adult learner

Returning to School at Age 40, 50, and Beyond

The number of adult undergraduates (over 25) is projected to grow 21 percent by 2022.[1] Adults are going back to college for a master’s degree or finishing degree; a bachelor’s degree is becoming increasingly common. With flexible options, including online education and accelerated learning, the opportunities are endless. There are many reasons adults return to…

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dreamers

5 Lessons from Academic Advising

Academic advising deals with educational goals of the college or university by working with and empowering students to obtain appropriate academic information, to develop educational and career goals, to learn the skills needed for academic success, and to access the variety of resources and services available to them. Partnerships in Higher Education FocusEduVation offers assistance…

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Focus EduVation

A Focused Look at ADDIE

Focus Eduvation is taking a look at the ADDIE instructional model. We are always exploring how learning theory and motivation can be applied to the instructional process to make it more engaging and practical for diverse learning audiences. Focus Eduvation is taking a look at the ADDIE instructional model. We are always exploring how learning theory and motivation can be applied to the instructional process to make it more engaging and practical for diverse learning audiences.

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Making Individualized Connections with Online Students

As an educator, you are trying to provide students with the best educational experience, whether it be online or “in-seat.” Think of things you do in your real-life courses and how they can be translated into digital format. Do not be afraid to experiment. In the absence of meeting your students in a face to…

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What Are the Security Risks of Not Converting Flash Content to HTML5?

One of the biggest advantages that HTML5 has over Flash is its greater security. However, if you already offer a lot of digital learning materials, such as Flash animations, you may wonder just how significant are the risks of delaying your Flash to HTML5 conversion. Here is an overview of the security risks of putting…

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Focus EduVation

Online Gaming Leverages the Innovation in eLearning to Maximize Results

Online gaming is among the most effective educational tools immerse the student in the material, enveloping them with sights and sounds to stimulate their minds. No matter their age, an interactive educational experience that draws on multiple senses enforces the learning process and makes the material more readily absorbed. In this modern age of technological…

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Blended Teaching And Learning: Sharing Challenges And Successes For A Classroom-To-Campus Strategy

Student engagement is a key concern for educators. Does effective learning take place if students are not able to make meaningful connections with course material? Blended learning has been shown to increase both student engagement and achievement more effectively than both in-person and online instruction alone. Blended learning is a mix of traditional classroom presentations and online…

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Remediation

5 Important Trends in Higher Education Remediation

According to Education Next, more than 50 percent of freshman in the United States are ineligible for university-level courses and must take some form of remediation. Higher learning remediation is necessary for several reasons. Sometimes students in high school don’t receive or aren’t able to finish the courses necessary to prepare them for college. It’s…

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LMS

Demystifying Online Program Management

Online program management is perhaps one of the hottest topics in higher education technology today, but it’s also somewhat poorly understood. The term Online Program Management, OPM, can be used to describe the process, technology and providers associated with web-based higher education delivery. This analysis uses industry analyst Phil Hill’s definition: “organizations (mostly for-profit companies,…

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