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Where’s MY Data?

Posted by Laurie ShoulterKarall on Aug 29, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Topics: Adult Student Success, Trends in Higher Education

There is a plethora of data being collected about everyone and everything. Every time you log onto Google or Amazon or Facebook, your data profile grows larger. Search for recycled product and offers for everything from organic produce to reusable straws will appear in your email and Amazon recommendations. The question is, does the analytical powers of data collection have any real measurable impact on the items that you purchase in the future? Is the collected and stored data changing our consumer habits? Or, like commercial television advertisements, are we learning to ignore the messages?

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Making Higher Education More Accessible

Posted by Scott Campbell on Aug 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Topics: Adult Learning Success

In 2014 at the CAEL International Conference CAEL’s past CEO and President Pamela Tate delivered her vision for CAEL when it reaches its 50th anniversary. She envisioned a time in the not-so-distant future where adult learners would no longer face the barriers they currently face. She saw a time when most colleges and universities will recognize learning from all sources; a time where adults from all socio-economic classes can build the skills they need for a lifetime of employment; and a nation that would recognize that adults are as important as traditional students in the workforce pipeline are.

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The Benefits of Collaboration in Higher Education

Posted by Scott Campbell on Jul 27, 2018 11:45:00 AM

Topics: Adult Learning Success, Best Practices

Collaboration and innovation are the new buzzwords in higher education. However, what do they really mean to the faculty and staff on the ground at higher education institutions? There is more than a little fear associated with these words. These words often come with change and people are resistant to change. According to the Harvard Business Review, people see change through the lens of uncertainty, loss of control and potentially, more work.

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Optimism in Higher Education; Reshaping the Narrative

Posted by Laurie ShoulterKarall on Jul 23, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Topics: Adult Learning Success, Trends in Higher Education

HundrED, a non-profit organization that discovers inspiring innovations in K-12 education, has a list of the top 100 worldwide education innovations for each year. They seek out innovations in K-12 to document and share in the hopes of inspiring other schools to copy or create new ones. Meanwhile, the reports about post-secondary education seem to be mired in unsolvable problems, attacks from politicians and the general outlook that it is the end of higher education.

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You Say You Want a (Learning) Revolution

Posted by Laurie ShoulterKarall on Jun 1, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Topics: Adult Learning Success, Structural Approaches to Learning

The PEW Research Center rocked the higher education universe last year when it published the results of a survey titled Sharp Partisan Divisions in the Views of National Institutions (PDF). While the report looked at a variety of institutions, including the news media and religious organizations, colleges and universities drew the most explosive response. The survey results indicated that, while 55 percent of the public saw the positive effects of colleges and universities, 58 percent of the Republicans polled reported that colleges and universities have a negative effect on the United States. Immediately, institutional leaders, politicians, scholars and policy advocates chose sides and took up arms. The revolution had begun.

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Time for a Paradigm Shift on Higher Education Equity

Posted by Scott Campbell on May 8, 2018 11:05:04 AM

Topics: Adult Student Success, Student Expectations

According to Reframing the Question of Equity, we may be missing an opportunity to advance equity in higher education if we do not begin to pay attention to the growing population of part-time students, many of whom attend community colleges.

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The Importance of a Prior Learning Assessment Process Mapping Checklist

Posted by Scott Campbell on Apr 17, 2018 4:11:28 PM

Topics: Prior Learning Assessments (PLA), Structural Approaches to Learning

Prior learning assessment (PLA) can be a very effective way for encouraging adult students to persist toward meeting higher education completion goals. Vital for the success of an institution’s implementation of PLA, however, is the establishment of a means of capturing current PLA processes and providing a framework to improve PLA offerings. This process, known as PLA Process Mapping, provides a structured approach that can remove the burden of maintaining a strong PLA program institution-wide.

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Financial Aid and Adult Students; the Elephant in the Room

Posted by Laurie ShoulterKarall on Apr 10, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Topics: Financial Aid, Adult Learner 360

Americans owe over $1.4 trillion in student loan debt. Many economists have suggested that it is $600 BILLION more than the total of U.S. credit card debt. Women hold nearly two-thirds of the U.S. student debt―roughly more than $800 billion.

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Making The Adult-Friendly Dean

Posted by Scott Campbell on Apr 6, 2018 2:22:45 PM

Topics: Adult Learner 360, Prior Learning Assessments (PLA), Adult Student Success

“Everybody's talking at me, I don't hear a word they're saying” are song lyrics that easily describe adults who are considering beginning, restarting or completing their higher education goals.

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How Can Higher Ed Better Serve Adults? Our March 29 Webinar May Have an Answer

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Mar 19, 2018 9:30:24 AM

Topics: Webinar, Adult Learner 360

Since it was first offered, Adult Learner 360 has helped higher education institutions nationwide assess, implement and revise strategies for meeting the needs of adults--a rapidly growing population of students that colleges and universities can ill afford to ignore.

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