UK Gets World-First National Learning Analytics Service
The UK is set to implement a national learning analytics system this August across 30 college and university campuses. The new system collects student data – including grades and attendance – to create learner records that administrators can use to better engage and retain students. In addition, students will be able to record their activities and assignments, set personal targets, and interact with peers through the system.
What, Exactly, Should the Purpose of Career and Technical Education Be?
A larger emphasis should be placed on career preparation when it comes to career and technical education so that every student can see value in these programs. As part of this, it is important to ensure students are equipped with skills that make them employable in the future not just immediately after graduation.
Defining and Delivering on Quality in Higher Education
Debra Humphreys writes about the Quality Assurance Commons (QA Commons) and their goal to help institutions ensure better student outcomes through certifying programs of study which demonstrate the ability to equip students with skills and learning experiences essential to post-graduation success.
This Neuroscientist Explains Why Today’s Kids Have Different Brains
Neuroscientist David Eagleman sat down for an interview with EdSurge to discuss what educators should know about the brains of current students and ways to approach learning to better prepare students for success.
‘Making Sense of the College Curriculum’
In this article, the authors of the book, Making Sense of the College Curriculum: Faculty Stories of Change, Conflict, and Accommodation─ Robert Zemsky, Learning Alliance Chair;, Gregory R. Wegner, director of program development at the Great Lakes Colleges Association; and Ann J. Duffield, a strategic planning and communications consultant to colleges and universities who serves on the Board of Trustees of the Sage Colleges─discuss the evolution of college curricula.