Higher Education

Role-Playing Game Upends College Lecture and Ignites Fire in Students

Role-Playing Game Upends College Lecture and Ignites Fire in Students

| September 16, 2014 | 4 Comments

A complicated role-immersion game has a few college professors handing over control of the classroom to students who are suddenly showing more passion and interest than ever before.

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Could Personal Videos Become the Heart of College Applications?

Could Personal Videos Become the Heart of College Applications?

| September 10, 2014

Soon Goucher’s admissions office will plow through thousands of essays, recommendations — and, for the first time, video applications.

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Shaking It Up: For-Profit University Aims to Compete With the Ivy League

Shaking It Up: For-Profit University Aims to Compete With the Ivy League

| August 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

A start-up university is rethinking everything about the college-experience and hoping to revolutionize higher education in the process.

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Hands-On and Student-Centered: Subverting the Typical College Experience

Hands-On and Student-Centered: Subverting the Typical College Experience

| July 28, 2014 | 10 Comments

A Canadian college is following the K-12 education trend towards more student-centered, hands-on, and interdisciplinary teaching.

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What Does It Take To Get Into Harvard? Not What You Might Expect

What Does It Take To Get Into Harvard? Not What You Might Expect

| July 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

With these words of advice to parents, Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust surprised the Aspen Ideas Festival: “Make your children interesting!” If that’s the trajectory to “success,” it should make parents, teachers, and schools question whether the current system is helping to foster an interesting life for kids. How to Get Into Harvard    

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College Scholarships for Video Game Players?

College Scholarships for Video Game Players?

| June 28, 2014

A private university elects to make a popular video game into an official varsity sport. Marketing ploy or sign of the future?

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Employers’ Challenge to Educators: Make School Relevant to Students’ Lives

Employers’ Challenge to Educators: Make School Relevant to Students’ Lives

| June 23, 2014 | 27 Comments

Business leaders call on K-12 and higher education institutions to graduate students with the skills demanded by the marketplace.

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New Poll: Prestigious Colleges Won’t Make You Happier In Life Or Work

New Poll: Prestigious Colleges Won’t Make You Happier In Life Or Work

| May 6, 2014

A Gallup survey suggests the factors that should be guiding decisions on selecting a college are not selectivity or prestige, but cost of attendance, great teaching and deep learning — in that order.

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College Students of Color Reject Rosy Pictures of Diversity

College Students of Color Reject Rosy Pictures of Diversity

| March 11, 2014 | 6 Comments

Glossy images of diverse student bodies at universities are meant to convey these institutions’ warm embrace of prospective students, employees and supporters. But research suggests that when the images don’t line up with reality, the use of minority member photographs can backfire, generating an effect exactly opposite of the one intended.

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Can University Professors Benefit from K-12 Progressive Teaching Tactics?

Can University Professors Benefit from K-12 Progressive Teaching Tactics?

| March 10, 2014 | 7 Comments

Some university teaching practices are held sacred, but perhaps college professors can learn from progressive teaching tactics of K-12 classrooms.

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