Student engagement, billionaires, and art MOOCs: The week's most-read education news
This week, Education Dive took a look at how in-class communication tools are being used to boost student engagement, with Ohio State University CIO Mike Hofherr weighing in on his institution's use of Top Hat. Additionally, we profiled seven education billionaires and detailed Kadenze, a new MOOC platform designed specifically for the creative arts.
Meanwhile, a new Penn State prototype utilizing Oculus' virtual reality tech could change the learning experience for online students, placing them in the classroom.
Be sure to check out our conversation about STEM diversity with Galvanize's Bruna Maia and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- Can in-class communication tools boost student engagement?: Ohio State University is among hundreds of institutions hedging their bets on BYOD-friendly platforms like Top Hat and Echo 360.
- 7 billionaires who made their fortunes in education: Far from the first industry that comes to mind when people think of billionaires, education has still made a handful of businessmen very wealthy.
- Penn State prototype brings virtual reality to distance education: The student-designed system gives distance learners an immersive classroom experience using Oculus Rift VR tech.
- Arts education goes MOOC: A new platform, Kadenze, was designed to handle the needs of creative arts courses.
- Galvanize's Maia: Getting women into STEM comes down to role models: The coding education provider boasts a 50-50 split of male and female students on its San Francisco campus — one of six nationwide.
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