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.
What should higher ed institutions keep in mind when designing their websites? In this interview, Learning House CEO Todd Zipper talks with Bob Johnson, president of Bob Johnson Consulting, LLC and partner at Customer Carewords, Ltd., about the pitfalls, best practices and future of web design for higher ed.
Talk about trigger warnings has turned into controversy on college campuses, but what can we learn from the discussion? Learning House CEO Todd Zipper discusses trigger warnings and how they can be used in classrooms, both as a way to foster a safe space to learn, and as a way to teach critical soft skills to students.
Employers increasingly want employees with strong soft skills, but such employees are getting harder to find. Learning House CEO Todd Zipper discusses the importance of soft skills, and how educators can do more to ensure that students leave school with strong soft skills.
The persistent achievement gap is one of the biggest issues facing education in the United States today. Dr. Talithia Williams argues that cultivating a STEM mindset early can help overcome this gap, through fostering a growth attitude, holding high expectations and encouraging collaboration.
The seventh Connect higher education summit helped further the conversation about reimagining higher education. From mobile technology to evolving learning methodologies to the continuing critical importance of financial aid, the only constant in higher education is change.
For the fifth year in a row, Learning House and Aslanian Market Research have released the Online College Students: Comprehensive Data on Demands and Preferences. The report shares what 1,500 past, present and prospective fully online college students want in their education, including how and why they choose a program and institution, their studying preferences and financial considerations.
More than 100,000 active duty military personnel and veterans use the GI Bill to pay for higher education every year, representing a large potential population for colleges and universities. But for these students to succeed, institutions should consider some key strategies.
Traditionalists have argued that on-ground instruction is more effective than online teaching, but is this fact, or fiction? Learn the principles of instructional design for online learning that can help ensure students are synthesizing information in a way that meets their learning needs and provides solid data on outcomes.
The LMS is one of the biggest ways students engage with an institution. An outdated or difficult to navigate system can leave a bad impression. And as technology changes, so too should the LMS. Here are eight considerations when developing a scalable, sustainable LMS.