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April 5,2012 South Florida Community College invests in innovative online learning. Virtual College

Mar 13,2012 Concorde Career Colleges, a leading provider of allied health education, is introducing computer-based anatomy learning tools at all 15 of its U.S. campuses.

Mar 13,2012 East Carolina School of Dental Medicine Selects Ingram’s VitalSource for e-Textbook Solution As digital learning curriculums are on the rise and more students are turning to e-textbooks for study, the East Carolina School of Dental Medicine has selected VitalSource, Ingram’s comprehensive e-textbook management and distribution platform, as a cornerstone of its new e-learning environment for dental students. PRWeb

Mar 12,2012 'Blended learning' could save money. University of Charleston announced last week it had agreed to a partnership with four other schools that will have the institutions teaming up for two years to provide shared math instruction. The schools will use a "blended learning" technique, Welch explained.

Mar 6,2012 Follett's prediction of digital learning Follett Higher Education group recently published a white paper titled “Are Textbooks Dead?” that assesses the evolution of course materials and the future of digital learning. The Cite

Mar 6,2012 Faculty Initiative: Technology in the Classroom Colleges and universities across the country are rising to the challenge of utilizing technology in the classroom and meeting the demands of students in the technology age. St. Norbert College is not far behind the pack with a new faculty initiative.

Feb 13,2012: McGraw-Hill Higher Education Partners to Develop All-Digital Economics Course with Adaptive Learning and Assessment Features. First-of-its-kind development process will incorporate the latest in digital technology and multimedia with content organized by learning objective.

Feb 10,2012: Open-Source Textbooks Most Affordable for Community College Students. Digital texts—interactive and easily updated—will cut costs and improve learning, predicted Education Secretary Arne Duncan at a digital learning conference.

Feb 9,2012: Flex Schools Personalize, Enhance and Accelerate Learning. Core instruction is conducted online with on-site academic support and guidance, integration and application opportunities, and extracurricular activities.  Students in flex schools progress as they demonstrate mastery in most courses.

Feb 8,2012: The 6 Technologies That Will Shape Higher Education. Game-based learning, learning analytics, and the "Internet of Things" are three of six technologies that will have a profound impact on higher education in the next one to five years.

Feb 7,2012: Video Contest Launched to Publicize College Cost Calculator. The Department of Education has launched a video contest to help familiarize families with ways to assess the true costs of higher education.

Feb 6,2012: Happy Digital Learning Day! This GradHacker post is by Andrea Zellner, PhD candidate in Ed Tech/Ed Psych at Michigan State University

Jan 30,2012: McGraw-Hill Announces Extensive Enhancements to its Premier Engineering Platform McGraw-Hill today announced the launch of its new AccessEngineering platform, featuring technological and user interface improvements that raise the bar for learning and accessibility of engineering content. PRWeb

Jan 19,2012:  Campus Technology Pros and Cons of Social Media in the Classroom There’s an ongoing debate about the role social media should play in education. Advocates point out the benefits that social media provides for today's digital learners while critics call for regulation and for removing social media from classrooms. Finding a middle ground has become a challenge.

Jan 13,2012:  Forbes MIT Game-changer. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) will announce on Monday that they intend to launch an online learning initiative called M.I.T.x,which will offer the online teaching of M.I.T. courses free of charge to anyone in the world.

Jan 12,2012:   City of Philadelphia, IBM Announce Efforts to Improve Workforce Development
Today, Mayor Michael A. Nutter and IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced a partnered effort to support workforce development by increasing the accessibility and functionality of the Digital On-Ramps initiative, a City-wide collaborative aimed at providing "anytime, anywhere" learning and workforce training to Philadelphians.

Dec 30,2011: Fox Business News Read this report from Fox Business News. What will the Education Trends be in 2012 for colleges and universities? Published 12.30.11

Make sure to read this article on impact of tech as well.


Five predicted trends for colleges in 2012:

1. Universities will expand global programs such as study abroad and overseas degrees

2. Sciences will stand out more

3. Campuses will get more social using Facebook and Twitter

4. Online learning will incorporate more social media

5. Campuses will become greener




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Last Updated on Monday, 09 April 2012 16:29