Is there a knowledge gap between high school and college?

College prep in high school

Book Display: Niles West High School 50th Anniversary (Photo credit: Skokie Public Library)

During the college application process, you probably spent a lot of time thinking about which college you liked best, which one you could afford, and which one had the programs you were interested in. You also probably worried whether your college of choice would accept you, whether your grades were good enough, or whether you had done enough extracurriculars. But did you think or worry about if your high school curriculum had prepared you for college? Probably not. But the most recent ACT National Curriculum Survey® found that there continues to be a big knowledge gap between high school teachers and college instructors as to how prepared our nation’s high school students are for college. Read more

Technology News: Could adaptive learning systems replace educators?

Adaptive learning systems

Comfortable Seating, Learning Resource Centre, Edge Hill University (Photo credit: jisc_infonet)

How we learn has been a hot topic for as long as man has been trying to gain knowledge. Methods come and go, but we never seem to reach a definitive answer as to the best way for educators to teach students. Technology and teaching have collided in the latest methodology to gain attention—adaptive learning. Could this replace educators and be the future of education? Read more