Infographic: What Happens Online in 60 Seconds? On the world wide web, things can move at a lightning-fast pace. In just a minute, you can probably read through and compose quite a few tweets and look at dozens of Facebook photos. That said, the Big Picture has put together a pair of infographics that show just how much happens online every 60 seconds. The data is pretty impressive, according to the first infographic.
5 Higher Ed Tech Trends for 2012 Trends | Feature 5 Higher Ed Tech Trends for 2012 As the new year begins, education technology experts look at what's ahead for learners and educators. By D.A. In 2012, higher education institutions will look to improve the learning experience through analytics and personalized learning environments, while reducing costs with digital resources and cloud technologies. Washington, DC-based Gilfus Education Group has released its annual list of the top five trends in education innovation for 2012, which included three focused on higher education technologies: Prestigious institutions will launch online experiences designed to be as unique as those available to students on campus: "Dynamic and flexible learning experience engines" will emerge to replace learning management systems (LMS); and Tablets will surge as a means of delivering courses and e-learning media. But there are other trends to watch for in the new year.
Gen Y: The Next Generation of Spenders Empowered, disappointed, savvy, optimistic, unemployed—for anyone trying to decipher Generation Y (also known as Millennials), it means starting with a fistful of contradictions. With a population estimated at roughly 72 million, Generation Y is the most educated, diverse, tech-proficient, and soon-to-be largest American generation ever. It is also a generation that distrusts traditional advertising and will more likely listen to the opinions of their peers. As the oldest Gen Yers reach their mid-30s and increase their spending, the pressure is on for marketers to figure out how to capture this generation's attention. Like every other generation, Gen Y has been affected by the recent recession and weak economy. For many members of this group, this has meant difficulty landing their first job or being underemployed. Although other generations have come of age during a poor job market, none have been as heavily burdened by student loans. "It's all about engagement and experiences.
The Hill School -> Hill hosts a successful Admission Open House Students speak with prospective families at this year's Open House The Hill School hosted its annual Admission Open House on Saturday, October 29, 2011. More than 80 prospective students and their families registered for this special event, and despite the unexpected October snow storm, most were in attendance! Even those who were not able to make it to Pottstown had a glimpse into life at Hill by attending our first-ever live webcast of our student/faculty panel. In additional to the panel, families visiting campus attended an Activities Fair, where they learned more about the many groups, clubs, and athletic programs offered here at The Hill School. We extend our thanks to all our visitors - both on campus and virtual - for attending our Open House and learning more about The Family Boarding School.
Enhancing campus appeal with next-generation digital displays Digital signage is moving from commerce to education. As digital displays become more prevalent on college campuses, higher-education leaders are becoming more aware of how visually arresting displays not only can enhance communications, but also can grab the attention of prospective students—as well as benefactors. But there are a number of factors that campus leaders should know about as they consider their digital display purchases. Total cost of ownership can vary widely depending on the type of system you buy—and campus leaders also should be aware of the need for compelling content to broadcast on their displays. With the generous support of Christie, we’ve put together this collection of stories to help you learn how best to leverage digital displays to get the most out of your investment. —The Editors eCampus News Articles In trying to create new and relevant content for digital signage screens, we sometimes forget that our audience is in motion and will not see everything they are…
Identity Management in Higher Education, 2011 Report Key Findings Higher education has made substantial progress in the last five years, but many institutions are still struggling to deliver the full benefits of IdM. Institutions that report the greatest success have invested in all infrastructure aspects — technical, administrative, and political — required for identity management. Doctoral institutions commonly join inter-institutional identity federations; other Carnegie classes often use federation technologies to enable on-campus single sign-on. ECAR Recommends Based on its findings in Identity Management in Higher Education, 2011, ECAR offers the following recommendations: Establish role and identity management policies before embarking on an IdM implementation.
- Top 100 Sites & Apps of 2012 It's that time of year again when I get to write my favorite post. This year instead of doing just my top favorite sites, I'm going to include apps due to the shift in education to mobile learning and the "flipped classroom." While last year's post included lots of educational networks, this year's has lots of curation sites, as well as writing/grammar sites. I hope you enjoy reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing it. *Any site on the 2011 top 100 list will not appear on this list. Top 100 Sites & Apps of 2012 MentorMob - Probably the coolest site I've come across this year. David Kapuler is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment.