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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Don’t miss these up-and-coming higher-ed trends | Laura Devaney, Director of News, K-12 and Higher Education

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"In this week's news, we cover some of the latest trends to come to higher education, including a social media ranking, how adaptive learning is changing, and up-and-coming fields of study." summarizes

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

Each Friday, Laura Devaney will be bringing you a recap of some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week. 

I can’t fit all of our news stories here, though, so feel free to visit and read up on other news you may have missed.


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3 blossoming fields of study with massive potential
For institutions eager to help their students not only leap into the job market, but enter a future-proof career, these fields of study are wise investments. 

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Alternative pathways: Perks, but there also many pitfalls
Career and Technical Education (CTE), competency-based learning, digital badging, credentialing, and coding bootcamps are becoming some of the fastest-growing, and oft-discussed, alternative pathways for learning in higher education—mainly due to the promise of entry in today’s increasingly selective job market. But do these non-traditional on-ramps to postsecondary ed always lead to successful implementations within institutions; and are students really getting their investments’ worth? 

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5 ways adaptive learning is evolving
It’s changing the way faculty teach, building new features into technology products for institutions, and is slowly coming out of the test pilot bubble. These are just some of the ways adaptive learning has evolved for 2016.

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Social media’s top 50 colleges and universities
As the higher education landscape becomes more competitive than ever, social media has become an increasingly important way for colleges and universities to gain an edge over one another. Social media is especially helpful for schools not only with regards to recruitment and retention, but also to communicate with current and prospective students in a timely and effective manner that matches their tastes.

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Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week.

Targeting the digital divide | eSchool News

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