When using data to predict outcomes, consider the ethical dilemmas

When using data to predict outcomes, consider the ethical dilemmas

  Colleges and universities that use sophisticated data systems to analyze and guide students must be careful to avoid ethical dilemmas that can arise, like pigeonholing students unfairly or underestimating their abilities, according to a new report that analyzed common pitfalls of these systems. These… Read More

Stop Worrying about the TOEFL!

Stop Worrying about the TOEFL!

Do you worry that you will panic during the TOEFL exam? Here’s a secret: This article from the New York Times and other scientific experiments show that taking practice tests is the best way to improve your score! Take the best TOEFL practice tests available… Read More

Online learning: Students want quality, not just convenience

Online learning: Students want quality, not just convenience

Most students in fully online college courses live close to the educational institution offering them, and are interested in the quality, not just the convenience, of their education, according to a new survey. The survey, “Online College Students 2017,” was produced by The Learning House,… Read More

Plagiarism in Higher Education

Plagiarism in Higher Education

This report explores the growing threat to UK higher education from custom essay writing services, or ‘essay mills’. It looks at how these services operate, gives examples from their websites, and highlights the claims they make, in particular their guarantees of being ‘plagiarism free’. It… Read More

Data show small improvements in accessibility of course materials

Data show small improvements in accessibility of course materials

Much of the debate about accessibility issues in higher education in recent years has focused on audio and video — take, for example, the high-profile lawsuits against prestigious institutions such as Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley. But… Read More

For-credit MOOC proves popular among MIT students

For-credit MOOC proves popular among MIT students

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s catalog of publicly available massive open online courses is typically marketed toward the non-MIT public. Last fall, however, the university experimented by offering the MOOC version of a popular class for on-campus students, for credit, in an attempt to help… Read More