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This Innovate Model has Exciting Potential and is Gaining Momentum, but it Requires Embracing Change in Order to Succeed.
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Experts predict the Internet will become ‘like electricity’ — less visible, yet more deeply embedded in people’s lives for good and ill”
The College Board needs to fend off attacks that its big "product" is unfair and contributes to social injustice.
Over the next 10 years, higher education is poised to transform in ways and at a pace unlike anything we have seen in the past century.
Even when school choice matters, where you went to college isn’t nearly as important as many Americans may think.
From the article: "Money and school choice aside, however, which should matter more: the knowledge a job candidate may have acquired during the course of an academic career or how he or she uses it? It’s heartening to know that a majority of those 623 business surveyed leaders think the latter."
This article was very meaningful to me, mainly because this is an issue I have been struggling with this entire year. CSU Channel Islands was not my first choice school by any means. I had dreams of attending a UC my entire life. So, I worked diligently throughout high school, and subsequently graduated as a valedictorian with a 4.2 gpa. But unfortunately, it wasn't enough to get me to a UC or Cal Poly SLO because of the cost. My parents are able to support my college funds, but only to a certain degree. So, I chose to be rational, save money, and come to school here. And I was somewhat embarrased of that- all my friends were off to UCSB, UCLA, and Stanford while I was stuck at a Cal State. I was worried it would affect my future, specifically my acceptance into graduate school. However, I'm starting to realize that a degree is a degree, and most people, in reality, could care less about where you recieved it.
Instead of imposing ineffective bureaucratic “accountability” on schools, our education system should ensure choice to all students so that every school is held truly and directly accountable to families. Policymakers then can dispense with rigid testing mandates, and all schools, public and private, will be free to serve their most important clients: families.
The SAT is making the essay component of the college admissions exam optional. Is this a sign that writing can't be properly graded?
Everyone who takes the test is measured against the same yardstick. That's not true of high school grades, writes Randolf Arguelles in The Wall Street Journal.
With MOOCs generally reaching educated and employed men, the courses are clearly not yet living up to the lofty goals of their supporters.
Partnerships seem to be the name of the game with many nonprofit institutions taking on for-profit partners.
They promise equality of access to higher learning, but online courses will only succeed with better general education in place first, say two
Higher education is not just about teaching knowledge and skills in preparation for entering the workforce. Preparing students to be good citizens is a higher education responsibility that should not be forgotten in the discussion on outcomes.
Here’s a look at what others are saying about the new gainful-employment proposal.
The teaching leg of the stool is seeing stress. Open online courses now make lectures of faculty from elite universities accessible to learners around the world. This leaves assessment as the last leg of economic value. The badges and competency-based learning movement may challenge assessment, but at this point it remains reasonably secure.
Competency-based education’s time is coming; the promise of lower costs for students and better outcomes for employers is making it a necessity for institutions.
Arguments that state higher education systems constrain flagship universities miss the point: public universities best serve their states and students when they work in unison, Nancy Zimpher argues.
There is an equation at work in determining the likelihood of success, and it is an equation too often overlooked in our defense of the liberal arts: the one that calculates the value of character and personal skills.
Increasingly rigorous attention being paid to accreditation, and the introduction of a new teacher education accreditation regulator, are casting major changes on the teacher education industry.