The Power of Customizable PD: 5 Factors for Choosing the Best Solution

ANDI DIAZ | August 19, 2020

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Professional development can often feel too cookie-cutter to really engage the teachers who are required to complete it. Personalized professional development can benefit both educators and administrators and ultimately lead to better learning experiences for students.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for academic leadership and is home to 18,000 full- and part-time students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs. The university is consistently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education on the publication's list of "Great Colleges to Work For." Founded in 1829, RIT is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend the university and with approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, it is one of the largest private universities in the nation.

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Why Responsive Learning Management Systems Are The Future Of Successful LMSs

Article | May 18, 2020

You can’t future-proof your L&D initiatives, no matter how much you allocate for employee development. Technology evolves and new techniques emerge to continually change the eLearning landscape. However, you can prepare your mobile training program by choosing the right responsive LMS. Mobile LMS platforms keep you one step ahead of the tech curve so that you’re ready for anytime, anywhere Performance Management. But you still need to make a strong business case to reluctant stakeholders to show them that responsive Learning Management Systems are the future of successful LMS implementation. Here are 8 notable benefits that may win them over.

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Using Google Ads To Increase Student Digital Engagement

Article | June 8, 2020

On average, prospective students engage with more than 1,000 digital touchpoints while researching programs in a 6-week period before filling out a lead form. With prospective students moving through different stages of their research funnel and using multiple platforms in the process, understanding the type of audience categories that Google Ads has to offer will provide the clarity you need to make smarter strategic decisions that will help you increase digital engagement. This also allows you to better anticipate your prospects’ interests and preferences while delivering the right marketing message at exactly the right time, whether you’re using Search, Display, or YouTube.

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VR Tracking Is Evolving Quickly and Becoming More Appealing for Colleges

Article | February 21, 2020

The massive advances in VR tracking make getting into virtual reality more attainable for colleges that may lack the budget or space for a dedicated lab full of specialty equipment. And because the aesthetics of VR experiences are still very much developing, even tracking errors can turn out to be happy accidents. “We put on a theater piece at the Future of StoryTelling Festival in 2017,” says Perlin. The lab was presented with a scene from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; both the actors and the audience were in the VR environment.

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Learning from the Pandemic: Steps to Take to Lessen the “Summer” Slide

Article | August 4, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic created unparalleled disruption in worldwide education systems. Schools shut their doors and moved lesson delivery online, forcing educators and students alike to adapt, often without the necessary processes and tools to do so. A recent article in The New York Times reported the sudden switch from classroom to remote learning cleared the slate on academic gains for U.S. students while widening the racial and economic gaps. Thus, catching up when the fall session begins – which is already an annual issue, will become even more of a challenge for many.

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for academic leadership and is home to 18,000 full- and part-time students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs. The university is consistently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education on the publication's list of "Great Colleges to Work For." Founded in 1829, RIT is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend the university and with approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, it is one of the largest private universities in the nation.

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