Higher ed administrators are likely familiar with “summer melt” – the phenomenon in which students are admitted to college, accept, but never show up on campus. It most often impacts first-generation college students who run into challenges during the enrollment process—often bureaucratic ones, like getting a health form or a parental signature—and don’t have the support they need to overcome the hurdle.
OpenEd as we know it is dead. Long live open education.
In a recent post, I wrote about my experience on the EDUCAUSE exhibition hall looking for vendors with proof that their products actually help students and how this is an example of the more general problem: Right now, higher education has very poor signals to quickly distinguish between those vendors who can prove that their […]
Until I looked really, really hard.
The right tool for the right job. The question is, what’s the right job?
California is supporting the research-backed practice of emergency financial support, which is good. But they don’t appear to be approaching it in a research-minded way, which is bad.
I may or may not be innovative, but I am clearly disruptive sometimes.