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22 Killer Social Media Marketing Resources

22 Killer Social Media Marketing Resources | Enhancing Our Teaching | Scoop.it
Check out this list of 22 social media marketing resources to get the most fans, followers, and impressions for your efforts!
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Liberal arts-STEM mashup: Not a bad way to fix higher ed - The Hechinger Report

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Liberal arts-STEM mashup: Not a bad way to fix higher ed
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Use Your Staff Meeting for Peer-to-Peer Coaching

Use Your Staff Meeting for Peer-to-Peer Coaching | Enhancing Our Teaching | Scoop.it
One of the unintended consequences of the constant right-sizing and flattening of our organizations is that we now live in a world where managers just don’t have time to do all that’s required of them in their daily jobs, let alone find time for coaching their employees.

Yet coaching is a critical job for any manager who wants to improve her team’s performance. Research shows that training alone can improve performance by 22%, while training accompanied by coaching (that is, collaborative problem solving, feedback, and evaluation) can improve performance by 88%.
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Four reasons to be skeptical about Obama's free community college proposal - AEI

Four reasons to be skeptical about Obama's free community college proposal - AEI | Enhancing Our Teaching | Scoop.it
President Obama will announce a proposal to make two years at public community college “free for anyone who’s willing to work for it."
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Obama proposes free community college program, cost details unclear

Obama proposes free community college program, cost details unclear | Enhancing Our Teaching | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama on Thursday proposed making community college free for everybody who is willing to work for it.
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CES: F.T.C. Chairwoman Notes Concerns Raised by Connected Devices

CES: F.T.C. Chairwoman Notes Concerns Raised by Connected Devices | Enhancing Our Teaching | Scoop.it
“That data trove will contain a wealth of revealing information that, when patched together, will present a deeply personal and startlingly complete picture of each of us.”
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The Unfree Speech Movement

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Though the movement promised greater intellectual and political freedom on campus, the result has been the opposite. The great irony is that while Berkeley now honors the memory of the Free Speech Movement, it exercises more thought control over students than the hated institution that we rose up against half a century ago.
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Though the movement promised greater intellectual and political freedom on campus, the result has been the opposite. The great irony is that while Berkeley now honors the memory of the Free Speech Movement, it exercises more thought control over students than the hated institution that we rose up against half a century ago.

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What has Amazon beat on all-you-can-read e-books? Your public library

What has Amazon beat on all-you-can-read e-books? Your public library | Enhancing Our Teaching | Scoop.it
Tech Review: As e-book subscription services grow their catalogs, the age-old institution trumps all.
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: The futu...

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"Willyn Webb and I contributed to the International Society of Technology Educators (ISTE) Literacy Journal. The journal features innovative ways to enhance learning with technology. Our chapter is called, "The future is in their hands: Using cell phones for literacy learning. Unlike other journa...
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Thunderbird deal with Laureate is dead - Phoenix Business Journal

Thunderbird deal with Laureate is dead - Phoenix Business Journal | Enhancing Our Teaching | Scoop.it
Glendale's Thunderbird School of Global Management has called off its proposed deal with for-profit Laureate Education Inc.
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5 Apps I am Using to 'Tweak' My Lessons - Fractus Learning

5 Apps I am Using to 'Tweak' My Lessons - Fractus Learning | Enhancing Our Teaching | Scoop.it
I wanted to share with you some of the brilliant apps I am using to 'tweak' my lessons. Not a whole unit, not a whole week, just one lesson.

Via John Evans
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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, April 3, 2014 9:13 AM

This is an excellent collection of apps. I found two were new to me and I can't wait to explore them. Thanks for sharing.

Deborah Rinio's curator insight, April 3, 2014 12:18 PM

Check out some of these great Apps for working with differentiated learners. Ask your librarian about getting these Apps on the iPads at your school. 

Character Minutes's curator insight, April 3, 2014 1:35 PM

Great apps mentioned!

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Persistence would still be an issue if college were free and all students were academically prepared - InsideTrack

Persistence would still be an issue if college were free and all students were academically prepared - InsideTrack | Enhancing Our Teaching | Scoop.it
By Dave Jarrat, VP, Marketing, InsideTrack It seems that you can't go a day without reading about the skyrocketing cost of higher education and how academi
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The number one reason that traditional students leave an institution is a lack of connection to the school community (see chart below). This issue accounts for more drops than academic and financial issues combined.

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Liberal arts-STEM mashup: Not a bad way to fix higher ed - The Hechinger Report

Liberal arts-STEM mashup: Not a bad way to fix higher ed - The Hechinger Report | Enhancing Our Teaching | Scoop.it
Is college worth it? There is a powerful anxiety over this basic premise as higher education faces urgent challenges over access, affordability and degree completion. In recent years, U.S. colleges and universities have tried to address marketplace issues of real-world utility and competitiveness. They have asked whether we are meeting the nation’s workforce commitments in …
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A Crucible Moment: College Learning & Democracy's Future

