24 février 2018

How Technology Enhances Literature Learning

HomeBy Mark Lieberman. Technology comes up in virtually every discussion about the modern classroom experience. “Inside Digital Learning” wants to show you how it’s being applied on the ground. More...

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Making an Impact in Online Courses

HomeBy Mark Lieberman. Instructors are turning to high-impact practices that have proved effective in the classroom to make online course experiences more dynamic. More...

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Statewide, Online, Nondegree, Competency-Based. Good Idea?

HomeBy Mark Lieberman. California legislators mull governor's proposal to create new virtual community college. Aspects of the ambitious plan remain to be worked out, and it's unclear whether it will work. More...

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Phase 2 for Boot Camps

HomeBy Paul Fain. Skills boot camps continue to grow and diversify despite wave of consolidation, while traditional higher education increasingly absorbs aspects of the short-term training model. More...

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Collaborating on Completion

HomeBy Paul Fain. New project from land-grant university association will bring 100 institutions together to work on improving student completion rates and closing achievement gaps. More...

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Graduation Rates and Bright Lines

HomeBy Paul Fain. Regional accreditors weigh in on graduation rates with an analysis of colleges with low rates, but the agencies argue against using a "bright-line" approach. More...

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Costs Mount for Federal Loan Programs

HomeBy Paul Fain. The increasing popularity of income-driven repayment plans for federal loans, as well as loan forgiveness programs, might soon lead to the federal government losing money on its huge student loan portfolio, according to a newly released audit from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Inspector General. More...

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Report on Making Apprenticeships Work

HomeBy Paul Fain. Amid increasing bipartisan interest in expanding apprenticeship opportunities in this country, a new report from the University Ventures Fund includes policy recommendations for how to best harness new federal investment in the space. More...

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3 Million Americans Live in Higher Education Deserts

HomeBy Paul Fain. Roughly three million Americans live more than 25 miles from a broad-access public college and do not have the sort of high-speed internet connection necessary for online college programs, according to a new report from the Urban Institute's education policy program. More...

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Gainful-Employment Rule Without Sanctions?

HomeBy Paul Fain. The U.S. Department of Education on Monday distributed proposals for rewriting the gainful-employment rule, which the Trump administration halted last summer. The department's do-over on the vocational education rule, which applies to for-profit college programs and to nondegree programs at nonprofit colleges, continues with a negotiated rule-making session next week. More...

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