Industry News & Notes

ProctorU Cares


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ProctorU cares! In the coming months, ProctorU will be giving back to our local communities in Livermore, Calif., Folsom, Calif., and Birmingham, Ala. So far in Livermore, we are partnering with: Alameda County Food Bank Open Heart Kitchen In Folsom, we will be helping: Sacramento Food Bank California WEAVE Finally, in Birmingham, we will be… continue reading »

Net Neutrality in Jeopardy?


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A renewed interest in the term “net neutrality” has recently taken place. What exactly does this term mean? Definition Net neutrality is a principle coined in a 2003 paper by Columbia University media law professor Tim Wu. It ensures that all ISPs treat all web content equally. Simply put, this means that a consumer can… continue reading »

Scratch Paper and its Effects on Online Exams


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Academic professionals differ about whether scratch paper should be allowed during exams and classwork. While some disciplines believe the presence of scratch paper weakens the integrity of the test, other fields of study believe note paper is critical to the problem-solving process. Advantages to scratch paper might be that it saves time to write out… continue reading »

Tips and Tricks for Online Students’ Success


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College is hard. From the time management, all night study sessions, volume of material and level of difficulty of the information that students must learn, the challenges are unavoidable. Some students also have to simultaneously juggle part- or full-time jobs or taking care of families. Online courses can be a good solution for people whose… continue reading »

Global Accessibility Awareness Day May 2017


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Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! Recognition of this day began after a blog post by Joe Devon circulated the Internet in November 2011. According to the GAAD website, “the purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities.”  … continue reading »

Five Reasons Online Learning Enrollment Rates are Rising


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Enrollment rates in online education classes are still climbing, despite the fact that overall higher education enrollment rates are declining. The Digital Learning Compass: Distance Education Enrollment Report 2017 shows a “year-to-year increase of 226,375 distance education students, a 3.9 percent increase over rates recorded the previous two years.” Why? According to David Daniels, managing… continue reading »

Four Ways Institutions can Use Social Media


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Social media seems to have a hand in everything these days, and it can be a powerful tool for businesses or academic institutions. Most companies now have at least one person solely dedicated to managing their social media in order to create new leads, drive sales, answer customer inquiries or promote new products. Schools can… continue reading »

The Four Different Learning Styles


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There are said to be four different learning styles. Developed by Neil Fleming in 1987, VARK encompasses these different styles which include: visual, aural/auditory, read/write, and kinesthetic. Some people have more dominant styles than others and can also develop new styles — It’s not necessarily a fixed thing. Just as life has many modes and… continue reading »

How to Improve eLearner Retention Rates


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“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… continue reading »