anywhere characteristic, but the online aspect is also our greatest vulnerability.  We tend to think often about the worldwide reach and impact of online learning. Through online, we have the power to change lives and societies. However, we are seriously vulnerable, more so, one might argue, than our campus-based colleagues. The online digital nature of our field is such that we are subject to outages and cyberattacks.  As we move toward the integration of more “smart” AI applications such as neural networks,   concerning strategies are emerging. Intelligent chat boxes, “smart” assistant programs and learner face- or voice-recognition programs all carry vulnerabilities due to the emergence of adversarial machine learning, creating another approach to compromising our online learning programs.

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/blogs/online-trending-now/our-greatest-strength-our-greatest-vulnerability

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5 tools to create an engaging online course

Wed, 2019-12-18 01:10

JEANNE CAREY INGLE, eCampus News

Remember: It’s all about engagement. If you just dump a ton of information into your course management site and don’t have a way for your students to interact with you, you’re wasting your hard work and their time. Our students will engage online if they feel that there is a real live person responding to them—whether that’s you or another student in the class. No matter who, it’s the connection that counts.

https://www.ecampusnews.com/2019/12/03/5-tools-to-create-an-engaging-online-course/

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Can colleges launch data science programs fast enough?

Wed, 2019-12-18 01:05

By Natalie Schwartz, Education Dive

But colleges are largely struggling to add or expand their programs to keep up with the growing demand for such workers. More than 150,000 jobs requiring data science skills are unfilled, with particularly severe shortages in large cities such as New York City and Los Angeles, according to a 2018 report from LinkedIn.  IBM is hoping to help. In September, the technology company announced it is working with the U of Pennsylvania and the Linux Foundation to create an open-source data science curriculum kit that any institution can use.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/can-colleges-launch-data-science-programs-fast-enough/568126/

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Why colleges are looking online for mental health care

Wed, 2019-12-18 01:02

By Wayne D’Orio, Education Dive

Visits to campus counseling centers climbed 30% to 40% between the fall of 2009 and the spring of 2015, according to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health. Enrollment, meanwhile, grew just 5% during that time. That has helped push the ratio of counselors to students to around 740:1 at the smallest schools and 2,000:1 at larger colleges, according to a survey of more than 570 institutions by the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD).  And it has contributed to a bottleneck in access to critical mental health care that has campus health officials scrambling for ways to keep waitlists in check. For help, some are turning to telehealth services, which provide care through digital mediums such as text messages, phone calls and video chats.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/why-colleges-are-looking-online-for-mental-health-care/568294/

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Engineering education online – the future is now

Tue, 2019-12-17 01:05

Brian Mulligan, Engineers Journal

Engineers are taking free online courses to gain new knowledge to address challenges in their work and to improve their employment prospects, writes Brian Mulligan.   So will this change the nature of engineering education? It has already started in CPD, where busy engineers take online courses in topics that are not available close by, saving them time and minimising disruption of their lives.

http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2019/12/02/engineering-education-online-the-future-is-now/

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How Women Can Win in the Age of AI

Tue, 2019-12-17 01:04

Steven Gray, Worth

Artificial intelligence is being adopted by companies in numerous industries and will displace jobs. It will also likely worsen gender and racial gaps. Nearly 11 percent of jobs held by women may be eliminated because of AI, warns the International Monetary Fund. McKinsey, meanwhile, estimates that 20 percent of women employed today could experience AI-driven job erosion in the coming decade. Preparing women to succeed in the age of AI must be a global priority as we work towards one key United Nations Sustainable Development Goal: to achieve gender equality, and empower women and girls.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/women-win-age-ai-175928295.html

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Entanglement lights the way to scalable quantum computers

Tue, 2019-12-17 01:03

Edwin Cartlidge, Physics World

A technique for remotely entangling ions of strontium much more accurately and at far higher rates than previously possible has been unveiled by physicists in the UK. The team says that their scheme paves the way to scalable quantum computers made from multiple ion traps that are linked to one another via photonic interconnects. Quantum computers promise to greatly outperform even the most powerful conventional computers on certain tasks. While some progress has been made, many challenges remain – including how to achieve the quantum entanglement of large numbers of quantum bit (qubits).

https://physicsworld.com/a/entanglement-lights-the-way-to-scalable-quantum-computers/

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Education Benefits Assistance Employers and Employees

Mon, 2019-12-16 01:10

Steff Chalk, 401KTV

Education benefits assistance is becoming increasingly important to today’s workforce. In addition, education benefits assistance is becoming an integral part of employers’ recruitment and retention of top talent. Technology is quickly changing the workforce and the way we work, creating the need for education benefits assistance and innovation in the workplace. As such, employers are racing to keep up. Employers are re-skilling workers in an attempt to stay a step ahead of the coming era of automation. In particular, frontline workers are vulnerable to automation, so employers are working overtime to level up their skills via education benefits to keep their workforce viable and competitive.

https://401ktv.com/education-benefits-assistance-employers/

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Harvard University, The Latest Higher Education Institution To Be Mandated To Provide Video Closed Captioning

Mon, 2019-12-16 01:05

Sarah Kim, Forbes
On November 27, the National Association of the Deaf (N.A.D.) won a landmark settlement with Harvard University that institutes a series of new guidelines to make the university’s website and online resources accessible for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. The settlement represents the most comprehensive set of online accessibility requirements in higher education and ensures for the first time that Harvard will provide high-quality captioning services for online content.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarahkim/2019/11/29/harvard-university-national-assoc-of-the-deaf-lawsuit/#3de2242e6699

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Augmented reality app makes online learning more engaging

Mon, 2019-12-16 01:03

by Teresa Umali, Open Gov
A new augmented reality learning app from the Centre for Digital Enterprise (C4DE) will help bridge the gap between online and practical learning for engineering students.  According to a recent press release, the newly-launched XR LearnHub, from Australia’s RMIT University, is the first augmented reality tool of its kind, which was designed specifically for workplace training and vocational education.

https://www.opengovasia.com/augmented-reality-app-makes-online-learning-more-engaging/

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