Posts Tagged ‘higher education’

School’s Back in Session…7 Red Flags an Online Degree isn’t Legitimate

September 11, 2017

For prospective online students, searching for a degree program can sometimes feel like being adrift in the wilderness, with no map and no way of gauging the intention of approaching strangers. Students have so many online programs to choose from – some with promises of quick, effortless degrees that seem too good to be true. […]

What’s the problem with our college graduates?

December 12, 2016

According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), over 1.8M students earned bachelor’s degrees in 2014. This kind of stat gets me thinking…with over one million new entrants into the job market, that’s some pretty stiff competition. Of course, some may apply and go directly to graduate school and some may forge alternate paths, but largely most […]

Growth Mindset…Meet Ed-Tech…You two should be very happy together!

July 21, 2016

Ever since Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success came out in 2006, terms like fixed and growth mindsets are now buzzwords in education. However, according to Dweck, parents and teachers often misuse growth mindset research, failing to instill the mentality most conducive to students’ success. Based on decades of research […]

Finally doing my homework…

September 9, 2015

Confession… When I attended college, I did not do my homework. To clarify, I did absolutely no research whatsoever on or visit any college campuses prior to applying for and attending my first day of college at Northwestern University. I looked at pictures – like the one in this post – if that counts! I […]

Today’s recognized value of higher education

August 31, 2015

Could it be, that dear old Dr. Seuss said it best…learning how to learn is better than knowing! When we talk about topics in higher education, words like MOOC, DQP, Assessment, Retention, Common Core, Accountability, and Accreditation swirl around us with ever-increasing velocity – each one carries with it either an explicit or implicit commercial purpose. I propose we […]