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15 minute webinar today at noon - Engage Outside the Classroom with Gamification

Is your institution trying to help  improve student retention, graduation rates and employee performance with up-to-date technology?

Are you struggling with limited budgets and scarce resources to develop modern technologies that address these issues? 

Have you thought about gamification as an innovative solution for  these challenges?

If so, then you should join us today at noon EST for a 15 minute webinar on gamification.

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Responsive Design, Online Chat and Social Experience Available in the New edu1world

I wanted to start to share with you some of the new features and functions of  edu1world that you will be experiencing on December 8th when the new edu1world is launched.

First of all,  edu1world will still be powered by HiveSocial, an engagement platform for higher ed from Enterprise Hive.  However, the new edu1world will be operating on the most current version of HiveSocial which offers an improved user experience for edu1world membe...
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Saint Joseph Seminary College Selects Three Rivers Systems’ CAMS Enterprise as Its Higher Education ERP System

Cites automation of routine tasks, improved reporting capabilities, and productivity boosts as key decision criteria

St. Louis, MO: Saint Joseph Seminary College, a private four-year college and seminary located in St. Benedict, Louisiana, has selected Three Rivers Systems’ CAMS Enterprise as its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. The institution plans to use the software to improve processes, reduce paperwork and increase opera...

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Must See TV (This Thursday)

Attendees at TargetX’s annual CRM Summit this summer in Vegas received a sneak peek at a new documentary, “Ivory Tower: Is College Worth the Cost?“, produced by CNN.  Thankfully, we had a cocktail hour prior to the screening as for some it was a movie with a tough message to absorb for those of us in higher education.
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Is this thing on?

Yesterday marked the beginning of the college search process with my daughter, Sarah, by traveling a couple of miles into the City of Brotherly Love for the National College Fair at the Philadelphia Convention Center.  My first encounter with this fair was in 1990 when it was at the former Philadelphia Conference Center and I was a much younger first year admission counselor.
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Find Great Reusable Content With Creative Commons and This Easy Advanced Search Technique

Use Creative Commons Licensing to Find Images, Video, Audio, and Other Content you can use, Share, and Alter. Want an easy way to search out different kinds of content that users have published with the expressly stated right to re-use, edit, and otherwise share with permission? It’s probably easier than you think! By combining a […]
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7 Reasons Why It Is Important To Have Proper Education

To be a student can be both fun and stressful. Of course nothing is easy when you study, you might think that at some point you feel like you can handle it very well. The truth is that once you give your full focus on studying at the back of your mind you want to strive harder to get a better education.
At some point when you start to get serious in studying, there will be a part of you that thinks maturely. It also means that you have to prepa...
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EDEN research papers: OERs (inc. MOOCs), quality/assessment, social media, analytics and research methods

EDEN has now published a second report on my review of papers submitted to the EDEN research workshop in Oxford a couple of weeks ago. All the full papers for the workshop can be accessed here. Main lessons (or unanswered questions) I took away: OERs and MOOCs what does awarding badges of certificates for MOOCs or other […]
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Paying for College

Over the last several years we have rightfully been obsessing about student debt. Many students are taking on too much debt. The cost of college can also be a turnoff for poor students who understand debt but don’t necessarily understand foregone earnings. Why go to school for four years, incur debt, and end up with […]
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Why the fuss about MOOCs? Political, social and economic drivers

The end of MOOCs This is the last part of my chapter on MOOCs for my online open textbook, Teaching in a Digital Age. In a series of prior posts, I have looked at the strengths and weaknesses of MOOCs. Here I summarise this section and look at why MOOCs have gained so much attention. […]