5 key questions for school leaders this spring

| April 3, 2018

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For school leaders across the country, spring marks that turning point where year-end planning kicks into high gear .From school security to choice to funding, administrators have a lot to think about. They also have a lot to do in the ensuing months to ensure their schools and students are positioned to succeed next fall.

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International Students Face Challenges Studying Abroad Amid COVID-19

Article | August 24, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting unique challenges for colleges and universities, and finding ways for international students to return to school amid travel bans or other pandemic-related restrictions will be one of the most complex. Many international students finished the previous semester via remote connection after colleges and universities encouraged students to return home in March, but doing so hasn’t been simple. Students living in alternate time zones from their professors are forced to stay awake all night to complete online seminars, and some are contending with a poor internet connection as well as social isolation. There will be additional challenges for students abroad who hope to return to school in the fall, from travel restrictions to securing visas with closed consulate offices.

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eLearning Gamification: Its Role, Effectiveness, and Open edX Applications

Article | November 4, 2020

Gamification in eLearning is a must-have way to make training more effective and engaging. But how do you implement it for the Open edX platform? In this post, we share some recommendations and examples. Using the game elements, eLearning gamification, provides an effective, informal learning environment and leads to a more engaging learning experience, facilitating better knowledge retention. It is important to mention that gamification tools are based on psychological behavior that governs our everyday decisions and provides a strong platform to share achievements, manage work progress, and build competition. These factors make gamification a powerful tool for learner engagement.

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The benefits of using virtual reality in college

Article | February 11, 2020

The use of virtual reality in education has been a rising trend for a while now. At first, the equipment and software necessary to use VR technology for academic purposes were not as affordable as it is nowadays. However, because of the benefits that both students and universities experienced through the use of digital learning aids VR became quite an appealing tech for professors and students alike. Still, there is a wide misconception that VR equipment and software are only intended for entertainment systems like video games and virtual roller-coaster rides. In this article, we’re going to list some of the major benefits of VR for college students.

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SURPRISING PLACES WHERE EDTECH OUTSHINES AMERICA

Article | April 8, 2020

With the extreme popularity of technology, it would seem like education technology would be all the rage. It certainly appears to be in America, where schools can’t get enough of it. In 2018 alone, the U.S. Department of Education spent almost $140 billion on education reforms. A large portion of that went into edtech, but we’ve seen little in the way of achievement. Schools in the United States tend to waste their money on edtech, purchasing redundant programs or letting subscriptions lapse without ever using them.

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The Villanova community helps students grow intellectually, professionally and spiritually and challenges them to reach their full potential. Villanova’s academic experience, rooted in the liberal arts, forms an environment in which students and professors are partners in learning. Through academic and service programs, students use their skills, knowledge and compassion to better the world around them.

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