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This Week in EdTech – Apr. 15, 2015

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In this week’s edition, we look at trends and changes in education, from small-scale mircolearning, to greater challenges like student retention and the Internet of Things (IoT). Check them out!

The Internet of Things Smart School Is Coming

The Internet of Things goes beyond interactive classroom technology to include wearables and smart classrooms. IT leaders in K-12 and higher education are envisioning uber-connected schools and campuses. Will you be ready?

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How Teachers Can Provide Equal Learning in a World of Unequal Access

The impacts of the digital divide are well known, and schools, districts, and countries around the world are working to implement infrastructure changes. In the meantime, check out these five tips from EdSurge that help teachers provide an equal learning opportunity to those without digital access.

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It's Time to Move Beyond the 4-year Degree

The 4-year degree has been a mainstay for centuries, but it no longer fits the education needs of all students today. In this op-ed, professor and author Jeffrey J. Selingo imagines a world where higher education is a model for lifelong learning.

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'Stackable' Credential Options Rise in Online Education

‘Stackable’ credentials, or microcredentials, are becoming more common in online higher education, allowing students to get credit for what they’ve achieved as they work towards a degree. The important thing is – employers are starting to pay attention.

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5 Killer Examples: How To Use Microlearning-Based Training Effectively

Microlearning – short, focused lessons designed to meet specific learning outcomes, is gaining momentum as a training model for organizations. eLearning Industry has five examples of using microlearning you can implement today.

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Education Around the World

OLC Infographic: The 2016 Higher Education Online Learning Landscape

What does online learning look like for the US in 2016? The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) has compiled the data in this infographic showing the key topics and trends of the higher education landscape today, including student profiles, tuition data, and institutional perspectives. Check it out!

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Half of MOOC Users in Developing Countries Get Certificates

While questions abound on the usefulness of MOOCs, a recent study from the University of Washington found that MOOC users in developing countries are using the learning model how it was originally intended. Find out more from the study!

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Retaining Students to Graduation Is Not a Simple Formula

Student retention and degree attainment is a challenge for higher education everywhere. But Australia is looking at changes to funding for universities as a way to tackle the ‘wicked’ retention challenge. Will it work?

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