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March 2, 2022

Future of Higher Education

IgnitED Newsletter March Edition

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Sharing Innovative Approaches to Higher Education


Happy spring and welcome to the March edition of IgnitED! This month, we talk about how new technology can help students find connections among their peers, what learner-centered higher education really means, and how to identify and point struggling students to available resources.

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Students Crave Peer Connections: Here's How to Help

Peer connections can improve academic outcomes, but helping students find those connections can be a challenge. Innovations in technology can help students connect, according to a recent report from WGU Labs.

 

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What Does "Learner-Centered" Higher Ed Really Look Like?

Leaders from across the education sector dove deep into this question at the annual SXSW EDU conference that was held in Austin, Texas earlier this month.

 

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Personalized Content Recommendation at Scale

Tom Wagner, director of learning analytics at WGU, recently wrote about approaches to the scrutiny of online higher education and how to identify and point struggling students to available resources.

 

News We're Reading

Forbes: Three Ways Traditional Colleges and Universities are Innovating to Survive and Thrive

Institutions are innovating and adopting shared services models in their technology investments to stay nimble and create greater efficiencies.

 

HigherEd Dive: Maryland Drops Bachelor's Degree Requirements for Thousands of Jobs

Almost half of all workers in Maryland are STARs or "skilled through alternative routes."

 

WGU Statistics This Month

 

Current Enrollment: 132,288

Graduates to Date: 269,604

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