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Penn State says ‘no’ to edtech disconnect–so can you!

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In order to better harness the technological innovations ripe for higher ed’s use toward its own reinvention,Penn State’s EdTech Network is leveraging the University’s size and broad research strengths to be a driver for job creation, economic development and student career success—and they’re asking other colleges, universities, faculty and staff, students, and companies to join.

Key Points:

  • Started in the fall of 2015, the EdTech Network promotes active collaboration among companies, students, faculty, staff, and alumni to foster transformational education technology.
  • It’s part of Penn State President Eric Barron’s $30 million Invent Penn State initiative, which aims to drive job creation, economic development, and student career success by connecting researchers and innovators with the people who can help bring their discoveries to the marketplace.
  • There are no application fees or obligations to become a member of the EdTech Network.

Rising Importance

According to Glenn Braddock, executive director of the Student Success Center at Excelsior College, and Dave Jarrat, VP at InsideTrack, there is a major disconnect between the edtech used by institutions and their own innovative goals.

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Leader in American Indian Education Launches Success Coaching Initiative for Incoming Freshman

Muskogee, OK. (July 28, 2016) –  Bacone College, a private liberal arts college with an education mission rooted in service to American Indian students, today announced, plans to launch a one-to-one coaching program designed to improve student success and inform institutional strategy with new insights on the student experience. To support the initiative, Bacone College has selected InsideTrack, the leading student success organization, to implement and operate the coaching program, which aims to serve over 600 incoming students.

As the oldest continuing center of higher education in Oklahoma, Bacone College offers students a multicultural curriculum designed to develop the skills necessary to be successful in the 21st-century workforce.

“Bacone’s commitment is to our students and their success. Ultimately, it is our one and sole objective. We want students to come to Bacone, but, more importantly, we want those who come to stay, and we want them to graduate,” said Franklin K. Willis, President of Bacone College. “In joining hands with Inside Track, we believe we take an important step forward to meet our goals.”

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