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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

 

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