By Derek Newton
12/18/2018 on Forbes
…By building familiar, highly-functioning communication and connectivity tools with the academics, ambi is hitting on the numerous academic and programmatic studies that have linked positive student engagement, the development of learning communities and peer-to-peer connections with retention and, eventually, graduation…Read full article here.
By: Gina Londino-Smolar
01/22/2019 on SmartBrief
…Many students I teach–from freshman to graduate students–think that academic misconduct only includes plagiarism or cheating. They don’t realize that it also includes falsification, fabrication, interference and violating course rules…Read full article here.
By Dennis Pierce
01/23/2019 on eCampus News
…With the aid of CirQlive, instructors can schedule a video conferencing session directly from their course page in Canvas. Students can access session from their course page as well, without needing a separate invitation. And once the meeting is over, students have access to the recording via a secure link within the LMS…Read full article here. But don’t overlook part 1!
By Michele Pitman
01/21/2019 on Crain’s New York Business
…We can reward initiative without burdening schools or service providers. Mobile, cloud technologies allow students to find, schedule, confirm and reflect on service experiences with their smartphones. Schools and community groups can verify hours in one touch…Read full article here.
December 19, 2018 on EdTech Review
…It will take a bold approach to reimagine the learning environment and prepare students for the 21st century jobs. Ambi aims to be that bold, global leader with its centralized, digital learning platforms for lifelong learning from college prep to higher education….Read full article here.
…”How you write for economics can be vastly different from English literature – that’s OK. But if within a genre and within a reasonable amount of time we start to see differences, that’s when we flag something.”…Read full article here.
By: Wayne D’Orio
12/08/2018 on Getting Smart
…Howlett remembers how students would dispute hours and her secretary would constantly be chasing down slips of paper from forgetful teenagers. Now, she and Loew both use x2VOL, an online platform to not only mark service hours but also collect reflections. Students can pull their service transcripts and records from the site and submit the information for college applications, Howlett says…Read full article here.
11/26/2018 on Comstock
….So in 2016, CRANE seized the chance to sign on with a Texas-based tech company called Nepris that sets up these virtual classroom conversations. Since then, through CRANE’s Nepris subscription, about 100 local teachers have connected their classes with about 40 area industries, Stymeist estimates….Read full article here.
Fixing the Integration Gap Between LMS and Video Conferencing Improves the Online Instruction Experience
Dennis Pierce on The Tech Edvocate
…California’s community college system has found a solution to this problem. The state, via CCC TechConnect, has partnered with a technology provider called CirQlive to make audio and video conferences through its conferencing platform fully integrated into the LMS the college is using…Read full article here.