Rob Jenkins, an instructor at Georgia Perimeter College, explores his institution's merger with Georgia State University and ponders whether this is the future of higher education. In this piece, Jenkins looks at the possible benefits for students at his institution, faculty, and the institution as a whole.
Human behaviour and body language expert Mark Bowden examines the importance of how a speaker presents themselves to an audience. He stresses that to get our message across we must fight the internal instincts that make us uncomfortable in front of large audiences. Therefore we must be ‘inauthentic’ and develop presentation skills to help us win over our audiences.
Lawrence Biemiller fro the Chronicle of Higher Education explores how the University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning is using the challenges facing their city (declining population, changing industry, vacant dwellings,etc.) as an educational opportunity for students.
This commentary article from the Toronto Star profiles the University of Saskatchewan's Ken Coates, who recently published a report calling for a change in our ingrained attitudes towards post-secondary education.
In his most recent TED talk Sir Ken Robinson promotes a learning revolution, calling attempts to update the education system as continuing to work with a broken system. He argues education in its current form is a linear pathway to post-secondary education, while society depends on a variety of abilities.
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Ryan Craig, author of 'College Disrupted,' examines the fracturing of higher education. He argues this is occurring as a result of an increasing perception that the benefits of a degree do not outweigh the costs and employers' dissatisfaction with the preparedness of university graduates.
The Harvard Business Review reports a new study shows that those who those who take the time to complete a MOOCs are benefiting in their career and education.
Before the emergence of mobile devices and social media, student 'backchannel' communications were limited to whispering and passing notes. And, just like texting today - these in-class activities were viewed by faculty as detractors from learning and were curtailed as much as possible. But what if 'backchannel' communication could be used to enhance learning? This, say proponents, is the potential of a secondary "real-time conversation in parallel with the formal presentation" (7 Things).
One of the core premises of "Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning" is to make learning matter to students (Brown, Rodediger & McDaniel, 2014). This article examines how the principles in "Make it Stick" can be applied to online learners. Explore strategies on how to make learning meaningful for adult learners.