Today’s learner looks much different from what most consider the “average” college student. While most think of young adults between the ages of eighteen and …
The business world is constantly evolving, and key leadership skills involve keeping up to date with effective methods and holding an attitude for lifelong learning. Extending your …
Have you ever thought about going back to school? It can impact your career, and income just to name a few. Although going back to school can be intimidating, taking …
Standardized testing is supposed to be fair for every student, examining their knowledge and ability to succeed in school and future careers. The assessments are supposed to provide critical information where the students can even learn while taking the test. Much of the time, these exams are meant to be reflections of a student’s readiness for the next academic challenge.
Having a learner-centric approach at its core means thinking of others first. Managers want to see a significant return on their training investments, which is understandable. But first, employers must consider the needs and interests of their employees.
There are plenty of teachers at every level, from K-12 to professors in PhD programs, who integrate interactive strategies to their course structure. This helps to diversify the material and addresses many different learning styles. Studies have shown that breaking up lecture with varying activities can increase student grades and outcomes significantly. But it’s not enough to make sure every student is supported.
Many schools have faced closure and consolidation around the country, and the trend is expected to continue. Consolidation has impacted institutions that have remained open by adding degrees and certificates in tech fields such as artificial intelligence and cyber-security, while dropping low-enrollment programs especially in liberal arts schools. Schools are also looking online to target more students with specific subject matter.
Lecturing has proven effective for thousands of people, but it leaves many students behind by not addressing differences in learning styles. Studies have shown that traditional lecturing increases failure rates by 55% when compared to active learning strategies.
While the Ph.D. traditionally prepares one for a scholarly career in research, teaching, publishing or academe, is it helping you reach your future professional career goals?
Space limitations have forced colleges to turn more students away and offer incentives to defer enrollment. Online education can be a solution, but what else can alleviate this challenge?