Video in education is critical for the future

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In the coming years, students say using video in education will play a large role in personalized and self-paced learning, along with helping prepare for success in the workforce, according to a new report.

Kaltura surveyed more than 1,400 international educators and students for the report, which explores the use of video in education today, the impact video is having on students’ learning progress, and how they anticipate the role of video in education will change in the future.

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Students voiced growing expectations for how video will be incorporated into the classroom, and 98 percent of survey respondents see video, and in particular, interactive video and video paths, as critical components in personalized and self-paced learning, some of the growing trends in education.

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Online MBA for $24K

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Boston University‘s Questrom School of Business has partnered with edX to create the BU Questrom Online MBA, a fully online Master of Business Administration with a total tuition cost of $24,000. The program will be the first online MBA available on edX.

The $24,000 price point reflects the business school’s social mission to “expand access to a top-tier business education throughout the world,” according to a news announcement. As Susan Fournier, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean, noted, “Digital business is all about scale. The online MBA market is price elastic, with degree offerings ranging from $11,000 to $132,000, with a median price of $75,000. We expect tuition for online MBA degrees to drop to get to scale. We decided to be in front of this trend.”

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Building a Collegiate Esports Program


With relatively low upfront costs and high rewards, esports programs are an easy investment choice for some universities.

With global esports revenues expected to reach $1.1 billion this year, more and more colleges and universities are pressing start on competitive gaming leagues. Teams of students compete in these leagues in multiplayer games, such as League of Legends, Overwatch and Fortnite.

About 130 colleges now have their own esports teams — up from seven in 2016 — according to data from the National Association of Collegiate Esports. It’s estimated that esports will be on 150 campuses by 2020.

Additionally, nearly 200 colleges are now offering scholarships for students who participate, with a total of about $15 million in aid available.

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A new study found smaller class sizes can increase the participation of women in STEM fields.

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“We show that class size has the largest impact on female participation, with smaller classes leading to more equitable participation. We also found that women are most likely to participate after small-group discussions when instructors use diverse teaching strategies,” said lead author Cissy Ballen, who is currently an assistant professor at Auburn University. “We hope these results encourage instructors to be proactive in their classrooms with respect to these inequities.”

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A Radical Idea To Help College Students Succeed: Child Care

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Here’s a radical idea policy makers should embrace: to really help the college-going students of today, improve their access to high-quality, affordable child care.
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