A. Sasha Thackaberry, The EvoLLLutionOctober 27, 2016 1:58 pm
When looking at innovations within the field of competency-based education (CBE), there is frankly little to be found that is genuinely new. The concept of competency-based, or mastery-based learning has been around for decades. Some would argue that near the very genesis of the Carnegie Unit, the usefulness of time as a proxy for learning was already identified as significantly limiting.
Brian Peddle, EdTech DigestOctober 27, 2016 12:58 pm
There is extensive evidence that demonstrates traditional education is not adequately preparing our students for successful careers in the 21st century. Somewhere between 28 to 40 percent of undergraduate students require remedial coursework to remain viable in their studies.
Wylie Wong, EdTech MagazineOctober 27, 2016 11:00 am
With the cybersecurity job market booming, colleges and universities are building education programs to meet growing demand from both students who want to enter the cybersecurity field and the IT industry, which desperately needs more security specialists.
Marguerite McNeal, eCampus NewsSeptember 28, 2016 9:20 am
With smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, students have 24/7 access to news, information, and opinions—not all of which are well-informed or well-intentioned. In truth, we are flooded with a constant stream of information online, from legitimate news and facts to websites and social media posts taking sides in intense political debates.
Marguerite McNeal, EdSurgeSeptember 28, 2016 9:14 am
Instructors who flunk a student on an exam can reasonably expect to see an email from a concerned parent every so often. “Helicopter parenting” is so common today that faculty include lines in their syllabuses gently reminding students to take ownership on their work—not defer to their parents to ask the professor why their child performed poorly.
In recent years, we’ve seen a slew of coding bootcamps pop up across the country, predominantly attracting professionals looking to get into the tech scene. And now, a coding bootcamp specifically meant for college students, from Horizons School of Technology, is starting taking applications for its new Boston program this upcoming summer.