A Crucible Moment: College Learning & Democracy's Future | Enhancing Our Teaching | Scoop.it
A Crucible Moment calls on educators and public leaders to advance a 21st century vision of college learning for all students—a vision with civic learning and democratic engagement an expected part of every student’s college education. The report documents the nation’s anemic civic health and includes recommendations for action that address campus culture, general education, and civic inquiry as part of major and career fields as well as hands-on civic problem solving across differences. AAC&U thanks the Bringing Theory to Practice project and its supporters, the S. Engelhard Center, and the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation, for funding the design, printing, and dissemination of this publication.
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Rethinking Assessment in Higher Education

Assessment is a value-laden activity surrounded by debates about academic standards, preparing students for employment, measuring quality and providing incentives. There is substantial evidence that assessment, rather than teaching, has the major influence on students’ learning. It directs attention to what is important and acts as an incentive for study. This book revisits assessment in higher education, examining it from the point of view of what assessment does and can do and argues that assessment should be seen as an act of informing judgement and proposes a way of integrating teaching, learning and assessment to better prepare students for a lifetime of learning. It is essential reading for practitioners and policy makers in higher education institutions in different countries, as well as for educational development and institutional research practitioners.
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Rethinking Assessment in Higher Education: Learning for the Longer Term

 edited by David Boud, Nancy Falchikov

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Unbundling And Re-bundling In Higher Education

Unbundling And Re-bundling In Higher Education | Enhancing Our Teaching | Scoop.it
Standalone, modular solutions in these areas will struggle to succeed.
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In education, my sense is that as things like content become unbundled, there will exist a need for subcomponents that bundle things together like coaching, mentoring, communities, personal learning plans, and employer connections, as these areas are critical for student success, but the ways in which they fit together are not yet well enough understood such that there can be clear standards at their various interfaces. Standalone, modular solutions in these areas will struggle to succeed.  

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Bovee & Thill Business Communication Blog » Blog Archive » The Mobile Revolution: The Parallels with Social Media

Bovee & Thill Business Communication Blog » Blog Archive » The Mobile Revolution: The Parallels with Social Media | Enhancing Our Teaching | Scoop.it
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Because mobile, like social media, is partly driven by forces and trends outside the conventional corporate structure, it is creating similar headaches. For example, many IT departments are struggling with the “bring your own device” (BYOD) phenomenon, in which employees want to access corporate networks or conduct company business using their personal devices. This raises some sticky questions, such as who owns messages sent from personal devices, who is liable for ethical or legal mistakes made with these devices, and how companies can keep their networks and digital assets both accessible and protected at the same time. Alerting students to the broad outline of these issues will make them more responsible communicators on the job.

A necessary element in a comprehensive business communication curriculum

Directly or indirectly, mobile is going to influence the communication practices of graduates about to enter the workforce. As with social media, even companies that don’t yet use mobile extensively are still influenced by this phenomenon because it changes the overall communication dynamic. One of the foundations of successful communication is making the effort to communicate with people in the manner they want to use, and for an increasing number of constituents that manner is now mobile.

We believe the time is right to introduce mobile as a major new medium in the business communication curriculum, integrating it with coverage of basic concepts and skills development, including writing activities for mobile devices.

For more about mobile, see How the Mobile Revolution Is Changing Business Communication, an online magazine.

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Bovee & Thill Business Communication Blog » Blog Archive » The Mobile Revolution: The Parallels with Social Media

Bovee & Thill Business Communication Blog » Blog Archive » The Mobile Revolution: The Parallels with Social Media | Enhancing Our Teaching | Scoop.it
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As with social media, mobile communication is a case of both necessity and opportunity. Businesses are seeing the need to make their communications more mobile friendly because more of their stakeholders are using mobile devices. In particular, the next demographic wave of employees and consumers is less PC-centric and expects to be able to communicate using mobile devices. You’ve probably noticed one manifestation of this already, with more companies adopting mobile-first web design, abandoning the highly structured and detailed web designs optimized for larger screens and making their websites more mobile and touch friendly. (One could argue that some of these designs are now less usable on conventional PC screens, but the companies making the changes clearly see significant numbers of their constituents switching to mobile)

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The Future of College?

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A brash tech entrepreneur thinks he can reinvent higher education by stripping it down to its essence, eliminating lectures and tenure along with football games, ivy-covered buildings, and research libraries. What if he's right? 
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What Business Schools Don't Get About MOOCs

Online education can't be kept separate.
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The future education will be the recombination of new and old, not a battle between them.

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Small U.S. Colleges Battle Death Spiral as Enrollment Drops

Small U.S. Colleges Battle Death Spiral as Enrollment Drops | Enhancing Our Teaching | Scoop.it
At a Dowling College campus on Long Island’s south shore, a fleet of unused shuttle buses sits in an otherwise empty parking lot. A dormitory is shuttered, as are a cafeteria, bookstore and some classrooms in the main academic building.
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Moody’s, which rates more than 500 public and private nonprofit colleges and universities, downgraded an average of 28 institutions annually in the five years through 2013, more than double the average of 12 in the prior five-year period.

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107 favourite iPad apps for learning - Innovate My School

107 favourite iPad apps for learning - Innovate My School | Enhancing Our Teaching | Scoop.it
Innovate My School motivates teachers to think beyond traditional boundaries, lead proactively and, most importantly, stay informed.
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Youth Today

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Tucker points out in his book that education reform has began to follow the business practice of benchmarking;

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