Posts Tagged ‘Management’

Taking the Pulse of a Class

New app seeks to shake up student ratings of instruction by promoting open-ended feedback in the moment, throughout the semester, so that the feedback becomes more constructive than punitive. Inside Higher Ed

Public university becomes first to endorse untraditional online model

Some UW faculty members, after political clashes with Gov. Scott Walker, remain skeptical of UW Flexible Degree eSchool News Full Story

New College Board Advocacy & Policy Center Brief Highlights Trends in Public Higher Education

With three-quarters of all undergraduate students enrolled in public institutions, accurate information about prices, funding sources, and operation costs is critical College Board Press Release

MU [University of Missouri] leaders: Distance learning revenue can help offset state cuts

The Spring General Faculty Council meeting of about 40 faculty and staff April 18 in the Student Center discussed budget-saving measures, plans to increase enrollment and a new diversity initiative. Budget Director Tim Rooney said that in the future the MU operating budget will rely more on funds from student tuition, which has been increasing, […]

Virtual schooling’s popularity challenges policy makers

With student enrollment increasing rapidly, virtual schooling is experiencing some growing pains. From high dropout rates to concerns about academic rigor, virtual schooling is generating a litany of complaints and unintended student consequences.eSchool NewsFull Article

For-Profit Group Tries New Approach, Again

Steve Gunderson is determined to stay positive as the leader of for-profit colleges’ primary trade group. It won’t be easy.The former Republican Congressman from Wisconsin will need to use all the political persuasiveness he picked up during 16 years as a moderate dealmaker on Capitol Hill — and then some — to rise above the […]

An Exploration of the Representation of Students with Disabilities in Distance Education

The primary purpose of this study was to address the dearth of research in the area of educating students with disabilities through distance education (DE). Corollary research questions investigated perceptions, beliefs, and expectations of secondary school principals and special education teachers. SOURCE: Online Journal of Distance Learning AdministrationRead the Full Article

Monitoring the PACE of Student Learning: Analytics at Rio Salado College

At Rio Salado College, where all 41,000-plus students attend classes online, instructional priorities include a strong emphasis on personalization–helping nontraditional students reach their educational goals through programs and services tailored to individual needs. SOURCE: Campus TechnologyRead the Full Article

Accreditation in an Era of Open Resources

Imagine yourself emerging from the Way Back Machine in London, England. It’s 1526. Henry VIII is on the throne. You furtively duck into a shop, and quickly head to the back room. You’ve come to buy an English translation of the New Testament. The mere possession of this book is punishable by death.SOURCE: Inside Higher […]

Profits and Questions at Online Charter Schools

By almost every educational measure, the Agora Cyber Charter School is failing. Nearly 60 percent of its students are behind grade level in math. Nearly 50 percent trail in reading. A third do not graduate on time. And hundreds of children, from kindergartners to seniors, withdraw within months after they enroll. SOURCE: The New York […]