Assessment, higher ed crisis and Pokemon Go: The week's most-read education news
Do current approaches to assessment and personalization miss the point? In a recent discussion at the 2016 Visible Learning conference, Dr. John Hattie told us how assessment should focus on measuring teachers' impact, how efforts to boost personalization with reduced class sizes fall short, and what he'd do if given control of the education system.
Also in K-12, the massive popularity of Pokémon GO has some educators searching for learning opportunities tied to the app in an effort to further engage students.
Meanwhile in higher ed, an Inside Higher Ed survey of college business officers shows a perception of crisis in the post-secondary space, and a new ranking from the Chronicle of Higher Education uses institutional data and survey responses from internal faculty to identify its annual "Great Colleges to Work For." Additionally, the 2016 election holds a number of potential consequences for colleges and universities, requiring leaders to engage candidates on the needs of institutions while aligning them with the candidates' individual policy goals and objectives.
Be sure to check out our look at 3 strategies to make the case for increased budget appropriations and more in this week's most-read posts from Education Dive!
- Dr. John Hattie: Assessment should measure teachers' impact: The educational statistician says current approaches to personalization and assessment miss the point.
- Survey: College business officers say higher ed in crisis: An overwhelming number of CFOs say colleges and universities are suffering from a lack of innovation, broken affordability model and inertia in calibrating academic programs with industrial needs.
- Pokémon GO may have a place in the classroom: The wildly popular augmented reality game has captured the attention of kids and adults alike, creating new opportunities for engaging classroom assignments.
- Chronicle releases 'Great Colleges' list: We unpack how colleges qualify for national lists of best colleges, and the role encouraging transparency and shared governance could play in making the grade.
- The impact of Election 2016 on higher education: The presidential elections will determine, in part, the direction of federal spending for key higher education programs and student aid.
- 3 strategies to make the case for increased budget appropriations: The American Association of State Colleges and Universities says clear communication about the need for public support of higher education is the foundation for investment, faith from lawmakers.
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