In the speech to kick-off his College Affordability Tour, President Obama praised Southern New Hampshire University for competency-based innovations such as College Unbound and College for America, which prepare students ...
We often think of K-12 and higher education as separate entities. Are they? As students, we must make the journey through K-12 before we can take the next step to higher ed. More importantly, our K-12 journey should prepare us for what’s to come. This is the premise behind the proposal to merge Rhode Island’s K-12 […]
CU students who took our summer course on redesigning higher education will remember reading Jeff Selingo’s book College (Un)bound. In this article Selingo explains what higher education institutions need to do to save themselves from being “Netflixed” and going the way of Blockbuster. Read the article.
We’re proud of CU student, Sal Monteiro, who recently presented at a TEDx event! TEDx events are independently planned by community members and organizations, and allow communities to bring the TED experience to a local level. Describing an event that changed his life, Sal presented “The Complicated Simplicity of Nonviolence” at the Moses Brown School. For […]
One blogger describes his vision for how college students can become energized and more deeply involved in their coursework. With concepts such as student-created projects, personal curriculum and reaching out to experts, we think his vision sounds an awful lot like CU! Referencing cost, accreditation and other potential roadblocks, he believes the idea is fantastic, […]
What do we mean at College Unbound by “high touch, high tech?” This article helps explain it by highlighting the advantages of online learning, but also the importance of on-the-ground support for students. Coursera’s experiment demonstrates that on-the-ground support improves completion rates. Read the article.
Kudos to Duke University professor, Cathy Davidson, for spearheading a massive endeavor to change the course of higher ed. The goal is to gain a collective understanding of where higher ed has been, where it is going and how we can get there. Among other avenues, “The History and Future of Higher Education” initiative will […]
As the landscape of higher ed is changing, we must also modify the language that we use to discuss it. “Don’t Call it a Course” by Carl Straumsheim describes how we can talk about higher ed in a way that more accurately depicts these shifts. Additionally, it identifies learning as a social activity, which requires […]
Ashé College Unbound 2013 graduates celebrate their contributions to the Crescent City community of New Orleans. Earning degrees in Community Development and Cultural Development, students at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center are strong cultural leaders, taking great pride in strengthening and building their community. Check it out!
Others are recognizing the unique needs of the adult learner population. This blog post encourages higher education to do something about it. University leaders have to do more than add counselors to help returning adult learners navigate the system that was designed for 18 – 22 year olds. They need to redesign the system. That is […]
Some College Dropouts Get a Surprise: Many students who left college before earning their bachelor’s degree may have earned other credentials without even knowing it. Awarding those credentials may increase the earning potential of the student. Read the full article.