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Increasing grades, decreasing failures when active learning is used in STEM education

STEM courses are often plagued by high attrition rates, especially in introductory classes. But new research sheds light on ways to reduce attrition and increase pass rates for students in rigorous STEM courses. The research was published in the National Academy of Sciences and authored by researchers at the University of Washington and the University of Maine.

Active Learning Comes to Life at Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is one of the nation’s top universities. This  independent, leading research institute offers world-class academic programs in Cleveland’s culturally vibrant University Circle. Technology plays a critical role in delivering that academic experience.

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More Clicks, Fewer Bricks – Is the Lecture Hall Obsolete?

Is the lecture hall obseleteTwo teams faced off to an Oxford style debate last week on NPR to argue the motion, “More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall is Obsolete.” The team debating for the motion was comprised of EdX founder and MIT professor Anant Agarwal along with Ben Nelson, Chairman and CEO of The Minerva Project.

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Dell and Echo360 Partner to Empower Students around the World through Active Learning Technology

Earlier today, we announced the expansion of our partnership with Dell to sell the Echo360 Active Learning Solutions around the world. Over the past year, Dell and Echo360 have connected 425 classrooms with Echo360 active learning solutions to reach thousands of students at leading institutions including Yale University and City University of London.

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