Spotlight on Learning Trends and Innovative Schools
We are back with more great articles about higher education and online learning. Here are the articles we most enjoyed reading and sharing this week; covering subjects including current and future learning and higher education trends, innovative schools, the measurement of learning gain, and more in online learning.
Jim Fong, the Director of the Center for Research and Marketing Strategy for UPCEA, believes that alternative credentials will continue to be a higher education trend. Also, Fong believes that the new adult learner will be younger and more technology-savvy than in the past. In an interview with JMH Consulting about trends in higher education, Fong states that higher education has an opportunity to challenge itself again and that he is excited to see what millennials and higher education leaders can build together.
Technology innovation will continue to support new, and current, learning and development trends into the new year. HR Dive states that video learning will continue to enable micro-learning, millennials will continue to value learning and development as prime benefits from employers, gamification and virtual reality will continue to enhance learning experiences, and mobile learning will continue to expand employee development goals in 2017.
After canceling a deal with Pearson, University of Florida Online is not only finding stability but also growing. In the past year, UF Online has received more than twice as many applicants, has admitted about 70% more students, and has added more than 400 new online courses. Inside Higher Ed highlights how their new business plan lays out steps to make fully online education more attractive to students just out of high school.
Principal Eric Sheninger of New Milford High School in New Jersey is preparing his students for a digital future through various programs and policies. New Milford High School is the first school in New Jersey to have a bring-your-own-device policy. Students can check out Chromebooks from the library and Wi-Fi access extends beyond the walls of the school. EducationDIVE highlights how initiatives such as partnering with local businesses to provide students with additional Wi-Fi access has pushed New Milford High School to become one of the nation’s best schools.
UCLA Extension, UCLA Alumni Affairs, and the UCLA Career Center have partnered with InsideTrack to provide individualized career coaching to all of its alumni. The individualized career coaching will include one-on-one meetings with a professional career coach, video tutorials with career-development advice, templates and tools for creating career search plans, and more. Campus Technology highlights UCLA’s efforts to bridge the gap between higher education and the workforce.