28 novembre 2018

AGs Call on DeVos to Grant Loan Relief

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. After the Trump administration lost a federal court battle over 2016 Obama borrower-defense regulations, Democratic attorneys general are seeking answers about when Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will begin issuing loan forgiveness to borrowers who attended now defunct for-profit colleges. More...

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Improper Grade Changes at Community College

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. An investigation into a Texas community college found that administrators improperly changed nursing students' grades from failing to passing. More...

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Employer Engagement by Community Colleges

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. A report released Wednesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found that New York community colleges engaged widely with employers. More...

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Racial Inequality in College Enrollment Patterns

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. A report released Tuesday by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce is warning that admission practices and inequality in state education funding are creating two separate and unequal tracks to public colleges and universities. More...

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Report Examines State of Latinx Education in Calif.

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. A report released today by the Campaign for College Opportunity examines the growing population of Latinx people in California and their academic achievement.
According to the report, only 18 percent of Latinx adults in California have a college degree, compared to 34 percent of black people, 52 percent of white people and 62 percent of Asians in the state. More...

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Public and Private Institutions Partner to Produce More Nurses, More Quickly

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Joint degree programs between private and public colleges are being embraced as a way to meet growing demand for nurses with bachelor's degrees -- in less time. More...

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Cal State Sees Major Gains in Graduation Rates

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Administrators at the California State University System worried two years ago when the system set ambitious goals for increasing graduation rates. More...

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Momentum for Prison Education

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Prison education programs are thriving and enjoy bipartisan backing, but colleges say they could do more with federal and state funding. More...

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Online Professional Development in Support of Online Teaching: Some Issues for Practice

Online Professional Development in Support of Online Teaching: Some Issues for Practice
I've had a number of posts in my Community area concerning the use of telephones to support e-learning (mostly in favour, which surprises me a bit) so I thought this would be a good article to throw into the mixture. This paper doesn't address the blended approach directly but it's a fascinating examination of faculty attitudes toward teaching online (introduced with the observation that people tend to teach the way they were taught). More...

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Learning Objects: A Practical Definition

Learning Objects: A Practical Definition
The September issue of the International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning has arrived and I am running two articles, beginning with this item by Rory McGreal, who leaps once again into the fray with a (nother) definition of learning objects. Once again, McGreal has me defining learning objects as "anything and everything" but has this time managed to catch the nuance of my position - "Whether something counts as a LO, depends on whether it can be used to teach or learn, and this can only be determined by its use, not by its nature." But he still disagrees with me. More...

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