WCET Leadership Summit – Under the Sword of Data
Recently, our president, Dr. Mac Adkins had the privilege of attending the WCET Leadership Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was an intimate gathering of higher ed professionals who are focused on research and trying to figure out what to do with all the data schools are collecting about students. Everything from student retention, engagement, and […]
What Kind of Mode Are You In?
Yes, I meant to say “mode” and not “mood”. I read an article recently and it talked about personality traits and modes. We all have specific personality traits that make us “us”. If you ask your coworkers what they think about you, chances are they would all say similar things. You are outspoken, no-nonsense, direct, […]
Student Debt is on the Rise – Did You Know?
According to a recent article in The Atlantic, student debt is at an all time high and continues to rise. Here are some interest facts about the debt crisis for students along with sky-rocketing tuition costs. In the past few years U.S. student debt has surpassed the stock of automotive, home equity lines of credit and credit card […]
Teaching Students How to Cheat
Yes, you read that right. A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education highlighted a MOOC in which students are encouraged to cheat. What’s the catch? The students have to then disclose to the class exactly what they did to cheat. The idea behind the course was to learn how students are cheating and be able […]
Summer Webinar Series
We are pleased to announce our Summer Webinar Series! This summer, we are offering webinars that address the challenges elearning leaders face and the importance of creating a strong orientation for students. Join guest presenters Dr. Fred Lokken – Truckee Meadows Community College, and Ghazala Hashmi – J. Sargeant Reynolds as we talk about these hot […]
Advising students seems to be a process that needs to be consistently evaluated to ensure students are getting the appropriate guidance and coaching about their college choices. Recently I learned about a company that created an advising model called Appreciative Advising. I thought it was worth sharing with our readers. Contact Jenny Bloom and learn more about the […]
WCET Guest Blog Post
Our President, Dr. Mac Adkins, was invited by Russell Poulin of WCET to do a guest blog post today. Hop on over to their site and learn why “Experience Matters“! WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) is an organization that accelerates the adoption of effective practices and policies, advancing excellence in technology-enhanced teaching and learning in […]
College Enrollment Among High School Graduates is Declining
According to the United States Department of Labor, the percentage of high-school graduates enrolling in college has reached its lowest point since 2007.
Learning Styles Impact How Students Retain Information
A recent article published by Campus Technology, “Flipping to Adapt to Multiple Learning Styles at Minnesota State University” explores how one instructor flipped her classroom and used learning styles to effectively impact student engagement, academic performance, and overall satisfaction. Chemistry instructor, Danae Quirk Dorr, used the four learning styles – practical, logical, imaginative, and enthusiastic. Acknowledging that it […]
Grit Webinar – Stats on Noncognitive Skills
Recently we had our Grit – Measuring What Matters webinar that focused on noncognitive skills and highlighted the U.S. Department of Education recently released report. During the webinar we asked the participants their feelings about non-cognitive skills. Results are in…what say you? Does your school offer some for of college readiness program? 88% yes – 12% no […]