This blog post from the Education Advisory Board articulates the key factors (and their definitions!) that UW-Madison leaders used to determine which of their undergraduate courses were impeding timely graduation. These factors might serve as inspiration for UO or other comparable institutions.
Step One in Eliminating Course Bottlenecks: Find The Cause (EAB, January 2016)
UC Irvine has launched a new low-residency hybrid (or “mixed format”) master’s in Human-Computer Interaction and Design. The one-year program boast an “interdisciplinary orientation” and aims to prepare students for careers in UX, systems analysis, and project management.
This interview with Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, covers the growth of edX and his ideas about where higher ed is headed.
We think universities will just get transformed. You still need the content and the course and the professors who provide them. What will be altered is the way it is delivered.
Bhargava, Anjuli. April 20, 2016. “Micro master’s is future of online learning: Anant Agarwal.” Business Standard.
This EAB infographic subdivides the millennial student market by personal and professional traits.
This infographic from the Online Learning Consortium sums up emerging trends in technology and higher ed in 2016, and encourages further growth in ed tech.
This EAB infographic illustrates the correlations between first-year GPA and degree completion rates, with an emphasis on those students with GPAs between 2.0 and 3.0.
This EAB infographic illustrates the core elements and varied mechanisms of university budget modeling.
This EAB infographic illustrates six opportunities for experiential learning that can help keep students on track to graduate and ensure better preparation for the workforce.
This EAB infographic illustrates ten ways in which technological information or data can help improve university decision making.
This episode of the Driving Participation podcast from Iris Creative covers trends in micro-credentialing, including digital badges. Links to useful resources on the subject are included.
Beth Brodovsky and Sondra Smith, “Session 097: How to Engage Members with Education.” Driving Participation podcast, March 23, 2016.