On November 2nd-3rd, the Ellucian World Tour visited Dubai, UAE. There were more than 350 attendees from 68 institutions, representing more than 14 countries.
As the oldest drama school in the UK, LAMDA has always had a worldwide reputation for the excellence of its conservatoire training and education. Now we are nearing completion of a £28.2m project to transform our London home, providing modern training spaces to match the quality of our teaching. We are doubling the size of our campus by creating two new theatres with full technical and wardrobe facilities, a new library, ten new teaching and rehearsal studios and a state-of-the-art screen and audio suite.
On August 18th and 19th, the Ellucian World Tour visited Melbourne, Australia, drawing more than 115 attendees from institutions in Australia and New Zealand as well as Ellucian executives and keynote speakers.
On June 7th-8th, the Ellucian World Tour kicked off with its first stop in Dublin. The event was packed with nearly 200 attendees from more than 65 institutions in attendance.
Ellucian World Tour Dublin welcomes attendees from across Europe and presents a key opportunity to share ideas and learn what the higher education community is doing to help institutions—and their students—succeed.
Today’s students are more easily discouraged than those of previous generations. If they take a course or two they didn’t need, they may drop out. But even though they are less resilient, they’re also more tech savvy and expect communication to be fairly instantaneous. Students don’t use email. They text you at 2 a.m. when they are studying to ask questions.
Ask a half-dozen educators to define “competency-based education,” and you’re likely to get a half-dozen differing definitions. CBE can mean many things to many people, but as far as the federal government is concerned, it knows CBE when it sees it. For institutions looking to start a CBE program, or perhaps take an established competency-based education model to the next level, it’s helpful to know how the government defines CBE, because federal categorizations can directly impact the types of funding a program may eligible for.
At Tuesday’s Ellucian Live General Session, two speakers doubled down on the energy and passion that Magic Johnson brought to the stage on Monday.
After a whirlwind week in Denver, it’s hard to believe the event is over. At the risk of sounding cliché, it seems like we just got started. In case you’re a little fuzzy from the elevation and lack of sleep too, here are the highlights you want to remember from past couple of days in the Mile High City.
Think of education as a map: students need clear directions to get to their chosen destination, and the purpose of a well-designed CBE program is to help students get to where they want to go. But how do we do that? For a CBE program to function, it should be designed backwards. That is, we start with the end in mind—the destination—by incorporating the critical competencies necessary. What are students able to demonstrate after they complete their curricular pathway?