27 septembre 2014

American higher education from a distance

University Business LogoBy James Martin and James E. Samels. If “the medium is the message” as Marshall McLuhan so famously proclaimed in Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, then what is the message of contemporary distributed learning? One can only wonder what McLuhan would say in 2014. Yet, as far back as 1967, McLuhan predicted that “the little red schoolhouse is already well on its way toward becoming the little round schoolhouse,” and importantly that the reach of the traditional classroom would expand to a “global village”. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 23:08 - - Permalien [#]

Mobile device use in the classroom shapes success in the workplace

University Business LogoBy Rony Zarom. The education tide is shifting in favor of a new mobile paradigm as a way to ease students’ transition into the workplace.
According to a Marketing Charts study, today’s college student owns an average of seven mobile devices and spends nearly four hours a day using a smart phone. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 23:06 - - Permalien [#]

Preparing for the ‘after’ life in higher ed

University Business LogoBy Tim Goral. A new book argues that colleges don’t do enough to promote post-graduate success.
When Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa published Academically Adrift in 2011, it exposed the shortcomings of undergraduate learning. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 23:03 - - Permalien [#]

Campus leaders plan growth and investment

University Business LogoBy Matt Zalaznick. Fresh funding heading towards all levels of college operations, University Business reader survey says.
Colleges and universities of all types and sizes are planning new investments in virtually all areas of operations as economic recovery entrenches itself in higher education, according to a University Business survey of campus leaders. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 23:01 - - Permalien [#]

Tuition tug of war in higher ed

University Business LogoBy Matt Zalaznick. Campus financial aid planners wrestle with competing drives: Increase diversity or woo high achievers.
Financial aid is in a state of flux, but an institution’s size and selectivity offer clues to what kind of student assistance gets prioritized. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:59 - - Permalien [#]

New Data on U.S. Graduate Enrollments


First-time enrollment at U.S. graduate schools increased by 1 percent between fall 2012 and 2013, driven by 11.5 percent growth in new international students and despite a 0.9 percent decrease in U.S. citizens and permanent residents, according to a new report from the Council of Graduate Schools. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:41 - - Permalien [#]

Coursera Solicits University Partners for Career-Focused Courses


The massive open online course provider Coursera is taking a more active role in shaping the content produced by its university partners. In an email to universities creating content for Coursera, the MOOC provider is asking for volunteers to create career-focused Specializations -- a sequence of courses meant to serve as continuing education. Some of the subject areas Coursera wants to expand include business fundamentals and iOS development, but also English language skills. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:39 - - Permalien [#]

Court Agrees to Expedite Rehearing of NCAA Case


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear an expedited appeal of a legal challenge that could force major changes in how the National Collegiate Athletic Association conducts big-time college sports, USA Today reported. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:38 - - Permalien [#]

Campus Management, Workday Expand Product Lineups


Enterprise resource management software providers Campus Management and Workday are both rolling out updates to their product lineups ahead of the annual Educause conference next week, and both companies are emphasizing their products' mobile features.
Campus Management launched CampusNexus, a combination of its CampusVue system and Talisma consumer relationship management software. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:37 - - Permalien [#]

Higher Ed Inflation Doubles

HomeThe inflation rate calculated specifically for higher education institutions was 3 percent for the fiscal year that ended for most colleges this summer. That's nearly double inflation rate of the previous year, according to a new report by the Commonfund Institute. The Higher Education Price Index includes salaries, fringe benefits, "miscellaneous services," utilities, supplies and materials. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 22:36 - - Permalien [#]