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Blockchain: Potential Opportunities for Career Colleges

By Nicolas E.M. Michiels, Principal and Olivia O’Hea, Summer Associate, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC
This article explores the application of blockchain technology to postsecondary institutions. First, we report on the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) efforts to study blockchain and assess how it can be used by the education sector. Second, we consider the opportunities and challenges for blockchain in a higher education setting. Finally, we discuss specific ways career colleges could leverage blockchain technology.

Why Inclusive Access Makes Sense Now More Than Ever

Adaptive Learning 3.0: Increasing the Certification Rates of Aviation Maintenance Students Through Online Technologies

By Joel A. English, Vice President, Aviation Institute of Maintenance
The next era of adaptive learning, Adaptive Learning 3.0, leverages AI and machine learning technology to dramatically improve learning and training outcomes and impact organizational bottom lines. This article discovers how this third generation of adaptive learning has helped the nation’s leading aviation maintenance school, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, increase its students’ certification rates, increase in-field graduation rates, and become the nation’s largest provider of certified aircraft mechanics.

Blockchain: Potential Opportunities for Career Colleges

Apply Effective Learning Techniques; Ed-Tech that Really Works

By Eric Evans, President and CEO, Bryan University
Bryan University contemplated how many of their students really knew how to use spaced repetition to ensure memory retention so that they would have a strong sense of “I can succeed.” Using an ed-tech startup, Bryan University measured a 267% increase in engagement while reducing faculty lecture time by 50% with a pilot group of students.

Blockchain: Potential Opportunities for Career Colleges

Inclusive Access: Is it the Answer to Course Materials Accessibility and Affordability Challenges?

By Bruce Schneider, Vice President of Business Engineering, Ambassador Education Solutions
Whether the challenge is accessibility or affordability or both, schools around the country are taking a hard look at their course materials programs and seeking innovative models that put the right materials in students’ hands, the right way and at the right price. Enter: Inclusive Access.

Blockchain: Potential Opportunities for Career Colleges

ECPI University Becomes one of the First Universities to Issue Degrees Digitally

Written by Barbara A. Schmitz from an interview with Jeff Arthur, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Chief Information Officer, ECPI University
ECPI University became one of the first universities in the nation to issue degrees digitally, providing secure, immediate verification to prospective employers and others. ECPI University’s Jeff Arthur predicts the technology will be “a revolutionary game-changer for higher education by putting ownership of student records into the hands of students.”

Blockchain: Potential Opportunities for Career Colleges

Dos and Don’ts to Achieve Student Success in Today’s Higher Education Landscape

By Jason Pistillo, President, University of Advancing Technology
The higher education sector is at a critical moment in history. After spending more than 20 years in higher education, I’ve developed a couple of do’s and don’ts for proprietary school owners to keep top-of-mind with regards to technology and student success.

Blockchain: Potential Opportunities for Career Colleges

Woz U’s President: ‘Agility is at the Forefront of What we do’

Interview with Chris Coleman, President, Woz U
Woz U launched in October 2017 with a goal to make technology-based programs more available, more affordable and more effective for as many students as possible. To do that, the company is working to add partnerships that will bring programs to more students, regardless of their location, economic status or age.

Blockchain: Potential Opportunities for Career Colleges

Robo-Dog: Stanbridge College Introduces Cutting-Edge Technology for Veterinary Students

Written from an interview with Yasith Weerasuriya, President and CEO, Stanbridge College
Stanbridge College is an example of the introduction of new technology in a manner that directly improves the quality of their students’ education, by providing “hands-on” clinical experience that will prove valuable for their future careers.

Blockchain: Potential Opportunities for Career Colleges