Innovative programs designed for the adult learner are popping up in several states. Like College Unbound, this North Carolina program is reaching out to adults that dropped out of college and is helping them return to the classroom to complete their degrees. See how other states are adopting this approach!
Workplace learning is a critical component of the CU curriculum. We’re excited to see that other colleges value apprenticeships in the same way. Check it out!
Check out this infographic: The Future of Higher Education. What do you think? Does anything surprise you? It is what you would have guessed?
Following up on yesterday’s video about 21st century education, this article shows how Georgetown University is embracing the inevitable changes that technology is bringing to the classroom. Check it out!
While college is not for everyone, the opportunity should be. This article discuses who should and shouldn’t decide students’ college-bound fate, and the issues associated with structures that do so. Read the article.
When it comes to higher education, certain aspects are widely agreed upon. For example, while a degree increases job prospects, it has also become less accessible. On the other hand, there are disputes over how to resolve the issues. How can we address the issues? Many believe that competency-based education is an important part of […]
Are “skill-builders” a new kind of student? Research shows that these individuals enroll in colleges, but not with the intention of earning a degree. Skill-builders intentionally select courses that will lead to improved job skills and higher pay. This has proven to be a savvy way for many students to pursue education. It also poses […]
One of the topics Hillary Clinton discussed at the Globalization of Higher Education Conference is the social value of all types of education. Regardless of vocation, she recognizes the importance of all job types, and the skills and training required to be successful. Read more about her global view of higher education.
Check it out… a whole week dedicated to open education! Take a look at the highlights from Open Education Week 2014, the third annual week-long effort to increase awareness of the open education movement. Visit the website.
Students who transfer from community colleges to four year institutions demonstrate the same completion rates as those who begin at four year institutions. However, the transfer process is a huge stumbling block that discourages many students from making that transfer leap. Credits don’t always transfer or count toward the major, and sometimes courses need to […]