THIS WEEK'S MUST-READ STORIES
Study shows “weak” evidence of ROI for alternative credentials
Alternative pathways and credentials have proliferated over the past 15 years, however, a new study shows that evidence of their actual efficacy and return on investment to students is “weak”.
Codecademy launches ‘Codecademy Pro Suite’ a paid membership that promises “job-ready outcomes”
Codecademy is rolling out a new set of pro memberships “to help anyone learn resume-ready skills to advance their career,” with the help of human instruction. The Codecademy Pro Suite comes with three different paid options: Pro, Pro Intensive, and Pro Mentors.
Harvard and 2U partner to offer program in analytics
Harvard Business School, the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences will partner with digital education company 2U to offer the Harvard Business Analytics Program.
National University launches tailored educational support system
National University is launching a new project that will combine personalized learning, adaptive learning, competency-based learning and predictive analytics to identify new educational models to better serve non-traditional students.
Experiential Engineering: An Innovative Practice
Experiential learning is an effective way to impart knowledge and develop competencies in every field of knowledge but it is essential in the field of engineering. Students retain and remember theoretical knowledge more easily when it is backed up with projects, experiences or actual practices.
Vermont Medical School will completely ditch lectures by 2019
Two years from now, the Larner College of Medicine will completely eliminate lectures from its curriculum, adopting a new trend that could transform medical education: Active Learning.
Editors quit math journal and will launch a new, open-access one
The four editors-in-chief of the "Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics" have announced that they will not renew their contract with their publisher, Springer, due to a disagreement on the subscription fees. They will launch a new journal, which will be open-access.
WHAT WE ARE READING
What Happens When a College Accepts Too Many Students? (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
Do critical thinking skills give graduates the edge? (Times Higher Education)
Skip Coding, Teach Data Science (Getting Smart)