25 mai 2015

Creating a Fit to Stand Out: Succeeding in the Non-Traditional Market

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. There are over 4,700 colleges and universities in North America and each one is doing its best to attract non-traditional students. With this being the case, how does a university stand out from all the others? The best way to stand out is to be truly student-centered. Where universities fall short is either remaining true to the “build it and they will come,” “this is how we have always done it,” and “all things to all people” mentalities. Those mentalities take the focus off the students and keep it on the institution. More...

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Five Steps to Becoming a Preferred Corporate Training Provider

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. The corporate education space is immensely promising for colleges and universities, but succeeding in this market requires institutions to take a slightly different approach to programming than they normally do. Success in the corporate training space requires excellence not only in open enrollment courses, but in the customized space as well. More...

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Planning For Success: Seven Ways to Address the Challenges of Today’s Adult Learners

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. As you are probably aware, the new majority on college campuses is older—over 25 years of age. This group is aware of economic trends and workforce demands, and responded by enrolling in postsecondary institutions, either to complete the degree they started years ago, to pursue a new credential or to explore a new career path. More...

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Innovation Critical for Biz School Long-Term Success

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Are business schools immune from the forces of disruptive innovation in higher ed?
“Oh, I wish!” said the Business School Dean. More...

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Student loans: How Government accounting is binding the hands of policymakers

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi.ac.uk"In a new HEPI pamphlet, The accounting and budgeting of student loans, Andrew McGettigan reveals how the treatment of student loans in the national and departmental accounts is driving policy.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has been wrestling with the multi-billion pound impact of student loans. It was spared emergency cuts to the rest of its budget when new accounting conventions for loans were introduced in 2013/14. But these new conventions incentivise the department to control loan outlay and improve repayments in ways that neither universities nor graduates may welcome. More...

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How will BIS tackle the HE funding challenge?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi.ac.uk"No political party promised to protect the budget of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in the lengthy general election campaign that has just finished, and every time they promised to protect something else or committed to a tax cut BIS became a little more vulnerable. More...

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Let’s hear it for the specialists

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi.ac.uk"We are privileged to have some civil servants who spend years on the same policy area, drilling down into the detail so that they know it like no other. Dodging the civil service’s tendency to churn people around in the hope they’ll become a ‘generalist’, these people become true experts in their field. More...

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Update on online learning in Africa

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . The opening this week of the 10th e-Learning Africa international conference prompted this informative report by the British newspaper, the Guardian, about the state of virtual learning in Africa. I have used this to pull together a number of different strands about online learning developments in Africa. More...

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Lessons about researching technology-enhanced instruction

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . HEQCO (the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario) is an independent advisory agency funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities to provide recommendations for improving quality, accessibility, inter-institutional transfer, system planning, and effectiveness in higher education in Ontario. More...

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UBC develops an institutional strategy for learning technologies

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy . The report basically sets out a vision and a set of strategies for the future development and management of learning technologies at UBC, a large Tier-1 research university in Canada. Although produced by a small Project Committee, it is the outcome of extensive discussions throughout the university and also externally with other institutions with successful learning technology strategies. More...

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