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DiSalvio, Philip – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article illustrates the landscape-changing potential of the "disruptive innovation" taking place on the shores of the Charles River. Learning technologies now being used in the massive open online course (MOOC) movement, some suggest, will change the way people think about higher education. MOOCs are based on an open-networked learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Open Enrollment, Distance Education, Internet
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2004
"Chronicle of Higher Education" presents an abundant source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators. This September 3, 2004 issue of "Chronicle of Higher Education" includes the following articles: (1) "Legal Scholarships in the Liberal Arts" (Sarat, Austin; Rivers,…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Liberal Arts, Higher Education, College Faculty
Century Foundation, 2013
American community colleges stand at the confluence of four mighty rivers that are profoundly influencing all of American life. At a time of growing economic globalization, community colleges are a critical element in the strategy to address the skills and education gap to meet the emerging needs of industries in the new knowledge economy. In…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Honors Curriculum, Incentives, Educational Innovation
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Reizes, Sonia; Kramsch, Claire J. – Die Unterrichtspraxis, 1980
Describes a joint high school/college pilot program planned by Massachusetts foreign language teachers and hosted by M.I.T. The success of the program dubbed "MACH MIT Total Immersion German Weekend" is attributed to the concept of active involvement, which was implemented through games, seminars, shows, cooking and other activities.…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Area Studies, Extracurricular Activities, German
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Andersen, Charles B. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2001
Introduces the analysis of a river as an excellent way to teach geochemical techniques because of the relative ease of sample collection and speed of sample analysis. Focuses on the potential sources of sample contamination during sampling, filtering, and bottle cleaning processes, and reviews methods to reduce and detect contamination. Includes…
Descriptors: Chemical Analysis, Chemistry, Data Collection, Earth Science
Maier, Charles R. – Bioscene, 1992
Provides rich description of the biological diversity found in a 30-mile section of Nebraska known as the "biological crossroads." Argues that the seven major associations of the Niobrara River valley provide a great classroom. Includes a complete listing of plant species. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biodiversity, Biology, Educational Strategies, Hands on Science
Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Graduate School of Education. – 1971
A workshop held December 7, 8, and 9, 1970, was the second phase of a three-part program which aims to organize and develop Adult Basic Education (ABE) teacher preparation programs in institutions of higher education. The goals of the workshop were to: (1) inform participants about the need for professional preparation in teaching Adult Basic…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrators, Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning
Massey, Douglas S.; Charles, Camille Z.; Lundy, Garvey F.; Fischer, Mary J. – 2003
This study investigated the roots of minority underperformance in selected colleges and universities. Drawing on data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Freshmen, the study developed a comprehensive analysis of the pathways by which students of differing backgrounds enter higher education in the United States. The chapters are: (1) "The…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, College Freshmen, Cultural Background, Ethnicity
Patterson, Franklin; Longsworth, Charles R. – 1966
This working paper discusses the establishment of Hampshire College with the sponsorship of the University of Massachusetts and Amherst, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges. The new college is designed to be an undergraduate institution of excellence that may become an innovative force in the field of higher education. Chapter 1 examines the changing…
Descriptors: College Planning, Educational Innovation, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation