I’ve been focusing on higher education in my career for almost 20 years, and the themes of increasing access and affordability are omnipresent. Until recently, higher education has not really…
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Even as enrollment increases in higher education, graduation rates continue to struggle. For online students, there are many barriers to continuing with and completing an education. In today’s UncompromisingEDU, Galen Davis, Director of Faculty Development at Learning House, discusses at-risk online students: how to identify them and how to help them succeed.
Enrolling students in your college is only half the battle; you have to help them succeed and, eventually, graduate. In today’s UncompromisingEDU, Learning House CEO Todd Zipper discusses appreciative advising: what it is, how it helps students and how it can help improve your college’s retention rates.
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.
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.