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7 things you should know about enrollment management

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2019-04-22 02:02

EDUCAUSE

New approaches to enrollment management also reflect a growing expectation that enrollment managers contribute more directly and significantly to institutional efforts to fulfill academic missions, meet financial goals, sustain a diverse and successful student body, and increase access to education.  How does it work? For students, emerging models of enrollment management aim to provide a seamless experience for individuals who engage with the institution as a prospect, applicant, enrolled student, advisee, selector of an academic pathway, orientation participant, and completer of the first-year experience. In addition, enrollment management provides and aligns support to ensure learners’ ongoing academic progress through completion of a
credential or other academic goal.

https://library.educause.edu/resources/2019/3/7-things-you-should-know-about-enrollment-management

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Udacity restructures operations, lays off 20 percent of its workforce

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sun, 2019-04-21 02:10

Kirsten Korosec, Tech Crunch

Udacity, the $1 billion online education startup, has laid off about 20 percent of its workforce and is restructuring its operations as the company’s co-founder Sebastian Thrun seeks to bring costs in line with revenue without curbing growth, TechCrunch has learned. The objective is to do more than simply keep the company afloat, Thrun told TechCrunch in a phone interview. Instead, Thrun says these measures will allow Udacity to move from a money-losing operation to a “break-even or profitable company by next quarter and then moving forward.”

https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/09/udacity-restructures-operations-lays-off-20-percent-of-its-workforce/

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Why Online Is an Ethical Practice

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sun, 2019-04-21 02:05

Robert Ubell, Inside Higher Ed

Recent research on the wisdom of students from underrepresented populations taking online courses is not easy to untangle, with contradictory results, depending on what investigators are looking at and which population slices are being studied. Some conclude that retention rates for low-income students are worse online than face-to-face. Others say that there is little or no difference between the two. Most agree that mixing and matching online with on-campus delivers the best results. Karen Swan, James J. Stukel Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Illinois, says that her research predicts a few essential features about the composition of online students — apart from being more likely to be female, they are also older and poorer than their face-to-face peers, and consequently, more likely to go online part-time. As expected, part-time students on campus, too, have a high dropout rate. But insightfully, her research concludes that “there is no difference between online and on-campus part-time students.”

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/views/2019/04/10/colleges-need-go-online-must-recognize-how-different-students-are

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Inverse Blended Learning: How to Deal with MOOCs More Successfully

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sun, 2019-04-21 02:02

Martin Ebner & Sandra Schön, Drexel Virtually Inspired

We have been taking the approach of Inverse Blended Learning for 4 years now, we can proudly report that we have reduced the dropout rate dramatically. Even more, we can state that learners who visit the face-to-face offerings on a regularly basis are more likely to complete the course with success. It is great to see, that the arrangement of those face-to-face elements differs arbitrarily; weekly meetings in a very informal setting (cafes, public places) as well as in formal settings (higher educational seminars) and even online (webinars). These settings enable learners to not only discuss content but to see to each other’s problems, needs, questions and to complete tasks.

https://virtuallyinspired.org/inverse-blended-learning/

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Welttag für Sicherheit und Gesundheit am Arbeitsplatz am 28.04.2019

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Sun, 2019-04-21 00:00
Ausgewählte Informationen zum Welttag für Sicherheit und Gesundheit am Arbeitsplatz am 28.04.2019
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OPMs Are Losing the Battle for Hearts and Minds

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sat, 2019-04-20 02:10

Edward J. Maloney and Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed

Rather than passing along the savings of online education to students — as Carey argues that online means “no buildings to maintain, no lawns to mow, no juice bars and [no] lazy rivers” — the tuition dollars are being instead converted to corporate profits for the OPMs.  The classic online program management business model is for the company to fund the costs of developing the online programs, recruiting the students and running the programs — and in exchange the OPM received a share of the tuition. This revenue share to the OPM is typically around 60 percent. The OPM market is growing, with Carey quoting Trace Urban from Tyton Partners saying that the market is likely to be worth $8 billion by 2020.

