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College Completion: Programs That Are Working, Tech That is Helping ~ edcetera

College Completion: Programs That Are Working, Tech That is Helping ~ edcetera | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

by Courtney Bell

 

"College completion is one of the primary measures schools use to assess the effectiveness of their institutions. According to the NCHEMS Information Center, in 2009 the average six-year graduation rate of bachelor’s degree students in the United States was 55.5%, so we definitely have room for improvement.

 

"There are a number of factors that can impact college success and completion, from social integration to getting hung up in developmental classes. Here we explore some of the programs that have been put in place to encourage students to succeed in school and achieve their degrees."


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Why Should Techies Care About Education Theory?

Why Should Techies Care About Education Theory? | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

Debates about education are by no means new: What’s the best way to teach? What’s the best way to learn? What should the curriculum be? Who should have access to specialized knowledge and specialized training? How does technology impact all of these questions?


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How The 10 Most Innovative Colleges Use Technology

How The 10 Most Innovative Colleges Use Technology | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

IT leaders who are leading the way in terms of innovation have been announced by CampusTechnology.com and you may be surprised at some of the winners and what they’re doing. I was.

The 2012 Innovators Awards had a total of 354 entries and awarded 10 innovative campus tech projects to colleges and universities around the world. From Athabasca to Stanford, there’s a lot happening on campuses these days.


Via Alastair Creelman, Mark Smithers
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