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Mills, J. Elizabeth; Campana, Kathleen; Goldsmith, Annette Y. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2017
In the face of a changing landscape of youth services, LIS education can push the field of librarianship forward by adopting research-based frameworks that are directly applicable to the profession. We combined the Connected Learning framework with Radical Change theory and Outcome-Based Planning and Evaluation (OBPE) to establish the structure…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Graduate Students, Information Science Education, Library Science
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2015
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and its 16 member states and territories work collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for their citizens. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing, and sound public policy, WICHE strengthens higher education's contributions to social, economic, and…
Descriptors: Interstate Programs, Educational Finance, Access to Education, Higher Education
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2015
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and its 16 members work collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for all citizens of the West. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing, and sound public policy among its members and their institutions, WICHE strengthens higher education's contributions…
Descriptors: Interstate Programs, Organizations (Groups), Higher Education, Student Exchange Programs
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Maurer, L. – Physics Education, 2013
Studies have shown that standard lectures and instructional laboratory experiments are not effective at teaching interference and diffraction. In response, the author created an interactive computer program that simulates interference and diffraction effects using the finite difference time domain method. The software allows students to easily…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Science Laboratories, Scientific Concepts
Lloyd, Meg; Raths, David; Namahoe, Kanoe – Campus Technology, 2012
In this article, the authors present the 2012 Campus Technology Innovators. These IT leaders have deployed extraordinary technology solutions to meet campus challenges. The authors also recognize the vendors and products involved in making these innovative projects a success. The 10 winners are: (1) University of Arizona (Student Systems and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Innovation, Awards, Information Technology
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Boor, Mari L.; Bergh, Karen; Alexander, Karen L.; Allison, Barbara; Johnson, Virginia Clark; Couch, Sue; DeBates, Debra; Johnson, Julie – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
Approximately 5 million secondary students take family and consumer sciences (FCS) classes in the United States each year (AAFCS, 2012). Most states reported a shortage of FCS teachers (Werhan & Way, 2006). Programs to prepare FCS teachers are essential to maintaining the pool of teachers, but they are becoming scarce. One potential source of…
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Consumer Science, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
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Dockter, DuWayne L. – American Journal of Business Education, 2012
Seasoned educators use an assortment of student-centered methods and tools to enhance their student's learning environment. In respects to methodologies used in accounting, educators have utilized and created new forms of problem-based learning exercises, including case studies, simulations, and other projects, to help students become more active…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Accounting, Teaching Methods, Case Studies
Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Schneider, Emily – MDRC, 2011
One of the greatest challenges that community colleges face in their efforts to increase graduation rates is improving the success of students in their developmental, or remedial, education programs--the courses that students without adequate academic preparation must take before they can enroll in courses for college credit. Emphasizing results…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Research Methodology, Academic Achievement, Developmental Studies Programs
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Radu, M. E.; Cole, C.; Dabacan, M. A.; Harris, J.; Sexton, S. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2011
This paper presents the benefits and costs of providing students with unlimited access to programmable boards in digital design education, allowing hands-on experiences outside traditional laboratory settings. Studies were conducted at three universities in two different countries--Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN; Washington…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Experiential Learning, College Students
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Szatmary, David P. – Continuing Higher Education Review, 2011
As other universities across the country struggle with their financial challenges, continuing education units can serve the same pioneering role in the development of new financial and budget systems. Confronted by serious financial shortfalls during the last three decades, university administrators started to focus on new budget and revenue…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Continuing Education, Continuing Education Units, Higher Education
Schaffhauser, Dian – Campus Technology, 2011
As state governors grapple with their budgets for 2012, public universities and colleges are facing some of the deepest funding cuts in memory. To make matters worse, most of the federal stimulus funds, which have helped dull the pain so far, will have been spent by June. It seems almost inevitable that IT departments are going to be asked to…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Educational Technology, Cost Effectiveness, Economic Impact
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
America's K-12 education system faces three significant challenges: (1) increased global demands for skilled workers, (2) significant financial shortfalls, and (3) a looming teacher shortage. Independently, these factors present significant challenges for U.S. schools. In combination, they create a national imperative for swift action to create a…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Teacher Shortage, Skilled Workers
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Garn, Myk – New Directions for Higher Education, 2009
In November 1996, forty-five higher education technology leaders convened in Washington, D.C., to discuss the virtual university (VU). The Western Governors Association had announced establishment of the Western Governors University (WGU). As a result, VU initiatives were emerging from, or being contemplated by, almost every state-level higher…
Descriptors: Educational History, Models, Educational Innovation, Higher Education
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Broughton, Connie – New Directions for Higher Education, 2009
People do not want to know the history, minutiae of policy, or operations, or even the political intrigues of a virtual consortium. People want to know if the consortium has value, whether it can help them, and if it is a threat. In this article, the author focuses on the operating principles and policies that have proven successful in the…
Descriptors: Technical Institutes, Community Colleges, Consortia, Educational Environment
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Lane, Cara; Yamashiro, Greg – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2008
The rapid pace of change in technology can be dizzying. Keeping up with these changes can be daunting for institutions of higher education, where the technological needs of constituents are as diverse as the number of available technologies. In this climate of constant change, understanding how the university community becomes aware of and employs…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Surveys, Educational Technology, Teaching Assistants
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