Technology

What Is the Impact of Technology on Traditional Higher Education?

If you work in higher education or a related field you’ve almost certainly witnessed the impact of technology. In fact, technology has played a specific role in shifting learning models from instructor-focused to student-focused approaches. Several specific areas of technology are changing how students at the university level learn and interact both on and off…

Soft Skills

Do Current College Programs Really Prepare Students with Soft Skills Needed for Future Employment?

More colleges and universities are adopting a competency-based approach to education, which lets students learn topics at their own pace. This learning method has several limitations. While competency-based education prepares students for their future careers, many of these courses don’t teach essential soft skills like communication and time management. Here’s why you should incorporate soft…

Online Student Success

5 Tips for Online Student Success (increase student persistence with engaging content)

With the start of a new school year, students are heading back to campus and digital campuses to embark on the next chapter of learning. Online learning comes with many challenges, which are vastly different from those experienced in the traditional classroom. Use these tips to help students be successful in their eLearning courses, and…

What do we want from our educational system?

By nearly every measure, college graduates, as a group, are more successful. Their incomes are higher and their career options are better. A recent Gallup poll affirms those articles of faith. More than 90 percent of respondents said that it’s important for individuals to obtain a degree beyond high school. As a result, it’s also…