Yolanda Columbus

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Three Keys to Keeping Your Boomers in Class with the Grades to Pass

It’s high season on college campuses around the country as new student orientations prepare a new freshmen class for the coming semester at San …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Brilliant Examples of Micro Wave Photography

Deb Morris was born in Melbourne during the 1960’s and moved to Sydney with her family in the 1970’s, spending much of her adolescence on Bondi …

Higher Education and ROI: The Employment-Education Debate

University seniors no longer have jobs lined up after graduation, according to the satirical website The Onion. Instead, they line up for an …

Kinetic Sculpture Replicates a Bird Flapping Its Wings Using Popsicle Sticks

Design student Joyce Lin replicated a bird flapping its wings using simple machines and materials. The kinetic sculpture is entitled <i>Study in Bird Motion</i> and is made with popsicle sticks and mylar that resembles feathers. It's activated by a hand crank, which sets the entire thing in motion and …

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The danger of a single story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic …

How Higher Ed Contributes to Inequality

An interview with Cornell political scientist Suzanne Mettler, author of Degrees of Inequality: How Higher Education Politics Sabotaged the American Dream<p>In 2011, Cornell political scientist Suzanne Mettler highlighted poll results showing a striking phenomenon: About half of the Americans …

How some colleges are offering free textbooks

College student Caitlin Ryen works two jobs to support herself and pay tuition at South Florida Community College. When a new semester rolls around, that usually means choosing which textbooks to buy, or not buying any at all, she says.<p>The 22-year-old caught a break this term when she found out her …

Predictive Analytics and the Higher Ed Overhaul

The use of data to predict student success has been referred to in many ways: predictive analytics, data mining, early alert systems or even “higher …

Illustrations by Denise Nestor 

Morea by Françoise Dugourd-Caput

Blowing Dreams by Nanda Correa

Paintings by Kristine Moran

Mix Media by Karin Vermeer


<i>this thing called art is really dangerous</i>

Education gap is an 'urgent' civil rights issue: George W. Bush | Reuters

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Inequality in the U.S. education system favors white children over minorities, the poor and the disabled, making it “one of the most urgent civil rights issues of our time,” former President George W. Bush said on Thursday.<p>U.S. President George W. Bush is pictured during …

Principles for Enriching the Faculty Development Opportunities at Your Institution: How to Add the World and Expand Your Reach

AUDIO: access session audio to accompany these slides at http://ofcoursesonline.com/thompson_sloan2013.mp3<p>Session at 2013 Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning

Online Learning

Carnegie Mellon University Wants Data on Education Technology

Technology helps students learn, right?<p>We think so, but Carnegie Mellon University wants data to prove it. They recently announced the Simon …

TS Planets on Twitter: "Final thought...we live in a phenomenal time of opportunity for innovation...I hope efforts to standardize don't quash it. #aln13"

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Accreditation on the Block as Lawmakers Look to Innovation

Accreditation and federal financial aid policies are in line to be overhauled as lawmakers start to debate the possibility of mainstreaming some of …

PLA and Competency Override Need for Traditional Degrees

The traditional pathway to a degree is quickly becoming untenable. Working adults have neither the time nor the money required to obtain a degree in …

Where Completion Goes Awry: The Metrics for Success Mark Mounting Problems with Quality

While the United States is still among the top five most educated nations, it has slipped to fifteenth in terms of the rate of college completion for …

Your elusive creative genius | Elizabeth Gilbert

Do schools kill creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson