What’s the Right Price for an Online Degree?

I recently came upon a pair of contradictory articles about what colleges will be charging for tuition next academic year: One reporting that Ohio State University found reasons last month to nearly double its online tuition, and another noting that some colleges are in a race to lower tuition. So I wondered: What compels some … Read more

The College Program Attracting — and Retaining — Black Male Teachers

When Alphonso Richard Jr. walked into his first teacher education course at Clemson University, he experienced a shock. “Being in a class where you’re the only male, I didn’t know where to sit,” he says. “Girls were looking like, ‘Oh my goodness, is that a guy in here?’” Compounding the confusion: Most women in the … Read more

How Colleges Can Support More Students Using the Power of Peers

When Nathaan Demers worked as a counselor on a college campus, he juggled a caseload of at least 60 students—with only 20 clinic hours a week. “The math just doesn’t work out,” he says. It’s an imbalanced equation replicated widely throughout higher education. Students facing complex personal circumstances and systemic barriers to opportunity need support … Read more

Optimize Your Student Data As An Agent For Change

Creating Comprehensive, Accessible Data Student data is like the words on a page of a book; its black and white text might not look like much at first glance, but it tells a unique and intricate story. Conveying that story in vivid color to stakeholders is an important job with the potential to improve student … Read more

Online Learning Is Not the Enemy

After a challenging and unique year of emergency remote learning, I recently spoke with a group of faculty members new to online teaching to learn more about their experiences. While no two educators ever face identical challenges, I heard the same refrains over and over. The first won’t come as a surprise to anyone: The … Read more

16 Strategies to Help Students Who Have Trouble Finding the Main Idea and Topic Sentence

Spread the love Are you looking for strategies to help students who have trouble finding the main idea and topic sentence? If so, keep reading. 1. Make sure the learner knows that the first sentence of a paragraph should always be considered as a possible topic sentence and main idea. 2. Make sure the learner … Read more

24 Strategies to Teach Students to Work Effectively in a Group Setting

Spread the love Are you looking for strategies to help students to work effectively in a group setting? If so, keep reading. 1. Praise the learner for working in a group situation: (a) give the learner a concrete reward (e.g., privileges such as leading the line, handing out learning materials, 10 minutes of free time, … Read more

In Unusual Move, Ithaca College President Joins Laurene Powell Jobs’ College Track

What promises did you make to yourself as we collectively struggle to emerge from the shadows of bruising isolation and racial strife of the past 18 months? What I’ve heard from many—and what I’m saying to myself—sounds something like this: Be authentic. Choose impact over prestige. Align our actions with what we really value. So … Read more

The Differences Between A K-12 And University LMS, And Why They Should Stick Around

Definition Of LMS LMSs or “learning management systems” are a kind of software that was designed with online learning in mind. The specialized software aims to make the online learning experience run as smoothly as possible while helping students learn in ways that work best for them. The Different LMS Software Options Not all K-12 … Read more