The growth and quality of online learning continues to increase in both K-12 and Higher Education, but maintaining a classroom environment, when possible, for socialization and the personalized oversight of a teacher or professor continues to enrich a student’s overall educational experience, particularly for young children whose parents are in the workplace. [...]
The evolution of Student Information Systems (SIS) has brought about many valuable enhancements to support data-driven decisions and improved education outcomes. A comprehensive, well-architected SIS provides institutions the scalability to store vast amounts of student data, including: grades, pace, progress towards graduation, attendance (classroom, work done at home, and time spent online, [...]
Posted November 4, 2015 by Dale Frost Most schools and education systems are designed around seat time, or providing students with a minimum number of instructional hours. Seat time is the foundation of most education policies, from funding to credits to graduation requirements. Unfortunately, seat time does not assure that students will develop the requisite [...]
While big data is a huge deal in today’s business world, small data can make a real and timely impact on the education field. Here's how. by Erin Latham / July 1, 2015 A student takes a class on Raspberry Pi, a credit card-sized single-board computer developed to promote the teaching of basic computer science [...]
The BocaVox dev team has been at it again, and we’re ready to shower our users with yet another round of new updates and features. Our biggest and best ever release will be available this spring. Our focus for Release 3.8 is support for Individualized Learning, which we’ll continue to build out in future releases. This [...]
We are pleased to announce the newest Maestro release 3.7.0, which includes several enhancements and features, including intelligent dashboards, workflow and ledger enhancements. Please let us know what you think of Maestro’s facelift. The new features were derived from employing new technology resulting from our team’s continual drive to innovate, and namely from listening to [...]
There are many ways in which Technology can increase the odds of course completion, and facilitate overall student satisfaction and success. There are four features that every administrator should insist their School Administrative System Software provide to maximize student retention and student success.
Some institutions still choose to develop their own SIS technology even though a Student Information System (SIS) purchased from a qualified software development company is built on the best practices of industry leaders. For those who wish to take that risk, here are some facts that you may have overlooked to help you determine the actual cost involved.
When infusing technology into the core curriculum of the classroom experience, a new world opens up within the classroom. Think of a blended learning program as a microcosm of new opportunities. Suddenly, course offerings explode to unimaginable heights. Students can take a multitude of accelerated or specialized courses at other institutions without leaving the familiarity of their classroom.
Defining competency-based learning is complicated by the fact that educators not only use a wide variety of terms for the general approach to teaching, with approaches that may vary widely. There is no single model or universally defined technique for achieving the outcomes. While schools often create their own competency-based programs.