Thursday August 13, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT. The Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC), in collaboration with Educational Testing Services (ETS), is pleased to offer a free webinar for California Community College faculty, administrators and staff. California community colleges know cultural competence is an imperative and that cultural competency can help us to better serve an increasingly diverse student body. But how can campus educators leverage cultural competency in actualizing Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and measuring student learning?
You will: Learn the importance of integrating cultural competenciesLearn practical approaches to develop effective SLOsDiscover how to address cultural competencies in measuring student learningLearn about SLO assessment from experts
Once employers start seeing qualified candidates with alternative educational backgrounds, the ability of the four-year colleges to hold students hostage to increasingly worthless degrees will gradually weaken. Then, the traditional academic institutions can choose to evolve or perish.
A new performance-funding system for state colleges was approved Thursday by the State Board of Education, the latest step in Florida officials’ drive to tie money for higher education to how well institutions
With $2.51 billion invested in educational-technology companies during the first half of 2015, investors continue to defy fears that interest in the sector is waning. Yet analysts say the staggering figure distracts from what and who isn’t being funded.
Key findings from survey of college instructors and employers whoteach and hire recent high school graduates conducted April 2015. The 800 college educators, 400 business people, and 1,300 recent high school graduates surveyed suggest students be counseled early in high school about what courses to take to best prepare themselves for college and the workplace. They believe challenging honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate courses would set students up for success, as well as real-world learning opportunities.
Only by looking at the future of U.S. colleges and universities through the wide lens of the nation as a whole will we ensure that diversity remains, but we don’t need a college at every exit along the highway anymore.
Credentials are as important as ever in applying for a job, but nowadays there are more kinds to choose from. Along with job experience and traditional education, today’s job-seekers have alternative methods of showing that they’ve mastered a skill. For example, they can earn a digital badge, enroll in a massive open online course or complete a certificate program. Do employers take these new-style credentials seriously? It may depend on how you present them in your application materials and interview. Given the right approach, they can help convince an employer that you’re the right person for the job. Here’s how three types of alternative credentials can be useful to a job-seeker:
Purdue University expects faculty members to be active mentors to undergraduates, especially to at-risk students. And teaching evaluations will feature two new measures: commitment to involving undergraduates in research and to pedagogical innovation.
What will the higher-ed landscape look like in 10 years? It will be consolidated with schools in regions working together to share resources for kids. It's stupid when eight schools in the same city invest in teaching the same freshman introductory classes. There are and will be better ways for schools to reduce costs by sharing those classes that don't define the school. Freshman English or Psychology isn't the reason a student attends a given school.
ETS (Educational Testing Service) is already working on how to best document and provide evidence of student learning outcomes at both the aggregate (cohort or institution) and individual (student/learner) level. Though the path toward entering and completing college has become increasingly challenging, it remains clear that the potential life benefits and overall value of having a higher education credential remain very high and we welcome the opportunity to provide our expertise to assist in this effort to ensure the future prosperity of institutions of higher education.
Learning analytics involves the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of ‘big data’ related to learners and their contexts, with the intention of providing actionable intelligence that supports teaching and learning. At The Open University, there is increased recognition that “smart-and-pedagogically-informed” learning analytics are urgently needed to solve the student-retention problem.
Neil Heinen talks with about the changing landscape of higher education and workplace training. Distance teaching and learning conference director Les Howles, director of UW-Madison's distance education development Jeffrey Russell, dean of the division of continuing studies UW-Madison vice provost for lifelong learning join the program to talk about the future of education.
The education market has never been more buoyant. But that also means more change and new challenges to traditional business schools. If they do not respond, says Richard Taylor, they may face extinction.
The U.S. Department of Education continues to work on its plan to grant experimental federal aid eligibility to partnerships between accredited colleges and alternative providers, such as job skills boot camps, coding academies and MOOCs.
In this episode, Associate Professor Hussein Dia discusses a project, with which he is involved, about the use of LinkedIn to enhance learning outcomes. This is part of the Deep Dive Innovation series.
Without faculty buy-in, it’s very difficult to get new or innovative programs off the ground. It’s critical to involve faculty in the development and launch of new programs, right from the start, to create comfort with the new technologies and changes that come with innovative offerings.
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