Category Archives: Honors and Learning Technology

Macaulay Honors College CUNY: Devour the Big Apple

Editor’s Note: We will include a full, updated profile and detailed rating of Macaulay Honors College in the next edition of our book, scheduled for release in September 2016. Students who are residents of New York State have the unique … 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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Bill Gates on College: More Hybrid Courses, Less ‘Marking Time’

In the most recent issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education, philanthropist Bill Gates says that even though education “has not been substantially changed by the internet” thus far, the future is likely to bring fundamental shifts toward online instruction. … Continue reading

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Ole Miss, SMB Honors College Thesis Can Equal Jobs

This story about the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at Ole Miss shows how the undergraduate thesis required of honors students can help them in their search for postgraduate employment–and how the honors focus on undergrad research can be a … Continue reading

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Reformers, Distance learning, and the Future of Honors Education

Recently, President Obama called for a series of reforms directed at reducing the cost of tuition at the nation’s universities. Most public institutions are already operating with minimal state support, and these latest demands to cut costs and improve efficiencies, … Continue reading

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