Finding success in the maker space

By Laura Devaney, Director of News, @eSN_Laura
April 8th, 2016

news roundup

Catch up on the most compelling higher-ed news stories you may have missed this week

Every Friday, I’ll recap some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

I can’t fit all of this week’s news stories here, though, so feel free to visit and read up on other news you may have missed.

In this week’s news:

Data shady on how recent HS grads really doing in collegeNew report reveals that measuring enrollment, remediation and persistence data is fuzzy thanks to varying state mandates.

A 3-part guide to successful maker spaces
A recent panel hosted by The New Media Consortium detailed a framework for designing maker spaces and maker programs, allocating resources, and supporting making as a quality learning experience.

How a new university collaborative is destroying poor retention rates
An 11-member alliance is improving retention rates among students by openly sharing solutions and working together on new ways to support at-risk students.

Why traditional institutions must assess or be assessed
A Purdue University scholar discusses what standardized assessments for institutions may look like, what they should incorporate.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura

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