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What Matters Most to Colleges?

Essays, extracurricular activities, and teacher recommendations all go a long way in showing admissions committees the talent, curiosity, and engagement a student would bring to campus. But grades and test scores still take the lead. According to a recent report by the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, grades, academic rigor, and standardized test scores […]

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Interoperability: Providing flexible student support in a multi-LMS world

As any student-success team can tell you, migrating from one learning management system to another can be a real pain.  It’s expensive, time-consuming, and almost impossible to accomplish without involving everyone from IT, to instructional design, to individual faculty members.  Worse still, between rebuilding your course templates, training instructors and staff on updated workflows, and […]

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Ice Cream in the Jungle: How Do We Personalize Learning?

Educational buzz words come and go. Remember “the new math,” “whole language vs phonics,” and “emotional intelligence”? What exactly is “personalized” or “individualized” learning, and is this just another educational fad? “Learning is about biology,” to quote James Zull, Professor of Biology and of Biochemistry, Director of The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and […]

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