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Community Colleges get in the Code Boot Camp Game

Community Colleges get in the Code Boot Camp Game

This from Inside Higher Ed: Graduates of Bellevue College don’t have to look far for jobs in the tech industry. The community college’s north campus in Bellevue, Wash., sits across the street from Microsoft headquarters. Dozens of other tech companies — including Amazon, Google and Boeing — have offices nearby in the Seattle area. “We’re […]

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Revolutions in Learning in the 21st Century

Revolutions in Learning in the 21st Century

That’s the subject of a post by Steve Mintz, the Executive Director of the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning over at Inside Higher Education.  Given how important a talented workforce is to economic development, economic developers need to monitor these trends as closely as colleges and universities.  Here are some of the […]

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Does College Cause Inequality?

Does College Cause Inequality?

One theme in the post-war American dream has been that college education improves opportunities and increases equality.  A recent piece in the Atlantic highlighted studies suggesting that may no longer be the case.  One surprise finding–due to declining government support, public institutions may be just as culpable as privates: Colleges actively recruit “full pay” students […]

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Kentucky’s Community Colleges Use the Web to Better Serve Adult Learners

Kentucky’s Community Colleges Use the Web to Better Serve Adult Learners

Inside Higher Education reports that Kentucky’s community colleges have created an on-line learning system that, by content and design, focuses on adult learners: Under Learn on Demand, students can enroll whenever they want. There are no class schedules or assignment deadlines in the self-paced courses. And students can leave without facing problems when they re-enroll. […]

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Report Recommends Actions to Support Research Universities

Report Recommends Actions to Support Research Universities

According to Inside Higher Education, the National Research Council has released a new report emphasizing the important role of research universities for US competetitiveness: The report, “Research Universities and the Future of America: Ten Breakthrough Actions Vital to Our Nation’s Prosperity and Security,” is the result of a call from a bipartisan group of members […]

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