Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Jul 23, 2014
The U.S. Education Department opens the door to more tests with competency-based education, which could help set a new regulatory framework. 

Booklets

"The Evolving Curriculum -- Measuring Effectiveness of Change" is a compilation of articles and essays on efforts to reshape what and how colleges teach at a time of increased concern about how much students learn. The news and opinion articles -- collected in a print-on-demand booklet -- surveys the landscape of curricular development and learning assessment, examining trends and highlighting best practices.

Download the booklet here.

This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

On June 26, Inside Higher Ed Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman discussed the topics raised in the booklet's articles and answered questions in a free webinar. To view the webinar, please click here.

This booklet was made possible in part through the advertising support of the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

Archive

October 1, 2012

Competency-based education is poised to spread, with expected backing from the Education Department and new ground charted by Southern New Hampshire University.

September 18, 2012

Richard R. Schramm writes that the Common Core State Standards may well succeed where previous reform efforts have failed.

September 18, 2012

This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features a conversation with Mark Max, vice president of Blackboard Analytics for Learn.

September 18, 2012

Colleges and policymakers could help more students succeed by making non-academic college readiness part of Common Core standards, write Melinda Mechur Karp and Rachel Hare Bork.

September 14, 2012

Harvard students -- just like Lance Armstrong -- have already reached a summit, so why do they feel the need to break the rules? That's what happens when we make outcomes more important than the experience, Steve Gimbel argues.

September 14, 2012

The Gates Foundation is ponying up to learn if MOOCs could work for remedial students, a departure from the current slate of MOOCs. Developmental education experts say the idea could work, but others remain skeptical.

September 7, 2012

Laurence Musgrove describes the complicated and ultimately rewarding nature of teaching.

September 6, 2012

It may not be easy for Harvard to address academic integrity issues raised by a cheating scandal.

 

August 27, 2012

Martin Puchner reflects on a summer school of lessons from Goethe, Pamuk and others.

August 23, 2012

With job training in mind, Pennsylvania's regional public universities go big on offering credit for prior learning and stackable credentials.

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