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

February 21, 2014

Competency-based education and more "personalized" degree programs offer false promise, writes Amy E. Slaton, and could actually worsen inequality in higher education.

February 21, 2014

Competency-based education is gaining steam, but questions remain about which forms the U.S. Department of Education will back.

February 18, 2014

This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Claudia Reuter, founder and CEO of SchoolChapters, which produces the Pruvalu electronic portfolio.

Reuter talks with Rodney B. Murray, host of The Pulse, about how colleges and universities are using Pruvalu for such purposes as institutional accreditation, assessment of student learning and faculty development.

February 18, 2014

Two years and twice as many iterations later, MOOC instructors at Stanford U. say they are finally seeing results.

February 17, 2014

A simple intervention can dramatically decrease the academic achievement gap for first-generation college students, study finds.

February 14, 2014

We need a new instructional model to replace the lecture-only format, but let’s not simply replace one rigid approach with another, Pamela Barnett argues. Rhetoric matters.

February 11, 2014

Replacing a required humanities course with a class based on the popular self-help book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has faculty up in arms at one community college.

February 6, 2014

Did the plagiarism detection software Turnitin cut "unoriginal writing" by almost 40 percent? Not so fast, one researcher says.

January 31, 2014

President joins the ranks of politicians who suggest liberal arts disciplines don't lead to jobs.

January 27, 2014

Presenters at the Association of American Colleges and Universities' annual meeting see plenty of uses for e-portfolios -- as long as institutions look beyond the hype.

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