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.
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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.
The crisis of rising student debt presents an enormous problem for our society. Is higher education providing value to justify the debt, especially given the chances of that debt being passed on to taxpayers? In today’s UncompromisingEDU, Todd Zipper discusses one possible solution: income share agreements. These contracts between students and corporations can provide an alternative or supplement to federal or private student loans that has the potential to impose less burden on students — and more accountability on colleges.
Reflection is an essential part of learning, and the end of a year provides an excellent opportunity to reflect upon that year. Last year, Learning House CEO Todd Zipper made some predictions about trends in higher education during 2016. This year, he examines those predictions, talks about which ones came true and which didn’t, and makes some more forecasts, this time into 2017. How accurate was he?
In 2013, Learning House and the Council of Independent Colleges conducted a survey about online learning in higher ed. In 2016, we conducted a second survey. Learning House CEO Todd Zipper discusses the results of the 2016 survey, how they compare to 2013’s results and the future of online learning in higher education.
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.
With the recent crackdown by the Department of Education leading to the closure of ITT Tech, Learning House CEO Todd Zipper takes a look at what this means for the non-profit higher education space and how colleges and universities can make sure they stay ahead of the curve.
More people than ever have access to higher education, but with the system stretched to its breaking point, it’s time to reevaluate how we gauge the effectiveness of higher system. Learning House CEO Todd Zipper argues that focusing on outcomes and effectiveness are keys to fixing our higher education system.