16 février 2015

From Concept to Reality: Considering Free Community College

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. A lot of attention over the past few months has been given to free tuition at community colleges. However, there has been little talk about the budget growth necessary to support the infrastructure and wrap-around support services that free tuition dollars will require as a result of greater student populations. Moreover, there has been little attention paid to how the move would change the public value for higher education. In this piece, I will address both issues. More...

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Why Do Research? Or, Why ‘The CUNY Map of NYC” Matters #FuturesEd

http://hastac.org/files/imagecache/homepage_50/pictures/picture-79-873560aec16bee4b69793f2fa0fbd715.jpgBy Cathy Davidson. In  his “The CUNY Sociodemographics Map of New York City: Part I – Race and Ethnicity” , Michael Dorsch  compares the ethnicity of each of the communities surrounding each of CUNY’s campuses to the ethnicity of the students attending.  He has also published detailed racial and ethnic demographics for each campus, so you can gain a quite intriguing and complex picture of both the individual colleges and CUNY as a whole from this excellent research. Read more...

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Flat World and CBE: Self-paced does not imply isolation

By . Several weeks ago Flat World announced their latest round of funding, raising $5 million of debt financing, raising their total to $40.7 million. The company started out by offering full e-textbooks (and was previously named FlatWorld Knowledge), developing 110 titles that included 25 of the 50 most-used lecture courses. More...

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California Community College OEI Selects LMS Vendor

By . The Online Education Initiative (OEI) for California’s Community College System has just announced its vendor selection for a Common Course Management System (CCMS)[1]. For various reasons I cannot provide any commentary on this process, so I would prefer to simply direct people to the OEI blog site. More...

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e-Literate TV Case Study Preview: Middlebury College

By Michael Feldstein. As we get closer to the release of the new e-Literate TV series on personalized learning, Phil and I will be posting previews highlighting some of the more interesting segments from the series. Both our preview posts and the series itself start with Middlebury College. When we first talked about the series with its sponsors, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, they agreed to give us the editorial independence to report what we find, whether it is good, bad, or indifferent. More...

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Going virtual? Don’t get physical

eCampus NewsBy Andrew Barbour. As college IT departments look to wring as much value as possible from their budgets and infrastructure, server virtualization has become almost de rigueur. While the benefits of virtualization are now well documented, maintenance of this new environment is less understood—and comes with its own set of challenges. More...

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15 février 2015

Maine lawmakers offer relief to students trapped by college debt

Maine news, election results and politics, sports and opinion - Bangor Daily NewsBy Christopher Cousins. In some ways, Erica Frederick-Rock is a typical — albeit nontraditional — college student in Maine. 
Frederick-Rock, a 36-year-old biology student at the University of Maine at Augusta, has started and stopped college studies three times since she graduated from high school. She is on track to graduate from the University of Maine at Augusta in May. More...

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College Readiness and America’s

American Association of Community CollegesBy Anne M. Kress. President Barack Obama’s America’s College Promise proposal has sparked a national conversation about the value of community college for today’s students. Many, myself included, support the president’s vision of making two years of higher education more accessible to all Americans. Others are more skeptical, often citing low completion rates for community college students. To help our students reach the finish line in their pursuit of a degree, certificate or other credential, we must start by improving college readiness. More...

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Obama proposes free community college tuition

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. President Barack Obama is not acting like someone whose party suffered heavy defeats in the recent midterm election. More...

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No profit left behind

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "politico logo"By . In the high-stakes world of American education, Pearson makes money even when its results don’t measure up. More...

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