Trends, Terms, and Tech for Higher Education Forecasting in 2015
What’s new for 2015? If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to educate yourself on the latest with what’s happening in Higher Ed and the tech world, check out the list below and get those reading glasses out! Trends Tuition prices continue to rise forcing schools to get creative with tuition discounting and slashing […]
Find Us at the Edu App Center
We are excited to announce that SmarterMeasure Learning Readiness Indicator is now showing in the EduAppCenter. We are IMS certified and Canvas customers will now see us in the list of easy to embed apps within the Canvas install.
NUTN Network Nomination Opportunity
The NUTN NETWORK 2014 Planning Committee invites you to nominate or self-nominate award candidates for awards in the following categories: • NUTN 2013 Research Paper Award • NUTN 2013 Shirley Davis Award for Excellence in Blended Learning • NUTN 2013 Distance Education Innovation Award • NUTN 2013 Award for Institutional Achievement • NUTN 2013 Student […]
Student Recruiting Goes Big Brother
Who remembers reading “Brave New World“? Anyone, Bueller? Ok, so I guess I am showing my age. Sobeit. Yes I had to read it in high school. One of the few books I actually cracked without cheating on Cliff Notes. I remember feeling somewhat disturbed and creeped out, for lack of a better non-word. Fast […]
2013 WCET Managing Online Education Survey Results
New Survey Finds Higher Education Institutions Are Adopting Standards to Promote Online Education Quality The 2013 Managing Online Education Survey by WCET, Reveals 85% of Responding Institutions have Implemented some form of “standards” or “best practices” in online courses. Boulder, CO – WCET (the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies) in partnership with BCcampus, Connecticut Distance […]
Survey Says…Can be Misleading
How many of you have read the results of a survey and been shocked, surprised, angered, or perhaps you just kept reading and didn’t give it much thought? I suppose we’ve all been duped by “survey results” that seem a bit one-sided. It is no secret that survey questions often times can be slanted to […]
Online Learning Called “Radical” in California
The recent budgeting crisis nationwide, has caused California to rethink how to get students in courses that are already overcrowded and full. It looks like the nation’s largest public university system is finally getting on board with online classes. California State University is launching 30 approved courses this fall across all of their 23 campuses. Mike Uhlenkamp, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.