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Post Secondary School and Career Readiness in Australia

Promoting Career and Tertiary Education Readiness at EduTech

Hobsons is sponsoring the annual EduTech conference in Brisbane on 30 May – 1 June.

Building Naviance for Australia to Help Students Succeed

Hobsons' Director, Higher Education Product and Service, APAC shares thoughts on launching Naviance in Australia.

Starting An Education Revolution: The Role of Innovation

Innovation is an interesting concept, perhaps a little like other big ideas such as ‘excellence’ and ‘beauty’ where each person enjoys a slightly different flavour, but all know it when they see it. If people had to define it in the abstract, they would never reach a suitable agreement. People agree that innovations are new ideas, approaches, products or processes; they often help society do, see or think in new ways. Against the backdrop of current norms, innovations standout as ‘different’. But difference is not all that is required to make something truly innovative.

Post Secondary School and Career Readiness in Australia

Increasing Student Engagement in Australia

We are excited to offer Naviance by Hobsons, a global postsecondary planning tool already used by 8 million students worldwide to explore in meaningful ways the connection between education and careers as they progress through school.

Introducing Hobsons Summer Institute 2018!

Wes Moore, Sara Goldrick-Rab to Keynote Blended K-12, Higher Education Conference

Announcing the 2017 Hobsons Education Advances Awards Finalists (Higher Ed)

The Hobsons Education Advances Awards symbolize the innovation that is possible when an institution combines people, process, and technology to make a difference in the lives of students. Here are the award finalists in the areas of Admissions and Enrollment and Student Success and Advising.

The 2017 Hobsons University Conference Tracks PLUS Additional Keynote Announcement

Whether you are a first-time attendee or a Hobsons University veteran, the program for Hobsons U 2017 promises something for everyone who is searching for ways to best serve their students and institutions.

Three Good Reasons to Register for Hobsons University

While there is never a bad time to register for Hobsons University, here are three really good reasons why you may want to sign up soon.

Employee Spotlight: Meet Hobsons Account Executive Luciana DiTullio

In our Employee Spotlight blog series, you’ll meet Hobsons employees, learn about their background and roles, and discover what they like most about working at Hobsons.

Jane McGonigal to Keynote Hobsons University 2017

We’re thrilled to announce that world-renowned game designer and New York Times best-selling author Jane McGonigal is our keynote speaker for Hobsons University 2017.

Hobsons and PLAN: Three Revelations from My Trip to Vietnam

Alice Bindel, Account Manager at Hobsons, shares her experience traveling to Vietnam with PLAN International.

RepVisits Joins Hobsons

Hobsons acquires RepVisits to expand access to college opportunities for high school students.

Employee Spotlight: Meet Hobsons Scrum Master Tyler Tremblay

In our Employee Spotlight blog series, you’ll meet Hobsons employees, learn about their background and roles, and discover what they like most about working at Hobsons.

Hobsons & PLAN: A Look Back at Nepal

Kim Oppelt, Community and Outreach Manager at Hobsons, shares her experience traveling to Nepal with PLAN International.

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Hobsons and PLAN: Advancing Education Around the World

This year marks our tenth year partnering with PLAN International, and in celebration of this anniversary, we will be featuring the stories of past employee travelers here on our blog.

Happy Holidays from Hobsons

Thank you for reading throughout the year and for all you do to help students succeed. We will be back in January with new and exciting content. We're looking forward to see what 2017 brings!

College Readiness, Beyonce, and the Beer Goggles Effect: Wrapping up Season 1 of Upgraded by Hobsons

As 2016 draws to a close, we launch today the final episode in Season 1 of Upgraded by Hobsons, our free podcast accessible through iTunes. We invite you to join more than 1.7 million listeners who are tuning in to Upgraded. All nine episodes of the first season are now live.

Supporting University Admissions Around the Globe

Hear from Hobsons' Director of Product Management and her travels to Australia in order to understand the different needs of our admissions clients in different parts of the world.

Latina Girls FTW!

The technology field offers opportunities to be creative, innovative, and imaginary. Latina Girls Code, a Chicago-based non-profit organization, is hoping to increase those opportunities to minority females in technology fields of work by introducing them to the skills needed to excel.

Achieving What Matters Most (To You!)

