16 janvier 2014

Are We Seizing Our EdTech Moment?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Quick question. In the last 3 years how many opportunities have you had to be part of discussions about the future of your institution? How often have you been able to get a seat at the table when issues of priorities, investments, and governance have emerged? If your life is anything like my own, the last 3 years have been very different from all the preceding ones. Read more...

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The Congress Paradox

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. In my poli sci days, one of my favorite observations was the wild disparity between Americans’ opinion of Congress in general, and their opinions of their own Representatives. It boiled down to “they’re all bums, except for my guy.” And that was true even before redistricting got completely out of hand. Americans are perfectly capable of re-electing over 90 percent of the members of a body with a 10 percent approval rating. In the case of Congress, we can’t even blame the electoral college. Read more...

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U.S. Urged to Give Incentives to States on College Funding

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgThe federal government should create a matching grant program to reward states that maintain and increase their funding for public colleges, by linking the maximum Pell Grant awarded to students in states to per-student funding or higher education, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities argues in a new report. Read more...

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Earning College Credits in High School Speeds Degree Completion

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgAbout 23 percent of students who receive college credit while still enrolled in high school obtain an associate degree within two years, making them far more likely to do so than peers who do not earn college credit in high school, a new study shows. Read more...

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U.S. To Release More FAFSA Data, May Open Form To Web Developers

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgThe U.S. Education Department plans to provide guidance counselors and state agencies with more information about students who are filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA, Obama administration officials said Wednesday at the department's so-called "Datapalooza" event. The goal is to boost the rate at which students, especially those from low-income backgrounds, complete the FAFSA. Read more...

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Academe Quits Me

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy D.G. Myers. Earlier this month I stepped into a classroom to begin the last semester of a 24-year teaching career. Don’t get me wrong. I am not retiring. I am not “burned out.” The truth is rather more banal. Ohio State University will not be renewing my three-year contract when it expires in the spring. Read more...

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Recipe for Strong Higher Ed

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Bernard Lane for The Australian. Governments that are tight-fisted and keen to exercise control are least likely to preside over a higher education system of quality. In a paper on what sets apart strong national systems, the University of Melbourne's Ross Williams and colleagues point out that most countries with high output in teaching and research put in plenty of resources. The authors also stress the role of government policy and regulation that allows universities freedom to innovate, manage their affairs and attract talented staff. Read more...

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Digital Humanities in Demand

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Carl Straumsheim. Have the digital humanities gone mainstream? Sessions on the role of technology in humanities scholarship at the Modern Language Association’s annual meeting last week may have made up less than 10 percent of the conference’s overall schedule (and almost everything seemed overwhelmed by the tumult over the Israel censure vote), but speakers and attendees alike said they felt the contents of those sessions had changed from previous years. While earlier conferences often discussed the potential of the digital humanities, this year’s meeting frequently featured traditional research methods alongside data visualization, gaming and text minin. Read more...

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No Longer Free

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Ry Rivard. Cooper Union trustees rejected a last-ditch effort to keep the New York City college free. Their vote Friday makes it all but certain, following months of controversy, that the college's legacy of free education will end for incoming students this fall. Opponents predict the $20,000 tuition will badly hurt the college, which was founded by industrialist Paul Cooper to educate the working class and has become a well-regarded training ground for artist, architects and engineers. Read more...

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Right for the Consumer

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Carl Straumsheim. The education software giant Blackboard delivered an endorsement of the "consumerization" of higher education on Wednesday, acquiring MyEdu, an Austin, Texas-based company that combines data, e-portfolios and recruitment tools to guide students through college and into the work force. The acquisition is small in scale but significant in scope, as it signals the direction in which president and CEO Jay Bhatt, who joined the Blackboard in 2013, intends to steer the billion-dollar company. Read more...

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