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Continuing Education

An Education Fit for the Times: Who Will Engage the Millennials?

Catherine M. Casserly, Ph.D. | Posted 08.19.2015 | Education
Catherine M. Casserly, Ph.D.

Many Millennials are paying upfront for the promise of a costly degree that isn't delivering, or they are simply dropping out at alarming rates when they see little relevance in what they are learning. Unemployed and burdened by student loans, Millennials need new ways to navigate knowledge.

What the NBA's MVP can Teach Us About Continuing Education

David Bradford | Posted 06.15.2015 | Education
David Bradford

During the 2011 NBA lockout, many players headed overseas to play with foreign teams and keep their skills fresh. Stephen Curry, the star of the Golden State Warriors, took a different approach.

5 Things I Learned After Graduating From College

Amanda de Souza | Posted 06.11.2015 | College
Amanda de Souza

8 years ago I graduated from Durham College in Ontario, Canada. This year, I was asked to return and teach for the exact same program I graduated from, Advertising. At this year's convocation, I was asked to be the guest speaker. Here is my speech.

What's Wrong with this Picture?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Lester & Charlie

The University of North Georgia says it was an "isolated case of poor judgment." Well, maybe they honestly think that it was -- or suddenly realized they should stop letting partially blind Uncle Bubba pick out the catalog pictures.

Explore the Silent World of Deaf America

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 05.04.2015 | Education
Lydia L. Callis

With so many people finally embracing this second American language, there has never been a better time to learn to sign.

Hey Zuckerberg, Here's a Suggestion: Add a Classic to Amp Up Your Book Club

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Christopher B. Nelson

That a famous young CEO is encouraging people of all ages to engage with books--any kind of books--is good thing. It demonstrates that even a busy executive with a household name recognizes the benefits of taking time out of his day to enjoy literature that provides a bit of reflection. It would be even more encouraging if he would add some classics to his list.

8 Professions Where You Can Make Way More Money With A Certificate

Posted 02.17.2015 | Business

It’s no secret that higher education often leads to better, and higher paying, jobs. But even if you are in a job that only requires a Bachelor’s ...

MOOCs and Lifelong Learners

Jonathan Haber | Posted 02.11.2014 | Education
Jonathan Haber

An argument asks why schools and investors should be sinking millions into creating MOOCs that we all know just benefit older, educated, professional (and by implication well-off, middle-class) lifelong learners who already have so much.

Why the Current Conversation About Higher Ed Misses the Majority

Jayson Boyers | Posted 12.23.2013 | College
Jayson Boyers

By changing the course of the conversation -- by taking a more complex look at what today's college student actually looks like and what students need -- we can change the way education is viewed, delivered, and received.

Opening Doors

Lee D. Lambert | Posted 11.13.2013 | College
Lee D. Lambert

It is essential for adult education and community colleges to partner to provide clear articulation paths, and for adult education courses to prepare students for college or careers without the need for remediation.

Re-Thinking Orientation for Veteran Students on our Campuses

Karen Gross | Posted 11.12.2013 | College
Karen Gross

As we see these new students enrolling at our campuses, we need to pause and reflect on how to help them more successfully "crosswalk" from war to work, from military life to a residential campus.

As the Spirit Moves Me

Jay Halfond | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Jay Halfond

This is the first time in more than a half century when I am not planning a return to school after Labor Day. I don't need to get a new lunch box, wardrobe, or haircut, or face the annual apprehension about the challenges that lie ahead.

Engineering an Expansion of the College Pipeline

Molly Corbett Broad | Posted 09.17.2013 | College
Molly Corbett Broad

Only 42 percent of the U.S. population between 25 and 64 years of age hold an associate degree or higher. It is crucial to find more ways to help the millions of adults who lack a degree.

The High Cost of a College Education? It's More Than You Think

Lori Sokol | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Lori Sokol

As both primary caregiver and lower-wage worker, mature women face greater obstacles to earning a college degree, and thereby miss out on opportunities to increase their income.

Coursera Announces New Continuing Education Options For Teachers

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 05.01.2013 | College

-- A leading platform for the popular "massive open online courses" offered by elite universities is moving into a new realm: the expansive field of ...

Hanging on to Your 'Joie de Vivre'

Carol E Wyer | Posted 05.29.2013 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

Many people believe that continuing education can improve physical and mental health. I am firmly of that opinion. I can certainly attest to the benefits of taking up a hobby, an activity or learning a new skill at any age.

Like to Paint? Like to Travel? Combine the Two in an Art Workshop

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Art workshops are a hybrid form of instruction somewhere between hands-on art schools and home-study video cassettes. They provide an intense art experience, but for a relatively short period of time that may be easier for busy people to schedule.

Why Student Success Is Critical to America

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 04.03.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Student access continues as a high priority in American higher education. But it now has a twin goal: student success.

The Nightmare of Achieving Accuracy in Student Attrition Studies

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 01.15.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

When it comes to identifying how well an institution is doing on student success, even the most basic data element is difficult to define. Indeed, how does one define "student?"

Four Steps to Help Adult Students Stay in School

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 01.15.2013 | College
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

How can adult students safeguard their college success? A good place to start is by understanding the common reasons why many students drop out of college, and then taking precautions to address them.

Four Ways Higher Education Can Close the Skills Gap

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 11.19.2012 | College
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

As thought leaders, the higher education community must stay ahead of the curve to prepare a workforce that will be globally competitive and equipped to meet the challenges of an unpredictable future.

The Art of Going Back to School (When You're...Older)

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure At the age of--well, never mind that--I have gone back to school....

The Antics of a Non-Traditional Student

Bianca Strzalkowski | Posted 10.17.2012 | Impact
Bianca Strzalkowski

The greatest part of being an American is that there is no barrier to when you redefine yourself. So, at 32, it seems like a perfect time to master this college thing.

Online Courses: The Perpetual Student

Tom Teicholz | Posted 10.14.2012 | Education
Tom Teicholz

Universities around the world are taking their courses online in ways that may disrupt our notions of how and what we learn, who learns what, what we pay for education and even the value of a specific college degree.

Encouraging Adult College Completion

Noël Harmon | Posted 09.17.2012 | College
Noël Harmon

There has been a strong focus in recent years to increase the number of adults who earn a postsecondary degree and among them, a special interest in adults who already have some college or credential.