24 mars 2015

Co-Curricular Participation Drives Adult Student Excellence

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Often unrealized by students and sometimes disregarded by contingents of those in academics, co-curricular opportunities are an impactful aspect of the collegiate experience. Higher education continues to shift to online learning modules and full-time online degree programs (automation) in order to meet the demand by students for an affordable degree via attainable measures and the importance of these co-curricular opportunities can be disregarded by university officials. More...

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Beyond Dodgeball: Tailoring Extracurricular Opportunities for Adults

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. My college has somewhere around 200 organizations on campus for just under 5000 students. Between Greek organizations, student-run clubs, honor societies and athletics, there’s something for everyone. More...

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17 mars 2015

Adapting the Higher Ed Model to Suit Today’s Students

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Today, traditional-age students are a minority on campus. The average student is working part-time or full-time, has a family and is over 25. But at higher education institutions nationwide, the products and processes on offer are still designed for the traditional audience. More...

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Five Value-Defining Priorities of Non-Traditional Students

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, one of the most significant shifts in higher education is the massive growth of the adult student population, that is, the non-traditional student. More...

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16 mars 2015

FELTOM steers toward adult market, quality assurance

By Sara Custer. Traditionally a market for short-term junior courses, Malta’s English language school sector is aiming to attract longer-term, mature students. The country’s ELT representative body, the Federation of English Language Teaching Organisation, said it expects 2014 figures to show more growth in this student cohort after strong increases in 2013. More...

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10 mars 2015

Raising Effectiveness of Volunteering in Europe through Adult Learning

Innovative skills assessment and training solutions for enhanced capacity and impact of volunteering in Europe. OER-REVEAL-2 builds upon a successful project that produced 12 courses in 6 languages and transposes it into OER environment in 11 languages. More...

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09 mars 2015

What Necessary Adult Skills Were You Never Taught Growing Up?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. What Necessary Adult Skills Were You Never Taught Growing Up?
Eric Ravenscraft, LifeHacker, 2015/03/02

Doug Belshaw flags this article in LifeHacker asking people to comment on the life skills they never learned growing up. As one commenter says, "I just realized, this entire article boils down to 'give Lifehacker ideas for future articles'." But hey, why not? In any case, the comments section is filled with ideas for good life lessons. More...

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Attracting and Retaining Adults: Programs Leading to Professions Are Among the Most Successful

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Contemporary adult learners are savvy consumers of education. They’ve experienced multiple economic crises, under- and unemployment and they are more prudent in their spending. Unlike many traditional-age students who go to college with undeclared majors unabashedly admitting they are not sure what they want to be when they grow up, mature adult learners seek education that directly leads to rewarding careers with opportunities to enhance their quality of life. More...

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08 mars 2015

ASAP for Adults

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpg?itok=rd4sr8khBy Matt Reed. The ASAP program at CUNY has been getting good press recently. In a nutshell, it’s an attempt to take as many distractions away from students as possible, in order to improve graduation rates. Early results suggest that when you require students to attend full-time, you give them intensive personal advising, you give priority in scheduling, and you increase your per-student spending by about sixty percent, you can make meaningful gains in graduation rates. Read more...

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Adult education the loser in a game only young, full-time students win

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Part-time student numbers have collapsed as older, less privileged learners become victims of university commercialisation. Universities sometimes seem to have few political friends — unlike their debt-laden students. It is not hard to tell why. It is not only that individuals have the vote and institutions don’t. At times university leaders give the impression that all they care about is hanging on to the extra cash that higher fees have generated, even if this means their graduates face a lifetime of debt and the government has to pick up the bill for those who never repay their loans in full (and other public services have to suffer even greater cuts as a result). More...

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