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Is It Time To Explore MOOCs?

posted Sep 18 by EduGuru in EduGuru Blog

In May of 2013, the Georgia Institute of Technology stunned the educational world by announcing plans to offer the first ever Master’s degree program via Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). MOOCs are online courses that encourage potentially thousands of students around the globe to learn via open access of course information.

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This month, students from around the country will head off to college. This group of college-bound millennials may be the most “connected” generation to date. As the director of the Pew Research Center said, “we are in the midst of the largest experiment in human history” as societies and cultures adopt new technologies to communicate.

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Although technology is changing education rapidly, many schools in the U.S. still cannot take advantage of the digital learning tools because they don’t have high-speed Internet connections. That is why President Obama has recently introduced ConnectED, which is his breakthrough plan for connecting all schools to the digital era.

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Facebook recently announced an updated version of their promotional guidelines, with the biggest overall change being the removal of their previous requirement that all promotions be handled with third-party applications. To put it simply, now folks using Facebook can use the site to create and run their promotions.

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As a professional marketer or web developer, you’ve no doubt heard about responsive web design, or the ability to configure content according to device. Because of its fluid nature, responsive web design (RWD) has become the gold standard for website projects across various industries.

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The expense involved in recruiting the best qualified students and student athletes is enormous. The marketing budgets in highly competitive secondary and post-secondary schools rivals that of many corporations. The use of similar strategies is common with print media, television, and internet all featured in addition to the expanding areas of social media marketing and internet marketing.

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Good morning everybody! This is a bit of a different thing, but I wanted to share it out nonetheless. Late last night, @EricStoller and @PetePereira were itching to do some chatting about a higher ed topic.

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Social media has become such a regular part of our personal lives that we sometimes overlook its potential in our professional lives. I have invested time and effort in making social media a regular part of reaching out to potential clients, and university and college professionals who want to attract potential students need to do the same.

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