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5 Ways to Promote Student Success in Online Learning

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sat, 2019-05-11 02:02

By Rhea Kelly, Campus Technology
A new report from Strada Education Network offers key takeaways from last fall’s Online Student Success Symposium, a two-day workshop focused on challenges, innovative practices and future opportunities in online learning. Hosted by BYU-Pathway Worldwide and sponsored by Strada, the event convened online learning leaders from higher education as well as organizations that provide student support services, for a series of presentations and conversations on data analytics, curriculum, standards and measurement, and mentoring and coaching.

https://campustechnology.com/articles/2019/04/22/5-ways-to-promote-student-success-in-online-learning.aspx?admgarea=news

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Europäischen Adipositas-Tag am 18.05.2019

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Sat, 2019-05-11 00:00
Ausgewählte Informationen zum Europäischen Adipositas-Tag am 18.05.2019
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California Mulls Crackdown on Online Partnerships

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2019-05-10 02:13

By Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed

Bills targeting for-profit institutions in California would prohibit tuition-sharing deals — a sign of growing political scrutiny of the role of online program management companies.  For example, a proposed bill would explicitly prohibit any private for-profit or nonprofit postsecondary education provider that is registered with California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) from entering into tuition-sharing arrangements with OPMs or other academic service providers. State law requires that all private institutions with a physical presence in the state must apply for approval to operate with the bureau, unless they meet specific criteria for an exemption, such as accreditation from a regional accreditor, said Matt Woodcheke, a spokesman for the bureau.

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2019/05/09/calif-lawmakers-consider-legislation-aimed-profits-and-online

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The Promise and Pitfalls of 5G: Will It Kill Cable?

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2019-05-10 02:08

Knowledge@Wharton

A lot of expectations are riding on 5G, for good reason. The technology offers “potentially gigabyte speeds over wireless, fast enough that for the first time wireless could be a competitive alternative for wired systems — like cable- and phone-based and fiber-based systems — for basic broadband access,” said Kevin Werbach, a Wharton professor of legal studies and business ethics who used to work for the FCC, on the Knowledge@Wharton radio show on SiriusXM. 5G also could usher in new innovations to supercharge the “internet of things” and mobile broadband applications, among others. “It is very important for the U.S. to adopt this technology early.

https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/the-push-for-5g/

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Career Education’s Incomplete Transformation

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2019-05-10 02:05

Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed

Career and technical education, which was once known as vocational training, has shed some of that stigma thanks in part to growth of new fields in communications, health care and engineering. CTE programs also have created clearer connections between skills training and continued postsecondary education. And supporters have pointed to both improving test scores and graduation rates among CTE students in high schools. But a report from the American Enterprise Institute released today finds that those signs of progress can mask continuing struggles of students who are enrolled in more traditional career and technical education courses. That’s because overall academic gains for CTE programs may reflect higher enrollment of more academically prepared, college-bound students rather than improving quality of courses themselves.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/05/01/emerging-career-education-tracks-may-mask-struggles-students-traditional-programs

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Leben in Europa (EU-SILC)

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Fri, 2019-05-10 00:00

Die im Informationssystem eingespeicherten gestaltbaren Tabellen aus der "Gemeinschaftsstatistik über Einkommen und Lebensbedingungen. Leben in Europa (EU-SILC)" des Statistischen Bundesamtes wurden um das Jahr 2017 ergänzt.

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Ausgewählte Informationen aus Anlass des Welt-Hypertonie-Tages am 17.05. 2019

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Fri, 2019-05-10 00:00
Ausgewählte Informationen aus Anlass des Welt-Hypertonie-Tages am 17.05. 2019
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Tag der Dystonie am 17.05.2019

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Fri, 2019-05-10 00:00
Ausgewählte Informationen zum Tag der Dystonie am 17.05.2019
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World Economic Forum’s AI head on how to protect human rights without stifling innovation

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2019-05-09 02:10

KHARI JOHNSON, Venture Beat

In the months ahead, the WEF plans to ramp up initiatives to boost implementation of AI ethics. Firth-Butterfield believes tech giants and businesses should be creating advisory boards to help guide the ethical use of AI. The establishment of such boards at the likes of Microsoft, Facebook, and Google in recent years made the notion a quasi-established norm in the tech industry, but the dissolution of two AI ethics boards at Google in recent weeks has called into question the effectiveness of advisory boards when they have no teeth or power.

