Top

Tag: higher education


Education Tech

Is There Still Time to Build Equity into Virtual Reality Edtech?

September 21, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

Not everyone is sold on the idea that virtual reality technology could or should bring higher education into a future of avatars and holograms. But separate from that hype, virtual reality is already being used at colleges in ways that […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

College Enrollment is Down. Can These New State Policies Help?

September 14, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

The pandemic has thrown up more obstacles for students trying to stay on track toward a credential, and that has been particularly true for students at community colleges and other public colleges. That was the message by state higher ed […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Biden’s Next Bad Idea for Higher Education

September 7, 2022

Via: Education Next

Now that President Biden has announced his unilateral plan to transfer more than a half a trillion dollars in student debt to Americans, most of whom neither went to college nor took out a student loan, you should brace yourself […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

8 big questions as colleges start fall 2022

September 6, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

As fall 2022 picks up in earnest for most colleges, mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t dominate conversations the way it did in January or last year at this time. But the coronavirus is still here, and another pathogen has arrived […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Skills-based learning is the key to improving ROI in education

September 6, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken Americans’ already-waning confidence in the value of higher education. Two-thirds of students now say college is no longer worth the cost, according to a survey from think tank Third Way. A study released in May […]


News

The Federal Department of Education Now Has a Chief Economist. Maybe What It Really Needs Is a Chaplain.

September 1, 2022

Via: Education Next

“Biden’s Student Loan Plan Sets Off Fierce Debate Among Economists,” is the headline over a news article on the front of the business section of the New York Times. “Department of Education Appoints Its First Chief Economist,” was a headline […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Education Department Approves $1.5B in Debt Relief

August 31, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Department of Education announced Tuesday that it will discharge all remaining federal student loans for borrowers who enrolled in any location of Westwood College (including enrollment in Westwood’s online program) between Jan. 1, 2002, and Nov. 17, 2015, when […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Education Department Approves $1.5B in Debt Relief

August 30, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The Department of Education announced today that it will discharge all remaining federal student loans for borrowers who enrolled in any location of Westwood College (including enrollment in Westwood’s online program) between Jan. 1, 2002, and Nov. 17, 2015, when […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Students desperately need to see relevance in their learning

August 29, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Many students see no relevance between their education and the real world, and say they are struggling to find meaning in their education or find a career direction, according to a new survey from YouScience, a student engagement platform. The […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

6 honest answers to pressing community college questions

August 29, 2022

Via: eCampus News

As part of a new community college ranking from WalletHub, community college faculty are weighing in on questions about the future of higher education and how community colleges will fare. For the 2022 Best & Worst Community Colleges ranking, WalletHub […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Student loan changes could cost more than $1 trillion over 10 years, new estimate finds

August 26, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

Biden said he is canceling up to $10,000 for most borrowers, or up to $20,000 for borrowers who received federal Pell Grants, which generally go to those from low- and moderate-income households. His plan includes an income cap, meaning it […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Teaching Lower-Division Undergraduates to Think Like Anthropologists, Economists, Geographers, Political Scientists, Psychologists and Sociologists

August 23, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

What a great tag line for a book: “the definitive Freakonomics for sports.” Paul Oyer, an economics professor at Stanford, a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research and editor in chief of the Journal of Labor Economics, […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Building a Successful Certification Program at Your Institution

August 22, 2022

Via: eSchool News

In a world where competition for jobs, pay increases, and academic success continues to increase, certifications offer hope because they are a credible, third-party assessment of one’s skill and knowledge for a given subject. According to a study conducted across […]


News

More than half of higher-ed employees feel their voice isn’t heard

August 19, 2022

Via: eCampus News

More than half (59 percent) of higher education faculty and staff feel their voice is not heard at work, according to a survey of more than 550 employees at higher education institutions about topics ranging from compensation and benefits to […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

6 ways to advance equitable access in higher education

August 15, 2022

Via: eCampus News

In the spring of 2020, we saw life as we knew it largely disrupted due to the global pandemic. Society continues to weather its effects, which show up differently for various communities due to the persistence of systemic inequalities. Americans […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

What’s the outlook for college fossil fuel divestment?

August 15, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

When Harvard University announced last fall that it would be divesting its endowment from the fossil fuel industry, it was part of a deluge. Roughly 20 colleges and universities announced last year that they would be divesting their endowments from […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

To Rethink Math Education, Focus on Common Ground

August 11, 2022

Via: Education Next

Recently, I turned 60 years old (also expressed as 720 months, or 21,915 days, or 525,960 hours, or 31,557,600 minutes), and over that time I’ve seen many great debates in the education policy arena. Often those debates reach equilibrium with […]


Education Tech

How to protect your institution’s student data

August 10, 2022

Via: eCampus News

Recent increases in data privacy awareness have come not a minute too soon, as the higher education ecosystem finds itself in critical discussions about data security as the number of compromising attacks continues to rise. Two years ago, it would […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

4 ways colleges can future-proof themselves

August 9, 2022

Via: eCampus News

As institutions of higher education prepare for the upcoming fall semester, they continue to face strong headwinds. From the declining number of high school graduates enrolling in college to inflationary constraints, the future of postsecondary education is more uncertain than […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, Educational Stages, Higher Education

Four Strategies for newly appointed college leaders (opinion)

August 9, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

A new leadership position brings excitement, expectations and no shortage of challenges in the world of education. Such roles involve an unforgiving pace with intense pressure amid a pandemic, a racial reckoning, divisive politics and a looming recession. The work […]