21 décembre 2014

Observers Greet Education Dept.’s Ratings Plan With Heavy Skepticism

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . For the past 16 months, the Obama administration’s plan to rate colleges has been one of the most talked-about issues in higher education. On Friday morning the Education Department’s draft plan arrived with a whimper, as news outlets and observers quickly remarked that the so-called framework was less a rough draft than a bare-bones outline of what an eventual system might feature. More...

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Career Education Corp. Will Sell 16 Campuses

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The Career Education Corporation will sell off its 16 culinary-arts campuses, though the for-profit educator has not identified a buyer, according to a corporate filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. More...

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Global-Education Groups Hail Restoration of Relations With Cuba

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Two global-education associations are applauding President Obama’s announcement on Wednesday that the United States will restore relations with Cuba, ending a diplomatic freeze that lasted more than half a century. More...

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46 Groups Raise Concerns About Sale of Corinthian Campuses

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Forty-six organizations signed a letter on Wednesday expressing reservations about the proposed sale of 56 Corinthian Colleges campuses to the nonprofit ECMC Group. More...

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Enrollment at Law Schools Continues Downward Slide

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Enrollment at American law schools declined this fall by 6.9 percent, down nearly 20 percent from its peak in 2010, the American Bar Association announced on Tuesday. This fall’s enrollment, which totaled 119,775 full-time and part-time students, is at its lowest point since 1982, when there were 35 fewer association-approved law schools being measured. More...

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Colleges Are Cutting Back on Credit-Card Deals, Report Says

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Colleges have continued to embark on fewer agreements with credit-card companies, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s annual report on the agreements, released on Monday. They have instead opted to participate in the marketing of products that are subject to less scrutiny, like debit cards and prepaid cards, the report states. More...

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25 Institutions Sign Up for Project to Ease Path to Degree

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Twenty-five colleges have signed up for an alternative-credit program created by the American Council on Education and financed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the council announced on Monday.
As part of the pilot program, announced in September, students can complete courses from a designated list of about 100 and then earn credit from the participating institutions, which include community colleges, four-year institutions, and for-profit colleges. More...

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Digital Ephemera During Finals: a photo essay

By Brian Mathews. I always like finals because the campus has a heightened sense of purpose. This semester I came down with a bad cold and had to miss most of the excitement. Fortunately social media enabled me to follow along from home. More...

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2014: 5 Games to Learn From

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy Anastasia Salter. As the year winds to a close, it’s a great time to take a look back at some of the games that stood out in serious and educational gaming. If you’re thinking about picking a new game for a class, keep an eye on the coming game awards season. There are a number of venues that showcase great educational games each year. The Serious Games Showcase & Challenge highlighted several winners this year, including National Geographic’s game The Underground Railroad: Journey to Freedom and University of Washington’s Nanocrafter. The 2015 Games for Change Festival will likewise no doubt showcase an impressive range of serious and educational games released this year. Read more...

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Hour of Code

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy Anastasia Salter. December 8th through 14th marked Computer Science Education Week, along with a week-long push for Hour of Code, an initiative in procedural literacy through beginner-friendly tutorials with particular attention to groups that remain underrepresented in STEM. While many of the community events and initiatives are aimed at K-12, the tutorials and resources from the project and the initiative itself can be valuable for us to take a look at in higher education. Read more...

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