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What are the most useful emerging technologies in higher education?

December 26, 2012 Leave a comment

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I recently participated in a story about uncovering the most useful emerging technologies in higher education.  Here is a clip of my answer.  Do you have another suggestion for a useful emerging technology in higher education?  If so share it in the comments below.

What is an example of an emerging technology in the higher education field?

 One of the most useful emerging technologies education is ‘Personalized Learning’. This often involves an online component which collects information and preferences from students through surveys, and then personalizes portions of the lesson plan to the needs or preferences of the student.

We (iGrad) use this technology in the online financial literacy platforms we develop for colleges. The platform determines which topics are most relevant to each student based on different profile data and performance evaluations.  By making the information more relevant to each student, ‘Personalized Learning’ greatly increases learning retention and effectiveness.

 

Kris

iGrad – Financial Literacy

 

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Student Loan Exit Counseling Doesn’t Have to Be Boring!

December 14, 2012 Leave a comment

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Check out our latest article on Storify:

Student Loan Exit Counseling Doesn’t Have to Be Boring!
Search Twitter for “Exit Counseling” and see if you can find one positive comment. In case you’re busy, I’ve pasted a few comments below. Keep in mind the less “tame” comments have been censored out. But a new product on the horizon ensures that Exit Counseling will no longer be boring…

Read the full Storify post here: http://storify.com/iGrad/student-loan-exit-counseling-doesn-t-have-to-be-bo
What are your thoughts on the subject? Let us know below in the comments section.
Kris
www.iGrad.com

Why Financial Literacy? And What are Colleges Doing About it?

December 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Check out our latest article on Storify:

Why Financial Literacy? And What are Colleges Doing About it?
Financial literacy is a problem; unless we make a major change we will see another major recession in the near future. Fortunately, some colleges are leading the way with some innovative programs. Check out these videos & stories to see why financial literacy is needed & what is being done about it.

Read the full Storify post here: http://storify.com/iGrad/why-financial-literacy-and-what-are-colleges-are-d
What are your thoughts on the subject? Let us know below in the comments section.
Kris
www.iGrad.com

What are some good financial literacy conferences?

December 4, 2012 Leave a comment

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Hey Guys,

I just answered this question from someone who reached out to me on LinkedIn; I thought this information may be helpful to you all as well.

What financial literacy conferences do you suggest attending? (specifically for higher education)?

Thanks for reaching out to me. The regional Jump$tart Conferences can be very good.  Many people think they are tailored to K-12, but from my experience they seem to have a lot of participation from the higher education field as well.  Also, all of these listed below are conferences which iGrad plans to attend this year.

2013 COHEAO Annual Conference

COHEAO – Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations

http://www.coheao.com/conference-events/upcoming-events/

January 27 – 30, 2013 – Arlington, VA

 

Financial Literacy & College Persistence Conference

Menlo College

http://www.menlo.edu/financial-literacy-and-college-persistence-conference/agenda-tentative

January 18, 2013 – Atherton, CA

 

2013 MASFAA Financial Literacy Symposium

MASFAA – Massachusetts Association of Financial Aid Administrators

http://www.masfaa.org/committees/concerns/index.php

February 2013 – TBD

 

2013 Student Financial Services Conference

NACUBO – National Association of College and University Business Officers

http://www.nacubo.org/Events_and_Programs/2013_Student_Financial_Services_Conference.html

March 10 – 12, 2013 – Austin, TX

 

2013 IFL Annual Conference

IFL – Institute for Financial Literacy

http://www.financiallit.org/about/news.aspx

April 2013 – TBD

 

2013 NCHER Spring Convention

NCHER – National Council of Higher Education Resources

http://www.ncher.us/events/event_details.asp?id=269749

May 21 – 22, 2013 – Charleston, SC

 

2013 Annual APSCU Conference

APSCU – Association of Private Sector Colleges & Universities

http://www.apscuconvention.org/

June 5 – 7, 2013 – Orlando, FL

 

2013 NASFAA Annual Conference

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administration

http://www.nasfaa.org/events/national/2013_NASFAA_National_Conference.aspx

July 14 – 17, 2013 – Las Vegas, NV

 

I hope this helps!

Kris

iGrad.com Financial Literacy