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Blog // Connect Michigan

Internet Impacts College Course Composition

By CMI Staff

Online lectures provide more time for in-class interaction We just completed a month that focused on education technology but here’s another story that is relevant to the subject: A growing number of college instructors are now “flipping” their courses by lecturing their students virtually, through audio or video outside of class, and utilizing class time for interactive learning through debate, group work, presenting, or problem solving. This teaching format is just another example of how technology is redeveloping teaching and learning methods in colleges and universities throughout the nation. Below is a portion of an article in the Star...

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Lynx Network Group to Expand in Kalamazoo

By Wil Payton

Lynx Network Group, a wholesale provider of telecommunication services to businesses, is establishing a home base in Western Michigan University’s Technology and Research Park. The company's growth is being pushed by its involvement in building a 1,500-mile fiber-optic network across Michigan to provide high-speed Internet service to businesses, schools and governments in rural areas that don't have high-capacity Internet access and the voice and data services it allows. In an MLive.com article company co-founder Gregg Rutgers talks about the company’s expansion in Kalamazoo: “Our staff has gone from seven employees to 14 in the last 18...

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