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This Week in EdTech – Jan. 22, 2016

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This Week in EdTech, is a weekly roundup of articles that D2L staff are reading, sharing, and discussing across higher education, K-12, and corporate learning. Check out some of what caught our eyes this week!

A User Guide to Me: How Individual Learning Plans Power Personalization

Tom Vander Ark looks at a method Google employees use for collaboration, as a way to strengthen their Individual Learning Plans.

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The 4 Biggest Mistakes That Teachers Make When Integrating Technology

Educators are always introducing new technology to engage students in learning. Craig Kemp outlines the four biggest mistakes he sees teachers make when implementing a new gadget.

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Where Industry Meets Academia

Both businesses and higher education agree we need to close the skills gap and train tomorrow’s workers for future careers. Industry has the data on relevant occupational competencies, but how can academia access this data efficiently?

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Why You Should Care That MOOCs Had a Great 2015

Did you think Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) were old news? Turns out the demand for MOOCs was quite hot in 2015, as platforms became more customer-friendly, offering more self-paced courses and creating credentials.

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Here is a Key Reason Why All of Your Millennial Employees Are Quitting

It’s not new that young people tend to job hop early in their careers. What’s new is the motivating reason: two-thirds of millennials plan to leave their current job, due to a lack of opportunities to develop leadership skills.

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Education Around the World

President Stresses Need for Quality Education

With a rise in the number of higher education institutions, the President of India stressed that there also needs to be a matching increase in the quality of education, and aligning education to the needs of the industry.

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Teachers Fear a 'Digital Divide', as Parents Concerned about BYOD Costs

As many New South Wales schools are turning to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), parents are struggling with the expense of providing devices for children. Teachers fear the new BYOD policies will fuel a digital divide.

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In the Library in the Gym, Big Brother Is Coming to Universities

A new report from the Higher Education Commission argues that analytics will help the system undergo radical change and help to identify at-risk students, but it also found nearly half of UK institutions have not implemented any learning analytics.

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