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4 admission metrics can be enhanced with online learning

Faculty and the courses they teach are big drivers for exceptional students to enroll at a university.  Due to this, bringing impressive and engaging faculty into the pre-matriculation process can lead to a more successful admissions program.  However, the manner in which the faculty are involved, must respect their time and deliver results that are effective and far reaching. 
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4 examples of increasing engagement in online learning

Leading practitioners in online learning are tasked with creating distinctive online programs on-time and on-budget. These programs presumably need to enhance collaboration, promote action, and offer greater flexibility than current off-the-shelf solutions.
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Deliver distinctive online learning programs in higher education

We’ve found that many centers for digital and online learning are operating at capacity with existing work, and are typically unable to take on new projects.  Additionally, most are experimenting with special projects that require specific skills and expertise.  For these two reasons, many of the world’s top colleges and universities turn to ExtensionEngine. 
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Getting Started with Adaptive Learning Recap

Recently we hosted a webinar featuring panelists who are committee leaders of the Open edX Adaptive Working Group. More about the working group can be found here. The panel consisted of leaders at prominent organizations like edX, McKinsey, and the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.  We asked panelists a series of questions relating to adaptive learning, including their motivations for implementing adaptive learning projects, challenges they’ve seen along the way, and best practices for getting started. 

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Is the OPM model dead?

A few weeks ago, The Atlantic published an excellent article on OPMs. The article was critical of both the revenue share model and marketing techniques OPMs use on behalf of not-for-profit higher education institutions. As a leading provider of custom learning experiences to higher education, an alternative to OPMs, we share this point of view.

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