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April 2017: DCU pleased with data/student rewards DN's help with flowers

April 26th was a happy day!  Alana was on our flagship's campus and DCU was pleased with our delivery of a second year of professional development results.  So much so that the school will offer DN to all its Doctoral students next year.  

The capstone for the day, however, was this beautiful, rich bouquet of flowers, given to Alana by a grateful student. 

DoctoralNet Limited Announces MastersNet is Ready for Testing

June 2016

Dr Alana James, CEO of DoctoralNet Limited announced that MastersNet is in its final stages of development and will be ready shortly for testing with students.  Built upon the same concepts of a suited of small technologies, each aimed directly at a known tension experienced by students as they finish their final projects, MastersNet has two goals:

  1. To follow along with the style of DoctoralNet's maps, automations©, and articles as aids for research masters students.
  2. To focus tools directly on both academic writing and critical thinking for all Masters students and across disciplines.

Negotiations are underway with two universities in the US as pilot sites but, according to Dr James, "we can turn these tools on quickly and would still be able to set up for other trials to take place in the fall semester 2016."

DocNet & Enterprise Ireland Host Meeting at Irish Consulate in NYC

March 11, 2016 

DoctoralNet Ltd, Sage Publications, Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Consulate in NYC worked together to provide a breakfast meeting for Provosts and Deans of nearby universities.  Attendees enjoyed a discussion of the changes and possible futures of graduate education.

March 2017: Enterprise Ireland Funds DN as a High Potential Startup

Enterprise Ireland is the Irish state agency charged with improving export business from Ireland.  Part of their services includes the Competitive Start Fund, a €50K 10% investment offered only to businesses deemed a high potential start-up that is export ready.  HPSUs should produce €1M in revenue and employ 10 people within three years after investment.

Alana James and Margie Milenkiewicz are happy to have joined this group!  This photo was taken as Alana accepted the check from her solicitor.

Irish Consulate Meeting: San Francisco, May 2016

May 20, 2016

Eight universities gathered again - this time at the Irish consulate in San Francisco where the differences between cultures and concerns across the United States could be seen.  In San Francisco attendees came looking for what technology could do for graduate education.  As one woman said, "There are a lot of choices for undergraduates.  I attend conferences etc but never see technology that is appropriate for the graduate student."  Others commented, "What is needed are aids for academic writing, and critical thinking, we cannot get enough help in those areas."

Report on Top Three Technologies for Graduate Education Published by Elearning Industry

eLearning Industry published a neutral report on the top three technology enhanced learning practices proven to increase graduate retention and recruitment.  DoctoralNet's platform featured largely in the dialog with other instructional designers.  The article is available under Resources.

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