Category: Academic Challenges
by Howard Weiner on December 16, 2015
Category: Academic Challenges, Equity of Access, Reducing Cost of Materials
U.S. higher education is generally a pay-to-play model. It runs the full range, from affordable to out-of-reach. This means that there’s inequality baked into the system. So how can we honor the “moral imperative” of offering an equal opportunity to anyone who desires it?
by Howard Weiner on July 21, 2015
Category: Academic Challenges, STEM Education
It’s hard to argue the importance of STEM education. Most of the desirable, high-paying jobs in today’s world require some proficiency in technology. So why are we losing nearly half of our best students? Howard Weiner examines the issue and looks at some of the solutions.
by Howard Weiner on June 23, 2015
Category: Academic Challenges, Innovation
The fast pace of ed tech innovation means that competition for students among higher ed institutions will continue to increase. Those that don’t keep up will get left behind. Here are the two basic requirements for meaningful change at the institutional level.