6 Reasons Why Online Courses Are the Future of Education

| April 1, 2019

article image
The digital world has brought a lot of innovations to all businesses across the globe. Education is one of those business areas that the digital world has dramatically affected and continues to impact positively daily.An article in Forbes notes that traditional educational institutions will struggle with the current curriculum and training programs in the coming years as roughly half of the subject knowledge acquired during the first year of a four-year technical degree will likely be outdated by the time students graduate.

Spotlight

Academic Effect

Academic Effect™ by Centrieva is the world's first cloud-based collaboration platform designed to enable the entire institutional effectiveness process for higher education. Academic Effect is a leading technology company focused on solutions and proven processes to help committed educators and administrations ensure every activity and experience delivered on campus supports a culture of continuous improvement.

OTHER ARTICLES

Is education the new currency?

Article | February 10, 2020

To prosper in an era of technological disruption we’re told we need to become lifelong learners, and to nurture skills like creativity, adaptability and emotional intelligence. But there’s often little guidance on how to do this; navigating the bewildering array of educational options at our fingertips can be a daunting task. What if there was a way to quantify the value of each university module, training course or career choice, and map how they would shape your skills and the opportunities available to you?

Read More

Making remote learning effective and engaging with Microsoft Education resources

Article | February 10, 2020

In the weeks since the COVID-19 outbreak first hit China, our education customers in the region have done amazing things to keep students learning while they transition to learning remotely. From eLearning innovations to keeping students’ spirits high with photo and cooking challenges, teachers and students have shown extraordinary resilience during this difficult time. Now, as countries around the world take steps to contain the virus, many schools and universities globally are moving classes online. However, teaching and learning from home is a big change for most students and Educators. Without a physical classroom, how can you check that students are engaged and progressing? How do Educators and faculty stay connected?

Read More

How to Integrate Computational Thinking with “Look Fors”

Article | February 10, 2020

Digital Promise has been working with districts and educators from across the United States to integrate computational thinking (CT) and computer science (CS) into K-12 classrooms. We’ve developed “Look for” documents to support teachers and administrators in envisioning how this fusion could work in elementary and middle school classrooms. Interviews with teachers, administrators, and other researchers showed us that “Look for” documents offer teachers and administrators a mutual starting point for collaborative visioning, self-assessment, and collective goal-setting for classroom practice. They remind administrators of “walk through” documents or forms that are often used during classroom observations to help administrators focus on specific elements of instruction so they can provide rich feedback to educators.

Read More

What the Shift to Virtual Learning Could Mean for the Future of Higher Ed

Article | February 10, 2020

Tectonic shifts in society and business occur when unexpected events force widespread experimentation around a new idea. During World War II, for instance, when American men went off to war, women proved that they could do “men’s” work — and do it well. Women never looked back after that. Similarly, the Y2K problem demanded the extensive use of Indian software engineers, leading to the tripling of employment-based visas granted by the U.S. Fixing that bug enabled Indian engineers to establish their credentials, and catapulted them as world leaders in addressing technology problems. Alphabet, Microsoft, IBM, and Adobe are all headed by India-born engineers today.

Read More

Spotlight

Academic Effect

Academic Effect™ by Centrieva is the world's first cloud-based collaboration platform designed to enable the entire institutional effectiveness process for higher education. Academic Effect is a leading technology company focused on solutions and proven processes to help committed educators and administrations ensure every activity and experience delivered on campus supports a culture of continuous improvement.

Events