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Future Uncertain for Obama Administration’s College Ranking System

Late last week the U.S. Department of Education announced it would scrap the federal ratings-based college evaluation system. The system was introduced two years ago and has rented space in many higher education minds as details of metrics and performance criteria were discussed, considered, and rolled out on a small scale earlier this year. 90 more words

Trajectories for Digital Technology in Higher Education

Last week, EDUCAUSE Review Online published an article on 6 Trajectories for Digital Technology in Higher Education. The goal of these trajectories is to enable responsive and personalised digital learning environments in higher education. 433 more words

Educational Technologies

Challenging the government: a young campaigner speaks out

Last week Just for Kids Law provided evidence to the Supreme Court of the impact of student finance restrictions on lawfully resident, British-educated students who do not yet have citizenship. 743 more words

Administrative Justice

Review: When Britain Burned the White House

When Britain Burned the White House:  The 1814 Invasion of Washington by Peter Snow

Thomas Dunne Books, 2014.  Hardcover, 320 pages.

Note:  For the upcoming American Independence Day, a reminder the fight for freedom did not end with the American Revolution, thus my pick for this week’s book review. 685 more words


On Success | Marva Collins, Clark College '57

Success doesn’t come to you. You go to it.

Marva Collins, Master Teacher, Education Reformer, Clark College (Clark Atlanta University) ’57


A student reaction to the HEFCE consultation

I’m extremely disappointed that I have had to miss the QAA Annual Reviewers’ Conference so in an attempt to remain ‘in the loop’ I have spent the morning reading the HEFCE consultation on the future approaches to quality assessment and considering my individual reaction. 988 more words

Student Engagement