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ASU, edX and MIT announce innovative stackable online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sat, 2019-06-29 02:02

Arizona State University
Collaboration creates world’s first stacked master’s degree on edX.org from two top-ranked universities in the field. Arizona State University, edX and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced the launch of an online master’s degree program in supply chain management. This unique credit pathway between MIT and ASU takes a MicroMasters program from one university, MIT, and stacks it up to a full master’s degree on edX from ASU. This new master’s degree is the latest program to launch following edX’s October 2018 announcement of 10 disruptively priced and top-ranked online master’s degree programs available on edX.org.

https://asunow.asu.edu/20190619-asu-edx-and-mit-announce-innovative-stackable-online-master-science-supply-chain-management

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Wide Open Voices: Experiences of OER Course Developers

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2019-06-28 02:10

Brittany Dudek, Darci Duran, Tina Parscal; OJDLA
As the affordability of higher education dominates the spotlight, open educational resources (OER), low cost, and free-to-student materials are widely offered as a solution. This paper outlines the experiences of course developers who contributed to a large-scale OER initiative, including training, knowledge, effort, and satisfaction of course development support services.

https://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/summer222/dudek_duran_parscal222.html

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Rolling Out Learning Analytics at a National Level

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2019-06-28 02:04

by Niall Sclater, EDUCAUSE Review

Several issues are driving the development of learning analytics in Welsh institutions. First, most of the institutions are facing a retention issue. While dropout rates in Wales are substantially lower than those in the United States, when students do withdraw from studying, it affects institutional finances and reputation, not to mention the life chances of the individuals concerned. This partially explains the Welsh Government’s sponsorship of the program: graduates are likely to have better employment possibilities and associated advantages over nongraduates and are thus more likely to help build the national economy.

https://er.educause.edu/articles/2019/6/rolling-out-learning-analytics-at-a-national-level

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Building Relationships with Students via Blockchain

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2019-06-28 02:02

By Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology

A few weeks ago, during its annual developer conference, Salesforce introduced Salesforce Blockchain, a platform connected to customer relationship management that promises to help organizations collaborate and share data securely through “distributed ledger” technology. On the stage as part of the announcement was Arizona State University, which has been working with Salesforce to create an educational network to enable schools to verify and share information, and particularly student academic records. In an announcement at the time, Kent Hopkins, vice president of enrollment services at ASU, explained that the network would have “the potential to be a game changer for integrated, seamless learning — increasing transparency of student achievements and ultimately making the exchange process of academic records easier for both learners and institutions.”

https://campustechnology.com/articles/2019/06/19/building-relationships-with-students-via-blockchain.aspx

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Ausgaben für Arbeitslosengeld II und Sozialgeld

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Fri, 2019-06-28 00:00

Die im Informationssystem eingespeicherte gestaltbare Tabelle aus der Statistik "Ausgaben für Arbeitslosengeld II und Sozialgeld" der Bundesagentur für Arbeit wurde um das Jahr 2018 ergänzt.

Categories: Science News

Considering the Alternatives (to the baccalaureate)

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2019-06-27 02:11

Ray Schroeder, Inside Higher Ed

Considering the plethora of lower-cost (in both dollars and time) alternatives to the traditional degree, it is no surprise that enrollment at the bachelor’s level in higher ed has dropped for the past half-dozen years. Sure, a robust economy has contributed to the decline, but applications to the University of California system and other major universities, as well as most midsized and smaller colleges, are down for 2019. Some very large employers are reassessing the need for the baccalaureate. Apple CEO Tim Cook says nearly half of Apple’s U.S. employment last year was made up of non-degree holders. He says most colleges don’t build the skills business leaders need most, such as coding. And, Siemens USA CEO Barbara Humpton says in the past the degree requirement merely helped hiring managers to identify a smaller qualified candidate group.

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/blogs/online-trending-now/considering-alternatives

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What does the future of work look like for women?

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2019-06-27 02:10

RASHEEDA CHILDRESS, Associations Now
A new McKinsey Global Institute report indicates that automation could lead to potentially high job losses for women by 2030. To stop this, leaders and organizations must invest in training and reskilling programs. Automation and new technology could displace tens of millions of women from the workplace in a little more than a decade. That’s according to “The Future of Women at Work,” a report released this month by McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). “Globally, 40 million to 160 million women may need to transition between occupations by 2030, often into higher-skilled roles,” the report said.

https://associationsnow.com/2019/06/what-does-the-future-of-work-look-like-for-women/

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The Public’s Support for (and Doubts About) Higher Ed

