Rethink College: 3 Takeaways from the TIME Summit on Higher Education | TIME.com.
For a room full of academics talking about the future of higher education, the conversation was surprisingly blunt. Yesterday TIME gathered more than 100 college presidents and other experts from across the U.S. to talk about the biggest problems facing higher education, which U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan summed up for the room as “high prices, low completion rates, and too little accountability.”
Higher Education’s Online Revolution
John E. Chubb And Terry M. Moe, Wall Street ournal Online, May 30, 2012
“At the recent news conference announcing edX, a $60 million Harvard-MIT partnership in online education, university leaders spoke of reaching millions of new students in India, China and around the globe. They talked of the “revolutionary” potential of online learning, hailing it as the “single biggest change in education since the printing press.”
Heady talk indeed, but they are right. The nation, and the world, are in the early stages of a historic transformation in how students learn, teachers teach, and schools and school systems are organized.”
Mobile Computing: Taking the iPad’s Measure
CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY September 2012 pg. 30-32.
“Soon after the iPad’s release in 2010, several universities decided to issue the devices to all incoming freshman. At the time, critics scoffed at the moves as little more than marketing gimmicks designed to attract students. In truth, few of the schools required instructors to design curriculum around the iPad or had specific plans to measure their impact on learning. They just wanted to put technology in the hands of instructors and students to see what happened. As more schools begin to experiment with tablets, though, the bleeding edge is giving way to more deliberate initiatives to help faculty take advantage of their strengths and measure how students are using them.”
2012 College Cost Watch Lists Published.
National Association of College and University Business Officers, June 14, 2012
“On June 5, the National Center for Education Statistics released a series of college cost and affordability lists, as mandated by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). The lists, now in their second year of publication, are publicly available in the College Affordability and Transparency Center, a part of the College Navigator website.
Using data collected by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) for 2010-11 , the watch lists highlight institutions with the highest and lowest tuition and net prices. A second section of the website lists institutions with the greatest percentage increase in tuition and net price over the last three years (2008-09 to 2010-11).”
The Best And Worst Master’s Degrees For Jobs
Forbes.com June 8, 2012
“Thousands of new college grads will enter the workforce this year, but with unemployment at 8.2% and underemployment near 18%, many will put off the taxing job search process and opt out of the weak job market to pursue graduate degrees.
With this in mind, Forbes set out to determine which master’s degrees would provide the best long-term opportunities, based on salary and employment outlook.”