24 octobre 2015

One Perspective on Student-Centered Learning

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. I am reflexively wary of buzzwords. Any mention of  “adaptive software” sets my teeth grinding. Whenever I hear the phrase “college and career ready,” I’m tempted to light myself on fire. Read more...

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Uber for Lobbyists

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. I am concerned about the declining quality in our higher education lobbyists.
My worry was triggered by yesterday’s Inside Higher Ed commentary from Terrell Halaska, a former Bush administration Department of Education official and founding partner of HCM Strategists, which, best I can tell from the corporate gobbledygook on their website is a lobbying/consulting combo platter. Read more...

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Observations From the Frat Subreddit

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. If you haven't become a frequent visitor/participant on reddit, you're missing out. Reddit is a super active, information-rich web community. Any topic that you want to learn more about is present. I've been on reddit for 7 years, met the site's founder Alexis Ohanian a few years ago, and generally agree that reddit is indeed the "front page of the Internet." Read more...

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Can Technology Improve the Student Experience?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. When I wrote a post on Connecting Technology Buckets in Student Affairs last year, I asked any and all technology companies to share their thoughts on connecting disparate data "buckets" in higher education. 14 comments later, a variety of comments and ideas were presented. Read more...

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The “O” word

By Matt Reed. Kellie Woodhouse's story yesterday about Wagner College and its plans to shrink strategically should be required reading for people at teaching-intensive institutions in the Northeast, and for the politicians who decide on budget allocations. More...

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Getting There From Here

By Matt Reed. As regular readers know, I’m not above using the blog to fish for helpful hints. (Readers under 40 can replace that with “helpful hacks” if it clarifies.) This is the latest effort at idea fishing. More...

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Security and The Mission

By Matt Reed. There are some things about security that I cannot, and will not, discuss.
That said, it’s no secret that campuses are more focused on security now than in recent memory. The shooting at Umpqua Community College was so horrific, and so unpredictable, that it made any remaining denial impossible. More...

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Academic Freedom for Format, Not Just Content

By Matt Reed. If I could ask the Education Department one question, it would be this:
If you’re so willing to explore alternatives to credit-hour based education, why are you clamping down on the definition of the credit hour?
It’s almost as if people there don’t talk to each other. More...

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Coaching The Girl

By Matt Reed. The Girl, who is eleven, has her first debate tournament on Saturday.
I’m as excited as she is. More...

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A New Product Line

By Matt Reed. Over the last couple of decades, many of us in higher ed -- myself included -- have fallen into a bad habit. We referred to “for-profits” or “for-profit colleges” as if the category were simply profit-making analogues of traditional colleges. More...

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