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How Higher Education has Changed Over the Years

The first colleges in the American colonies were Harvard, Yale and the College of William and Mary, where the curricula were developed based on classical liberal arts. The courses offered were “seen as the best preparation for lawyers, ministers, and statesmen: grammar, rhetoric, logic, astronomy, arithmetic, geometry, and music,” according to the Chronicle of Higher…

White House Expands Computer Science Education Efforts

Earlier this month, the White House announced new actions to improve computer science education for K-12 students in tandem with the National Science Foundation and the National Science and Technology Council. The National Science Foundation has spent $25 million on computer science in 2016 and plans to spend $20 million in 2017 to provide teachers…

Preparation is the Key During Finals Season

Shakespeare once wrote “all things are ready, if our minds be so.” For the average college student, at no time of year is this quote more appropriate than finals time. The difference between an A and a C can often be boiled down to one word — preparation. With that in mind, there are a number…

ProctorU Co-Founder Fights Student Aid Fraud

Online education has opened up a whole new world of opportunity to students all over the world. While online learning has opened the door of opportunity for students — it has opened that same door for financial aid fraud. ProctorU chief strategy officer and co-founder Jarrod Morgan, in a recently published article in EdScoop, looks at…

College Board Simplifies Requirements for Accommodations

In a win for testing accessibility, the College Board announced on Dec. 1 that it will be simplifying the process for qualified students to receive needed accommodations when taking College Board assessments. Those assessments include SAT®, PSAT™10, PSAT/NMSQT®, SAT Subject Tests™, and AP® Exams. School testing accommodation coordinators must now answer only two questions in the affirmative for students…

Majority of Students Unable to Recognize Fake News

A new study by researchers at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education measured the ability of students across a variety of age groups to discern fact from fiction online. What they found is that the majority of students across the entire spectrum of education were unable to effectively separate fact, fiction and opinion and increasingly susceptible…

Betsy DeVos Chosen as Secretary of Education

President-elect Donald Trump made his choice for education secretary: Charter school advocate and Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos. As the case with many of Trump’s cabinet choices, the choice has been met with mixed reactions. DeVos has been active in politics for nearly 40 years. She is a former chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, served…

How Institutions Can Save Thousands Using ProctorU

IT Sligo is yet another example of ProctorU helps both institutions and test-takers save money. Located in Ireland, IT Sligo’s international enrollment has grown, which means they must deal with test-takers who cannot be in the country to take their examinations. Requiring that test-takers travel back to Ireland simply to take an exam isn’t efficient….

LinkedIn Ranks Top Jobs for New Grads

With the end of the year looming, many new college graduates will be looking to begin the next phase of their lives and careers. With that in mind, LinkedIn has released a ranking of the most popular companies and jobs for new college graduates. To create this list, LinkedIn analyzed the profile data of millions of…

ProctorU at Online Educa Berlin 2016

Online Educa Berlin will be held between November 30 and December 2, 2016 in Berlin. ProctorU is proud to announce its attendance between Nov. 30 and Dec. 2 at Online Educa Berlin (OEB) 2016, the global, cross-sector conference on technology-supported learning and training. ProctorU co-founder and chief strategy officer Jarrod Morgan will speak as part…