Why Higher Education Institutions Need to Leverage Data and Analytics

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Higher education professionals must tap data and analytics to know their constituents and better predict their capability and mindset to give. You can also examine the best practice of peers in higher education, which are often shared through industry cohorts.

6 Website Optimization Tips to Make Your Higher Education Institution Shine

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Your higher education institution likely has several goals and requirements in mind when building and maintaining your website. Visit the Blackbaud Higher Education Solutions content hub for more great resources to help your institution achieve its mission.

Maximizing Multichannel Fundraising for Higher Education

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A survey from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) noted that “90% of higher education institutions agreed that social media is a much more important part of their communication and marketing efforts than three years ago.”

Infographic: Technology And Education


Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”. This quote demonstrates the state of technology and education currently. However, many argue the future of tech education is in the cloud.

3 Ways to Digitally Transform Stewardship in Higher Education

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The next step is to then encourage students to document how donor funds have impacted their educational experience. > impacted your education? Higher Education bbcon bbcon2018 digital transformation Donor Stewardship higher education fundraising

A Worthy Read: National Education Technology Plan

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just finished reading the National Education Technology Plan , and I can recommend it to anyone interested in the future of technology in American education. I found the explanations good, and the first part of the plan is well worth reading to understand some of the trends in educational applications of technology. If producers adopt current industry standards for producing educational materials, materials will be accessible out of the box.

Philanthropy Delivers New Promise of Quality Education for All

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Investing in education has an incredible multiplier effect as it leads to increased prosperity not just for individuals, but also for their communities and societies. Gallucci and Roy jointly announced a partnership of philanthropic organizations investing more than $15 million in grants to 23 projects as well as an additional $13 million available in the coming year for innovative projects that will increase the participation, quality, and relevance of secondary education.

Raspberry Pi for Educators

Tech Soup Blog

Thanks to the Pi's low cost, simplicity, and extensibility, educators and do-it-yourselfers have been buying them up at times faster than the manufacturer can make them. The Raspberry Pi was designed to help educators and students understand technology better. Raspberry Pi Model B.

Getting Advancement into Gear: A Conversation on Higher Education Charitable Giving Trends

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Highlights of 2017 Charitable Giving Performance in Higher Education. As reflected in the recently released Charitable Giving Report Spotlight: How Fundraising Performed in the Higher Education Sector in 2017 , donors have responded to the calls for support in a resounding way.

December #4Change Chat: Education

Amy Sample Ward

Education and it’s discontents are being changed by new ways of learning – much of it by new ways of creating, sharing and validating information and knowledge online. Tools and methods are being customized, adapted and remixed for various educational contexts. Topic: Education: How is social/new media affecting the future of education? Tags: events 4change education twitter This Thursday is the December #4Change Chat!

How Video Conference Helps in Education

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Video Conference is taking over the corporate world and have also delved into the education system.

Are Digital Badges and DIY Learning the Future of Education?


As someone who has a kid headed to college in three years, the concept of the staggering cost of a college education combined with the reality that a college degree (or even graduate degree) is no longer the guarantee of employment it used to be is one that weighs heavily on me.

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SEO Hacks to Incorporate in to your Higher Education Digital Strategy

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Higher Education digital strategy Search Engine Optimization SEOWhat is Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and why is it important? . SEO is the process of improving the visibility of your website or webpage in search engine results pages (SERP).

Reimagining education in the digital age


Technology and the future of education, learning, knowledge and universities (futurist speaker Gerd Leonhard) from Futurist Gerd Leonhard. ReimaginED: The Future of K12 Education from David Havens. From TED talk playlists to government speeches, everyone agrees: education is changing.

How Salesforce Event Management Can Impact Higher Education

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And for higher education institutions relying on Salesforce to track data, it only makes sense to use your CRM for event management as well. While it’s possible to use a third-party platform to manage attendees and logistics, you’ll… Education Fundraising Events

Performance Based Funding Institute to Improve Higher Education


Ann Duffy, Facilitator, Education First. Phil Gonring of Education First, facilitating the Davidson County Community College team at the PBF Institute. Shaun Yoder of Education First, facilitating the North Carolina state team at the PBF Institute. Two weeks ago VisionLink''s W.

Online philanthropy boosts educators | Tallahassee Democrat | tallahassee.com

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Online philanthropy boosts educators | Tallahassee Democrat | tallahassee.com : Howell turned to the Internet for help. Though a combination of social media and the website Donorschoose.org, she was able to raise the money she needed in two days. Donors Choose is a charity website where teachers can post their needs as projects in the hopes of finding donors. Other colleagues of mine have had great success with the website,” she said.

Games for Change Keynote: James Shelton, US Department of Education

Amy Sample Ward

James Shelton, US Department of Education: Education is probably the area where we have failed to innovate the most. I want to frame first the opportunity: we often talk about the competitiveness frame in education, that the US used to be number one, and now we are “falling behind.&# It has to happen outside this country because so many countries realized that education is the way to economic prosperity. Young people should enjoy the educational process.

How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education


By the Education Database Online. This is an oldie but a goodie – from June 2011. I would love to see how these numbers have grown in the last almost-year. Click on the infographic to enlarge. Via: OnlineEducation.net. Social Learning

Online Collaboration: Taking Education to New Heights

Tech Soup Blog

Taking Education to New Heights. Pamela Clark began New Heights Educational Group in 2006, as part of a lifelong commitment to education. Pamela, inspired by her grandmother, saw an obligation to fight against these problems through education.

