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5 Simple Ways to Reach Gen Z

Even though technology seems to rule the lives of this newest generation of college students, engaging them doesn't require you plugging in to deliver high-tech touch.

6 Ways to Build a Better CBE Program

Sinclair Community College's competency-based education program for online students forces candidates to write a "vision" statement, has disabled discussion forums in its courses and boots out students who don't make the 80 percent cut score. And its CBE students are credentialing at three times the rate of students in ordinary online programs.

Linking Data to Decision-Making

Five information technology leaders explain how they use metrics to measure the impact of IT projects or cost-justify new investments.

Nobody's Watching: Proctoring in Online Learning

There is no single best way to handle proctoring for digital courses, as this community college system pilot discovered.

The 'Experience Lab': Rethinking Traditional Laboratory Spaces

Penn State University Director of Education Technology Kyle Bowen tells CT how older computer labs can be transformed into new spaces that support engaging, targeted learning experiences — often minus the computers.



Finding the ROI of Online Programs

It's time to get serious about growing online education programs if your institution wants them to be sustainable. This Arizona State University research project is examining the costs and benefits of scaling digital learning in order to share replicable return-on-investment mechanics and tools for any school willing to take on the challenge.

Moodle Community Platform to Offer Closer Ties to OER, Crowdfunding Mechanism

Seeing a conflict between open and proprietary developments in educational technology and in society at large, Moodle founder Martin Dougiamas has started to refocus the open source learning platform's activities to do a more effective job of spreading openness.

When Too Much Data Gets in the Way of Decision-Making

For university leaders in need of solid information, often the problem is that they have data in too many places and in formats that aren't helpful. Indiana University's solution uses virtualized data.

How to Help Faculty Build Online Courses

The University of Arizona developed a toolkit to help new instructional designers and online instructors get up to speed in creating courses for students that might never show their faces on campus.

Vernier Providing Resources for Gathering Data During Solar Eclipse

Vernier Software & Technology is providing tips and resources for viewing the “Great American Eclipse,” Aug. 21, 2017, and the scientific data-collection company is urging educators to collect and share data from the event.

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