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.
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 […]
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 […]
Kiko Suarez, Vice President of Communications and Innovation at the Lumina Foundation, spent the day with College Unbound on September 30. Kiko is an amazing thought partner, helping us to focus on scale. He told us several times during his visit that “College Bound is unique” and encouraged us to “think big, start small, and […]
95% of College Unbound students are Pell Grant eligible. 85% of College Unbound students complete their degree programs. Compared to other higher ed institution rates, these numbers are impressive. We encourage you to take a closer look at some of our students’ stories… Alicebel Perez was born in Puerto Rico and came to RI in November 2000, […]
Congratulations to our partner, Charter Oak State College! CU and COSC together “seek to dramatically improve student success in terms of persistence and graduation, through more personalized, mastery-based approaches to learning…” Our staff visited the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, WA last week as part of receiving this prestigious national grant.
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 for a 21st century economy. Obama’s speech emphasized the need to award credits based on learning rather than “seat-time.” College Unbound is proud of the […]
Dr. Paul LeBlanc, president of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), is widely recognized as a visionary innovator in higher education. That’s why, after three years of a shared planning process, we were so pleased to see College Unbound @ SNHU open its doors in Fall 2011. College Unbound @ SNHU is a three-year, year-round program […]