Rio Salado College responds to e-Literate coverage – there’s a lot of useful context on Rio’s student outcomes, but responses still do not address low rates of degree-seeking students getting degrees.
Once again Rio Salado College is held up as a successful model of a public college in the modern age. But do the claims of success stand up to scrutiny? A review of the data shows cause for questioning the popular narrative.
Once again Rio Salado College is held up as a successful model of a public college in the modern age. But do the claims of success stand up to scrutiny? A sample of online courses shows cause for questioning the popular narrative.
Last week the Hechinger Report profiled an innovative charter school in San Diego called High Tech High (insert surfer jokes here) that follows an active, project based learning (PBL) model. The school doesn’t use textbooks, and they don’t base the curriculum on testing. The question they ask is whether this approach prepares students for college. […]
Today we are thrilled to release the fifth and final case study in our new e-Literate TV series on “personalized learning”. In this series, we examine how that term, which is heavily marketed but poorly defined, is implemented on the ground at a variety of colleges and universities. We plan to cap off this series with two analysis […]
In these two episodes of e-Literate TV, we shared how Arizona State University (ASU) started using Khan Academy as the software platform for a redesigned developmental math course1 (MAT 110). The program was designed in Summer 2014 and ran through Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 terms. Recognizing the public information shared through e-Literate TV, ASU officials […]
As part of our e-Literate TV set of case studies on personalized learning, Michael and I were fully aware that Arizona State University (ASU) was likely to generate the most controversy due to ASU’s aggressive changes to the concept of a modern research university. As we described in this introductory blog post: Which is one […]