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The Role of Technology in an Outcomes-Based Funding Environment

The Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010 established outcomes-based funding in the state, rewarding institutions for outcomes related to retention, progression, and student success — not just enrollment. CT asked Brandy Cartmell, Interim Executive Director of Student Engagement and Registrar, about the ongoing role of technology in UT Martin's response to the mandate.

Know and Retain Your Student

Know — and Retain — Your Student

Savvy institutions are using recruitment and other data to support students from first contact through to graduation.

Collaboration Spans Academics and IT at Olin College

Olin College of Engineering is a standout for its focus on collaborative, interdisciplinary, project-based learning. But its innovative approach is not limited to academics -- the institution's IT department has developed a similar philosophy to serve its unique student population.

How Do Your Learning Spaces Measure Up?

Two initiatives -- FLEXspace and the Learning Space Rating System -- are developing ways to review and share designs for active learning spaces.

Reinventing Accreditation

How Technology Is Reinventing Accreditation

Tech innovation is redefining student learning. Can accreditation keep pace with the changing face of higher education?



Education and Government: Informing Goals for Student Success Technology

How will efforts for student success — especially those leveraging technology — be coordinated, so participants in the completion agenda can work toward common goals? To examine one model, CT met with the lead developers of SOCCCD's suite of student success software, en route to a federal briefing tomorrow in the nation's capital.

California Community Colleges Joining Forces for Online Success

California's statewide Online Education Initiative hopes to dramatically improve student success rates online.

boundless textbook

Boundless Rewrites the Textbook

Post-lawsuit, this alternative to established players is ready once again to push ahead in its goal of dismantling the textbook industry as we know it.

From Distraction to Learning Tool: Mobile Devices in the Classroom

A journalism professor at the University of Maryland is using tablets to engage his students.

A High-Tech Prescription for Training Doctors

Progressive new approaches to medical education aim to give doctors-in-training more practical, hands-on experience.