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USATestprep: By teachers, for teachers

USATestprep: By teachers, for teachers

When people think of edtech companies, they typically imagine these big behemoths that churn out faddish products for teachers and students. Their products are popular for a year or two, then they fade into the background as new products come to the forefront. Schools spend millions on these products and don’t get near that value […] … learn more→

Ranking the worst Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

This month’s issue of Washington Monthly includes a thoughtful article by Ben Miller in which he attempts to compile such rankings and, in fact, provides several alternative lists of the twenty worst colleges and universities in the U.S. For analyses of the rankings, see the full article, which is available at: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/septemberoctober_2014/features/americas_worst_colleges051752.php?page=all. Most of the […] … learn more→

HIPAA compliance in words we all understand

While the Internet gushes with information on why you need to be HIPAA Compliant, our experience has taught us that rarely do you encounter a comprehensible break down of what the term \”HIPAA Compliance\” even entails. Undoubtedly, a few people exist who navigate the boring professional jargon with ease but most of us (including doctors) […] … learn more→

Three ways mobile usage will influence online course design and delivery

Higher education has always been valued in the United States, even in today\’s world, where some argue increased tuition costs and shrinking financial returns are tarnishing the worth of a degree. Even so, enrollment in recognized institutions grew by 37 percent between 2000 and 2010, from 15.3 million students to 21 million. While student enrollment […] … learn more→

Charity case: can philanthropic journalism last?

Despite rapid growth in the number of non-profit investigative centres in the United States and many fine examples of quality journalism by such centres, uncertainty remains over the longer-term sustainability of philanthropically-funded journalism. There is a well-founded concern among senior non-profit centre editors that the next few years will see a consolidation in the number […] … learn more→

Gong Xi Fa Ca!

That’s the traditional Chinese New Year greeting that means “wishing you prosperity” in Mandarin. China greeted the Year of the Dragon with spectacular fireworks and some of the coldest weather yet this winter. Chinese households set off fireworks on the eve of the New Year in order to drive away evil spirits. In Shanghai, the […] … learn more→