23 octobre 2015

Online Ed for the Underserved

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. As the Online Learning Consortium unveiled a $2.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to reward digital education initiatives that help underserved students, the organization’s members used last week’s International Conference for Online Learning to explain the challenges of supporting those students online. Read more...

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Vandy Takes On Federal Regs, Redux

HomeBy Michael Stratford. The nation’s colleges and universities collectively spend an estimated $27 billion each year trying to comply with federal requirements. Read more...

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Upping the Pressure on Accreditors

HomeBy Michael Stratford. The Obama administration is planning new executive action on higher education accreditation in the coming weeks, as part of a push to make accreditors focus more heavily on student outcomes when judging colleges and universities, officials said Monday. Read more...

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Closer Watch on ITT

HomeBy Paul Fain. Troubles are deepening for ITT Educational Services, with the U.S. Department of Education on Monday announcing stricter financial oversight and reporting requirements on the embattled for-profit chain. Read more...

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ASAP Graduates

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The City University of New York will today announce a major expansion of a program that has had remarkable success at improving graduation rates of community college students. CUNY plans to enroll all new full-time students at Bronx Community College in the program, with a goal of having a 50 percent three-year graduation rate. Read more...

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Banking on the Curriculum

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Fears of corporate influence on higher education are nothing new. But are colleges and universities, which receive smaller and smaller shares of their budgets from public funding, and which have struggled to bounce back from the 2008 recession, more likely to accept gifts with ideological strings attached than they would have been previously. Read more...

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Eye of the Beholder

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. More and more research suggests gender bias in the sciences. But do men and women similarly trust evidence demonstrating such bias? A new paper argues that men and women interpret this kind of evidence -- however scientific -- differently, and that that has implications for the field as a whole. Read more...

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Working for Free College

HomeBy Michael Stratford. "Free" has been the higher education buzzword of the year, as Democrats have proposed a range of plans to infuse billions of federal dollars into public institutions to lower tuition to zero or close to zero. Read more...

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Losing His Job for Teaching Too Well?

HomeBy Josh Logue. Students at the University of California at Berkeley like Alexander Coward. A lot.
“He is not just one of the best math teachers, but one of the best teachers that Berkeley has ever had the fortune of having,” proclaims the Protest to Keep Coward at Cal Facebook page. Read more...

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Partial Credit: The 2015 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Colleges and universities have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on technology they believe will improve student outcomes and simplify administrative tasks. Educational technology companies continue to demolish investment records on a quarterly basis. Read more...

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