3 Inspiring TED Talks Every Learner, Trainer, and Teacher Should See

Posted by Cortney Peters on Aug 4, 2016 5:07:49 PM

Looking for a bit of inspiration or clarity on various learning topics? We've developed a list of TED Talks that should be seen by learning and development or teachers/professors should watch. 


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Topics: Higher Education, Corporate Learning, K12

5 Ways to Attract More Students to the Campus Bookstore

Posted by Cortney Peters on Feb 18, 2016 1:48:22 PM

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In the old days, a college experience wasn’t complete without several trips to the campus bookstore. It was the “hub” of campus, a trusted resource where students could go to get the best materials and supplies to ensure success in their courses.

 

As course materials’ costs continue to rise and the traditional textbook is no longer affordable, students have adapted to purchasing or renting their materials online, from retailers like Amazon or Chegg. In other words, the once glorious campus resource is now fighting for students from competitors who have figured out how to make the process cheaper and more efficient.

 

If you’re working in a campus bookstore, you are feeling the burden of this shift on a daily basis. So what can you do to reinstate yourself as the shining campus resource? Focus on re-attracting students with these five ideas.  

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Topics: Higher Education

Recent Survey Reveals Insights About Modern Student Preferences

Posted by Cortney Peters on Jan 15, 2016 1:43:41 PM

Often times when considering custom course materials, cost savings to students tends to be a prominent argument.  While cost savings continues to be a major concern for students and schools, a recent survey conducted by XanEdu, Inc. confirms that customization enhanced by digital solutions can reduce a broader set of challenges today’s faculty face in meeting student expectations. 

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Topics: Higher Education

3 Ways That Technology Can Reduce the Cost of College

Posted by Cortney Peters on Sep 30, 2015 1:49:01 PM

Anyone, from any background, can achieve the American dream by earning an education. Education is a top value in our country and is the chief propellant of the many breakthroughs our country makes.

The biggest deterrent to earning an education is that it’s a very expensive commodity. The costs of not only tuition, but course materials and other associated expenses continue to rise at triple the rate that the average income does.

There are ways by the use of technology that we can significantly reduce the cost of college, some of which are already being practiced. If we adopt these technological advantages in every college in the nation, we could combat the rising costs to make college more attainable for more students.

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Topics: Higher Education

3 Ways to Address Your Millennial Learners’ Top College Concerns

Posted by Cortney Peters on Aug 27, 2015 3:18:00 PM

The Millennial college student is struggling with the rising costs of college education. Year over year college costs soar, and our students across the nation are winding up with large increments of loan debt because of it. In fact, 2 out of every 3 students graduate with an average of $25,000 in student loan debt.

During the college years 75% of students hold jobs and (with a little help from mom and dad) pull in an average of $1,200 a month. Of that income, about 60% of it is spent on school-related expenses such as room & board, school supplies, and textbooks. Additionally, 90% of college students use credit cards to pay for school expenses. In fact, the average credit card balance for students after graduation is $4,000.

Learning about the spending habits of college students is important to understanding the challenges they encounter during their school years and long after as they begin paying back their debt. But is there anything college administrators and faculty can do about this financial struggle? The answer is yes; by understanding your students’ challenges and addressing them.

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Topics: Higher Education

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