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Author: Coffield, Frank ; Moseley, David ; Hall, Elaine ; Ecclestone, Kathryn Corporate author: Learning and Skills Research Centre (Great Britain) (LSRC)
(Image: Students passing via Shutterstock) Galveston, Tex. - Angelica Gonzales marched through high school in Goth armor — black boots, chains and cargo pants — but undermined her pose of alienation with a place on the honor roll.
The growing crisis of students arriving at college unprepared to do college-level work has led to plenty of finger-pointing between high school and college educators. But two community colleges have learned that better collaboration with local high schools may be the best way to dramatically reduce the number of students who fall into the quagmire of remedial coursework.
The University of Phoenix’s accreditation woes are more serious than the for-profit giant had been told to expect, with a site team from its regional accreditor recommending last week that the university be placed on probation because of concerns about a lack of autonomy from its holding company, the Apollo Group. The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools last year wrapped up its accreditation review of Phoenix. In January the accreditor informed Apollo that it had identified unspecified problems that would be disclosed in a forthcoming draft report.
TED Education Talks
The release this week of a bill of rights for learning in the digital age was criticized by some who said the document had been put together by a group that didn’t include the very people it is meant to protect: students. The problem is, there is no traditional learner anymore.
by Alix Spiegel, NPR
"If we remembered everything we should on most occasions be as ill off as if we remembered nothing." ~William James
By David Jaffee
I’ve written a lot about Daniel Pink’s writings on motivation over the years. Thanks to Pam Moran , I recently discovered a series of short videos Dan did for the Patterson Foundation that would be good to use with students.
EdCC’s Getting Results Blackboard site focuses on 4 of the 6 modules that comprise the basics of teaching and learning:
Separation of church and what? Currier & Ives/Library of Congress
The Case for Bringing Content into the Language Arts Block and for a Knowledge-Rich Curriculum Core for all Children