Daniel Fromson

Ed Schools Need “Revolutionary Change”

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is speaking at Columbia University’s Teachers College today to draw attention to what he calls the “mediocre job” that schools of education are doing to prepare teachers for “the realities of the 21st-century classroom.” Kelly Field writes: In a prepared text of his… Read more »

Cost Transparency Comes of Age

Via Reuters, StudentAid.com has announced the release of an advanced technology that will help colleges and universities provide the public with greater cost transparency via Web-based net cost calculators. 2008’s Higher Education Opportunity Act requires all Title IV-eligible institutions of higher education to provide net cost calculators on their Web sites so prospective students and… Read more »

Plumbing the Depths of Online Learning

Inside Higher Ed reports that Kenneth C. Green, director of the Campus Computing Project, has released a study today of online education programs detailing that even though online university initiatives are exploding, many colleges have little knowledge of how to properly administer them, whether the programs are profitable, and how they stack up compared to… Read more »

Deconstructing the Millenials for Fun and Profit

“Who are the Millenials?” As Eric Hoover points out in his recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, this is, quite literally, a multi-million-dollar question: one that has led well-compensated consultants to spill buckets of ink for countless universities around the country, all in the interest of tailoring admissions mailings, extracurricular activities, and even… Read more »