As recently as three years ago, it seemed unlikely that the existing system of accreditation would survive the next renewal of the Higher Education Act in anything remotely resembling its current form.
Tablets and smart mobile devices are garnering positive perceptions within educational contexts, with the strongest support showing for the technologies’ effectiveness in particular tasks and when used within more student-active contexts.
A college education has long been both a key ingredient to upward mobility and a crucial means of educating virtuous citizens. But as tuition and college debt have skyrocketed, graduation rates have fallen, and liberal education has been increasingly squeezed out of the curriculum, higher-education has also become a major source of risk and anxiety for middle-class families. Is the traditional college model sustainable? Will technology transform teaching and learning? Is there still room for real liberal education on our campuses?
With the consistently increasing costs of higher education, it’s likely we will soon see a disruption in the industry. Although it hasn’t hit yet, ongoing frustrations over tuition costs along with ever-growing applicant pools may just be the driving forces that disrupt higher education as we know it.
For Cassuto, the fundamental problem for graduate school education in the humanities and humanistic social sciences is one of teaching. Tenure-line professors at research institutions prepare students to become “mini mes,” even though the odds are less than one in two that they’ll get the chance at becoming one, and that is more than a practical failure, he argues -- it’s a moral one.
Explain Everything is a unique, interactive screencasting whiteboard app that can be used as a tool for ongoing assessment. It is an effective application with both general education students and special education students and can be used in a variety of content areas. It creates opportunities for dynamic assessment by incorporating audio, drawing, and video functionality.
A new report from the Education Commission of the States looks at the various ways states are implementing reverse transfer policies to retroactively award associate degrees to students pursuing four-year diplomas.
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