Improving the Odds: An Empirical Look at the Factors That Influence Upward Transfer

Each year, millions of students enter community colleges with the goal of transferring to a four-year institution and earning a baccalaureate degree. To improve upward transfer rates, students, practitioners, and policymakers must have a clear understanding of the relationship between upward transfer and key academic, demographic, social, high school, and college characteristics.

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Online Learning Consortium

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere, anytime. OLC inspires innovation and quality through an extensive set of resources, including, best-practice publications, quality benchmarking, leading-edge instruction, community-driven conferences, practitioner-based and empirical research and expert guidance.

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REASONS WHY TEACHING LITERACY IS LIKE LEARNING TO RIDE A BIKE

whitePaper | July 17, 2020

Once you know how to read, it feels so natural that it is easy to take for granted as an innate skill we all possess—kind of like riding a bicycle and forgetting you had to learn how. Yet, we continue to see a growing crisis of illiteracy across our education system, with students at every grade level falling behind in reading test scores.

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Social Dimension of Higher Education:what role and what perception for our institutions?

whitePaper | December 13, 2019

The objective of the paper is to outline the approach to social dimension in higher education in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) through an overview of the way it has been addressed in the different higher education Ministers’ Communiques. In addition, the way it has been approached in the Basque University System linking it to social responsibility and with the support of the Basque Government will be highlighted.

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Global development of AI-based education

whitePaper | November 15, 2019

AI-based education is still developing and not yet fully mature. While AI is a hot topic, application of this technology in education industry requires longterm efforts. The initial stage of AI application in education focuses on planning and tentative exploration. Since Allen Newell and Herbert Simon from Carnegie Mellon University invented Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the 1950s, it has evolved to address problems of probabilistic and numeric nature, leading to the incorporation of approaches from mathematics.

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Top Trends in Education for 2020

whitePaper | February 28, 2020

Globalization has brought new ways of working, living, and therefore also studying. In 2017, according to the data of UNESCO (2019), there were over 5.3 million international students studying around the world, up from 2 million in 2000. As higher education institutions, we adapt academic systems to address the talent needs from the industry as well as the needs from cohorts of more nomadic students.

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A Holistic Guide to Approaching AI Fairness Education in Organizations

whitePaper | September 29, 2021

The report can be used by diverse organizations to guide them in educating teams about their role in advancing AI fairness.

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The Guide to Integrated Academic Operations in Higher Education

whitePaper | September 19, 2022

Colleges and universities looking to meet the evolving demands of students and thrive, even survive, in this new postsecondary education landscape often overlook the back-office processes that facilitate education delivery to students.

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The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere, anytime. OLC inspires innovation and quality through an extensive set of resources, including, best-practice publications, quality benchmarking, leading-edge instruction, community-driven conferences, practitioner-based and empirical research and expert guidance.

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