Looking to 2040: Anticipating the Future of Higher Education
Richard DeMillo, Director of the Center for 21st Century Universities at the Georgia Institute of Technology, sits down for an interview to discuss why colleges and universities must expand their strategic planning initiatives to appropriately meet future challenges.
How to Teach Information Literacy in an Era of Lies
Teaching good research practice may not be enough to instill information literacy in students, writes David Gooblar. Instead, instructors can leverage the expertise of campus librarians to better teach students how to focus on evaluating claims themselves instead of relying on sources.
The Big Fix: Rethinking Education and Workforce
Jamie Merisotis introduces the Department of Talent: an idea of what a new, unified federal approach to education and workforce readiness can look like by combining the U.S. Department of Education with the U.S. Labor Department’s Education and Training Administration and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ talent and recruitment functions under the Department of Homeland Security.
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.