https://venturebeat.com/2019/04/29/world-economic-forums-ai-head-on-how-to-protect-human-rights-without-stifling-innovation/

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5 Signs Widespread Blockchain Adoption Is Nearing Reality

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2019-05-09 02:05

Deloitte
There is good news for blockchain enthusiasts: Progress is being made in addressing these obstacles. Deloitte has identified five key vectors of progress that could drive wider adoption of blockchain. Three of these vectors—increase in transaction speeds, standards and interoperability, and ease of implementation—enhance technical feasibility. The other two—regulatory advancements and expansion of consortia—help broaden the technology’s applicability to a greater number of use cases and industries.

https://apnews.com/sponsored/?prx_t=wYAEAVYYzAniAPA

 

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More Than Half of US Social Network Users Will Be Mobile-Only in 2019

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2019-05-09 02:02

Blake Droesch, eMarketer
Fewer people in the US are accessing social networking sites via computers, with the majority of users now exclusively on mobile devices. We forecast that 51.7% of US social network users will be mobile-only in 2019. As smartphone use grows, fewer Americans are using desktops and laptops to access the internet. The number of US smartphone users will reach 232.8 million in 2019, surpassing desktop/laptop internet users (228.9 million) for the first time. And the number of those who access the internet exclusively on a mobile device will grow by 10.6%, reaching 55.1 million users.

https://www.emarketer.com/content/more-than-half-of-social-network-users-will-be-mobile-only-in-2019?ecid=NL1001

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Welt-Zöliakie-Tag am 16.05.2019

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Thu, 2019-05-09 00:00
Ausgewählte Informationen zum Welt-Zöliakie-Tag am 16.05.2019
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Machine learning algorithms could personalize advertisements for individual consumers

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2019-05-08 02:10

Society for Consumer Psychology, Science Today

Although brands often target a certain gender, age group or social group with advertisements, personality-matching ads could potentially allow marketers to tailor their products to a wider group of people. A consumer who might not consider shopping online at one store may discover that there are in fact items that would be appealing. “It’s essentially bringing the benefits of talking to a salesperson to the online world,” says Matz. “Online marketers typically focus on a large audience, but now we could predict someone’s psychological traits to give them an individualized experience.” [ed note: consider implications for learning/education]

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190426142042.htm

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What universities can learn from airlines

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2019-05-08 02:05

Alejandro Caballero, University World News

Higher education institutions must not let the ground shift from under them but rather move with it – and break new ground. By embracing such partnerships, universities can stay relevant to alumni while tapping into the academic resources of other well-established institutions and innovative EdTech companies. They can create regional and global networks, just like the airline industry has done.

https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190422111457721

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Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2019-05-08 02:02

Jon Marcus, Hechinger Report

As the number of undergraduates steadily declines in seeming direct proportion to rising costs, debt and the many other obstacles faced by college students, graduate enrollment is quietly on the upswing. It’s being driven by the better job prospects and higher salaries people think it will bring them — and by a conscious strategy among universities like this one to add graduate programs that produce much-needed revenue. While undergraduates get much of the attention, students who pursued graduate and professional degrees now account for 40 percent of the notorious $1.5 trillion worth of outstanding national student loan debt, the College Board reports; each owes three times more, on average, than an undergraduate, according to the Urban Institute.

https://hechingerreport.org/universities-increasingly-turn-to-graduate-programs-to-balance-their-books/

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"Keeping You in the Know": The Effect of an Online Nursing Journal Club on Evidence-Based Knowledge Among Rural Registered Nurses.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Tue, 2019-05-07 12:26
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"Keeping You in the Know": The Effect of an Online Nursing Journal Club on Evidence-Based Knowledge Among Rural Registered Nurses.

