Archive for the ‘Management’ Category

Download Report: National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements Institutions Report Enrollments

Download Report We are pleased today to release two documents relating to SARA: NC-SARA 2017 Enrollment Report and a short paper that compares those reported enrollments to 2015 IPEDS distance education data — NC-SARA Reported Enrollment Mirrors National Distance Education Data, with Some Notable Exceptions (available HERE). Both reports were prepared for NC-SARA by Terri […]

An Organizational Development Framework for Assessing Readiness and Capacity for Expanding Online Education

In this article, a popular model for organizational development is utilized as a framework for assessing the organizational readiness and capacity of educational institutions whose leaders wish to establish or expand their online/distance education programs. Examples of institutionalization factors to consider and alternative models for assessing readiness and capacity are also provided. Online Journal of […]

Standardization in Online Education

A regional accreditor recently denied an Arizona community college’s bid to increase its online degree offerings, with a decision that highlights challenges colleges may face when seeking to expand their online presence. Inside Higher Education 

Gap Analysis: An Innovative Look at Gateway Courses and Student Retention

In this paper we argue that simply identifying gateway courses in which a large number of students fail or withdraw and focusing attention on them is not the best use of limited resources.  No matter what we do, there will always be courses with high D/F/W rates simply because of the nature of their content […]

Acceleration: A Degree-Completion Strategy for Online Adult Students

According to the American Association of Community Colleges, adult students accounted for 63 percent of community college enrollments in 2016.1 Because adult students commonly juggle college against work and family obligations, community colleges strive to develop alternative strategies and technologies to meet their needs. One of the most universally employed technologies for adult student education […]

DONWLOAD REPORT: 2017 Trends and Technologies: Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS)

For the rst time, in 2017 student success rose to be among the top 10 issues in the annual EDUCAUSE survey of strategic technologies. Urgency has grown at both national and state levels to address the inadequate numbers of students nishing what they start, too o en leaving without credentials. Solutions intended to solve the problem […]

Openness and Praxis: Exploring the Use of Open Educational Practices in Higher Education

Open educational practices (OEP) is a broad descriptor of practices that include the creation, use, and reuse of open educational resources (OER) as well as open pedagogies and open sharing of teaching practices. As compared with OER, there has been little empirical research on individual educators’ use of OEP for teaching in higher education. This […]

With emerging last-mile training programs, is college necessary?

Over the past few months, I’ve begun to outline the idea of last-mile training: the combination of technical education and placement services that has the potential to fill the skills gap across many sectors of the economy. TechCrunch

Tearing Down Walls to Deliver on the Promise of Edtech

Working toward the full implementation of the NGDLE framework not only will allow the edtech industry to cement the powerful role that technology can play in solving our efficiency and effectiveness issues but also will enable us to achieve an immensely positive impact on education at large. EDUCAUSE Review

Insights for future assessment policy: Open access online higher education

This research offers recommendations for higher education online assessment policy and procedure design, which should improve learner satisfaction and help to reduce online student attrition. The study involves over 200 qualitative interviews to identify the main driver of student attrition in open access online tertiary education in Australia. The extent to which degree programme assessment […]