How do schools get better at achieving goals that are most important to them? We have been exploring this question in a series of free Curriculum Breakfast Masterclasses held in Australian capital cities. Besides an opportunity to meet great educators, we have received positive feedback on the direction we’ve taken with Edumate’s Curriculum Mapping and Delivery software. This software helps schools accurately map their curriculum back to their required standards, as well as embed their own school’s values, vision, and frameworks directly into unit planning.

Redefining College Admissions

Listen to our recent episode of Upgraded by Hobsons for a deeper look into Goucher College's experience with video applications.

Redefining Student Success, Holistic Admissions, and Latina Girls Code: Listen to Upgraded Episode 8

If you take away the honor roll, test scores, and athletic trophies, are there other ways to describe student success in high school and provide college admission offices with a more holistic view of their applicants?

Flipping the Classroom

Upon implementing this new instruction technique, now referred to as “flipping the classroom,” the high school’s discipline dropped 30 percent, the failure rate declined 33 percent, and the college acceptance rate increased 80 percent.

What You Need to Know about Getting More Minorities into College

In the U.S., the idea of attracting people to college is based on the belief that together, as a country, the citizens will succeed, says Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The goal in higher education is the same, “to help people dream about their possibilities and reach those dreams.”

Getting Over the Mountain

Location, location, location. We all know it matters when making investments in housing. But what about location’s effect on education? If a student lives in a more affluent neighborhood, he or she may receive a better-quality education. Disparities from one neighborhood to another can range from differences in course offerings, funding, and the number of highly skilled teachers. Neighborhoods with lower income residents can have a difficult time attracting highly skilled teachers.

Girls Take Over on International Day of the Girl

The work Hobsons does on the behalf of Plan International is vital. Plan International works to improve girls’ access to education and to ensure that girls are less likely to leave school before completing their studies. It aims to ensure that every girl completes at least nine years of quality education.

Getting More Minorities into College, and the Link Between What You Study and What You Can Earn

Today we launch Episode 7 of Upgraded by Hobsons, a free monthly podcast accessible through iTunes.

How to Integrate Five Great Pedagogies

How can you integrate five great pedagogies into your curriulum strategy?

College or Resort?

College recruitment is a competitive business. In addition to enticing students to enroll in universities by boasting quality courses and tradition, institutions are showcasing their state-of-the-art amenities. To attract and retain best-fit students, some universities are even investing in hospitality services.

Mentors Matter: Arel Moodie Tells How One Person Can Change a Life

Teetering on the edge of his apartment roof, high above the projects of Brooklyn, New York, Arel Moodie had a choice to make. And as he reflected on it later, he was convinced he’d made the wrong one: He had decided to live.

How a Teacher Can Change a Life

Teachers juggle a lot. Besides their work in the classroom, they grade projects and papers, prepare lesson plans, and support students inside and outside of school. Although all of these efforts are important, how they handle these can affect how students view education.

High School Survival, Campus Tours, and Video Applications: Welcome to Upgraded by Hobsons

It’s back to school time, and today we launch Episode 6 of Upgraded by Hobsons, a free monthly podcast accessible through iTunes. More than 1.4 million listeners are tuning in to Upgraded. You can join them and listen the current episode here.

Experiential Learning on New York’s Harbor

The yearning to establish an calmer than Manhattan educational setting is what led to the creation of the New York Harbor School. Founded in 2003, the private school has since become an educational refuge for city students seeking to learn traditional subjects in a natural setting.

Weird 101: A College Course Exploring the Economics of Love

Relationships and love can be tricky to navigate. Who should make the first move? Are men really more dominant? Are women the more conscientious half of a romantic couple? Throughout history, social scientists have explained the varying behaviors of men and women by citing social norms, cultural ideologies, and biology.

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Perseverance: Just Keep Swimming

What does perseverance mean to high school students? Is it studying hard for a test in a difficult subject? Is it practicing a skill until they’re the best they can be? For Yusra Mardini, perseverance means swimming.

Timely Texts, the Economics of Love, and Diversity on Campus

Today we air Episode 5 of Upgraded by Hobsons, a free monthly podcast accessible through iTunes, featuring stories and interviews with students and educators exploring innovative topics in K-12 and higher education. Join more than 1 million listeners who have made Upgraded one of the most popular education podcasts on the air.

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