Driving Awareness, Adoptions, and Affordability
The Accelerated Career PATHS for Higher Education program is powered by SoftChalk Cloud, an award-winning platform that includes learning objects, creation tools, and management functions. SoftChalk LLC hosts the platform allowing organizations like Open Doors Group (ODG) to focus on content rather than infrastructure.
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have…Continue
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A dream team of experts committed to lowering barriers to higher education has developed the PATHS program to develop managers in higher education. This 8-week pilot of the the Open Doors Group Higher Education Leadership Platform will enable faculty and new managers to accelerate their careers. For more information on the program, read the Press Release. Registration for this affordable, convenient program is now open. The program runs…Continue
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For years educators have focused on providing students with 21st century skills like collaboration and critical thinking. Now it is time for the educators to gain skills that will move them into and advance them within the management career track: department chair, division head, dean and above. The new leaders are confronted with a much different educational scene than the one that retiring managers addressed. Education is disrupted by technology, business models, and more. Academic leaders…Continue
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Open Doors Group has been increasing access to education for all learners for several years. Now this organization is opening the doors to the management track of colleges and universities with Accelerated Career PATHS for Higher Education. Unlike exclusive fast-track programs, PATHS in egalitarian in admissions. Anyone aspiring to department chair, division head, dean, or VP at a college or university is welcome to join this affordable convenient program. The…Continue
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PRLog (Press Release) - Jun. 6, 2014 - San Jose, CA. Open Doors Group (ODG), the League for Innovation in the Community College, and SoftChalk LLC today announced that registration is open for PATHS, an eight-week online program designed to accelerate career paths for higher education professionals. PATHS will address the pending leadership crisis by providing a unique, career-boosting opportunity for…Continue
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From an Economist blog post: "Taobao, a large online retail platform, has become increasingly important to rural economies across China. Establishing online stores on Taobao requires little more than decent internet links and a logistics chain (often motorcycle delivery), so millions have been able to start selling goods at low cost. The trend has reversed the fortunes of…Continue
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Tom Tryniski, an eccentric retiree has digitized (so far) about 27 million newspaper pages working alone in his living room and has made them free for anyone to search....The Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) has caught up. The entire run of the paper is now digitized.....So how much did the BPL pay to finish the job? Absolutely nothing. Read the entire story in Reason Magazine.
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The University of South Africa (Unisa) has approved an Open Educational Resource (OER) Strategy.
“As the African University in service of humanity, we have a responsibility to share the gift of knowledge” said Narend Baijnath, Pro Vice-Chancellor at Unisa. “OER provides the vehicle for our institution to lead by example in widening access to educational opportunity.”
Unisa acknowledges that the vast quantities of content and teaching materials, especially openly licensed…Continue
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FCB Brasil and the CNA language school network are launching the Speaking Exchange project, which connects CNA students in Brazil with Americans living in retirement homes. This meeting is carried out via an exclusive digital tool that uses video chat technology to bring the students face to face with Americans. Truly a win-win.
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I love alternative business models! So much better than taxation.
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Some insightful ideas as ODG continues its' drive for Social Media Awareness:
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This Chart Shows Why Pinterest Is Way More Important Than Twitter Or Reddit For Traffic Referrals
If you want to drive traffic on the Web, you are likely posting your content to several of the big social sharing sites, like Facebook and Twitter, without knowing which ones are getting your site the most eyeballs.
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Well-organized, outgoing coordinator needed to match academic leaders (mentors) with aspiring academic leaders 9mentees) across the U.S. and Canada employing an automated tool. Mentor-matching is part of the Higher Education Leadership Platform that is being piloted by the League for Innovation. Fifty mentor-mentee matches are needed by August. Coordinator will have access to at least 1500 academics and information about the jobs to which the mentees aspire. Watch this …Continue
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Great to see Is There a STEM Worker Shortage? quoting Professor Hal Salzman of Rutgers’ Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy who says the shortage is a myth. Here is a similar and longer article in Atlantic Monthly:…Continue
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A huge thank you to Open Doors Group partners League for Innovation in the Community College and SoftChalk LLC for their assistance on this all-important initiative. A hug for former COT marketing manager Sharyn Fitzpatrick for tweeting the news a few seconds after the release. Follow Sharyn…Continue
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The California Network for Higher Education Access will be completely revamped and relaunched by July 2014. We have a strategist, a project manager, and a technologist. The team needs 2 or 3 more volunteers to add content.
The Network was created in early 2010 to serve the needs of the OER Center for…Continue
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