• Choosing Your Degree Pathway

    Author: Stephen Geerlof Last year I found something that encourages greater student involvement than the promise of free food. That sounds impossible, right?! As a student myself, I will always show up for a free slice of pizza but there is something that my peers and I care about more than...

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  • Digital Badges and Academic Transformation

    By Veronica Diaz It seems that digital badges are everywhere these days: in fitness apps, on social networking websites, and in company loyalty programs. In higher education, they’re taking the form of microcredentials, representing successful completion of a variety of learning...

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  • Tanya Joosten: Bringing Rigorous Academic Research to Online Learning

    Online learning is widely employed by higher ed institutions of all Carnegie classifications. It’s no mystery why: online programs benefit students of all demographic backgrounds; they are incredibly cost effective, and they add gravitas to an institution’s commitment to accessibility...

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  • What is Academic Transformation Anyway (and Can You Really Lead It)?

    Author: Kyle Johnson A few months ago, I was asked to join the advisory group for the EDUCAUSE Leading Academic Transformation Community of Practice. Working with this interesting, intelligent, thoughtful group of people has been a great ride so far, and I’m excited to see how the work...

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  • Exploring Meaningful Measures of Accountability

    By Kristen Eshleman and Shireen Campbell   Assessing the quality of and accounting for the value of a college degree are hot topics in US higher education policy. Both the introduction of the EQUIP program and the recent proposed rule for federal loan forgiveness demonstrate that the...

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  • 5 Ways that Higher Ed Learning Assessment is Changing

    Author: Bernard Bull   Higher education learning assessment is changing.   Yes, you can still find plenty of college courses in which the only direct feedback that a student gets comes from a midterm exam, final exam, and a couple of papers. Yet, if you look more closely, you...

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  • Degree-Planning Tools Chart Individual Paths for Student Success

    I remember staring at a list of courses en route to my bachelor’s degree: prerequisites, required courses, electives, and general education credits. It was a Rubik’s cube of many possible combinations that would get me to one place. Or so I thought. In reality, the path I chose was...

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  • Personalized Learning: Using Technology to Improve the Student Experience

    Author: Rosalind Ong de Trevino, Project Coordinator, University of Texas at San Antonio Personalization is a powerful tool; when applied to education, it can improve student success. Students entering higher education bring their own stories and approaches to learning based on their diverse...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Are Teaching & Learning Publications a Crystal Ball for Higher Ed?

    Author: Malcolm Brown Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Those of us engaged in support of postsecondary teaching and learning (T&L) face a sometimes bewildering array of possible options and directions. We find ourselves constantly asking questions, such as “should we invest in...

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  • Personalizing Higher Ed: A Bold Experiment at ASU

    First-movers and early adopters throughout industry know that innovation rarely—if ever—happens in silos. Within the higher education landscape, Arizona State University (ASU) is no exception to this rule. With a number of first-of-their-kind programs and projects, ASU has made a name...

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