17 mai 2015

Want to Make Your Course ‘Gameful’? A Michigan Professor’s Tool Could Help

By . The system lets students choose their own path through a course, selecting the assignments that interest and challenge them. At its heart is a tool, called the “grade predictor,” that helps to “manage some of the chaos” of such a personalized system. The grade predictor also helps students figure out what they need to do to reach the classroom goals they set for themselves. More...

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Education Dept. Proposes Reining In Deals Between Colleges and Banks

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The U.S. Education Department on Friday proposed new regulations aimed at reining in agreements between colleges and banks that want to market their products to students. The proposed rules, scheduled for publication in Monday’s Federal Register, represent the Obama administration’s latest effort to curb those agreements, which can leave students on the hook for fees they may have incurred unintentionally. More...

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Citing Threats of Disruption, Sweet Briar’s President Won’t Attend Commencement

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The president of Sweet Briar College will not attend what is slated to be the institution’s final commencement ceremony, writing in an email to the campus on Friday that he did “not want anything to distract from what should be a celebration of our students’ academic success.” More...

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Former Students Will Get a Seat at the Table in Corinthian’s Bankruptcy Case

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Former students at Corinthian Colleges will be represented by a special committee in the for-profit’s bankruptcy case, The Wall Street Journal reports. The unusual step represents a win for the former students, who formally requested such representation on Monday. More...

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Small For-Profit College Will Close, Citing Gainful-Employment Rule

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A small for-profit college in North Carolina is shutting down, citing the U.S. Education Department’s impending gainful-employment rule, The Charlotte Observer reports. Brookstone College of Business, which served roughly 200 students at two campuses, in Charlotte and Greensboro, will cease night classes immediately and afternoon classes next week. More...

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Giant For-Profit Educator and Executives Are Charged With Lying to Investors

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . ITT Educational Services Inc., its chief executive, and its chief financial officer have been charged with fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly hiding from investors “the poor performance and looming financial impact of two student-loan programs that ITT financially guaranteed,” according to a news release from the commission. More...

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A Shakeout Dividend

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. The latest stories about ITT, EDMC, and Corinthian’s struggles -- and I doubt they’ll be the last -- should actually give community college fans some hope.
We may see a shakeout dividend. Read more...

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Victims of Train Derailment With Academic Ties

HomeAmong those killed Tuesday when a New York City-bound Amtrak train derailed north of Philadelphia were a college dean, the CEO of an ed-tech start-up, and a sophomore. Read more...

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Northern Colorado Resumes Mexican-American Studies

HomeThe University of Northern Colorado announced Friday that it is resuming admissions into its Mexican-American studies program and a related program to train high school teachers to provide instruction in the field. Read more...

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Obama, Tom Hanks Push Free Community College

HomePresident Obama on Friday showered attention on community colleges and his plan for free community college. As graduation speaker at Lake Area Technical Institute, in South Dakota, he said he picked the institution to highlight its success in graduation rates and job placement rates, and related those statistics to the care of the faculty, quoting students about the support and guidance they receive. Read more...

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