04 août 2014

Supporting Low-Income Students: Challenges to Retention

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. 1. What are the most significant barriers to retention and success for low-income and non-traditional students?
I see two types of barriers. The first is systemic, structural barriers that require long-term and ongoing investment to change. The ones that I see principally are barriers to college affordability and barriers to academic readiness. More...

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Understanding and Serving the Lifelong Learner (Part 2)

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. The extremely low completion rates of MOOCs suggest to me that people lose the impetus to complete after their initial enthusiasm; when learning becomes difficult, the student falls behind or anxiety over ability to cope sets in. This doesn’t even take into account the disruption of the daily life routines many adult learners have to manage along with course work. More...

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Understanding and Serving the Lifelong Learner (Part 1)

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. If you’re a full-time employee, chances are you will pick up new bits of information quite frequently, adding to your knowledge and ability to manage your job’s tasks. However, whilst this may drip-feed knowledge acquisition, it will probably not help you in expanding your broader knowledge, or offer anything of personal benefit outside of the workplace. More...

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Tweeting to Learn: Extending Social Classroom Learning Via Twitter

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. As a social networking platform, Twitter can be a place for rich, informal learning for individual academics. But can it have an equally valuable role in deepening what happens in college classrooms. More...

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Innovation in Higher Education: Time for a Customer-Centric Model

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. What’s your brand in the adult education market? Is it branded as part of the overall institution? Is it segmented within the institution? Does it stand alone? What does the branding convey? Does it offer flexible scheduling, accelerated classes, online and on-ground classes and other adult-friendly attributes? More...

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Partnering to Create Responsive Corporate Training and Development Education

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. 1. What was the impetus for AT&T to become involved in developing the nanodegree program with Udacity?
AT&T developed the nanodegreeprogram with Udacity because of its great potential to help our employees build skills in critical software disciplines — and to also widen the pipeline of applicants skilled in key technologies. More...

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Challenging the Low-Price Online Education Notion

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. 1. How do the factors that go into determining pricing for online programs differ from those that determine on-campus tuition?
For us, at Washington State University, we don’t offer a program online that is not offered on campus. We use the same curriculum, the same faculty, and deliver the same degree that you would find on campus. More...

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Supporting Low-Income Students: Strategies for Retention and Success

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. 3. What are the most effective strategies you’ve come across for institutions to put in place to maintain their low-income, non-traditional students?
Providing students with fairly straightforward strategies that encourage them to recognize that academic ability and performance can grow and be developed with practice and effort can have a very substantial effect on whether students are successful in college. More...

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Clarifying the Debate on International Recruiting Agencies

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. 1. Why are international recruitment agents so valuable for American colleges and universities?
Recruitment agencies are valuable as one additional tool in the recruitment portfolio. US universities have long been recruiting [internationally]; many without partnering with agencies, for a variety of means, but many institutions find that adding agencies to their portfolio is helpful for a number of reasons. More...

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Transitioning to Online Education: It’s More Than Just Computers

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. The purpose of online education was initially to provide a way to accommodate students with restrictive schedules and those trying to take additional classes in the hopes of graduating earlier. The rise of many online universities — and their various accreditation approvals — was overshadowed by the movement of universities and various instructors transitioning traditional classes to the online model, and enhancing them for online delivery. More...

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