Category Archives: Honors and Learning Technology

UT Austin and Online Learning: Faculty Should Own Copyrights for Content They Create

The president of the University of Texas at Austin has developed five guiding principles for blended and online education, two of which bear directly on the critical question about the nature and extent of faculty ownership of the curriculum and … Continue reading

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Decline of the Residential College Experience: A Risk to ‘Emerging Adulthood’?

Amid rising college costs and sharply reduced state funding, many actual and would-be reformers view the dramatic expansion of online instruction as the best way to save money and improve access to higher education.  While online classes are a great … Continue reading

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UT Austin: $310 Million for Engineering Research and Student Projects

The Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin has launched a $310 million project to build the Engineering Education and Research Center , which will include 23,000 square feet of space for engineering students to create and develop hands-on projects. … Continue reading

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Gates Foundation: No More Cuts for Colleges, but More Productivity from Pell Recipients

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has released a summary of their recommendations for dealing with the budget crisis in public universities, and key to their findings is that while state funding cuts have been severe and should go no … Continue reading

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OU Honors College Works with Student to Develop MOOC Pilot Program

Note: this excellent piece by Max Janerka, is from the Oklahoma Daily.  A great story about an honors dean collaborating with a student… Starting this coming semester, OU will be offering an experimental program of MOOCs, or Massively Open Online … Continue reading

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Clemson President: There Is No Substitute for Campus Learning

As an architect and president of Clemson University, James F. Barker is perhaps the best person in America to speak to the value of the college campus as a place where young men and women can learn, grow, and be … Continue reading

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University of Houston Honors College: High Value Added

While some national rankings overlook the University of Houston, the Honors College is a strong value-added component in a city that has lots of jobs to offer in business, engineering, and law. The average honors student has a 1300 SAT … Continue reading

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Leading Public Universities Differ on Best Online Partners

Concerned about rising operating costs and uneasy about keeping pace with innovations in online learning, thirteen leading public universities have already taken sides in the emerging battle over which Mass Open Online Course (MOOC) organization offers the best vision for … Continue reading

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Macaulay Honors College CUNY: Devour the Big Apple

Students who are residents of New York State have the unique opportunity of qualifying for free tuition and other benefits at the Macaulay Honors College, which is affiliated with eight senior colleges of the City University of New York. Admission … Continue reading

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Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA): A Rationale for Honors?

In a previous article, we wrote about philanthropist Bill Gates and his ideas regarding hybrid college courses that combine “superstar” faculty videos with classroom discussion groups. The Gates Foundation is also associated with the Council for Assistance to Education, which … Continue reading

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