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/blogs/technology-and-learning/opms-are-losing-battle-hearts-and-minds

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Community Colleges And Tech Companies Are Co-Branding Credentials To Solve The Skills Gap

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sat, 2019-04-20 02:04

Allison Dulin Salisbury, Forbes

There’s an important lesson there for higher education and it’s not just anecdote. Employers increasingly use applicant tracking systems that often screen for very specific skills. A resume for a digital marketing job, no matter how stellar, that doesn’t mention experience with platforms like Facebook Ad Manager or Hubspot may not even make it through the first automated round of screening. Same goes for an application for a data analyst that doesn’t mention a facility with Tableau or Microsoft Excel, a game developer without Unity, or a sales rep without Salesforce. In that sense, it’s not broad digital skills that matter, but rather skills tailored to one specific platform that is state-of-the-art in an applicant’s chosen field.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/allisondulinsalisbury/2019/04/08/community-colleges-and-tech-companies-are-co-branding-credentials-to-solve-the-skills-gap/#1094cf6949b5

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Will AI Save Journalism — or Kill It?

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sat, 2019-04-20 02:03

Meredith Broussard and Seth Lewis, Knowledge @ Wharton

In the past year, you have most likely read a story that was written by a bot. Whether it’s a sports article, an earnings report or a story about who won the last congressional race in your district, you may not have known it but an emotionless artificial intelligence perhaps moved you to cheers, jeers or tears. By 2025, a bot could be writing 90% of all news, according to Narrative Science, whose software Quill turns data into stories. Many of the largest and most reputable news outlets in the world are using or dabbling in AI — such as The Washington Post, The Associated Press, BBC, Reuters, Bloomberg, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Times and Sunday Times (U.K.), Japan’s national public broadcaster, NHK, and Finland’s STT.

https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/ai-in-journalism/

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Deutschen Venentag am 27.04.2019

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Sat, 2019-04-20 00:00
Ausgewählte Informationen zum Deutschen Venentag am 27.04.2019
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The Need for a Corporate Training Culture in New Age Enterprises

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2019-04-19 02:09

Sanjay Bahl, Entrepreneur India
A decade ago, when India began it ascends to high GDP rates, companies realized that the workforce needs to step up and embrace the inevitable effects of change. Jargons like VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) and growth mindset were not widespread and most training intervention was led by instructors using projector and PPTs! But today these jargons are the harsh reality that unicorns of India Inc. have accepted and inculcated in their strategy. The need is to align the corporate training with a mindset of delivering quality learning & development solutions, which have a direct and measurable impact on key business performance indicators. Today, employees are looking to upgrade their knowledge as well as skills required for their job roles and are keener to join organizations that provide opportunities to grow.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/331829

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Credential Clout: How Higher Education Can Prepare for an Evolving Job Market: a survey of US students and recruiters

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2019-04-19 02:07

Ellucian

This survey report outlines perceptions and prospects for careers among students and HR recruiters.  Among the results: GenZ students feel less prepared than prior generations and employers are seeking an array of soft skills led by communication, industry-specific skills, critical thinking and accountability.  Both students and employers agree that continuous learning is necessary.

https://www.ellucian.com/assets/en/white-paper/credential-clout-survey.pdf

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4 myths about accessibility and online learning

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2019-04-19 02:04

BY REBECCA GRAETZ, eCampus News

Online education is supposed to be inclusive; here’s how to ensure that it is. Those who are in higher education are probably tired of hearing about accessibility. But accessibility awareness is the key point to making courses accessible. Bringing this awareness to faculty on how they design a course had been an ongoing charge for those in higher education that work with course design.

https://www.ecampusnews.com/2019/03/18/4-myths-about-accessibility-online-learning/

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Ausgewählte Informationen aus Anlass des Welt-Malaria-Tages am 25.04.2019. Durch die WHO beschlossen hat der Welttag zum Ziel, auf Malaria als globales Gesundheits- und Entwicklungsproblem aufmerksam zu machen.

