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The Disruption of Higher Education

As we wrap up our series on retention, we turn to Dr. Clayton Christensen, senior advisor to Academic Partnerships.

Clayton Christensen on The disruption of higher education
An interview by The Economist Intelligence Unit

December 9, 2013
Harvard Business School

What causes successful companies or institutions to stumble and fail? 

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TED-Ed Flipped Lesson: Strategies for Retaining Online Students

In light of our focus on retention, Ed Tech du Jour hosts, Dr. Melissa Kaulbach and Dr. Heather Farmakis share factors contributing to attrition rates originate from a variety of sources, many that are beyond your control. As an instructor and course designer, you do have control over your course’s environment, which can influence students’ choice to remain enrolled.

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Learning more about Angles in Yr 7

Year 7 have started the year revising angles names and types and learning about supplementary and complementary angles, and angles in parallel lines. They have used they have used their iPads to create presentations to demonstrate what they have learnt.

Many students created KeyNote presentations, but Liv used her iPad to create this movie.…

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What Types Of Fear Are Legitimate?

In this podcast episode, I tackle all of the types of fear that I am seeing around my work and the work of those I am collaborating with.

I discuss the fear of collaborating from within the car, the fear of letting teachers and leaders experience struggle, and the fear of learning as something other than an event.…

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Climbing the Story Mountain

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It is no secret that I miss the classroom.  After leaving the classroom 16 months ago I knew I would.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the work I do and the new learning I have been able to do has been amazing.  …

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What I’m Learning: Fed-Ex Days in your school

While I am more generally familiar with the topic, I really like how this one principal talks about individualized PD for and by her teachers. I also love the last question of this paragraph: “Don’t unique individuals deserve individualized professional development?”

Yes.…

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Chrome as Assistive Technology

This is an amazing resource for how Google Chrome can be used to help special needs students to take full advantage of the tools at their disposal. 

Chrome Toolbox

This collaborative space was created to celebrate the many Apps and Extensions made by developers which serve the accessibility needs of individuals with disabilities.

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5 Visual Design Strategies that Promote Student Retention

In light of our focus on retention, we wanted to provide practical tips you can apply to the course building process and the visual design aspect of it.

Maintaining student retention can be challenging, and no one factor determines whether students complete or leave an online program.

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#COedchat is going to be awesome (Feb 24th at 4:00 MST)! But, I have questions…

In this carcast, I think through how amazing a state-wide twitter chat will be. Please come and join this afternoon and every 4th MONDAY (sorry I said Tuesday on the video) at 4:00 for #COedchat.

I have some questions, though, about how it will work and who will own the conversation.…

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