Free education tools you have never heard of


—————— The number of education sites keeps growing at a fast rate. Scitable is available courtesy of NatureEducation which is an initiative for collaborative science education. This is a guest post by Sandra Miller, a tech writer from Brooklyn.

Higher Education and the Mobile Revolution: How Texts Make Better Schools and Students

Mobile Commons

College enrollment, grade improvements, and staying connected with student services are just a few of the advantages of higher education texting. Higher Ed higher education summer melt Ten years ago, text messaging’s role in the classroom was a head scratcher.

Supporting Nonprofit Tech Educators Across the Globe

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Here's your monthly roundup of free in-person #Tech4Good events. But first I'm going to show off on behalf of our NetSquared organizers. I have the very best job at TechSoup — I get to support our network of nonprofit technology event organizers.

The Internet, Social Media and the Democratization of Education


This is a guest post by Zach Buckley, a recent college graduate who is interested in the intersection of technology, education and online learning. The Internet as a Leveler for Education. In fact, Sir Ken Robinson argues that we need to completely redefine the way we view education.

Three Reasons Kids Need Digital Literacy and Citizenship Education

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Three reasons kids need digital literacy and citizenship education — and three ways to provide it – Guest Post by Emily Esch. Just as media and technology have affected the nature of childhood and education, they’ve also affected the nature of parenting.

The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm


————– I am very pleased to announce the publication of the white paper I co-authored with Elizabeth Weaver Engel, MA, CAE, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm.” No Feeds Found.

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Online Education Events for Nonprofits in July 2015

Tech Soup Blog

Various organizations and organizations offer again an exceptional array of events. All times are Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT). If you are not located in Eastern United States, use this site to convert those times into your own time zone.

Twitter Enhances Accessibility with Alt Text for Images – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Twitter Enhances Accessibility with Alt Text for Images – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education : "Twitter Enhances Accessibility with Alt Text for Images" 'via Blog this

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Are Digital Badges and DIY Learning the Future of Education?


As someone who has a kid headed to college in three years, the concept of the staggering cost of a college education combined with the reality that a college degree (or even graduate degree) is no longer the guarantee of employment it used to be is one that weighs heavily on me.

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Education: The Key to Member Growth and Loyalty

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If your association targets recent graduates, young professionals, and those looking to gain more employable credentials (or would like to), you may be familiar with the current educational landscape. White-Paper Education Shelly-Alcorn Elizabeth-Weaver-Engel

How Text Messaging Improves Educational Outcomes for Students

Mobile Commons

For years researchers have been searching for small yet effective improvements to current educational models. Loosely defined as “behavioral nudges,” the idea is that educational systems don’t need major overhauls that exhaust budgets in order to make a change.

Technology in Education and the Dominance of Apple [Infographic]


Interesting stuff from OpenColleges. Are you incorporating iPads or other similar tools into how you work with your members? An Infographic by Open Colleges. Potluck

Shifting to Digital: The MPI World Education Conference - Engage365

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Shifting to Digital: The MPI World Education Conference - Engage365 : "If your annual education conference attracts only 20% of your members what are you doing for the other 80%? How do you create and deliver education for them? How do you bring your community together

How To Get Engagement in Your Online Education


Rich Finstein interviews Kathi Edwards , a consultant on our CommPartners team, about her take on social learning and online education – and how important these are for getting the engagement everyone is looking for. What trends are you seeing in live online education?

Is your online education ready for Generation Flux?


————– Since the announcement by Harvard and MIT about the launch of their joint online education venture, edX , I’ve seen several articles and opinion pieces about MOOC – massive open online courses. They’ll take charge of their own education.

Improve Healthcare Education in Your Community with Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

The University of Maryland’s Food Supplement Nutrition Education program sends text messages to parents about keeping their children healthy. Text messaging is a powerful tool in improving knowledge about broader health issues within a community.

Who Are Education's Big Visionaries?

Have Fun - Do Good

One of the results of my creating a Generosity Plan was that I remembered how much I care about public education, literacy education, and arts education. When I graduated from college, almost all of my friends worked in public education, including me , but now, they've all left.

Mobile Commons Enroll: Reach, Educate, and Enroll the Uninsured

Mobile Commons

Last month, Mobile Commons launched Mobile Commons Enroll , a new product that can educate people about their health care options and guide them through enrollment.

Beyond School Supplies: How DonorsChoose is Crowdsourcing Real Education Reform | Fast Company | Business Innovation

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Beyond School Supplies: How DonorsChoose is Crowdsourcing Real Education Reform | Fast Company | Business Innovation : The charity is using its networking strength to provide teachers with new kinds of resources, and its data to hold bureaucrats accountable

Austin Nonprofit Bridges Digital and Education Divide in Cambodia - PR.com

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Press Release Austin Nonprofit Bridges Digital and Education Divide in Cambodia - PR.com : That’s something that Austin’s Windows of Wonder Institute, or WOWi, wants to end. With its first international project in Siem Reap, Cambodia, WOWi aims to bring American audiences together with students of the Tchey school, to provide technical training to these students and help raise money for the education of Cambodian children.

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Online Philanthropic Resources Enhance Education Curriculum - Philanthropy - pitchengine.com

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Online Philanthropic Resources Enhance Education Curriculum - Philanthropy - pitchengine.com.

New to TechSoup: Reading Eggs Online Educational Program

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Reading Eggs is an online reading education program for children aged 3 to 13. A team of education professionals developed the 120-lesson curriculum to help students with reading as well as with phonics, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.

Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education: "More than 100 researchers interested in the emerging field of the social history of computer programming are running what may be the first academic conference held entirely using Web 2.0 tools