Personalized Learning – How Do You Learn?

Monthly Archives: September 2010

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Personalized Learning – How Do You Learn?

NBC News’ recent announcement “It’s time to reinvent America as an Education Nation”, has created a nationally broadcast, in-depth conversation about improving education in America.  Highlighting a Learning Plaza, Teacher Town Hall, and The Summit with top leaders in education, the conversation has officially started.  University of Phoenix, a sponsor, wanted to be a part […]

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Online Retention – Does Anything Work?

Does anything work to improve retention rates among distance learners?  In a recent article from The Chronicle of Higher Education by Marc Parry, citing a study done by Kennesaw State University, the answer is no.  However, Stacey M. Campbell, assistant professor of management at Kennesaw State and co-author of the retention study, does suggests the […]

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Outsourced – What Does it Mean to You?

Today is the premier of the highly controversial TV sitcom – Outsourced.  NBC is under high scrutiny for the “unintentional” poor timing in the current economic situation in the U.S.  Will this show be comedy relief or a reason to boycott the network?  PR analysts report the buzz created by the trailers and mere title […]

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Education Nation

If you haven’t heard about Education Nation yet, maybe you’ve been hiding under a rock!  Brought to you by big name sponsors like University of Phoenix, Members Project American Express, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft, Blackberry, and Scholastic (full list of sponsors), NBC News announces “It’s time to reinvent America as an Education Nation”. […]

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Top 10 Most Highly Demanded K-12 Technologies

According to the Center for Digital Education, there are 10 most highly demanded K-12 Technologies.  Vendors in these markets can expect to see a rise in sales. Mobile Technologies Midrange Servers Wireless Virtualization Cloud Computing Emergency Notification Physical Security Backup and Recovery Smart Classrooms Niche PLays (Smart Pens)

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University of Phoenix Makes News Again

According to Apollo Group’s recent quarterly investor report, University of Phoenix is overhauling the way they do business.  With stricter regulations, poor retention rates, and financially stretched college students, Apollo Group is taking proactive steps to get things on the right track.  According to the report, there is a three-fold plan to increase accountability and education […]

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Facebook: The New Retention Tool?

Facebook is all the rage. Everyone I know has a Facebook account.  It’s no wonder everyone under the sun seems to be doing studies about Facebook and how it is impacting our culture, education, social habits, and consumer spending. In relation to education, The Chronicle of Higher Education references multiple reports in this article including a recently published […]

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