Posts Tagged: student-centered

Pushing Back on Idea of Learner-Centered Institutions

It is time to push back at least a little on this very fashionable rubric. While the NEBHE Conference on the subject was generally excellent, especially in the morning, its uncritical acceptance of the whole idea was worrisome. See Center of Attention: Learners. A fundamental problem is its metaphor. There can be only one “center” of anything, so the question is: In institutions of wh...

Nellie Mae Education Foundation Issues Report Boosting Technology in Schools

More than 40% of high school students feel unprepared to use technology as they look ahead to college and work, and only 8% of teachers fully integrate technology in the classroom, according to Integrating Technology with Student-Centered Learning, a new report prepared for the Nellie Mae Education Foundation (NMEF) of Quincy, Mass., by Education Development Center (EDC) of Newton, Mass.The report...

Nellie Mae Education Foundation Seeks Consultant to Further Work in Proficiency-Based Pathways

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation posted an RFQ to its website for a consultant/consulting team to help guide its Proficiency-Based Pathways project.The project aims to: deepen the foundation’s understanding of the emerging sector of proficiency-based education systems; and support the development of quality proficiency-based pathways to high school graduation and beyond. Proficiency-bas...

Interview with Nick Donohue of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Nellie Mae Education Foundation President Nick Donohue to discuss the foundation’s new direction. This new direction focuses on "student-centered" learning opportunities exploring different ways to engage students, different places students learn and different people students connect with to help them achieve skills and knowledge. Th...