The High Bar

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The Changing Face of Today’s Student: More Diverse, Older and Requiring More Personalized Learning

A scan of several studies and surveys reveals a clear picture of how higher education enrollment will change in the coming years. The student body […]

How Personalized Learning Can Help Educators Tackle Hard Teaching and Learning Challenges

Today’s college campuses are increasingly populated by students older and more diverse than the traditional student body. As we summarized in The Changing Face of […]

How Connecting Student Services to Online Learning Can Close the Attainment Gap

When students are the first in their family to go to college, they — like all incoming students —  have great hopes. The unfortunate reality, however, […]

The Role of Instructional Design in Closing the Achievement Gap

All students start college with high hopes and ambitions for successfully attaining a degree, but reality sets in quickly once students are actually on campus […]

How Personalized Learning Can Help Close the Attainment Gap

Significant effort toward closing the degree attainment gap has focused on creating defined pathways for students, as well as degree-planning and advising programs. For example, […]

Online Course Design: A Roundup of Tips, Strategies, and Best Practices

Simply delivering a traditional course via the internet is not enough for today’s students. Online learning needs to actively engage students if higher education leaders […]

Four Lessons on Adaptive Learning From the Frontline: How One Professor Is Improving Student Outcomes

In a recent case study, Dr. Erik Moody, an assistant professor of psychology at Marist College, explains how he incorporates adaptive learning into his classes […]

Designed for Diversity: Lessons in Instructional Design at Rio Salado

Rio Salado College in Tempe, Arizona, serves more than 54,000 students from a broad spectrum of backgrounds. While many of Rio’s students are full-time college […]

EQUIP Program Trying to Bring Credibility and Accessibility to Education Innovations

Acrobatiq published an original report recently looking at the growing trend of universities and colleges developing coding bootcamps on their own or in partnership with […]

How Does the Degree Attainment Gap Affect Pell Grant Students?

Since 1973, the Federal Pell Grant program has been making college education possible for millions of first-generation, low-income students. The program has not been without […]

Get Your Higher Education Data Here: A Curated List of The Best Postsecondary Research Sources

A tremendous amount of postsecondary education data is available online to education leaders wanting to move to a culture of data-driven innovation and teaching practices […]

How Faculty And Instructional Designers Can Work Together To Optimize Learning and Improve Learning Outcomes

More institutions of higher education are considering blended or hybrid instructional formats as growing evidence that blended learning significantly outperforms face-to-face classroom instruction. As a […]

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