04 août 2014

Mission is key to MOOCs, online programs

eCampus NewsBy Meris Stansbury - . By now, most colleges and universities know that providing some type of online program—fully online, MOOCs, or blended learning—is critical to staying current in today’s changing higher ed landscape. But how do you determine your institution’s online readiness, and how can MOOCs work for everyone? More...

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Colleges: Federal sign up available for competency experiments

eCampus NewsBy Meris Stansbury - . Competency-based experiments, once buried, get new life and could be huge opportunity for colleges and universities.From badges to skills pathways, more higher ed institutions are not only feeling the pressure to accept, but realizing the benefits of implementing, alternative credentials for a broad range of students. More...

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The eCampus News 2014-15 Readers’ Choice Awards

eCampus NewsBy  - . This past spring, we asked readers to give us their top picks for school hardware, software, websites, and services—and more than 1,300 readers responded online.In nominating their favorite products, we asked readers to tell us how they’re using these products to improve teaching, learning, or school administration—and to what effect. We then chose the 50 best responses, which appear alphabetically by product name. More...

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3 ways to bolster competency in higher education

eCampus NewsBy  - . Competency based learning, or CBE, has been pushed by educators and lawmakers who want to increase the number of U.S. degree holders by helping nontraditional students — working adults and military veterans among them — turn their professional experience into college credits. More...

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Revolutionizing Student Advising, Tracking and Intervention

The EvoLLLutionBy  - The evolllution. Individual student advising can be improved by the use of data mining and analytics. At Arizona State University (ASU), we developed eAdvisor, a system that requires students to take courses that diagnose likelihood of success in a major early-on so struggling students can be rapidly redirected into a major where they will graduate. More...

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Predictors of depression, stress, and anxiety among non-tenure track faculty

By Gretchen M. Reevy and Grace Deason. Nationwide in the United States, 70% of faculty members in higher education are employed off the tenure-track. Nearly all of these non-tenure-track (NTT) appointments share a quality that may produce stress for those who hold them: contingency. Most NTT appointments are contingent on budget, enrollment, or both, and the majority of contingent faculty members are hired for one quarter or semester at a time. More...

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How the Government Exaggerates the Cost of College

New York TimesBy David Leonhardt. The government’s official statistic for college-tuition inflation has become somewhat infamous. It appears frequently in the news media, and policy makers lament what it shows. No wonder: College tuition and fees have risen an astounding 107 percent since 1992, even after adjusting for economywide inflation, according to the measureRead more...

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College Cost Isn't Poor Students' Big Problem

Bloomberg ViewBy . To judge by this summer's banner policy proposals, the most important question for higher-education reform right now is giving students easier access to loans. But evidence from Canada suggests those changes won't address the greater need: Getting more kids from poor families into college, the key to moving up in an increasingly unequal society. In research published last year, a team of American and Canadian economists compared the connection between family income and college or university attendance in the two countries. More...

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Growth in higher education spurs construction

Albany Democrat HeraldBy . Every few minutes along Western Boulevard in Corvallis these days, trucks move in and out of the construction site of a large private student housing project.
And across the Oregon State University campus, it’s hard to go anywhere without seeing a crane these days. About a dozen large projects are in the works or set to begin this fall and winter, giving a boost to the construction industry and the local economy. More...

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Billions of GI Bill funds go to for-profit schools

Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges, including a troubled chain that is closing or selling its campuses amid a series of federal and state investigations.
A report to be released Wednesday from the office of Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, a critic of the for-profit education industry who chairs the Senate Education Committee, finds that for-profit colleges received $1.7 billion in Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits in the 2012-2013 school term. About a quarter of benefits paid under the program went to the for-profit sector. More...

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