Posts Tagged ‘online learning’

October 7th, 2015 - 9:01 am § in Misc.

Images of the 21st Century: French Post Cards: 5

SEEMORE OF THE FUTURE, from the fin de siécle.[...]

January 27th, 2014 - 4:30 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

UPDATE: A Response to OpEds on GWU

Public-University Group Offers Alternative to Obama’s College-Rating Plan                                          This article in The Chronicle raises the very important issue of standards.  Sadly, while this debate is being focused n universities tha[...]

December 4th, 2013 - 11:50 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Ignorance of what the politicians do is no excuse!

How many of us pay attention to the politician’s moves BEFORE they impact us. Politico has a very important piece on the two new people appointed by the Dept of Education to oversee higher education.  Neither Ted Mitchell, nominee for  undersecretary of education,  nor the administration’[...]

May 8th, 2013 - 9:48 am § in Misc.

What is a MOOC?

What’s the proper role of MOOCs in higher ed? Armando Fox, Academic Director, Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education | 4/24/13 Given the inordinate media attention and recent flurry of legislative activity around MOOCs (massive open online courses), I wanted to clarify the position of Berke[...]

April 5th, 2013 - 4:54 am § in Schools & Colleges

More WGU: “2.6% grad rate for students attending 4 years”

I am wondering if this was written by a WGU PR flack, It certainly attempts to gloss over unpleasant facts Over at the Business Week blog, there are few positive and negative comment about WGU that are worth reading.  The one I found most interesting was this defense of WGU by “Russel.”[...]

January 19th, 2013 - 12:30 pm § in The Ave Scene

WARNING: Rocky Times Ahead For UW,

IIf we can market the Huskies, why can’t we market our faculty? Moody’s Investor Services.has downgraded its outlook for all of higher education. The credit rating agency cited  poor revenue prospects: “The U.S. higher education sector has hit a critical juncture in the evolution of its b[...]

November 12th, 2012 - 7:38 am § in Misc.

Another WGU “Student” Chimes In

I currently am a student at WGU in the post bacc teaching cert program. I have a bachelors and masters from a bricks and mortar university. All the courses I needed for the program transferred to WGU. I did have to take 2 history and English courses that I did not have in my bs […][...]

November 10th, 2012 - 12:55 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

Why do we still have a university press in an internet age?

The Gamble The answer may come from Princeton. The Princeton University Press cannot give away the ending of its forthcoming book,  The Gamble,on the 2012 presidential election. But it does plan to give away the beginning. Read more[...]

October 20th, 2012 - 7:43 am § in Misc.

Education Free For ALL In 10 Years!

Why College May Be Totally Free Within 10 Years Higher education is in transition and with a coming proliferation in online courses could be totally free for many within a decade. The status quo won’t yield easily. But this is looking like a real answer to runaway student debt. Read more: http[...]

October 5th, 2012 - 2:09 am § in Misc.

WGU Updates: Anonymous student responds, defends her “degree”

UPDATE: One of the WGU students has responded to my posts. This is a step forward since most of the comments i get are either unpublishable invective or look like flak from WGU PR folks.,’ Read the comment thread from older posts here. I find the editor to be an absolute moron. Lets all make [[...]