higher education

How Tech Enables College-Level Learning ‘Everywhere’

In his new book, Kevin Carey envisions a future in which online education programs solve two of colleges' biggest problems: costs and admissions.

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How Professors Can Bolster Inquiry in College Using K-12 Tech Tricks

Simple technology tools can enhance the learning experience in the college setting.

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More Colleges Offer Competency-Based Degree Programs

A new report says 52 colleges offer, or plan to offer, some credits based on learning, not just seat time.

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Making the Case For A Pragmatic Liberal Arts College Education

Despite the focus on specialization, there's still an argument to be made for liberal arts education.

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Role-Playing Game Upends College Lecture and Ignites Fire in Students

A complicated role-immersion game has a few college professors handing over control of the classroom to students who are suddenly showing more passion and interest than ever before.

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Could Personal Videos Become the Heart of College Applications?

Soon Goucher's admissions office will plow through thousands of essays, recommendations — and, for the first time, video applications.

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Shaking It Up: For-Profit University Aims to Compete With the Ivy League

A start-up university is rethinking everything about the college-experience and hoping to revolutionize higher education in the process.

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Hands-On and Student-Centered: Subverting the Typical College Experience

A Canadian college is following the K-12 education trend towards more student-centered, hands-on, and interdisciplinary teaching.

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What Does It Take To Get Into Harvard? Not What You Might Expect

With these words of advice to parents, Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust surprised the Aspen Ideas Festival: “Make your children interesting!” If that’s the trajectory to...

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College Scholarships for Video Game Players?

A private university elects to make a popular video game into an official varsity sport. Marketing ploy or sign of the future?

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