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The Three Keys to College Persistence

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By: Michelle Berkeley. 30% of college students drop out of their first year, and across the country we're hearing about the importance of getting students adequately prepared to succeed in college. Here are the three keys to these efforts.

A Science Program That Goes Beyond the Lab

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By: Aileen Yoo. Klamath Connection is a science program helping students connect science, traditional ecological knowledge and communities to solve pressing issues facing the ecosystem. Learn more about it here.

10 Reasons Why Lifelong Learning is the Only Option

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Many have spoken about the importance of fostering an enduring love of learning and ongoing growth, and it will continue to grow in importance in the coming years. In this post, we talk about why that is, and what shapes lifelong learning can take.

What the Rise of Interconnected Learning Means for Higher Ed

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By: Hossein Rahnama. The growing prevalence of interconnected learning means that most colleges and universities will have no choice but to evolve. In this post I discuss what that evolution will look like.

Top Higher Education Learning Trends to Look For in 2017

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By: Blake Beus. As students become more wary of ever-increasing tuition, a greater focus on personalization will be critical to attracting students & improving retention rates. These associated trends will emerge as a result.

Designing Successful Gamification Practices in Higher Education

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By: Bob Hand. Successful gamification involves introducing elements of games into rigorous academic lesson planning—but merely introducing games into the classroom is not necessarily an effective approach to gamification.

Four University Technologies That Will Become Obsolete by 2020

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By: Jason Konesco. While technologies that currently work on college campuses should be enhanced, integrated and supplemented with modern tools, here are four that will see extinction in the coming years.

HigherEd Approaches to Empowering Students

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By: Jeffrey Partridge. Often in higher ed, place-based pedagogy implementation is left to individual educators. However, here are several examples of colleges that make place-based education central to their identity, and an exploration of the benefits they have discovered from doing so.

Getting Smart Podcast | Project Based Engineering at Olin College

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In this episode of the Getting Smart podcast, Tom and Bonnie discuss how project-based learning is more important than ever for students to succeed and share an interview with Olin College of Engineering students who experience project-based engineering.

Out of The Classroom, Off the Campus and Into the Community

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By: Jeffrey Partridge. Here is how Capital Community College in Hartford, CT, uses place-based education to link its college courses to the real world for deeper student engagement and learning.

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