09 mai 2019

Community College Expands Internationally to Grow Enrollment

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Hudson Valley Community College plans to offer classes overseas in an effort to stabilize enrollment and keep faculty employed. More...

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07 mai 2019

Getting to Grips With Learning Styles

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Getting to Grips With Learning Styles
The authors distriguish between learning styles, preferences and strategies (noting that the latter two may be modified by teachers) and then surveys major learning styles theories, including Kolb, McCarthy, and Gardner. Under the heading of learning preferences, they briefly describe Canflield's learning styles inventory. They finally list some learning strategies. The study then looks at the characteristics of VET learners in Australia, suggesting they are more visual, hands-on, social, and not self-directed. More...

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05 mai 2019

The vocational education sector needs a plan and action, not more talk

The ConversationSome 20 years ago, the Australian vocational education system was regarded as world class. Sadly, this is no longer the case when compared to systems in places such as Canada, the Netherlands, Germany and even China. More...

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Reinvesting in Community Colleges

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. A new report challenges federal and state policy makers to increase funding for community colleges to improve social mobility. More...

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Report: Community Colleges Are Significantly Underfunded

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. A report released today by the Century Foundation calls for more funding for community colleges and better research to estimate the financial needs of two-year institutions. More...

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Community Colleges And Tech Companies Are Co-Branding Credentials To Solve The Skills Gap

Techno-News BlogThere’s an important lesson there for higher education and it’s not just anecdote. Employers increasingly use applicant tracking systems that often screen for very specific skills. More...

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28 avril 2019

Work-based learning within school-based VET: Lessons from Sweden

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentPosted by . When it comes to thinking about what makes for excellent vocational education and training (VET), it is hard to overstate the importance of learners spending time in actual workplaces. Work-based learning (WBL) is, of course, fundamental to apprenticeship systems, but it is also essential to high quality school-based programmes. The OECD has consistently argued that WBL should be a mandatory element of school-based VET provision. More...

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24 avril 2019

Are community colleges for unicorns?

eCampus NewsPost-traditional students are much different from the student population most community colleges were designed to serve, but these institutions must meet this student group’s unique needs in order to stay relevant among declining enrollments. More...

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21 avril 2019

Reforming vocational education: it’s time to end the exploitation of vulnerable people

The ConversationThere is clear evidence of rorting and rent-seeking in the vocational education and training (VET) sector. More...

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VET student loan changes will help gain back control of the sector

The ConversationThe government’s decision to reduce the number of current vocational education and training (VET) courses that will be subsidised under the new VET Student Loan scheme is important if we are to take back control of the sector that has been subjected to rorting. More...

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