Tech Buzzwords
Millennial buzzwords
Buzzing with student learning
Registrar is A buzz
Student Affairs buzz

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IoE

Internet of Everything-It is a philosophy in which technology's future is comprised of many different types of appliances, devices and items connected to the global Internet.

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Commodore

Commodore is an old or slow computer.

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Andragogy

Andragogy-the method and practice of teaching adult learners; adult education

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FERPA

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act generally prohibits the improper disclosure of personally identifiable information derived from education records.

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Internationalization

 Internationalization of higher education is the process by which an institution integrates an international and intercultural dimension into its teaching, research, and service functions.

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Virtual learning environments

Virtual learning environments are electronic classrooms which are increasingly incorporating more sophisticated elements, including social networking and other Web 2.0 tools, to engage and challenge students.

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Fifteen Minute Rule

Fifteen Minute Rule -rule allowing students to leave a class when a professor is late fifteen minutes

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Experiential learning

Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience, and is more specifically defined as "learning through reflection on doing".

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Audit

An Audit is conducted for compliance and risk management reasons per Higher Learning Commission regulations.

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ROI

Return on Investment is when a school offers the highest return on investment for tuition. What salary can you make with the degree you have earned?

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Actionable Analytics

It means the act of analyzing data which leads to a company making some sort of concrete action.

In other words, it means analyzing data to find problem areas and their causes, to then determine what to do to solve those issues.

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On fleek

Used originally in an Instagram post about eyebrows (yes, the origin stories for these terms tend to be as weird as the terms themselves), being "on fleek" means to be on point. In a business context, it means something was well executed and is worthy of acknowledgement.

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Microlearning

Microlearning is a way of teaching and delivering content to learners in small, very specific bursts. The learners are in control of what and when they’re learning.

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AACRAO

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) is a non-profit, voluntary, professional association of more than 11,000 higher education professionals who represent approximately 2,600 institutions in more than 40 countries. Its mission is to provide professional development, guidelines, and voluntary standards to be used by higher education officials regarding the best practices in records management, admissions, enrollment management, administrative information technology, and student services.

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Digital Badges

Digital badges are a way for college students to create their own portfolios where they could demonstrate all types of learning and activities.

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Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing will continue being a major technology buzzword in 2019. In general quantum computers can solve much more complex problems than classical electronic computers by using quantum bits (qubits) instead of binary digits (bits). This means that the data doesn’t have to be limited to two defined states any more: 0 or 1. For this reason, quantum computing is much more flexible by allowing computations to be performed in parallel.

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Sorry not sorry

Fake apologies are part of the ethos when you are a Millennial. You are a little sorry, but you also want to make fun of the idea of being sincerely apologetic when it is not deserved.

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Project-based learning

Project-based learning typically allows students to demonstrate their understanding of course concepts by applying them to real-world problems. Many laud this instructional strategy for its potential to better prepare students for the transition to the workforce.

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CCSSE

The Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE), a product and service of the Center for Community College Student Engagement, is a well-established tool that helps institutions focus on good educational practice and identify areas in which they can improve their programs and services for students.

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CBE

Competency-Based Education (CBE): Colleges and universities are abuzz with the idea of competency-based education (CBE)…if they can figure out the pesky credit hour and regulatory red tape.

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IoT

Internet of Things (IoT) the physical world will become one big information system. Everyday physical objects will be connected to the Internet and to each other creating the ambient intelligence.

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JOMO

Millennials like to take an overused acronym like FOMO (fear of missing out) and twist it to their will. The "joy of missing out" means missing something that was lame in the first place.

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UDL

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an educational framework for flexible learning, meant to accommodate different learning styles (otherwise known as learning modalities). UDL principles provide a blueprint for curriculum development, including goals, methods and materials—but this blueprint isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, it’s one that can be customized for the individual needs of students.

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IPEDS

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), established as the core postsecondary education data collection program for NCES, is a system of surveys designed to collect data from all primary providers of postsecondary education. IPEDS is a single, comprehensive system designed to encompass all institutions and educational organizations.

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Differentiate

Differentiate in higher ed knows that in order to keep admissions up and improve retention, differentiating it’s “services” and “branding” are critical.