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

Tackling grade inflation

July 6, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Grade inflation in higher education has become an issue in the U.S. over about the last 50 years. One 2017 report proposing solutions to the problem noted that despite the impression that college students have heavy work loads, researchers found […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Higher Education

Online course development made easy?

July 5, 2018

Via: Education Dive

An expert in online learning recently suggested that colleges need to avoid the “shiny new object syndrome” when it comes to learning management systems. Sasha Thackaberry, assistant vice president for academic technology and new course models at Southern New Hampshire […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Higher Education

High school grads want job skills next, survey shows

June 26, 2018

Via: Education Dive

That report comes at a time when other research is showing, however, that declining community college enrollment may continue, according to Inside Higher Education, which quotes a researcher as saying that two-year schools have a “major problem coming very fast.” […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Is automation disrupting higher education?

June 19, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The workplace of the future will be marked by unprecedentedly advanced technologies, as well as a focus on incorporating artificially intelligent algorithms of automation to drive higher levels of production with fewer resources. Employers and education stakeholders, noting the reality […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Student engagement prerequisite to free speech on campus, leaders say

June 11, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Free speech on campus is a hot button issue for higher education administrators who recognize the costly and often time highly damaging effects of mishandling a controversial speaker on campus. While proactively defining a free speech policy and developing a […]


Education Tech

How One Teaching Expert Activates Students’ Curiosity

June 7, 2018

Via: The Chronicle of Higher Education

Welcome to Teaching, a weekly newsletter from The Chronicle of Higher Education. This week’s edition was curated by Beckie. We’ll begin with some tips on using a “naïve task” to pique students’ curiosity that I picked up at a conference […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, News

Major Private Gifts to Higher Education

June 6, 2018

Via: The Chronicle of Higher Education

This list covers gifts since 1967. An abridged version of this list was published in the August 18, 2017, Almanac issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Additions to and changes in the list since then appear in bold italics. […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

For Free Community College, Online Learning Isn’t Always Part of the Recipe for Success

May 18, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

Free community college programs are springing up around the country, aiming to bring more students to local higher-ed institutions. But several colleges experimenting with such programs are avoiding a tactic that other public institutions are increasingly using to boost numbers: […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

New Report Sheds Light on Higher Ed’s Innovation Challenges

April 18, 2018

Via: Ed Surge

A new report surveying academic administrators released Wednesday by the Online Learning Consortium and Learning House sheds some insight on innovation challenges at higher education institutions. Among the report’s findings are that 91 percent of the administrators responding to the […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Monopsony and Higher Education

April 10, 2018

Via: Inside Higher Ed

If there’s only one employer in town, the employee’s bargaining power is relatively low. That’s the empirical claim behind the idea that monopsony — a monopoly of demand for employees by a single employer in a given region or area […]