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Can MOOCs Revolutionize the College Transcript?

David Blake | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
David Blake

The traditional college transcript is particularly unsuited for this task. It lists the courses completed and how people performed. But it says little about what someone actually learned or what a person knows.

The One Year MOOC BA -- Senior Year

Jonathan Haber | Posted 11.30.2013 | College
Jonathan Haber

As this project winds to a conclusion, I plan to share what I've learned regarding how close or far MOOCs and other free learning tools are to "delivering the goods" in comparison to traditional forms of higher education.

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.

Changing Financial Aid Could Save Students, and Taxpayers, Money: Testimony Before the House Education and the Workforce Committee

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

Let's support policies that make sense. We can't be penny-wise and pound-foolish when it comes to higher education and creating a sensible path for the American people to reach their full potential.

My Junior Year Lineup

Jonathan Haber | Posted 08.25.2013 | College
Jonathan Haber

The choice of courses for junior year is being driven by the need to focus on my major (which means finding and taking more advanced philosophy courses).

College Degrees Could Cost Less for Students with Life and Work Experience

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

As Benjamin Franklin so famously noted - and to which many will certainly agree -- time is money. On the flipside, many will readily declare that money is time. But what happens when you're a student going after a degree, and you can't afford much in the way of time and/or money?

Can Prior Learning Assessment Help Solve the Talent Mismatch?

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

How can employers fill the jobs they need and how can individuals make sure they have the skills and education necessary to fill those jobs? 2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif

A Smart Way to Close Achievement Gaps, Succeed in College

Byron McCauley | Posted 08.28.2012 | Education
Byron McCauley

Early college high schools are an elixir to what ails much of higher education: student loan debt, retention, remediation and closing the achievement gap between students of color and their counterparts.

School Gives Students Cash For Good Grades?

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.08.2012 | Education

Gone are the days of the gold star, or the smiley-face on the graded test ... now two schools are stepping up their good-grades game by offering a mor...

Road Trip: Searching for Levels of BBQ Greatness

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mary Ann West

With the 4-1-4 college calendar, most students envision an interim semester in Europe or other exotic locations. But in a free-falling economy, four arts students chose to chase the perfect BBQ.