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Teaching the Internet Generation, Anywhere

James Careless | February 16, 2017 11:28 am

A cohort of always-in-motion Millennials who are wired to their handheld multimedia/interactive devices are not inclined to sit attentively during 19th century-style lectures, let alone plow through thick, text-only reading materials. This is why colleges such as New Jersey’s Rutgers University (and Roger Williams University) are moving into multimedia-centric and interactive teaching approaches that keep Millennials engaged.


To Ease Transfer Hurdles, Colleges Share Data and Overhaul Curriculum

February 21, 2017 3:04 pm
As far as college experiences go, Sarah Clymer’s was up there with the best. She was a business major, a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, had an internship, and was valedictorian of her class at Manor College—a two-year institution in the Philly suburbs. But when she decided to transfer to a four-year university and pursue her bachelor’s degree, Clymer’s experience went downhill. She struggled to find the right information about financial aid, on-campus housing, and whether her credits would count toward a major at prospective colleges.  


10 reasons why blended learning is exploding

February 16, 2017 2:53 pm
Blended learning, like many other buzzwords in education, is getting thrown around in ed-tech conversations as one of the hottest trends taking over course instruction and luring prospective students to colleges. But just like the current backlash against MOOCs, it’s important to know why a trend occurs in order to gauge its shelf life.  


Driving the Student Experience through Information Accessibility

February 16, 2017 2:51 pm
Today’s student experience has numerous component parts all working in tandem to support, inform and drive learners toward success in achieving their goals. Where we once thought of the student experience exclusively through the lens of their classroom experience, and perhaps the clubs and dining opportunities available to them, this way of thinking doesn’t pass muster for today’s learners.


16 issues driving higher education’s approach to teaching and learning

February 16, 2017 2:49 pm
Rising costs, aging computer systems and the changing demands of a more diverse, tech-savvy population are challenging long-standing approaches to teaching and learning at U.S. colleges and universities.


These Top Schools Are Offering Big Savings On Master’s Degrees, But There’s A Catch

February 16, 2017 2:47 pm
There’s an experiment underway at a few top universities around the world to make some master’s degrees out there more affordable.


Read These Instructional Design Articles

February 09, 2017 8:47 am
While I spend a lot of time writing about elearning, instructional design, and various technologies in our industry, I also enjoy reading what other people write.