Top 5 Features in the Fall 2017 Release

As the Fall semester begins in earnest around the country we wanted to share with all of you some of the things that we've been working on to make your time spent in Junction more efficient and effective than ever. With that, let's jump to the top five countdown of...

The Macro View on Microlearning

Professor Semingson at the University of Texas at Arlington published a piece recently related to how microlearning can engage non-traditional students. To see the full article by Prof. Semingson please visit the link at the end of this post. Before we get too far,...

Students want more real-time information about progress

Education Dive reports on a new study by Blackboard relating to measuring the impacts on learning performance of using mobile notifications - a feature we've had available in Junction since 2015. Researchers found that students were particularly interested in...

Campus View: Chasing Graduation

Today’s post is brought to you by Kevin Hernandez, a student at Williams College who has joined the Junction team for his summer internship. Look out for additional pieces from Kevin this summer. Today is the day. You have received multiple reminders that you need to...

College Students are Digital Natives? Not so fast…

Paul Feldman, CEO of Jisc, recently published a piece evaluating the digital readiness for the workplace of today's college students. The results are illuminating, to say the least. ...this year’s edition of Jisc’s student digital experience survey shows that only...

Driving Institutional Progress, First Stop = Engaging Faculty

When you speak with students on college campuses and ask them to reflect upon their experiences often the first thing that comes to mind is their experience, good and bad, with individual instructors in courses that they've taken. What doesn't come to mind? Senior...

Driving Success in Remedial Education

Over this past weekend the New York Times ran an op-ed piece about the success that CUNY has been having with a bottoms-up approach to revamping remedial education. As 'success' can mean many things, to many people, from the piece: More than half the students who...

Shifting Sands in Online Learning

Campus Technology posted yesterday about the continuing evolution of online learning programs across different institutional cohorts. Regarding online delivery, there has been a decided shift towards asynchronous learning for larger cohorts (2,500+ online learners in...

5 Ways Universities Are Handling Students Diverse Web Needs

In an increasingly connected world eCampusNews recently posted an article describing five areas that colleges and universities need to dig further into in order to meet students changing needs and growing appetite for all things digital. Our abridged version is below,...

Using Data to Drive Completion Rates

We've written a few times about "non-traditional" learners but the reality is that on today's college and university campuses across the U.S. more than half the students enrolled are more than 24 years old - with many working part-time or full-time and even supporting...