Welcome to a New World of Innovating Education

August 13, 2019

In a recent survey, 68% of schools ranked student success as a topthree goal for innovation, with just under half considering it their top goal.2 Innovation, defined as the implementation of new initiatives to drive growth, increase revenue, reduce cost, differentiate experience, or adjust the value proposition, is now dominating the thinking of educators as postsecondary institutions contend with changing student demographics, growing public concerns about the value of higher education, and misalignment between graduate skill sets and employer requirements.

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Elmira College

Elmira College is a higher education institution that was founded in Elmira, New York by Simeon Benjamin in the year 1855. Prevalent on the beautiful campus are perfectly manicured lawns, the college colors purple and gold, the college shape the octagon, and the college flower the iris. You will also find the Mark Twain Study, Cowles Hall, Tompkins Hall, and many intricate bronze statues donated by alumni classes dedicated to publicizing the history of the college.

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Empowering World Language Instructors in the Shift to Blended Learning

whitePaper | July 30, 2020

In October 2013, Getting Smart partnered with Rosetta Stone to release a report called “The Next Generation of World Language Learning.” The goal of the report was to create a vision for world language learning that acknowledged its role in global competency and to frame the vision inside broader shifts to personalized learning and blended instruction. Pointing to the potential of educational technology, we advocated for accessible, high-quality world language instruction for all students—from elementary through high school.

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What summer learning loss can tell us about the potential impact of school closures on student academic achievement

whitePaper | April 21, 2020

Seasonal learning research allows researchers to compare student learning patterns when school is in versus out of session. While there is some controversy about the magnitude of summer learning lossii,iii three trends are consistent across seasonal learning research findingsiv: achievement typically slows or declines over the summer months, declines tend to be steeper for math than for reading, and the extent (proportionally) of loss increases in the upper grades.

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A World-Class Education for Every Child

whitePaper | February 6, 2020

Education is at the heart of America’s promise of opportunity for all. Tom’s mother was a teacher in New York Public Schools and he understands the importance of public education to a just, democratic, and prosperous society. He will fight against decades of underinvestment and inequities to ensure that every child has access to a world-class education that provides them with the skills to thrive — as participants in our democracy, society, and economy. Education has never been more important to an individual’s career prospects or our country’s economic growth than it is today.

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Protecting Higher Education with the Fortinet Security Fabric

whitePaper | January 31, 2020

As institutions of higher education embrace technology to enable learning and collaboration, they accelerate their adoption of cloud services and support for mobile applications. They are also deploying a wide range of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices as part of smart campus initiatives. With the influx of these new technologies, however, come increased risks to network security and to the intellectual property and personal data connected to it. University CIOs can competently manage these risks with the Fortinet Security Fabric.

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Global development of AI-based education

whitePaper | November 15, 2019

AI-based education is still developing and not yet fully mature. While AI is a hot topic, application of this technology in education industry requires longterm efforts. The initial stage of AI application in education focuses on planning and tentative exploration. Since Allen Newell and Herbert Simon from Carnegie Mellon University invented Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the 1950s, it has evolved to address problems of probabilistic and numeric nature, leading to the incorporation of approaches from mathematics.

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL 2020 TOOLKIT

whitePaper | August 3, 2020

Action steps and resources to help your team prevent learning loss and meet the social-emotional behavioural (SEB) and academic needs of each student. The goal for this toolkit is to help your team create a flexible, data-driven plan for supporting students’ academic and social-emotional behavior (SEB) needs into the summer and throughout the 2020-21 school year—whether in a remote, onsite, or blended environment.

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Spotlight

Elmira College

Elmira College is a higher education institution that was founded in Elmira, New York by Simeon Benjamin in the year 1855. Prevalent on the beautiful campus are perfectly manicured lawns, the college colors purple and gold, the college shape the octagon, and the college flower the iris. You will also find the Mark Twain Study, Cowles Hall, Tompkins Hall, and many intricate bronze statues donated by alumni classes dedicated to publicizing the history of the college.

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