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This Week in EdTech – Dec. 11, 2015

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Welcome back to This Week in EdTech, our weekly recap of all things education and edtech. Each week we pull a selection of articles that D2L’ers are reading, and what’s making headlines. Read on!

Education in Technology Pays Off for Local School

This West Virginia elementary school realized in order to prepare their students for jobs of the future, they would need to provide them with technical skills today.

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The New Digital Stars of Higher Education

ePortfolios were once consigned to the halls of academia, where instructors demanded students complete them as part of projects. With the emergent skills gap employers are experiencing with graduates, ePortfolios may provide a way to determine candidate skills and develop a talent pipeline for the future.

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Faculty Role in Competency Programs Still Evolving

The Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) recently surveyed faculty who are involved in CBE in their current roles and responsibilities. Duties vary widely, and will continue to change as competency-based programs are developed and evolve.

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What Millennials Really Want from Employers

The nature of work is changing, and younger employees are looking for something different from their employers: continuing education and training right when they need it.

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Higher Ed Big Data Dives Could Be the Answer to Retention Problems

Nearly half of students who start college won’t complete their degrees within six years. But predictive analytics solutions could help schools identify students who might be at risk of dropping out, before they do.

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EdTech Around the World

Report Highlights Shortage of Graduates for Technical Industries

A new report from Universities UK discusses the skills gap the region is seeing in technical industries, and encourages collaboration between higher education and further education to develop work-ready graduates with a higher level of skills.

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Gordon Brown tells UAE Summit: ‘World needs education fund for refugee children’

As refugees face up to 10 years in refugee camps before returning home or immigrating to another country, many miss out on education entirely. World leaders met in the UAE to discuss how to address the lack of education.

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