02 août 2017

Community colleges and partners can overcome math barrier and diversify tech workforce

University Business LogoThey are educating the next generation of the Valley workforce. With 250,000 students—about 70 percent people of color and more than half of them women—community colleges in Silicon Valley and surrounding areas serve a diverse talent pool of potential engineers, computer scientists, bio-tech researchers and advanced manufacturing technicians. More...

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23 juillet 2017

A Natural Experiment

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. In the 1960’s, community colleges were established at an average rate of one per week. Now, new ones are rare birds. So a story about the new one emerging in western Pennsylvania seems worth noticing. More...

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14 juillet 2017

Year-Round Pell Could Help Community Colleges

HomeBy Paul Fain. The resumption of year-round Pell Grants, scheduled for July, could help offset the enrollment declines many community colleges are experiencing, according to Moody's Investors Service. More...

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12 juillet 2017

New Models for Community Colleges

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. In California and Pennsylvania, new institutions are created.
Across the country, many students still lack access to a college option that fits their needs. More...

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Training the Community College Leader

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. NC State wants to help solve the community college leadership pipeline problem amid broader shift in focus of doctoral training programs. More...

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23 février 2017

Building Global Community

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Building Global Community
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, 2017/02/17

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a manifesto yesterday afternoon stressing the importance of community and Facebook's role in developing it. More...

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18 février 2017

Double Majors at Community Colleges

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Someone asked that in a meeting this week, and I had to admit, I’d never thought about it. I couldn’t think of one offhand. Read more...

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31 janvier 2017

Créer une communauté d’apprenants, oui mais pour quoi ?

Par . La tendance est à la prise en compte des apprentissages informels, et à leur encouragement. Prestataires et concepteurs de dispositifs internes de formation intègrent donc de plus en plus souvent la création d’un groupe dédié sur un réseau social, comme partie prenante du dispositif. Mais suffit-il vraiment de proposer à des apprenants d’adhérer à un groupe Yammer ou LinkedIn pour créer une communauté d’apprentissage. Voir l'article...

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28 janvier 2017

Budget crunch puts community colleges in tough spot

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A proposal by Gov. Pete Ricketts to slash state aid to Nebraska’s community colleges this year will negatively affect the state’s future workforce and economic development, one college president said. More...

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26 janvier 2017

Community-Focused Versus Market-Driven Education

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Community-Focused Versus Market-Driven Education
Matthew Metzgar, Digital Pedagogy Lab, 2017/01/25
The thrust of this fairly detailed article is that "though the true purpose of public education is clear — to provide benefits to individuals and communities — education is now becoming more aligned with the purposes of firms; all of which may lead to richer companies but poorer (in an educational sense) communities. More...

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