Higher education leaders are investing in strategies and technologies that can help make a college experience more relevant. But what will allow students to make sense of their own education, connect it with their priorities beyond the classroom, and finally put learners in charge of their own learning?
With more and more faculty being asked to teach blended or online courses, the need for faculty training has never been higher. CT looks at tried-and-tested strategies for molding better online instructors.
Southern Illinois University's Mobile Dawg Tablet Initiative combines a tablet rollout with apps, digital content and services designed to directly impact student success.
Is it possible to implement new learning approaches in old -- even antique -- classrooms and other college spaces? The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA has become expert at it.
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.
Savvy institutions are using recruitment and other data to support students from first contact through to graduation.
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.
Two initiatives -- FLEXspace and the Learning Space Rating System -- are developing ways to review and share designs for active learning spaces.
Tech innovation is redefining student learning. Can accreditation keep pace with the changing face of higher education?
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.