Skip to main content

Home/ ALT Lab/ Group items tagged higher

Rss Feed Group items tagged

Jonathan Becker

Watch Out! Factory 2.0 Is Coming To A School Near You - 0 views

  •  
    "Of course, I am little disappointed that the students aren't all actually reading Plato. But I'm also impressed with their ability to find and use the content they need, just when they need it. It is still pretty early in the semester so they haven't yet realized that spewing facts does nothing to improve their overall grade. Soon, they will be confused to discover that I don't assess according to one's ability to retain information. It will take them a while to adjust, most have over a decade of schooling that has systematically conditioned them to believe in the value of isolated proofs."
Jonathan Becker

The Next Great Hope for Measuring Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

  •  
    ""In terms of trying to assess authentic student learning," he says, "it's the most ambitious effort ever.""
Jonathan Becker

U-M president calls for Academic Innovation Initiative to set education strategy for th... - 0 views

  •  
    ""Academic innovation is where creativity, comprehensive excellence and our aspirations for societal impact all come together at the University of Michigan," Schlissel said. "Our new initiative will formally help us consider how we can leverage networked access to information, new modes of communication and data analytics to strengthen the quality of a Michigan education, tailor it to the needs of each individual student, and enhance our impact on society.""
Jonathan Becker

Why Social Science Risks Irrelevance - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 0 views

  •  
    "I believe in the professorial mandate, the deep commitment we must have to giving back knowledge because we get the privilege of being able to spend our days thinking. But that isn't just a matter of toiling in our worlds and then throwing knowledge out of the ivory tower. It's not just about making material open and hoping people will come. It's about actively engaging the very people that we seek to understand, contributing to the communities we spend time analyzing. To treat them respectfully and to understand our moral and ethical responsibility to them."
Jonathan Becker

MOOCs, Money, and the Untold Story of a Professor Who 'Bought the Hype' - The Chronicle... - 2 views

  •  
    "These days, Irvine's massive courses typically run on their own. It's easier for everyone that way, says Mr. Matkin. "What we learned is you try to present a MOOC for what it is," says the dean. "It's a free course, with relatively little interaction with faculty members.""
Jonathan Becker

What My Daughter (the College Senior) Has Taught Me About College | Vitae - 0 views

  •  
    "For example, Jaclyn is the underlying reason that I've had something of a change of heart about online classes. While I've been making a substantial contribution to my daughter's tuition and living expenses, Jaclyn decided in her sophomore year to get a job so that she could afford to move off campus and live a little better than she would if she stayed in the dorms. In the process, she took some online classes that fit her work schedule better than the traditional courses. Before my daughter started college, I couldn't see much reason for students at a bricks-and-mortar college to take online classes. Now I realize why those courses make so much sense for students who work - either out of necessity or by choice.

    It was Jaclyn who made it very clear to me that some online courses are much better than others. Good online classes have taught her much more than bad survey courses in the traditional format with 400 students in them. Her experiences were what inspired me to create what I hope will be a quality online class of my own."
Jonathan Becker

The digital revolution in higher education has already happened. No one noticed. - Medium - 0 views

  •  
    "We already know what the college of the future will look like, because the non-traditional students are creating it now. It's a hybrid of online and in-person classes, centered on the student and not the institution, with credits accruing from multiple schools, and adding up to a degree in alternating periods of attendance and absence."
Jonathan Becker

U.S. inspector general criticizes accreditor over competency-based education | Inside H... - 0 views

  •  
    ""We recommend that the assistant secretary require the Higher Learning Commission to reevaluate competency-based education programs previously proposed by schools to determine whether interaction between faculty and students will be regular and substantive," the report said, "and, if not, determine whether the programs should have been classified as correspondence programs.""
Jonathan Becker

The Mayo Clinic of Higher Ed - 2 views

  •  
    "This represents perhaps the most foundational of all the connections that Stephen Lehmkuhle and his colleagues have been steadily knitting together in Rochester: that between facts and ideas. Traditional college instruction-epitomized by the lecture-is largely a process of orally transmitting facts from the brain of a teacher to a student. It's a tremendously inefficient method-even harmful. UMR chemistry professor Rajeev Muthyala points to research finding that undergraduates often finish lecture-based introductory science classes with less expertise than when they started. They get worse."
Enoch Hale

Present Like Steve Jobs - YouTube - 0 views

  •  
    "Apple CEO Steve Jobs is well known for his electrifying presentations. Communications coach Carmine Gallo discusses the various techniques Jobs uses to captivate and inspire his audience - techniques that can easily be applied to your next presentation. For more tips on presenting like Jobs, read our Crash Course."
Jonathan Becker

Is College Still Worth It? | The Los Angeles Review of Books - 0 views

  •  
    "They might agree that we need more individualized instruction, more and faster feedback to students, more immersive learning, more specialists to tutor students, and more cultivation of unique competencies to make students individually distinctive. Arum and Roksa's secret B-side title is "great colleges for all.""
Jonathan Becker

U. of Florida Online Bachelor's Programs Win State Approval - Wired Campus - The Chroni... - 0 views

  •  
    "The online offerings will also save students money. Online tuition for in-state students is capped by state law at 75 percent of what students attending classes in person pay-which will come to $112 per credit hour-while students from other states will pay "market rates" in the vicinity of $450 to $500 per credit hour, the university says."
1 - 19 of 19
Showing 20 items per page