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Yearly Archives: 2011


Thinking Smarter – November/December

  Looking Back and Ahead! What a year!  It is hard to believe that it is swiftly coming to a close.  The final quarter of 2011 turned out to be a record breaking year for us in many ways, thanks to our clients and partners. Our mission this year was to focus on business intelligence […]

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Looking for Presentation Inspiration and Tips

If you are looking for a quick review on what to include in presentations to make them engaging, thorough, informative, and entertaining, check out the slide share below from Edward Tufte.  A great reminder of what it takes to present sometimes boring data in a format that gets people to think.  We must focus on […]

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Reflecting on 2011

So what does your past year look like?  Was 2011 amazing, tragic, boring, or inspiring?  What events do you remember most?  Make a list of what you remember and reflect on why it made an impact on your life.  Vow in the new year to make every effort to increase those kinds of moments.  Every […]

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Growth in K12 Online Learning – Not Just a Trend

Did you know that in 2010, more than 4 million K-12 students participated in formal virtual learning programs?  The continued growth in K12 online learning is not just a trend.  As enrollments in non traditional learning environments grow, states are working on proposing mandates that students take at least one online course prior to graduating […]

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Measuring Learning Styles – Is It Enough?

A recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education highlighted what Central Piedmont Community College is doing to help their online students succeed.  Creating a “home grown” assessment that measures student’s learning styles is the way they are “getting the conversation going”.  It is crucial for student success to know what challenges may lie ahead and for administrators to be to […]

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Costly Drop-Outs

A recent article from the Los Angeles Times reports, California has spent $480 million over the past five years on community college drop outs – citing ill-preparedness, too little support, and lack of remedial help as possible triggers to poor attrition.  The article acknowledges the stats of dollars and cents spent across the country on drop outs but […]

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2011 SmarterMeasure Integration Survey

We recently released our 2011 SmarterMeasure Integration Report. Over 300 client schools were asked to participate in the survey to identify trends and good practices in the implementation of SmarterMeasure. Among the 72 schools who responded, interesting findings are listed below. 73% make SmarterMeasure available to all students. 65% go over the scores one-to-one with the […]

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