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2019-06-27 02:03

By Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed

Survey of likely 2020 voters shows they view colleges favorably but increasingly question whether they’re delivering on promises. It also suggests a disconnect between priorities of politicians and the public.  The picture that emerges from Third Way’s comprehensive survey of nearly 1,400 Americans who describe themselves as likely to vote in the 2020 general election is of a public that still believes in the value of colleges and universities and their degrees and thinks the institutions must do a better job of educating students affordably and effectively.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/06/17/survey-shows-publics-support-and-qualms-about-higher-education

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Online Education Is Necessary for Disability Equality

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2019-06-26 02:10

by Hania Syed, Training.com Australia

While many Australian universities offer onsite support for students with disabilities, more needs to be done to ensure all Australians have access to higher education. One of the best ways to do this is to readily offer accessible online education.  Enrolling is often strenuous for many individuals with disabilities, not to mention expensive. Many people with disabilities earn a low income, and disabled people are also overrepresented in unemployment statistics. Finally, juggling part-time work alongside study just to make ends meet is also not feasible for many people with disabilities. All of this means that the flexible nature and often reduced cost of online courses is highly appealing to students with disabilities.

https://www.training.com.au/ed/online-education-is-necessary-for-disability-equality/

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Why You Should Pair AI with Open Data

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2019-06-26 02:05

Meredith Trimble, Government Loop

Digital maturity in the public sector, however, isn’t just about internal strategies. All areas of government interaction with data, including operations, connecting with partners, and connecting with residents, benefit from modern technologies that are prevalent in our everyday private lives.

Full digital maturity in resident engagement includes:

Customizable, mobile, digital experiences with government that match private-world experiences;
Public self-service to conduct business through a single, constituent portal 24/7, or self-report issues; and
Public access to the same quality of real-time data surfaced through effective internal data sharing and aggregation.

https://www.govloop.com/community/blog/why-you-should-pair-ai-with-open-data/

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Seven Key Dimensions to Help You Understand Artificial Intelligence Environments

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2019-06-26 02:02

Jesus Rodriguez, Towards Data Science

There are several aspects that distinguish AI environments. The shape and frequency of the data, the nature of the problem , the volume of knowledge available at any given time are some of the elements that differentiate one type of AI environment from another. Deep diving into those characteristics will guide the strategies of AI experts in areas such as algorithm selections, neural network architectures, optimization techniques and many other relevant aspects of the lifecycle of AI applications. Understanding an AI environment is an incredibly complex task but there are several key dimensions that provide clarity on that reasoning.

https://towardsdatascience.com/seven-key-dimensions-to-help-you-understand-an-ai-environment-9d0085af2422

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Grundsicherung für Arbeitsuche

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Wed, 2019-06-26 00:00

Die im Informationssystem eingespeicherten gestaltbaren Tabellen aus der Statistik "Empfängerinnen und Empfänger von Grundsicherung für Arbeitsuchende nach SGB II " der Bundesagentur für Arbeit wurden um das Jahr 2018 ergänzt.

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Contributions of the nurse's clinical practice to Primary Care.

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Contributions of the nurse's clinical practice to Primary Care.

Rev Bras Enferm. 2019 Mar-Apr;72(2):354-359

Authors: Kahl C, Meirelles BHS, Cunha KSD, Bernardo MDS, Erdmann AL

Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To understand the repercussions of the nurse's clinical practice on Primary Health Care.
METHOD: Qualitative research with the theoretical and methodological contribution of Grounded Theory. Data collection took place between May and October 2016 in Florianópolis' Primary Care service. The theoretical sample was comprised of 18 nurses divided into two groups.
RESULTS: nurses' clinical practice has repercussions on the consolidation of the trust bond between individuals, families and communities, by amplifying the problem-solving efficacy of the Primary Health Care professional's clinical practice. This is due to the implementation of clinical nursing protocols, and also the use of the International Classification for Nursing Practice.
FINAL CONSIDERATIONS: Nurses' clinical practice has positive repercussions on the health of Primary Health Care users.

PMID: 31017196 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

Computerization of primary health care in Brazil: the network of actors.

NLM - Nursing Informatics - Tue, 2019-06-25 13:02
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Computerization of primary health care in Brazil: the network of actors.

Rev Bras Enferm. 2019 Mar-Apr;72(2):337-344

Authors: Cavalcante RB, Esteves CJDS, Gontijo TL, Brito MJM, Guimarães EAA, Barbosa SP

Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the network of human and non-human actors involved in the computerization of primary health care in the Brazilian federal government.
METHOD: A qualitative study that used as a theoretical reference the actor-network theory and as a methodological reference the cartography of controversies. Data analysis was carried out using Gephi software, and through the extraction of reports, informed by the actor-network theory.
RESULTS: We found a network of 288 connections among 33 actors, composed mainly of nonhuman influencers of computerization. These actors are distributed throughout 3 inter-related communities, and manage the network by defining obligations, penalties, conflicts and intentionalities, thus influencing the success of the intended computerization.
FINAL CONSIDERATIONS: The network of actors at the federal level generates situations that, in many cases, hamper the successful implementation of a nationwide computerization strategy.

