Despite feeling the sting of criticism in the “mainstream media,” U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos unleashed a critique of her own against the Obama administration Thursday for spending money on a failed effort to turn around the nation’s schools. “The previous administration spent seven billion of your dollars on ‘School Improvement Grants,’ thinking they More Info »
By Dr. Jean Norris, Managing Partner, Norton|Norris, Inc.
The change in the White House may offer the private, proprietary college sector some hope for fairness, but let’s not waste this opportunity. Regaining public trust is mandatory in securing the future of career colleges.
The 2016 presidential election was the equivalent of a “reboot” of the political landscape and creates an opportunity for a more predictable and prosperous future for the proprietary education sector. While rebooting works surprisingly well to fix problems for technology, the when, the how, and maybe even the why of the fixes for the sector will not be known until well into 2017.
Open Educational Resources (OER) can successfully be implemented in the proprietary college curriculum if they are used with consideration, intention, and the right strategy. Harrison College shares their experience with OER and lessons learned in the process.