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Understanding Open Educational Resources: An Interview with Marie Cini

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Marie Cini, Provost Emeritus at University of Maryland University College, presented at our Connect Higher Education Summit this summer about how the institution effectively implemented open educational resources (OERs) to ensure quality and decrease costs for students. I sat down with her as she shared why the institution decided to implement OERs, what the benefits were and what changes she anticipates in the future.

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Telling Your Institutional Story: An Interview with Dave McFadden

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This summer, Dave McFadden, President at Manchester University, presented at our Connect Higher Education Summit about how to effectively tell the story of your institution to prospective students, alumni, board members and the local community. Todd Zipper, President and CEO of Learning House, sat down with Dave as he shared how he was able to help his institution develop its story in a way that felt authentic and garnered buy-in from key stakeholders.

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Creating a Culture of Transparency: The CIRR Initiative

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Coding bootcamps have demonstrated their value by publishing statistics on graduation rates, job placement and other success metrics. But what do these statistics mean? In today’s UncompromisingEDU, Learning House CEO Todd Zipper discusses the CIRR Initiative and what it can do to improve transparency and accountability among coding bootcamps. By verifying success metrics and holding them all to the same standard, we can ensure they remain meaningful.

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Measuring What Matters: Defining Outcomes in Higher Education

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What are outcomes? We use the term in higher ed frequently, and we all agree that measuring student outcomes and making sure we provide good outcomes are important. But the term “outcomes” can be notoriously hard to define. In today’s UncompromisingEDU, Learning House CEO Todd Zipper drills down on the specifics of what we mean when we say “outcomes,” and discusses why each kind of student outcome is important to higher education and society at large.

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