CBE continues to gain momentum, and upcoming conferences provide a great opportunity to learn the latest from your colleagues working in CBE, workforce development, adult learning, and continuing education. The Ellucian Brainstorm™ team of academic and technology experts will be at these upcoming conferences, and we look forward to meeting you.
Want an in-depth look at CBE? Each month Ellucian’s CBE webinars explore new topics in a continuing effort to help institutions learn how to build a comprehensive, sustainable, flexible CBE program that meets the needs of today’s non-traditional student.
Think of competency-based education as “made for me” education for each and every student. With CBE, students can focus only on learning what they don’t yet know.
As the summer jobs season winds down, many people have taken to Twitter to provide a glimpse into their past by sharing their #FirstSevenJobs. As these conversations around career journeys exploded this week, I couldn’t help but ask, “What did so many accomplished people learn as babysitters and dishwashers that prepared them for success?”
Over the last month, you likely saw people wandering in a field, walking intently across a shopping center, or staring into their phones on a busy street, searching for something that isn’t really there. But make no mistake; to those folks trying to catch a virtual Pokémon, it’s all very real.
Founded in 1935, parts of City College of San Francisco’s Ocean campus retains the charm of its origins. However, our students may not appreciate the ambience if they can’t give a media-rich presentation or post a quick Instagram between classes. So we set out to revamp our classrooms with modern technology.
Perhaps the most important consideration is respecting the resource investment that has already been made at your institution: You already have a lot tied up in your current technology, so there’s usually no need to throw everything out the window if certain areas of your campus technology are underperforming. The idea is to take a logical approach to change—and understand that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Institutions have different needs.
For a few years now, “data” has been the buzzword in higher education. And for good reason: if you don’t have centrally located, reliable data about your students, for example, how can you make intelligent and (oftentimes) important decisions? Conventional wisdom has held that the more you know, the better off you’ll be when it comes time to make those momentous decisions.