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This month the Online Education Policy Initiative at MIT released a study done on how to further education in all aspects, with a focus on online education. The study has four focus zones: interdisciplinary collaboration, online educational technologies, learning engineers, and institutional/organizational change. The overarching message of the study is that while all fields are

Eduventures released a comprehensive report on Learning Management Systems this month, covering 20 LMS platforms. Approximately 900 institutions have been migrating or consolidating systems in the past 5 years, but most importantly, schools that were replacing an old LMS chose to switch to Blackboard products over 90% of the time. In the realm of entirely

Cheaters and the Business World

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 by

Recent studies in Higher Education have estimated that up to 80% of college students have cheated in some way or another during their college careers. It is an alarming trend at colleges both in the U.S. as well as throughout the rest of the world and has not shown any signs of slowing down. Each

College Cheating Culture

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 by

College students know all too well the blanket of fear that covers the class as the teacher reads “zero tolerance policy for cheating” from the syllabus. Whether it is writing a paper, taking a formula based math exam, or conducting a science oriented lab, cheating comes in all shapes and sizes. The question is; is

Can Social Media Be a Learning Tool?

Thursday, 08 October 2015 by

Written by Nicholas Alesantrino Considering the most repeated phrase by teachers and most annoying phrase to students is “put your phones away,” I would have to say social media could be used as productive learning tool in and out of a classroom. The students only have so many people they can text. What do you think

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