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Saturday, December 12, 2015

4 math learning principles, admissions myths, and more by Laura Devaney, Director of News, K-12 and Higher Education

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Catch up on the most compelling higher-ed news stories you may have missed this week.

In this week's news, advances in virtual and augmented reality are enabling advances in innovative research; a math pathways project aims to improve student success; more stakeholders urge institutions to count computer science as a math credit; and 10 admissions myths that should be reconsidered. 

Photo: eCampus News

Should your institution move into the Augmentarium future?
The potential applications of virtual and augmented reality in a host of disciplines–including education, science, medicine, the arts, entertainment and industry–are massive, say large institutions like the University of Maryland (UMD), whose Augmentarium serves as a potential instrumental model for innovative research facilities and universities looking to make their impact on the future.
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Mythbusting admissions: 10 assumptions to reconsider
While social media channels are well-used by prospective students, it’s actually legacy platforms like email, and institutional websites, that have the most influence over college decision-making.

4 principles to guide math learning
A new initiative from The University of Texas at Austin’s Charles A. Dana Center will work to help entering college students choose math pathways that give them a rigorous course of study, while at the same time boosting college success.
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Push continues to treat computer science as math
Backed by an all-star cast of Silicon Valley executives and nonprofit leaders, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom asked the University of California Academic Senate on Dec. 2 to count high school computer science classes as math classes instead of electives — a move supporters say could help to diversify the tech industry.

Source: eCampus News