A recent survey of public high school graduates finds about half feel they are unprepared for life after high school and most would have worked harder if they had realized the expectations of college and the workplace.
The future of education will move from massive physical and administrative infrastructure expenses back to the roots of education: the Professors. The new education models will need a powerful faculty that operates much more efficiently and greatly improves the mastery-of-learning for their students, all while increasing not only job security, but overall compensation. This is a profound paradigm shift in Higher Education taking place right now.
More and more universities are starting to turn their attention toward online doctorates. As the number of master’s students from the initial flush of fully online degrees stabilizes, those interested in increased revenue streams have opened up the university gates wide and have started to look to doctoral-level education for the next big democratization of higher education.
Techno-centrism, techno-imperialism/colonialism, digital chauvinism – call it what you will – today’s universities are in the grip of planners and administrators who insist that the old didactic order is fast giving way to a new era of virtual higher education.
To address states’ devastating budget cuts to public colleges ushered in by the Great Recession, the Center for American Progress proposes a new funding mechanism to improve college affordability and decrease student reliance on federal loans.
Accountability is a hallmark of public higher education. In our commitment to student success, we will need more accurate and comprehensive measures of student progress--both as a yardstick for institutional improvement and to assure external account...
With cloud computing, mobile technology and big data analytics on the rise, a lot of change is coming to campus IT departments. And along with all that change comes the need for many colleges and universities to ramp up their IT hiring in 2015.
That is both good news and bad news. It's great for job seekers, of course, when organizations increase head count. But for higher education institutions — not known for their top IT salaries — competition with the corporate sector should be tough.
[I]ncreasingly, we are hearing employers say they can train employees in the specialized technical skills associated with their jobs. It’s the intangible skills that actually make people employable in the first place that they hope will be taught—and not just taught, but inculcated—by colleges and universities.
First: higher education is still the best pathway to success. Second, right now only over half of those starting college finish without a degree. Third, we know what we need to do to improve higher education for the world we live in now. Fourth, we need more college professors dedicated to ensuring student success.
the scope of services that colleges and universities offer to students with learning disabilities varies widely. While the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires colleges to support students with learning disabilities, colleges differ in terms of the resources they have devoted to this challenge.
Higher education technology businesses can get lost in the weeds after their launch has passed and they’re no longer in the startup or seed funding mode. College administrators and their IT staffs can labor in relative anonymity as they try to improve their learning technology and approaches for students.
Soft-spoken education revolutionary Sal Khan has a few ideas for how to radically overhaul higher education. First, create a universal degree that’s comparable to a Stanford degree, and second, transform the college transcript into a portfolio of things that students have actually created.
The simple act of saving something, such as a file on a computer, may improve our memory for the information we encounter next, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research suggests that the act of saving helps to free up cognitive resources that can be used to remember new information.
Though colleges and universities might be threatened by disruption from online courses, the only disruption that matters is supporting students with mentoring, caring professors and deep and experiential learning.
8 of the 50 states have squeezed their higher-education budgets so tightly that they’re spending a collective 23 percent less, on average, than they did at the start of the recession on their public universities and colleges, according to the independent Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.