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May 20, 2015
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Study suggests changing the way schools measure students' career success
A recent study found that 95% of top executives at online and professional higher education programs would like to improve how they measure students' career success, according to the annual Future of Online and Professional Education Survey. Most suggested looking at long-term success rather than performance immediately following graduation. CampusTechnology.com (5/19)
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Tips for using UDL during instructional design
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Universal Design for Learning can help educators add personalized learning to a lesson during the instructional design phase, writes David Gordon with the Center for Applied Special Technology, which created the UDL framework. In this commentary, he defines UDL and offers tips for using it in the classroom. eSchool News (free registration) (5/19)
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How colleges can create device-agnostic classrooms
To better facilitate the bring-your-own-device culture at colleges and universities, classrooms must include so-called device-agnostic tools to accommodate the myriad devices students bring. This article highlights examples of such applications and offers tips for using them to develop lessons that are accessible to all students. eCampus News (free registration) (5/19)
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How safer schools can help the bottom line
School leaders should ensure all staff members understand the importance of safety to reduce the risk of injuries on campus -- and cut costs associated with work-related injuries. This article includes several best practices. District Administration magazine online (5/19)
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Facebook, others seek to expand access to STEM in Calif. district
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Facebook and other groups are working with a school district in California's Silicon Valley to maintain its "Makerspace Collaborative." The initiative is aimed at expanding students' opportunities to pursue careers in STEM fields. American City Business Journals/San Jose, Calif. (5/19)
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Nev. CTE students partner with businesses, Google to launch app
Students from a Nevada career and technical academy are working with local businesses and Google to create an interactive smartphone maps application for a 1.6-million-square-foot shopping center. Students must contact each store to collect information for the app and have been meeting with store managers to talk about entrepreneurship and business management. Las Vegas Review-Journal (5/19)
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