Comput Inform Nurs. 2019 Apr;37(4):190-195

Authors: DuGan JE

Abstract
The purpose of this research study was to promote and evaluate clinical scholarship in rural registered nurses through the dissemination of evidence-based practice findings via the development and implementation of an online nursing journal club. A simple pretest-posttest design was selected to implement this project. Along with descriptive data, survey data were analyzed using a paired t test. A convenience sample from a rural university nursing alumni email database spanning 2010-2011 and 2014-2016 was invited to participate. Three articles, one each month, were presented on the journal club Web site. Along with the 10-question pretest and posttest, the Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire survey was completed after the third article posttest. By the end of the third month, 37 participants completed all three articles and Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire survey. The results of the paired t tests all revealed a significant mean difference increase in knowledge from pretest to posttest (P < .05). In addition, the Evidence-Based Practice Questionnaire survey revealed that participants felt "good" about their knowledge of evidence-based practice related to areas such as reviewing practice skills, ability to identify gaps in practice, ability to analyze critical evidence, ability to determine how valid material is, and ability to apply information to individual cases.

PMID: 30688671 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

Nurses "Seeing Forest for the Trees" in the Age of Machine Learning: Using Nursing Knowledge to Improve Relevance and Performance.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Tue, 2019-05-07 12:26
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Nurses "Seeing Forest for the Trees" in the Age of Machine Learning: Using Nursing Knowledge to Improve Relevance and Performance.

Comput Inform Nurs. 2019 Apr;37(4):203-212

Authors: Kwon JY, Karim ME, Topaz M, Currie LM

Abstract
Although machine learning is increasingly being applied to support clinical decision making, there is a significant gap in understanding what it is and how nurses should adopt it in practice. The purpose of this case study is to show how one application of machine learning may support nursing work and to discuss how nurses can contribute to improving its relevance and performance. Using data from 130 specialized hospitals with 101 766 patients with diabetes, we applied various advanced statistical methods (known as machine learning algorithms) to predict early readmission. The best-performing machine learning algorithm showed modest predictive ability with opportunities for improvement. Nurses can contribute to machine learning algorithms by (1) filling data gaps with nursing-relevant data that provide personalized context about the patient, (2) improving data preprocessing techniques, and (3) evaluating potential value in practice. These findings suggest that nurses need to further process the information provided by machine learning and apply "Wisdom-in-Action" to make appropriate clinical decisions. Nurses play a pivotal role in ensuring that machine learning algorithms are shaped by their unique knowledge of each patient's personalized context. By combining machine learning with unique nursing knowledge, nurses can provide more visibility to nursing work, advance nursing science, and better individualize patient care. Therefore, to successfully integrate and maximize the benefits of machine learning, nurses must fully participate in its development, implementation, and evaluation.

PMID: 30688670 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

Conditions for the Successful Implementation of Computer-Aided Drug Monitoring From Registered Nurses' Perspective-A Case Site Analysis.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Tue, 2019-05-07 12:26
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Conditions for the Successful Implementation of Computer-Aided Drug Monitoring From Registered Nurses' Perspective-A Case Site Analysis.

Comput Inform Nurs. 2019 Apr;37(4):196-202

Authors: Johansson-Pajala RM

Abstract
This research addressed the introduction of a computerized decision support system for drug monitoring to be used by registered nurses in nursing homes. The system was introduced, and its effects were evaluated over the period of 1 year; however, at the end of 1 year, the implementation was not successful in all the participating settings. The aim of this study was to identify the conditions needed for the successful implementation of a computerized decision support system from the registered nurses' perspective. Two case sites were purposively selected based on the implementation's success in one nursing home, but not in the other. Focus group discussions were performed, one in each setting, with eight registered nurses. An inductive thematic analysis was conducted. The findings revealed six themes illustrating the registered nurses' views about the conditions needed: need to see benefits, have the time and take the time, curb administrative hassle, collaboration at all levels, stated responsibility, and requirements set from managerial positions. The most outstanding findings, when compared with the previous implementations of nursing informatics, involved collaboration and the view of drug monitoring responsibility in relation to themselves and the physicians.

PMID: 30589648 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

Factors Affecting Consumer Acceptance of an Online Health Information Portal Among Young Internet Users.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Tue, 2019-05-07 12:26
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Comput Inform Nurs. 2018 Nov;36(11):567

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PMID: 30399007 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics 2018 Balancing Digital Demands: Access, Use, Security.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Tue, 2019-05-07 12:26
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Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics 2018 Balancing Digital Demands: Access, Use, Security.

Comput Inform Nurs. 2018 Nov;36(11):521-524

Authors: Seckman C

PMID: 30399005 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

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