14 septembre 2014

Relationships = Retention: Embracing Non-Traditional Students on College Campuses (Part 1)

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Look around a typical college and you will see a great diversity of students working toward their postsecondary credentials and degrees. While some campuses still predominately serve students who have come directly from high school with the goal of completing college educations before entering the workforce and focusing on family life, an increasing number of campuses serve students who arrive from different junctures in their lives. More...

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Ed-Tech Advances Poised To Revolutionize Higher Ed From All Angles

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. With the explosion of online learning, a disruptive innovation, there has been significant attention paid to the likely unbundling of higher education. More...

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How Adaptive Learning Can Make Higher Ed More Customized and Effective (Part 1)

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. What if an online learning environment could adapt to an individual student’s needs with data collected in real time about his or her ability level? Rather than being forced to learn at the average speed of the class, each student could take the time necessary to learn. For some, this would mean a shorter time to completion; for others, it would be an extended time to fill in holes in learning. More...

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Five Ways Colleges and the Federal Government Can Reduce Student Loan Default (Part 2)

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Although at-risk borrowers default for a variety of reasons, even seasoned students need information and advice in order to make informed borrowing decisions and stay on track in repayment. Loan counseling is intended to serve this need for information, but many students only breeze through the required online counseling when they first enroll — and sometimes before really knowing whether they need, or how much, to borrow. Others skip their “exit” counseling altogether, even though these sessions contain valuable information on the repayment plans and deferment or forbearance options available to them. In essence, they’re missing critical advice on how to avoid default. More...

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A Marriage of Convenience: For-Profit Higher Education in Brazil

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Whether one agrees with the criticism or not, it’s fair to say over the last several years, the for-profit higher education industry in the United States has been under withering attack. The charges have come from multiple angles — the federal government, state governments, newspapers, think tanks, accrediting agencies and disgruntled consumers. More...

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Is the ADDIE model appropriate for teaching in a digital age?

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/MIT-MOOC-panel-548x305.jpgBy Tony Bates. Chapter 5 of my open textbook, ‘Teaching in a Digital Age‘, is now published. In Chapter 5, I developed the concept of a learning environment.
I am now working on Chapter 6, ‘Models for Designing Teaching and Learning.’ In my last post I discussed the appropriateness of the classroom design model for a digital age. In this post, I explore the same issue for the ADDIE model. Read more...

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Mapping the Futures of Higher Education: Draft Description #FuturesEd

http://www.hastac.org/files/imagecache/homepage_50/pictures/picture-79-873560aec16bee4b69793f2fa0fbd715.jpgBy Cathy Davidson. Here are some early ideas describing the method of the first course to be offered by the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center CUNY.   There will be a large interactive public component to which anyone who wishes will be invited. The course will be team-taught by myself (Cathy N. Davidson, Director of the Futures Initiative) and William Kelly (former President of the Graduate Center). More...

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Who Do You (Really) Trust? With Your Personal Info? With Your Child's . . . ?

http://www.hastac.org/files/imagecache/homepage_50/pictures/picture-79-873560aec16bee4b69793f2fa0fbd715.jpgBy Cathy Davidson. I don't know about you, but just about all of my life is in the hands--or on the server, to be more accurate-- of a lot of people I don't really know.  How do I know if I can trust that they will make every effort to keep my data safe and secure? Are the institutions I trust trustworthy?  How do I know? More...

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The Trouble with Pinker's Argument about 'The Trouble With Harvard'

http://www.hastac.org/files/imagecache/homepage_50/pictures/picture-79-873560aec16bee4b69793f2fa0fbd715.jpgBy Cathy Davidson. According to Steven Pinker in his recent New Republic article about"The Trouble with Harvard," the most read article in the history of that magazine is a previous article also mostly about the trouble with Harvard, William Deresiewicz’s “Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League.”    Like all the things we most covet and scorn, Harvard is the object of our national fascination, even obsession. More...

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Pearson’s Efficacy Listening Tour

By Michael Feldstein and Phil Hill. Back around New Year, Michael wrote a post examining Pearson’s efficacy initiative and calling on the company to engage in active discussions with various communities within higher education about defining “efficacy” with educators rather than for educators. It turns out that post got a fair bit of attention within the company. More...

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