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Tech "boot camp" firm to pay $30M, cease operations | Ideas on providing support for postgrad distance learners | Navigating the hybrid academic workplace
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The new esports arena at Virginia's Laurel Ridge Community College offers extracurricular fun as well as a way for students to learn about esports careers and transfer easily to Shenandoah University's academic esports program after earning an associate degree in business at Laurel Ridge, says Angela Schroeder, a college recreation and wellness specialist. The arena's 12 gaming PCs and three Nintendo Switches decrease the economic barrier for students who want to get involved in esports, Schroeder notes.
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Prehired, which describes itself as a tech "boot camp," has agreed to a $30 million settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 11 states. The settlement also will require the company to cease its operations permanently. "Prehired lured student borrowers into debt with false promises of job placements and claims that students wouldn't have to pay until they got a job," CFPB Director Rohit Chopra says.
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The ability of postgraduate researchers at the University of Leicester to earn research degrees remotely offers flexibility, but requires the university to foster regular contact between the supervisory team and the postgraduate, provide digital resources for students and offer well-being and career services, writes Richard Thomas, professor of archaeology, deputy pro vice-chancellor for research and enterprise, and dean of the Doctoral College at the University of Leicester. Hybrid seminars and dedicated online events further contribute to postgraduate researchers' sense of belonging, Thomas writes in this commentary.
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Most postsecondary professional staff are now working remotely for part of the week, and while academic staff are benefiting from this flexibility, it's also important to acknowledge the ways in which this can limit collaboration and career progression, writes Joshua Kim, director of online programs and strategy at Dartmouth College. Nevertheless, hybrid work is here to stay and it's up to universities help academic staff manage this new reality, Kim writes in this blog post.
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Kansas State University is offering a five-week program on online course design for its instructors beginning in January to teach about the use of learning management systems and how to engage remote students. The program will itself be offered online, which Lisa Shappee, director of instructional design and faculty support at Kansas State's Salina campus, says will provide instructors with firsthand experience of what it's like to be an online learner.
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Tech "boot camp" firm to pay $30M, cease operations | Ideas on providing support for postgrad distance learners | Navigating the hybrid academic workplace Created for [email protected] |  Web Version November 27, 2023 eduwire SmartBrief in Partnership with HETMA eduwire HETMA SmartBrief Technology for Higher EducationSIGN UP ⋅   SHARE ADVERTISEMENT Create Powerful Active Learning Classrooms with ShareLink Pro LinkLicense for Active Learning Extron Featured Story Esports arena creates community, opportunity Esports arena creates community, opportunity (Pixabay) The new esports arena at Virginia's Laurel Ridge Community College offers extracurricular fun as well as a way for students to learn about esports careers and transfer easily to Shenandoah University's academic esports program after earning an associate degree in business at Laurel Ridge, says Angela Schroeder, a college recreation and wellness specialist. The arena's 12 gaming PCs and three Nintendo Switches decrease the economic barrier for students who want to get involved in esports, Schroeder notes. Full Story: The Winchester Star (Va.) (tiered subscription model) (11/19)  LinkedIn X Facebook Email AIHn-One LED Displays ADVERTISEMENT Top Stories Tech "boot camp" firm to pay $30M, cease operations Prehired, which describes itself as a tech "boot camp," has agreed to a $30 million settlement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 11 states. The settlement also will require the company to cease its operations permanently. "Prehired lured student borrowers into debt with false promises of job placements and claims that students wouldn't have to pay until they got a job," CFPB Director Rohit Chopra says. Full Story: American Banker (11/20)  LinkedIn X Facebook Email Ideas on providing support for postgrad distance learners Ideas on providing support for postgrad distance learners (Pixabay) The ability of postgraduate researchers at the University of Leicester to earn research degrees remotely offers flexibility, but requires the university to foster regular contact between the supervisory team and the postgraduate, provide digital resources for students and offer well-being and career services, writes Richard Thomas, professor of archaeology, deputy pro vice-chancellor for research and enterprise, and dean of the Doctoral College at the University of Leicester. Hybrid seminars and dedicated online events further contribute to postgraduate researchers' sense of belonging, Thomas writes in this commentary. Full Story: Times Higher Education (UK) (free registration) (11/20)  LinkedIn X Facebook Email Navigating the hybrid academic workplace Most postsecondary professional staff are now working remotely for part of the week, and while academic staff are benefiting from this flexibility, it's also important to acknowledge the ways in which this can limit collaboration and career progression, writes Joshua Kim, director of online programs and strategy at Dartmouth College. Nevertheless, hybrid work is here to stay and it's up to universities help academic staff manage this new reality, Kim writes in this blog post. Full Story: Inside Higher Ed (11/20)  LinkedIn X Facebook Email Kansas State U. offers program in online instruction Kansas State University is offering a five-week program on online course design for its instructors beginning in January to teach about the use of learning management systems and how to engage remote students. The program will itself be offered online, which Lisa Shappee, director of instructional design and faculty support at Kansas State's Salina campus, says will provide instructors with firsthand experience of what it's like to be an online learner. Full Story: Government Technology (11/17)  LinkedIn X Facebook Email Industry Roundup * Pa. tech college receives $1.4M from Coterra Energy The Standard-Journal (Milton, Pa.) (11/22)  * Texas college offers certificate, 2-year degree in audio engineering Fort Worth Magazine (Texas) (11/17)  * Ohio college to use state grant for STEM scholarships Sidney Daily News (Ohio) (11/21)  Sharing EduWire SmartBrief in Partnership with HETMA with your network keeps the quality of content high and these newsletters free. Help Spread the Word SHARE Or copy and share your personalized link: smartbrief.com/eduwire/?referrerId=ojmWxpWGsv The road I would choose, if only I could, is the other. Murasaki Shikibu, writer, poet LinkedIn X Facebook Email SmartBrief publishes more than 200 free industry newsletters - Browse our portfolio Sign Up  |      |    Advertise with SmartBrief   |    CONTACT US: FEEDBACK  |    ADVERTISE SmartBrief Future Future US LLC © Full 7th Floor, 130 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036
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