02 février 2019

Is your college part of the the 21st Century Skills Badges initiative?

eCampus NewsThe 21st Century Skills Badges initiative, from Education Design Lab, is based on three years of research, design, and pilots and offers a suite of eight digital badges, often called microcredentials, along with a facilitator’s toolkit, to help educators and employers understand the skills students have cultivated. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 19:05 - - Permalien [#]


The biggest barrier to deconstructing education is not money

eCampus NewsHumanizing education is only possible when we give the power over learning back to the students. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 19:04 - - Permalien [#]

5 ways to improve support for part-time students

eCampus NewsAlthough community colleges have started to enroll more economically-disadvantaged students, those students are not graduating at rates comparable to their peers, according to an EAB whitepaper, Reframing the Question of Equity. What’s worse, they drop out and retain debt. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 19:02 - - Permalien [#]

8 students spill the tea on their online learning programs

eCampus NewsColleges and universities are paying more attention to their online learning programs, and for good reason: The idea of the “traditional” straight-from-high-school student has been eclipsed by a growing group of students who are working adults balancing family and personal obligations. Often, online learning is the preferred program for these students. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:58 - - Permalien [#]

10 underrated schools that deserve a second look

eCampus NewsIt’s common to be wowed by big-name schools or schools that always appear in national higher-ed rankings, but every student has unique needs in a campus and an academic program. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:57 - - Permalien [#]


Higher ed must help students improve critical-thinking skills

eCampus NewsFifty-nine percent of surveyed adults ages 18-31 who attend or attended a college or university say they are very confident in their soft skills, including critical thinking—but that same survey also shows a decrease in that group’s ability to distinguish between false and factual information. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:48 - - Permalien [#]

How does your university stand up in terms of innovation?

eCampus NewsMost higher-ed institutions recognize the importance of innovation, and many are hiring a dedicated innovation officer, according to The Emergence of the Chief Innovation Officer in Higher Education, from Russell Reynolds Associates. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:47 - - Permalien [#]

College transformed: 5 institutions leading the charge in innovation

eCampus NewsHigher education leaders today confront a bevy of criticisms ranging from worsening affordability and persistent socioeconomic disparities to a lack of relevance in the ever-changing economy. Institutions are beset by internal challenges and external pressures. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:46 - - Permalien [#]

Accreditation, innovation, and transparency in higher education

eCampus NewsThe Department of Education is engaged currently in a negotiated rule making process regarding accreditation in higher education. The issues under discussion are complex, but the principles undergirding them—and the strategies that policymakers can employ to achieve stronger outcomes for students and taxpayers—are relatively simple. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:36 - - Permalien [#]

Class of 2019 STEM majors have top salary potential

eCampus NewsBachelor’s degree graduates earning STEM degrees are expected to earn the highest starting salaries from the college class of 2019, according to a new survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:33 - - Permalien [#]