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

November 12, 2013

The idea that students have a choice between learning liberal arts and learning skills that will help their careers needs to be challenged, writes Devin T. Hagerty.

November 8, 2013

A new market forecast suggests learning management systems won't just survive for another five years -- they'll thrive.

November 8, 2013

States that shut down developmental education without trying some emerging alternatives will hurt the low-income students they are claiming to help, write William Tierney and Julia Duncheon.

November 8, 2013

This month's edition of our monthly technology podcast examines how to use podcasts to improve teaching and learning.

November 6, 2013

In two separate analyses, researchers cast doubt about claims made by Purdue on the impact of its early-warning system on retention.

November 4, 2013

Have you ever wished you could tell a student what you really think? One professor recently did so, and regrets the way he did it (if not the substance).

November 1, 2013

Congress starts getting specific about higher education policy changes, with calls for deregulation and the expansion of competency-based education.

October 30, 2013

Despite a seemingly critical new study, the debate about flipping the classroom still tends to favor those in support.

October 22, 2013

An Australian report says the disappearance of prerequisites in science and mathematics fields has many students entering universities unprepared, and urges they be reintroduced.

October 22, 2013

William G. Durden considers why adaptive- and competency-based learning are attracting so much attention, and worries about their impact on traditional-age students.

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