Gamification in Education: What Are We Doing Wrong?

Posted in Blog on 11 August 2015

Gamification has entered the workforce as a successful tool to help with recruitment, employee motivation and skills training. Companies like Google, Microsoft, Volkswagen, and Samsung have all seen measurable achievement of defined objectives using a gamified model of engagement. But in education, we’ve witnessed mixed success in the application of gamification for student learning. Gamification, […]

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Why it’s critical to pair content with lab for course success

Posted in Blog on 6 August 2015

It’s no news to say that there is a skills gap in the U.S. today, but if it’s not addressed soon, our labor market, particularly in technical fields, is headed for major problems. Across the board in industries from manufacturing to construction and engineering, demand for highly trained technical workers remains high and employers are […]

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A Brief History (And Future) Of Online Degrees

Posted in Blog on 25 June 2015

In the beginning, about 125 years ago, there was the correspondence degree. Correspondence programs, pioneered in higher education by the University of London in the mid-19th century, reached mainstream America in the 1890s. Over the next century, while various universities played with other modalities including radio and television-based distance learning – most notably in the UK, […]

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