Beijing Language and Culture University to Launch the World’s First Online International Chinese Teacher Training Program

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DALLAS and BEIJING (April 8, 2014) – Academic Partnerships (AP), one of the world’s largest representatives of online learning, and Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), an international university dedicated to promoting Chinese language and culture worldwide, today announced the launch of the world’s first online International Chinese Teacher Training Program (ICTP).

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Middle Class Growth Depends on Access to Higher Education

The dissemination of knowledge on a global scale has the potential to transform peoples’ lives in significant ways. Today, technology provides this powerful capability and facilitates access to information that is no longer constrained by physical boundaries.

Middle Class Growth Depends on Access to Higher Education

The above infographic was originally published here: http://www.globalizationofhighereducation.com/growth-of-middle-class.

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Inaugural Globalization of Higher Education Conference to Address Critical Issues of Affordability and Accessibility

DALLAS (March 13, 2014) – Former Governors Jeb Bush and Jim Hunt will co-host the Globalization of Higher Education Conference (www.globalizationofhighereducation.com) to call attention to two of the primary challenges facing higher education in the U.S. and around the world: affordability and accessibility.

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The new class: Non-traditional students are changing the market for higher education

iStock_000020345837SmallIn light of our focus on globalization, Academic Partnerships teamed up with The Economist Intelligence Unit to publish case studies on the subject of the globalization of higher education. Below is one of the case studies.

The demographic profile of students at US colleges and universities has changed dramatically in recent decades.

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Spotlight: Lamar University AP Faculty Research Grant Recipients

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Dr. Sedef Smith, Lamar University College of Education

Lamar University College of Education professors, Sedef Uzuner Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Randy J. Davis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, and Carl J. Sheperis, Ph.D., NCC, LMHC,  LPC, ACS, Chair and Associate Professor were awarded the AP Faculty Research Grant last year.

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Building a Global University Brand

AP GlobalThese are unnerving times for higher education worldwide. After a four-decade rise in global demand, universities are grappling with powerful forces colliding at once: reduced government support, rising public skepticism about the value of a degree, increased institutional competition and the emergence of disruptive technology.

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University of North Florida Offers Four High-Demand Online Degree Programs

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and DALLAS (Feb. 25, 2014) – The University of North Florida (UNF) today announced that it will make three of its high-demand degree programs—Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (MS, Nutrition and Dietetics) and Master of Education in Special Education with a focus on Autism (MEd, Special Education)—available online this spring.

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University of Miami to Offer Online Master’s Degrees in Music

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CORAL GABLES, FL. and DALLAS (Feb. 11, 2014) – The University of Miami (UM) today announced that two master’s programs offered by its world-renowned Frost School of Music (Frost) will be available online beginning this spring and another will follow early next year.

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Exploring Voicethread Using ARCS Instructional Design Approaches

Whitney Kilgore , Vice President, Learning Technologies, Academic Partnerships International, along with Leah B. Mangrum, Assistant Professor of Communication, Angelo State University, and Jennifer Miller, University of North Texas/Dublin Independent School District, co-authored an article that was recently published in the Journal of Media Education.

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#etmooc: Singing Happy Birthday to a Course

It’s not often that I’m invited to attend a birthday party for a course—but then again, it’s not often that I find myself immersed in a learning opportunity that produces the sort of sustainable community of learning that #etmooc has.

etmoocThat wonderful massive open online course (MOOC)—the Educational Technology and Media MOOC that Alec Couros and others offered to great acclaim in early 2013—was something that many of us heard about from colleagues or simply stumbled across during our general online explorations of MOOCs last year.

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