Higher Education

Higher Ed Trends: MOOCs, Tablets, Gamification, and Wearable Tech

Higher Ed Trends: MOOCs, Tablets, Gamification, and Wearable Tech

| February 7, 2013 | 4 Comments

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images As tech tools continue to proliferate with new launches and new products, it’s difficult to predict what will stick and what won’t. A recently released report by the New Media Consortium and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) tries to sift through the fads and find the few that will have a real impact […]

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College or No? Stuck Between Present Realities and Future Promises

College or No? Stuck Between Present Realities and Future Promises

| January 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

By Holly Korbey Higher education options are changing for all students — not only for gutsy school reformers and tech enthusiasts dropping out with hopes to become the next Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg. As MOOCs proliferate and college costs keep rising, more young reformers and “edupreneurs” are looking for a way around a four-year […]

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Faces of the New Higher Ed: Learning By Working

Faces of the New Higher Ed: Learning By Working

| January 16, 2013 | 3 Comments

Enstitute Going to college used to be the prescribed path to success, but today, students are considering different options. The cost of a college education is soaring and many students are graduating with tens of thousands of dollars in debt. One response to the high cost of secondary education are Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) […]

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Five Secrets to Succeeding Without a College Degree

Five Secrets to Succeeding Without a College Degree

| January 15, 2013 | 4 Comments

Getty By Nikhil Goyal British rapper-poet Suli Amoako recently launched a video, “Why I Hate School, But Love Education,” that has been making rounds all over the Internet. He calls for young people to “understand your motives and reassess your aims” and provides outliers in history that have done very well for themselves and society […]

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Should Work Experience Come Before College Education?

Should Work Experience Come Before College Education?

| December 13, 2012 | 3 Comments

Della Rollins By Steve Henn Eighteen months ago Eden Full was finishing up her sophomore year at Princeton University. She was on the crew team as a coxswain. She had spent the previous summer in Kenya building an innovative, low-cost contraption to make solar panels more efficient. Full was glowingly successful — the kind of […]

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For the Future Student, Higher Education Will Be Redefined

For the Future Student, Higher Education Will Be Redefined

| December 7, 2012 | 25 Comments

Thinkstock Not too far in the future, students may be faced with an entirely different set of choices than they do today. No longer might college or career straight after high school graduation be the two only and divergent paths in front of them. No longer may a four-to-six-year commitment to a highly esteemed institution […]

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How Important is Grit in Student Achievement?

How Important is Grit in Student Achievement?

| October 2, 2012 | 20 Comments

When it comes to high achievement, grit may be as essential as intelligence. By Emily Hanford, American RadioWorks Before she was a psychology professor, Angela Duckworth taught math in middle school and high school. She spent a lot of time thinking about something that might seem obvious: The students who tried hardest did the best, […]

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Where is Technology Leading Higher Education?

Where is Technology Leading Higher Education?

| September 25, 2012 | 7 Comments

By Doug Ward The rush to create large, free online classes has generated anxiety at universities around the country. With finances already tight and with a surge of movement toward online learning, universities are being forced to move quickly to change centuries-old models of learning. Terms like historic, seismic and revolutionary now pop up in […]

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Why College Students Still Prefer Print Over E-Books

Why College Students Still Prefer Print Over E-Books

| September 14, 2012 | 17 Comments

Flickr: wohnai By Katrina Schwartz College students may seem to be well-equipped to learn in a wired world, but despite the enormous growth of tablets, e-readers and digital textbooks, they still prefer heavy, expensive print books. These were the results of a pilot program created to understand why students have been slow to adopt digital […]

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Will Free Online Textbooks Become a Reality for California College Students?

Will Free Online Textbooks Become a Reality for California College Students?

| September 6, 2012 | 4 Comments

thinkstock By Ana Tintocalis California is one step closer to bringing free online textbooks for state college students, a huge step for the open education movement. A historic bill on the desk of Governor Jerry Brown would give college professors, and thereby students, an option to use free online, customizable curriculum rather than print textbooks, […]

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