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Using the LMS as a Social Network in a Supersized Course

By Sidneyeve Matrix

Sidneyeve Matrix is associate professor, Media & Film, Queen's University.

Large class sizes make it infinitely more challenging for college instructors to connect and communicate with individual students. This might not be a big issue if professors have an army of teaching assistants running smaller tutorial groups, but that's not always the case; in my courses, for...

Striving for Interdependence: Transparency Considerations when Expanding Globally

Rob Sparks

Rob Sparks is vice president of Product Management and Strategy, Education, and Research, UNIT4 Business Software.

The challenges in education and the opportunities education provides as the enabler for economic growth and employment remain a critical priority globally. Educational institutions across the world are under increasing pressure to produce high levels of student satisfaction,...

Prevention and Retention: Identifying At-Risk Students Before It's Too Late

Jason Soffer

Retaining students is one of the most critical issues facing colleges and universities today, yet few have put into place a comprehensive system that empowers them to effectively address student attrition. When an early-warning system identifies an at-risk student, it may very well be too late for the school to intervene successfully. To be truly effective, these systems require controls that can identify...

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