Top Hat further expands, or subdivides the OER movement; and the move doubles down on the company’s bet on faculty engagement
Academics and Academia
The "Academics and Academia" category covers topics related the ways in which colleges and universities function that are relevant to technology-supported education. One key aspect covered here is pedagogy—how people teach—and how technology impacts teaching and learning.
But this category also includes more institutional aspects that are relevant to technology-supported education, such as how campus leadership supports (or doesn't support) new initiatives, politics and bureaucracy that impact these efforts, and so on.
Finally, "Academics and Academia" covers commercial and non-profit services that provide support for technology-supported education initiatives, such as Online Program Management (OPM) companies.
Rio Salado College responds to e-Literate coverage – there’s a lot of useful context on Rio’s student outcomes, but responses still do not address low rates of degree-seeking students getting degrees.
The OPM market may be large and growing, but it would be a mistake to miss the chaos and wrecks. Picture a chase through the Wastelands.
Once again Rio Salado College is held up as a successful model of a public college in the modern age. But do the claims of success stand up to scrutiny? A review of the data shows cause for questioning the popular narrative.
Once again Rio Salado College is held up as a successful model of a public college in the modern age. But do the claims of success stand up to scrutiny? A sample of online courses shows cause for questioning the popular narrative.