higher education

Why are the Biggest Barriers to Student Success Bureaucratic?

Institutions of higher education are facing greater challenges today than ever before. Administrators are grappling with increasing accountability measures, tenuous public support, and the emergent expectations of a diverse student population. At the same time, higher education leaders are also now able to tackle these challenges differently, through access to more abundant data and new tools aimed at improving student success.

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Ringleader of Admissions Scam Also Ran a College Counseling Firm For Families in China

William “Rick” Singer, the man at the center of the alleged college-admissions fraud plot detailed this week by federal investigators, had a big footprint—a global one, in fact.

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What’s at the Core of the University Admissions Scandal

The Rise Fund is committed to achieving social and environmental impact alongside competitive financial returns.”
Yes, the founder of the Rise Fund may have inadvertently achieved a mission goal yesterday: Bill McGlashan was among the very wealthy parents

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Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?

One overused catchphrase in education is that learning should be “student-centered.” But what if we took that to its logical conclusion and also made it the goal of our education technology predictions?We’d need to consider not just what technology products students are exposed to in the classroom, but also across the rest of their lives. Especially if those students are teens, within sight of leaving K-12 and moving into higher education.

How Can Colleges Build a Better Future for Work-Study?

Los Angeles, CA—On-campus jobs have long offered a way for students to help students pay for college. But how can these gigs—which could range from data-entry to dining hall service—better prepare students for their careers and keep them in school?

Key Details and Reactions to College-Admissions Scandal

Federal prosecutors charged nearly 50 people on Tuesday with crimes in connection to an admissions-fraud scheme in which parents allegedly paid millions of dollars to get their kids into highly-selective colleges by cheating on admissions tests or helping them pose as student athletes.U.S. government officials referred to their investigation as Operation Varsity Blues, and it has swiftly led several of the colleges involved to take action or launch investigations of their own.

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Follow Along With a Grad Seminar About Edtech: Part 1, Picking the Best Tech

This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. Over the next two months, I’ll share the experience and highlights in a series of columns for EdSurge with highlights from the course. When teaching a course on edtech, it’s logical to start with a look at how professors can select the best tech tools for their courses. That choice has gotten both easier and more complicated (and challenging) in recent years.

Who Owns Digital Badges? A Company's Patent on Credential System Raises Questions

When the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted two patents last year for creating, managing and tracking digital credentials, it raised new questions and concerns among a community of innovators who are trying to create an open platform for rethinking credentials.

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When His Roster Outgrew His Classroom, This Prof Mastered Modular Online Curriculum

It was an unanticipated scheduling issue that challenged Dr. Bruce Robertson to completely redesign a classroom course to fit an online/in-class hybrid format—in just two weeks.

Report: The Credentials People Get Are Not Always the Ones Companies Want

Almost 30 percent of industry-recognized credentials American students recently earned relate to careers in architecture and construction. Yet just 8 percent of them are in demand by employers.And only .1 percent of students earned a particular credential that could lead to a nearly $82,000 information technology job.These are just some of the findings teased Monday at a SXSW EDU panel on industry-recognized credentials developed or adopted by businesses to verify students have the technical skills needed for certain jobs.

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