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STARLINK Professional Development, what's in it for you? How about start developing, find your career path, and market your skills. Sounds great! You will find it all here at STARLINK. Our show, "Critical 5: Developing Marketable Skills", will share with you smart ways to tune-in your thoughts and discover your true marketable skills.

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  • Critical 5: Developing Marketable Skills

Magna 20 Minute Mentor

  • How Can I Manage the Disconnect Between Faculty and Student Perceptions of Rigor to Increase Learning?
  • How Can I Design Copyright-Compliant Courses?
  • How Do I Set Students Up for Success in Online Courses?

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  • Episode 110: Digital Citizenship, Online Learning, Hardware & Software, and Instructional Design
  • Episode 120: Episode 121: Hardware & Software, AR/VR, Online Teaching & Learning, and Instructional Design & Design in General

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"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows."
- Sydney J. Harris

Active-Learning Classrooms, 7 Tips for Higher Education

Eli Zimmerman | EdTech

Universities are investing heavily to transform lecture-style classrooms into active-learning environments in order to boost student engagement and improve retention and recruitment rates.

Research from institutions such as Indiana University and Yale University finds that active-learning classroom environments can be beneficial for student outcomes, giving universities more reasons to consider active-learning strategies in their classroom design.

With the numbers to prove that active-learning classrooms are effective, universities are now pressed to find the best way to design innovative spaces.

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Crossing the Finish Line: Stories on Student Success and What Colleges Are Doing to Get There

By: Sydney Johnson/EdSurge

"Student success" is somewhat of an ambiguous term that no one seems to agree on. Is it measured by graduation rates? Job placement? GPA? Among the debate, one thing is clear: improving all forms of student success (regardless of an institution's definition) is on the mind of many higher-ed changemakers.

That's especially true in today's era of increased performance-based funding, declining student enrollment and changing demographics, where many students are working, raising children or are first in their family to attend college.

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Bring your lessons to life with Expeditions

By: Google

With the Expeditions app, classrooms have no boundaries.

With VR and AR, teachers are no longer limited by the space of the classroom. VR lets you explore the world virtually while AR brings abstract concepts to life-allowing teachers to guide students through collections of 360° scenes and 3D objects, pointing out interesting sites and artifacts along the way.

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