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5 Successful BYOD Practices and Policies for the Schools

“Bring Your Own Device” Programs are Increasingly Popular in our Schools. What are the Key Factors in Successful Implementations? Are you thinking about implementing BYOD in your school? Or have you already done so, and had to overcome some obstacles? Businesses everywhere have been buzzing about the potential benefits that can be gained from an […]
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Kahoot is a Fun Free Game-Based Classroom Response System

Engaging Classroom Tool Encourages Students to Take Ownership of Learning & Move From “Learner to Leader”! Kahoot! was launched in 2013 as a game-based classroom response system. Easily accessible by any device with a web browser and Internet connection, Kahoot! gives teachers a new and engaging method to test student knowledge and encourage classroom participation. […]
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Seven Ways to Prepare Your Research Office to Go Digital

Switching to an electronic system can be a daunting task for your research office, but with some tips, your team can ease the transition to an all-digital office. Amy Kimble of Evisions wrote a blog post on this subject with time-tested tips.
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Online Software Explained via Legos

Thank you Bit Blueprint , engaging, explanatory, and fun!
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Game-based Social Skills Assessments: Making the Play for Better Emotional Health

Gamification and Social Skills Development can Work Hand in Hand to Improve Emotional Well Being and Outcomes Educators and parents are now seeing that games—long thought to be a waste of kids’ time—can be powerful learning tools. Games show promise in improving students’ problem solving skills, learning motivation and engagement, and their test scores. They […]
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The Value of Perseverance

We find inspirational connections from many sources.  This week, the riding performance of Andrew Talansky in the Tour de France 2014 was inspirational.  The New York Times covered the story:  Refusing to Quit, American Is Surrounded by Cheers After a Lonely Finish.

Andrew Talansky suffered injuries and setbacks as he and his teammates on Team Garmin-Sharp tried to achieve a podium showing in the Tour de France race.  This was...
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Random Reads

Occasionally, I will share three somewhat random articles that caught my attention that I think might spur some conversation (or at least make you ponder the ideas). I welcome your comments here — as well as articles you feel we should all be reading.  Enjoy!

The Differentiated University by The Parthenon Group (shared by Jeff Selingo)
Who Are Women’s Colleges For? by Kiera Feldman in The New York Times
The Future of Office Design by William L. ...

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Be the Customer

You’ll hear me talk (and rant) about customer service and how I believe it’s the silver bullet to many institution’s issues building and maintaining a prosperous enrollment-to-endowment effort.  And frankly, it hasn’t been one of higher education’s strong suits.  But perhaps for some struggling to meet that first year enrollment this summer, keeping those you enroll or hitting that fund raising goal, some simple, ye...

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The Perfect Storm (Graduate Edition)

This week I was provided an opportunity for the 21st consecutive year to speak at the National Association of Graduate Admission Professionals (NAGAP) conference this year in San Diego.  Over those two plus decades, I’ve seen the world of graduate professionals rapidly mature while facing challenging trends internally and externally to their campuses.
Graduate programs in the U.S. are facing what we have called in previous years when speak...

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Going green on campus with mobile reading

Happy Earth Day to all!
In the spirit of today’s holiday, we thought this would be a great opportunity to highlight our newly acquired company, Matchbox, and how they’re saving trees while making admission officers’ lives a whole lot easier.
We chatted with Angel Navedo, the new TargetX Matchbox Director, about how the mobile and online reading tool can help your campus while doing their part to help save the world.
Q. In your experience, how mu...