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Fri, 2019-04-19 00:00
Ausgewählte Informationen aus Anlass des Welt-Malaria-Tages am 25.04.2019.
Durch die WHO beschlossen hat der Welttag zum Ziel, auf Malaria als globales Gesundheits- und Entwicklungsproblem aufmerksam zu machen.
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Nursing Informatics Year in Review 2017.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Thu, 2019-04-18 12:12
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Nursing Informatics Year in Review 2017.

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Authors: Carrington JM, Estrada N, Brittain AC, Dudding KM, Galatzan BJ, Nibbelink C, Rasmussen RJ, Roberts ML, Renz SM

PMID: 29494454 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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VR, AR, AI Worldwide Perspectives – Ray Schroeder

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2019-04-18 02:12

by Ray Schroeder, Inside Higher Ed

There is much at stake in the development of AI. The “big nine” corporations are the linkages that ideally will bring cultures together and create a compass for development in this field. Action must be taken now to assure that the underlying assumptions are in the best interests of the learners. A first model for a governance framework for AI has been developed by the Personal Data Protection Commission of Singapore. The 27-page instrument is well worth reading to gain a better understanding of AI and its implications.

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/blogs/online-trending-now/vr-ar-ai-worldwide-perspectives

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How to Access Lynda LinkedIn Learning for Free

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2019-04-18 02:05

TJ McCue, Forbes

Whether you are a business executive, a young computer coder, or a consumer who simply wants to keep learning, the Lynda.com website (acquired by LinkedIn a few years ago and now called LinkedIn Learning officially) is often available at a public library for free. If you wonder if those soft skills are really valuable, the third annual 2019 Workplace Learning Report found some of the country’s fastest growing roles—sales development, customer success, and customer experience jobs—are largely soft skills-based. The most in-demand skill is Creativity, followed by Persuasion, Analytical reasoning, Collaboration, and, Flexible approach (a.k.a. Adaptability). If you thought all those soft skills were not needed in the workplace, think again. The online learning platform has all of these courses.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tjmccue/2019/04/07/how-to-access-lynda-linkedin-learning-for-free/#746951861ee9

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The pros of taking online courses outweigh their questionable cons.

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2019-04-18 02:02

Diya Jain, NYU News

While access is limited to those with internet, there is work being done to bring online education to every corner of the globe. Online courses are an important part of the changing nature of education and should not be dismissed. Universities such as the University of California, Berkeley and Ashton College in Canada provide a variety of online courses for students who want to study at their own pace or from a space in which they are comfortable. The internet facilitates easy access to a host of professors who can convey information through video and audio.

https://nyunews.com/opinion/2019/04/08/online-courses-education-reform/

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Internationalen Tag gegen Lärm am 24.04.2019

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Thu, 2019-04-18 00:00
Ausgewählte Informationen zum Internationalen Tag gegen Lärm am 24.04.2019
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Ausgewählte Informationen zur europäischen Impfwoche vom 24. bis 30.04.2019 Motto: "Impfungen wirken"

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Thu, 2019-04-18 00:00
Ausgewählte Informationen zur europäischen Impfwoche vom 24. bis 30.04.2019
Motto: "Impfungen wirken"
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Ray Schroeder Discusses The Plight of Small Colleges in the Age of Online Learning and the Promise of AI in Personalized Learning

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2019-04-17 02:09

Henry Kronk, IBL News

Professor Emeritus Ray Schroeder finds it difficult to stop working. As the Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning at the University of Illinois Springfield and the founding director of the National Council for Online Education at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), he has a lot on his plate. IBL News recently got in touch with Professor Schroder to discuss his current work and a few trends in online learning. The interview occurred on the afternoon of March 12th, and the first topic of conversation had to be the admissions scandal that had come to light that morning.

Ray Schroeder: “Universities Have to Change To Meet Students’ Needs”

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