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.
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.
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.
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."
Current Enrollment: 132,288
Graduates to Date: 269,604
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