Distance Learning Strayer University has recently gone public with a partnership designed to help identify factors that contribute to success for student in online courses. "Developed in collaboration with student-success analytics innovator Civitas Learning, the findings often buck conventional wisdom, suggesting that data captured through a student's digital footprints can provide better predictors of success than the typical demographic data points," according to a news release.
NORWALK, Conn.--()--Ever try to learn something technical or complex using a video lecture? College students will tell you it's frustrating. There's no table of contents to pinpoint where the key information exists in a particular video, and it's almost impossible to quickly find topics in the massive pile of video material now stored on websites like YouTube.
Having bought Lynda.com last year in a deal valued at about $1.5 billion, ( LinkedIn's NYSE:LNKD) acquisition of the online learning company, which teaches business, technology, and creative skills through online videos, clearly signified an area management wants to prioritize.
What do you mean when you say "personalized learning?" That's one of the questions prompted by a new report that aims to provide guidance for states as they use new flexiblity, provided by the Every Student Succeeds Act, to do deeper work to shape learning around students' needs.
While educators and learners in classroom-based courses have already discovered the benefits of using engagement as a part of education, the power of online is yet to be fully realized. - Rita-Marie Conrad, J.
Right now many edtech products are sold as black boxes. "What does the product do?" "Dunno, but it works through the science of neuroplasticity." The lack of understanding in how these products work is bad for at least two reasons.
An algorithm developed by 2U, a software-as-a-service company that helps colleges and universities take degree programs online, says its new program selection algorithm will predict the success of such a move. Inside Higher Ed reports that, on top of data from 2U's existing programs, the algorithm uses data sets that include federal degree conferral and job growth rates, online trends, rankings, and geographic information.
A new release, Mitaka, brings new features to the various projects that make up OpenStack. And while it's exciting to take advantage of a six month release cycle to gain new features and fix issues, the rapid pace of development can make OpenStack difficult to keep up with, even for seasoned cloud professionals.