Tag Archives: Higher Education

Even America’s Top Students are Ill-Prepared for College

I have had the privilege of working for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth program for 7 years and have never been more amazed by the level of brilliance and ingenuity amongst America’s Youth.  In her piece at the Chronicle of … Continue reading

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Higher Education – Not What it Used to Be

The Economist looks at Higher Education in American and examines whether the cost is truly ‘worth it’ for most American students now pursuing 4-year degrees. “Higher Education – Not What it Used to Be“

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Using Free Educational Resources to Boost or Change Careers

I was recently visiting with a friend of mine who was expressing dissatisfaction in her career and was telling me about her new plan to do a complete career shift. Now, we are in our 30s, well educated, and the … Continue reading

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Open Yale Courses on iTunes U

Today I would like to highlight Open Yale Courses on iTunes U. iTunes U is a collection of academic resources for both secondary and post-secondary schools around the world. The Open Yale Courses includes introductory classes on subjects from philosophy to astronomy. … Continue reading

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Students With iPads Out-Perform their Peers on Tests

With the introduction of the iPad, educators and administrators have been eager to see its potential for application in the realm of education and academics. Abilene Christian University has pioneered an aggressive mobile technology program in higher education (a first of … Continue reading

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15 Opportunities for Free Online Education

A reader just forwarded me an interesting article entitled “15 Inspiring Examples of Free Online Education” by OnlineCollege.org. They list a number of gems ranging from online open academies, free resources, and courses offered by world-renowned institutions. They are geared … Continue reading

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The Higher Education Bubble

Today, The Daily Infographic has published information about the new economic bubble – students loans. It highlights the skyrocketing cost of higher education, the replacement of grants/scholarships with student loans, and the decline in value of a college education. It’s … Continue reading

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American Anthropological Association (AAA) Responds to Gov. Scott’s Attack on Anthropology

Recently, Florida Governor Rick Scott lodged an attack on liberal arts education, specifically setting his crosshairs on the study of Anthropology. “If I’m going to take money from a citizen to put into education, then I’m going to take that money … Continue reading

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iTunes U: Berkeley’s Fall 2011 Classes

The University of California at Berkeley at has made available a good chunk of its Fall 2011 courses via iTunes U for free! You can download courses on Biology, Chemistry, Economics, History, International Relations, Mathematics, Public Health, and more. These courses are … Continue reading

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iTunes U: Focus on the Entrepeneur

iTunes U has just released a grouping of free podcasts with a focus on the entrepreneur. One great focus is with a collection of classes (offered through the school of business, economics, social studies, etc) on Entrepreneurship. A few examples of … Continue reading

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