23 novembre 2014

Authentic Learning: Creating Meaning in the Higher Ed Classroom

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Over the last several years, authentic learning has become a buzzword in the higher education community. It’s important for us to understand what authentic learning is and to recognize that educational benefits that can be reaped from this type of learning. More...

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University-to-Business Sales: How to Dominate the Corporate Learning Market

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. The following interview is with Lisa Verma, director of custom and on-site programs at Louisiana State University. At the recent UPCEA South conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Verma shared her thoughts on university-to-business, or U2B, selling and the best practices involved with developing robust and long-term training and education partnerships with employers. In this interview, she expands on that topic and discusses what it takes for a university to be successful in the highly-competitive corporate training marketplace. More...

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Understanding the Barriers to Success for Minority Students

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. The following interview is with Omid Fotuhi, a project manager and researcher at the Stanford University’s Interventions Lab. Fotuhi’s work focuses on finding ways to scale interventions proven to boost students’ achievement and well-being, while narrowing group disparities, in the higher education context. In this interview, the first of two parts, he shares his thoughts on some of the most significant barriers facing non-traditional students. More...

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Measuring Community College Student Success: Beyond Traditional Completion Rates

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. With more than 1100 institutions enrolling over 10 million students nationwide, community colleges constitute the largest postsecondary education sector in the country. Not only do community college students comprise more than 40 percent of all undergraduate students, a recent national survey found that 62 percent of all undergraduates reported that they had enrolled in a community college at some point during their education career. These numbers illustrate both the scope of community college enrollment and the challenge community colleges face in measuring completion and success. Not all students enroll to earn a degree. More...

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How the Three-Year Degree Could Save American Higher Ed

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. The following interview is with Paul Weinstein, director of the graduate program in public management at Johns Hopkins University. Weinstein recently published a paper through the Progressive Policy Institute exploring the value of three-year degrees as a way to bring the cost of higher education down for today’s students. In this interview, he expands on that topic and shares his thoughts on the roadblocks that are making the wider adoption of three-year degree programming more difficult. More...

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Is Job-Training Enough For Today’s Jobless Adults?

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. The following interview is with Carolyn Heinrich, director of the Center for Health and Social Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. In the wake of the recession, Americans across the United States find themselves out of work and looking for a next step. Currently, 2.9 million Americans are long-term unemployed, and the answer for many seems to be centered on job-training programs to help these individuals get back on their feet. In this interview, Heinrich discusses the challenges facing jobless adults in the current labor market and shares her thoughts on the role higher education can play in the recovery. More...

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Open Education Resources: Bursting the $8 Billion Bubble

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Open Education Resources: Bursting the $8 Billion Bubble
Lindsey Tepe, New America Ed Central, 2014/11/21

The lede is buried in the eighth paragrah of this story: "A new initiative announced this week ... The K-12 OER Collaborative—a new nonprofit led by a group of 11 states that started with Utah, Washington, and Idaho and now includes states with huge markets like California—announced this week it will. More...

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Winners and Losers in the Future of Canada’s Universities

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Winners and Losers in the Future of Canada’s Universities
Ross Paul, Academica, 2014/11/20

Ross Paul warns that Canadian universities will have to adapt or perish in this article for Academica Group. He is a former university president who served at Athabasca universty for a time while I was there. More...

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OERRH OER Evidence Report 2013-2014

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. OERRH OER Evidence Report 2013-2014
de los Arcos, B., Farrow, R., Perryman, L.-A., Pitt, R. & Weller, M., OER Research Hub, 2014/11/19

The OER Research Hub has published what it calls the 'OER Evidence Repoirt' for 2013-14 (36 page PDF). The report summarizes targeted research "combining surveys, interviews, focus groups and data analytics. More...

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L&D's Role in the VUCA World: Part 1

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. L&D's Role in the VUCA World: Part 1
Sahana Chattopadhyay, ID, Other Reflections, 2014/11/19

VUCA stands for 'volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity'. It describes the world we face: "The external conditions and environment are not going to stabilize enough for us to take a step back and come up with a solid plan and blue print of organizational learning. More...

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