Posts Categorized: Technology

Six New Technologies on the Horizon to Change Higher Education

The annual Horizons report by Educause and The New Media Consortium has a pretty good track record identifying technologies that will have a significant impact on education. For example, the 2006 report cited social computing such as Wikipedia, Skype and internet tagging to be technologies that would soon have an immediate impact.So what does the 2011 Horizon Report see as the six technologies ...

Despite Bad Press and Financial Hits, For-Profit Colleges Could Be Key Source of Transfers

In a recent article in Inside Higher Education, transfer expert Marc Cutright of the University of North Texas writes about the growing importance that four-year colleges and universities should place on students transferring from community college. Public colleges, led by community colleges, grant more than a half million associate degrees annually and the number grew by 27% over a decade. But wh...

Amid Focus on Science Literacy and Business Ed, Liberal Arts Blossoms

"Science courses belong in the liberal arts curriculum for the benefit of both science and non-science majors." That's one of the main findings in a study released by the Cambridge, Mass.-based American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Science and the Educated American: A Core Component of Liberal Education warns that the pace of scientific and technological change means all adults should be pr...

Technically Speaking, NE’s Largest Grad Enrollments

The weekly Mass High Tech newspaper recently published a list of New England institutions with the largest "tech graduate enrollment." The list of 20 includes some famous New England private research institutions such as MIT and Harvard as well as seven public universities.Although Mass High Tech didn't use a specific definition of "tech" programs, it offered survey respondents examples of tech pr...

Educators to Convene at MIT on Tech and Learning

MIT’s Learning International Network Consortium (LINC) will hold three days of panel discussions and workshops from Sunday, May 23 to Wednesday, May 26 at MIT on “University Leadership: Bringing Technology-Enabled Education to Learners of All Ages.” National Academy of Engineering President Charles Vest will give a keynote address. Plenary speakers will include rectors of virtual...