This Administrator Helped Shape Tech at Colleges For More Than 40 Years. Here’s His Outlook on What’s Next.

Posted on May 28, 2019

To get to Marty Ringle’s office at Reed College, you have to climb to the top floor of the Educational Technology Center building and get buzzed past a locked door that says “This is a Secure Area.” It felt like I was making a pilgrimage to the digital equivalent of a wise old master on the top of some mountain.”

http://ow.ly/vG7730oQd7i

Can These New Colleges Help Solve Higher Education’s Equity Problem?

Posted on May 28, 2019

“Young people from families in the top income quartile are  eight times more likely.  Then those from the bottom quartile to earn a bachelor’s degree by the age of 24. And the problem is getting worse, not better. In its current form, our higher education system amplifies national inequities—when it could be doing the opposite. If the operating model for postsecondary stays the same, the problems of the past will continue to determine the outcomes of the future.”

http://ow.ly/40dS30oQcNA

 

The Real Odds of Getting In

Posted on May 28, 2019

“It’s that time of year. “It was even harder to get into Harvard this year: Acceptance rate drops below 4.5 percent,” warned The Boston Globe. Doing a roundup including other Ivies, The Wall Street Journal’s headline was “Many Top Colleges Report Record-Low Acceptance Rates”.”

http://ow.ly/58if30oQcqS

Do Debt-Free College Programs Really Work?

Posted on May 20, 2019

“The cost of college is shaping up to be a key policy debate as Democratic presidential contenders continue to roll out proposals on college affordability. But while campaigning on a national program to address student debt is a relatively new political strategy, many of the proposals put forward by White House hopefuls are not.” Continue reading

Why Students Living on Campus Take Online Courses

Posted on May 20, 2019

“Students at the University of Central Florida are busy, and it’s not always with classes. They have sports to play, student organizations to run, even parties to go to. So to keep class schedules as flexible as possible, and to offer more sections without putting up new buildings, UCF leaders have turned to offering more online courses for students on campus.” Continue reading