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On Nov. 28, ACE will host a webinar to help institutions understand the importance of extra-institutional learning and the prior learning assessment process.
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Higher education institutions should be preparing their students for successful careers, but curricular decisions should not exclusively rely on labor market needs.
Workforce development programming can have a positive impact not only on the local community, but on the institutional bottom line, if the institution is strategic in program development.
Today, ACTA is releasing a major report, Getting What You Pay For?: A Look at America’s Top-Ranked Public Universities. Too many leading institutions are failing to provide students with an excellent education at an affordable cost. Little more than half of students attain four-year degrees in four years. Meanwhile, tuitions are skyrocketing: if the price of milk had risen as quickly over the last three decades as flagship university tuitions, a gallon would cost $17.48 today!
Differentiating factors for an institution can be as simple as the people, technology and flexibility it offers, but those elements can have a significant impact on student experience and institutional reputation.
Competency-based education is a hot idea, albeit not a new one. But as it is with anything in higher education, there is great variation among numerous emerging models. And understanding how they work is complicated by the fact that competency-based programs don’t look like much like most peoples’ vision of college.
U.S. universities and colleges face a host of challenges. But a number of large and small experiments across the nation point the way forward.
Every time a new study comes out regarding the “payoff” from college, I wonder: Will this finally be the one that takes note of widespread underemployment among recent grads and comprehends the impact of credential inflation?
The Carnegie Corporation of New York and Time magazine co-host an annual summit on higher education, most recently focusing on the American university as a “driver of research and education for the nation, as well as threats to the university’s continued excellence, and ideas for innovation and reinvention to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.”
People will still be able to view Udacity’s online-course materials without paying, but those who want a credential will have to open their wallets.
As long as folks have little appreciation for the arts and humanities are dominating ed reform discussions, we are unlikely to make much progress in reviving those topics in schools.
An exuberant crowd of ed tech investors, entrepreneurs and their publicity staffs are converging at the ASU/GSV summit in Arizona this week, with claims that tech tools can transform education and solve the achievement gap.
The steady increase in the proportion of Americans earning degrees after high school graduation continued in 2012 for the fifth straight year, according to the annual Lumina Foundation report “A Stronger Nation.”
College education around the country is becoming less affordable than ever, putting it more out of reach for those who need it most. But several states are moving forward with a plan to change that.
The investment and ed tech part of the education sector is gathering today in Scottsdale Arizona for the Education Innovation Summit, co-sponsored by Arizona State University and GSV Advisors. It’s an event that has grown larger and more influential over the past few years, fueled in part by the explosion of education data and the opportunities these changes offer for new and innovative solutions.
by dawe2k5 Learning Management Systems like Moodle, Blackboard and many others are the backbone of almost all universities' and schools' use of educational technology.
Ben Wildavsky says we have plenty of information on how U.S. schoolchildren are performing, but what about college students?
Eighteen colleges and two college systems have been selected to participate in a new research network designed to test the value and effectiveness of competency-based education.