Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education? Here’s a recap of this week’s top education news. Let us know what you think about this week’s news in the comments below.

Study: Text ‘nudges’ boost engagement for community college STEM students
Education Dive
… A report about a sample of more than 2,000 community college students pursuing degrees in STEM fields were 10% more likely to return the following semester if they received text message “nudges” to encourage persistence and enrollment.

Centers of the Pedagogical Universe
Inside Higher Ed
Centers for teaching and learning are shifting away from introducing faculty members to technology and instead focusing on helping instructors improve their courses in a variety of ways.

Privacy policies can conflict with personalized learning, but they don’t have to, NASBE finds
…There does not have to be tension between implementing personalized learning for students and safeguarding those same students’ privacy through data protection policies, says a new report from the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE).

Words Matter in Gauging Public Confidence
Inside Higher Ed
…Gallup injected yet more data into the mix Friday, with a new survey that both reinforces the idea that higher education has seriously alienated white male Americans without a degree and underscores that people think very differently about the topic depending on the words you use.

Community Colleges, Early Adopters of Online Technology, Hint at New LMS Market Trends
eLearningInside News
…Earlier this month, the Instructional Technology Council (ITC), a subsidiary organization of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), released their annual report titled “Trends in eLearning: Tracking the Impact of eLearning at Community Colleges.” Besides providing a great deal of excellent information on the current state of community colleges in the U.S. and Canada, the report detailed a good deal of recent trends of LMSs at community colleges.

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