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$50,000 In Student Loans? You Probably Don’t Think College Was Worth It

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Weighed Down By Loans
LA Johnson/NPR

“The value of my education is priceless, but the value of my education is also not $140,000 in debt.”

That was the statement of a Hunter College graduate with a master’s degree, as quoted in the documentary Ivory Tower. And a new national poll suggests that thousands of graduates, especially younger graduates, agree with her.

For the second year in a row, the Gallup Organization, along with Purdue University, surveyed about 30,000 graduates of four-year colleges in the U.S. The survey asked about how their college experience influenced their happiness in life and at work, years or decades later.

The researchers say their broader goal is to develop a measure of college performance that focuses on what matters most to students.

 

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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Software & Online

ABSOLUTE TO INTEGRATE WITH MICROSOFT SCCM AND SIEM
(www.absolute.com)

Absolute Software Corporation announced new security functionality that extends IT oversight to include the status of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) on each device as well as the integration of Absolute alerts with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions. Microsoft SCCM enables organizations to manage the deployment and security of devices and applications. If SCCM is not properly working on an endpoint, IT can no longer manage the device. Leveraging Persistence technology by Absolute, IT can monitor devices on or off network and receive an alert if SCCM is corrupted or removed. This early notification allows administrators to take corrective action so the device can be promptly returned to management. The new SIEM connector allows customers to consolidate security data within their SIEM environment. If an Absolute security alert is triggered, the event details will flow into the customer’s chosen SIEM application where the incident can be examined in the context of the broader security landscape.

ADOBE CAPTIVATE PRIME
(www.adobe.com)

Adobe announced the introduction of Adobe Captivate Prime, a new self-service Learning Management System (LMS) that enables learning professionals to easily and efficiently setup, deliver, and track any form of learning. The cloud-based platform includes the new Fluidic Player, offering a unified playback experience for virtually any kind of content, so users can seamlessly play videos and access PDFs, PPTs, DOCX, SCORM, and AICC-compliant packages, all without having to download plugins. Fluidic Player also allows learners to bookmark or add explanatory notes at any point in their content, which they can quickly reference later. Furthermore, the Adobe Captivate Prime app downloads learning content onto a tablet, makes it available for offline access, and auto syncs when the learner is back online. learning experience for learners while maintaining control of the learning environment.

 

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