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How to Improve eLearner Retention Rates

“Michigan State researchers found that interruptions as short as 2.8 seconds can double the rate of errors in a sequence-based text,” according to eLearning Industry. Since eLearning students can be easily distracted when left to their own devices, how do institutions hold these students accountable and interested in the course materials, especially in this digital…

What are Colleges Doing for Their Veterans?

Veterans are an integral part of our country as well as our education system. Recently, Education Dive reported on a couple of higher education institutions that are taking measures to provide veterans with tailored experiences while they are completing their education. There is an encouraging “renewed national commitment to supporting active duty and discharged veterans.”…

New York First State to Offer Free Four-Year Degree

While some institutions, including the City College of San Francisco, have already implemented free tuition for two-year degrees, New York recently became the first state in America to offer a free four-year bachelor’s degree. According to Huffington Post, the New York program, the Excelsior Scholarship, will “cover tuition for any New Yorkers whose families earn…

ProctorU Has a New Look

Download our PDF by clicking the above photo to see how our brand has changed in all the best ways. Education is changing, and ProctorU is leading that change. We have updated our look to something simple and sleek, yet powerful. We wanted our look to better reflect who we have become since our humble beginnings…

OLC Innovate Contests

We are delighted to be at the 2017 Online Learning Consortium in New Orleans, La!  During the conference, OLC is hosting a series of contests with fun prizes. For full descriptions of each contest, visit https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/innovate/sponsorships-and-prizes/. ProctorU is joining the following: Decaf Zen Master – Meet the sponsors and exhibitors! How: Go around to each exhibitor…

Post-OLC Innovate Rum Tasting Event Hosted by ProctorU

Come unwind with us post-OLC Innovate Conference on Thursday, April 6th, from 5:30 PM to 8 PM in New Orleans! After the keynote speaker, ProctorU is hosting a tasting event with Old New Orleans Rum, the oldest rum distillery in the United States. A cash bar with a variety of other drinks will also be…

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education is Here

The Times Higher Education is warning that the extreme potential economic and social benefits of Artificial Intelligence, or AI, may be squandered if colleges do not prepare their students with knowledge about AI competencies and limitations. “We need workers who understand how to make the best use of the power that AI automation can bring…

HBCUs and Community and Technical Colleges Retention and Graduation Rates

Education Dive reported recently that South Dakota’s Lake Area Technical Institute (LATI) has been doing very well in the areas of graduation and retention rates. Currently, they have a 74 percent degree completion rate, an 80 percent retention rate and a 99 percent postgraduate job placement success. “LATI joined Broward College and Indian River as…

Trends to Look for in Higher Education’s Future

There are certain trends on the horizon in higher education that we should be expecting and embracing. Jim Hundrieser, associate managing principal at the Association of Government Boards, explains that cutting costs to meet budgets is only a temporary fix and not a long lasting solution. He suggests, rather, that institutions embrace the natural direction…

The Future of Accessibility in Higher Education

Individuals with disabilities make up a large percentage of the total population of United States college students. The U.S. Department of Education reports that around 11 percent of college students have a disability, which is classified as “a specific learning disability, visual impairment, hard of hearing, deafness, speech impairment, orthopedic impairment, or health impairment.” As…