Almost every university or college has some level of interest in providing competency-based education (CBE) of some form. The primary motivator for their interest is delivering access to "non-traditional" learners, followed by a desire to improve completion rates and address workforce needs. CBE offerings are especially of interest to non-traditional students; nearly twice as many adult students as traditional-age students enroll in CBE courses.
Those are a few of the findings in a new CBE report based on survey results from 251 American institutions, including responses from "CBE advocates, skeptics and everyone in-between," as the report's authors wrote.
Students spent less on average for their course materials this year than last year; and that's way lower than they paid a decade ago, according to the latest results reported by the National Association of College Stores, which surveyed college students in the United States and Canada.
New research into the demographics of online college students found 50 percent of them would probably not choose to attend classes on a physical campus.
A new center at Penn State will become a repository for data and research on the topic of inequity and the go-to source for evaluating programs and policies intended to address the disparities in order to identify those that have the best impact.
When it comes to the use of video in education, the over-riding theme — as we might expect — is more, more, more, according to the findings of a new survey.
A new report from NYU researchers found that printing orientation and insertion of fine defects could affect the outcome of 3D printed products.
Sorting out privacy settings for apps on a smartphone is no job for a mere mortal. A research project at Carnegie Mellon University found that most people preferred the settings offered up by an automated "personalized privacy assistant" compared to the ones they could figure out for themselves.
The new system, Riffle, uses several existing encryption techniques to provide anonymity for users.
According to a new survey, educators typically take advantage of online professional learning (PL) opportunities because they are personally interested in finding out more about subjects; they're most interested in learning about software and digital resources and classroom management; and they're more likely to take advantage if they've been teaching for less than 20 years.
The same study to report this statistic also found that millennial students prefer badging and certificates to traditional degrees.