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What’s the blueprint for a 21st-century college campus?

by James Paterson, Education Dive With enrollments declining and technology advancing, colleges are breaking ground on spaces that give students and faculty new ways to engage. Facing headwinds that are muddling their missions and their budgets and luring away prospective students, college and university officials are adapting their campuses in big and small ways that they […]

EdX addresses tech skills gap with online master’s degrees under $10K

By Macy Bayern, Tech Republic, founded by Harvard and MIT, has launched a series of new online Master’s degree programs in desirable fields like analytics, computer science, and cybersecurity, according to a Thursday press release. The programs are offered by top-ranked, high quality universities often at a low cost, added the release. The online Master’s […]

Survey of College Leaders Affirms Previous Reports, Uncovers Mismatches in Some Online Programs, Student Services

Business Insider The Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) and Learning House released the findings of the Online Learning in Continuing Higher Education report. Key findings include: Disconnect between institutions offering online computer science and high student demand for these programs Continuing Education (CE) units still play a significant role in online learning on their […]

Online Classes: Interactive or Inactive?

Mackenzie Peterson, Stoutonia Online classes are something that is offered at many schools. They are convenient and flexible with busy schedules, there is zero commute, and it can help improve student’s self discipline. Yet, many students tend to not utilize this option and stick with traditional classes. There are many different reasons why students may not […]

Online classes are as good as in-person classes

BY TAYLOR NEWMAN, Daily Texan We’ve all heard that online classes don’t work — you’re probably going to forget to watch them, zone out from your bed and won’t get direct student-professor engagement. But the reality is, the majority of online classes at UT are designed with this in mind and prove to be more […]

What Does a Future Ready University Administrator Look Like?

by Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate First, the key characteristic of the future ready university administrator is that he or she is always improving their practice by incorporating the latest edtech and other tools to maximize student engagement and learning. An easy way to do this is to follow the official future ready account on Twitter. But […]

Nearly all states slashed college funding over last decade

James Paterson, Education Dive Adjusted for inflation, state funding for higher education has fallen by more than $7 billion since 2008, before the Great Recession caused deep cuts in spending on public two- and four-year colleges, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP).  While state revenues have largely returned […]

Here’s how to build a student-centered university

BY LAURA ASCIONE, e Campus News Higher-ed leaders have to change the lens through which they view students if they hope to create learner-centered universities–and part of that change starts with segmentation. Student segmentation involves using survey results and data to “segment” students in order to build new academic offerings and personalize campus services. This is […]

Ivy Tech CC Rolls out Interactive, Adaptive Digital Biology Course

By Rhea Kelly, Campus Technology Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana recently announced it will use BioBeyond as the standard course for all of its online introductory biology courses. The college, which has more than 40 campus locations serving nearly 71,000 students, piloted the digital biology course over the summer, and now plans to use […]

How to Create a Future Ready Collaborative Leadership Team

by Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate The mission of the future ready movement is to increase digital learning opportunities for all students. Obviously, a task this large will require effort from more than one stakeholder. This is why collaborative leadership teams are uniquely well-positioned in order to help improve student outcomes by becoming future ready themselves. One […]