PMID: 31017194 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Categories: nursing informatics

Artificial Intelligence is Here to Stay: Will it Augment or Replace?

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2019-06-25 02:05

By IBL News

Are significant advancements in AI (Artificial Intelligence) going to eventually lead to the replacement of traditional teaching roles? Attendees at an IMS Global Learning Consortium panel, last month in San Diego, were asked to contemplate this question. The panel, entitled “Is Artificial Intelligence the Future of Education?” featured the outstanding speakers Tom Gierke, Ari Chanen, Eric Cosyn, Yakut Gazi, and Alex Kaplan with Ray Schroeder moderating.

https://iblnews.org/artificial-intelligence-is-here-to-stay-will-it-augment-or-replace/

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Higher Education Institutions Prepare for Wi-Fi 6

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2019-06-25 02:02

BY CISCO MERAKI, Center for Digital Education

Many higher education institutions today are already preparing for what the future of technology will bring. Wi-Fi 6, the latest wireless standard, not only promises to bring higher density, throughput, and reliability to higher education networks, but also ensures that students and staff can focus on collaborating and learning, rather than losing connections or having technology troubles. Identifying where bandwidth problems already exist, learning what the new standards offer, and thinking through a Wi-Fi 6 strategy are great first steps. With bandwidth requirements approximately doubling every three years, in addition to serving inherently high-density environments, the Butler University IT team has had a constant challenge to provide always-on, reliable connections for students and staff.

https://www.govtech.com/education/higher-ed/Higher-Education-Institutions-Prepare-for-Wi-Fi-6.html

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Spy reportedly used AI-generated photo to connect with targets on LinkedIn

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2019-06-25 02:01

Steven Musil, CNet

The photo appeared on the LinkedIn account of one Katie Jones, a 30-something redhead. Among her 52 connections were links to Washington political figures, including a deputy assistant secretary of state, a senior aide to a senator and a prominent economist being considered for the Federal Reserve, according to the AP. The news outlet found that despite her claims of working for years as a “Russia and Eurasia fellow” at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the DC-based think tank had no record of her employment. Similarly, the University of Michigan could find no record of her claimed degree in Russian studies.

https://www.cnet.com/news/spy-reportedly-used-ai-generated-photo-to-connect-with-targets-on-linkedin/

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Google’s Growing IT Certificate

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2019-06-24 02:10

By Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed
To bolster expanding online IT certificate program, Google plans to add career resources for students and to expand its community college partnerships and pathways to four-year degrees. More than 8,000 people have completed the eight-month Google IT support certificate program since it launched in early 2018. The certificate, Google’s first substantial foray into postsecondary education, is offered through online learning platform Coursera. The tech giant’s aim is to create a pipeline of diverse applicants for entry-level IT jobs. Nearly 75,000 people have enrolled in the program, said Natalie Van Kleef Conley, a senior product manager for Grow With Google, an initiative that aims to expand access to Google’s training and tools.

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2019/06/14/google-it-certificate-program-expands-more-community-colleges

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9 Skills and Certifications Employers Want

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2019-06-24 02:05

Sarah Surette, Thrive Global

With ever-increasing competition from other job seekers, you need to stand out from the crowd to potential employers. So, what will give you the edge over other candidates? There are several skills and certifications that employers want more than others. Now that online learning has taken off, there are hundreds of different certifications you can get. They offer classes in any number of different skills and trades, and the consensus among HR professionals is that certifications can, indeed, make a difference, but not all of them. Take a look at these top skills and certifications that should place you ahead of your competitors.

https://thriveglobal.com/stories/9-skills-and-certifications-employers-want/

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What’s in a microcredential?

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2019-06-24 02:03

Wayne D’Orio, Education Dive

There are nearly 750,000 “unique credentials” on offer in the U.S. today, including micocredentials and certificates, said Scott Cheney, executive director of Credential Engine, a nonprofit that aims to implement a common schema for credentials and has developed a national registry to track them. Less than a degree and not a formal license, he said, microcredentials can be offered by a variety of organizations, from IBM to the National Wood Flooring Association, and delivered through a range of postsecondary institutions. Some of the most popular topics for microcredentials are in technology fields, where much of this activity started, as well as in so-called “soft” skills such as empathy and resilience, deLaski said.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/whats-in-a-microcredential/556606/

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