higher education

One HBCU Hopes Its ‘$10,000 Degree Pathway’ Will Win Over Students Considering For-Profit Alternatives

A public university in North Carolina has teamed up with six community colleges to offer a program that promises students they will pay no more than $10,000 out of pocket for their four-year degree.Participating students will attend a g two-year college in the state to get their Associate’s degree, then transfer to an online program at Fayetteville State University to finish their bachelor’s. The students will continue to have access to mentors and resources at the local community college to help them stay on track.

Opinion: With the Fox in the Henhouse, Betsy DeVos’s Ed Department Is Hurting Low-Income College Students

In the 19 months since becoming the U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos has issued a rush of announcements that remove or undermine previous rules designed to protect students from predatory corporate-run colleges and student debt-collection agencies—changes that are likely to impact low-income students disproportionately.

Fake News, Confirmation Bias and Selective Attention: Teaching Digital Literacy #DLNchat

How do educators support digital citizenship? Does information need singular meaning to be useful? Has cognitive dissonance grown in the digital era? These were a few of the questions tweeted at #DLNchat on Tuesday, September 11, when we debated how to best teach digital and information literacy in higher education.

Many College Courses Are Either Overloaded or Underfilled. That May Be Hurting Retention.

Crafting an efficient schedule of college course offerings means solving a complex puzzle. And more colleges these days are turning to algorithms to help reduce the number of classes that are either overloaded or full of empty seats.

Purdue Global Drops Requirement That Professors Sign Nondisclosure Agreements

Since Purdue University purchased for-profit Kaplan University last year to create what is now Purdue University Global, faculty members have raised questions and concerns about how these two very different models of higher education would fit together.

E-Scooters Get an Education

As college students head back to school, electric scooter companies want to help them get to class.

Report: ‘Colleges Need to Better Inform Students of Tradeoffs Between Working and Learning’

It’s no secret that most people can’t work their way through college anymore. And while many students still juggle a job, a new report highlights why that’s even tougher for those who are low-income.

How AR and VR Can Make Students Laugh and Cry Out Loud—and Embed Them in Their Learning

How do you captivate a classroom full of digital-since-birth students? According to one Tennessee college professor, you do it by creating immersive learning experiences.

Application Essays Can Help Students Get Into College. Could They Also Predict Their Success?

In higher education, predictive analytics often draw from data that an institution has readily available about its students: grades, attendance, online school-related activity, and even historical and demographic information.But one university is trying to incorporate unstructured data—in particular, college admission essays—to predict how likely a student will persist and graduate on time.“We always felt there could be intelligence in narrative data that we weren’t tapping,” says Ron Mitchelson, provost and senior vice chancellor of East Carolina University.

Can an Online Tool Depolarize Campus Discussions?

As a new school year kicks off in a time of mounting political scandals and heightened polarization, some campuses have added a new component to their freshman seminar programs—an online training in how to talk politics (productively).

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