Incorporating Information Literacy into Higher Ed Course Curriculum

How can we help students fight fake news by teaching them information literacy? In an article by The Chronicle of Higher Education, David Gooblar from the University of Iowa provided advice on how to incorporate information literacy into your courses. His advice includes partnering with your librarians on-campus to incorporate learnings in your classroom, teaching […]

Princeton University’s Principedia is Response to Anonymous Course Review Sites

Students continue to utilize course review sites like RateMyProfessors.com to share their course experiences, determine a course’s difficulty, and learn a professor’s hot-or-not’ness before enrolling. Reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Princeton University in response has published a more transparent and comprehensive student review of courses, through a forum they’ve named Principedia. Any Princeton […]

Fayetteville State University Adjusts Physical Campus Space Due to Online Student Migration

As higher ed’s student body begins to migrate more and more online, how do our physical on-campus spaces need to adjust? Reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Fayetteville State University is demolishing two unoccupied dormitories. But it’s not because Fayetteville State is struggling from an enrollment perspective – it’s simply that their student body […]

Eastern Michigan University’s In-State Tuition Price Match for International Students

For years, colleges and universities welcomed full-pay international students to help balance out their traditional student tuition discount rate. But with a downtrend in international student interest due to changes in the political climate, some institutions are changing their pricing structure to attract more international students. Reported by Inside Higher Ed, Eastern Michigan University has […]

Vanderbilt University’s Qualitative-Based Faculty Assessments

Vanderbilt University is trying to determine if the qualitative portion of faculty assessments can be better utilized to identify outlier faculty – both your highest and lowest performers. Reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Vanderbilt University’s findings were that in order to identify your best and worst professors for any given course, you need […]

University of Michigan’s Subscription-Based Continuing Education

Does a degree you earned 10-20 years ago continue to provide you with real-world relevance? Many institutions are attempting to solve this continuing learning puzzle for their graduates. Reported by The Washington Post, the University of Michigan is offering a subscription-based program that allows their graduates to continue to take courses there, forever. The takeaway […]

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100% Online Programs: Just like everyone else

With 5.8 million students now learning online, your institution’s online programs are no longer novel simply for being located in the digital space.* Representing roughly 28% of total enrollment for degree-granting institutions, online learners illustrate the opportunities inherent in online education. Yet the competition is also onto this fact, and distance learning today is a […]

Go Ahead, Challenge Your Outsourced Program Management Provider

Making the strategic decision to seek an expert third party to support your program strategy, enrollment, academics, and operations is one thing. Identifying the right partner is another. With a variety of Outsourced Program Management (OPM) solutions on the market today, it’s no wonder institutions can get bogged down in navigating the landscape and differentiating […]

The Future Favors the Bold: Helix Set to Release New Technologies, Services, and Data Aggregation Capabilities

Higher education is experiencing dynamic challenges – shifts in student demographics, a seemingly chaotic approach to data management, inefficient insights, and restrictive vendor relationships – all of which are having an impact an institution’s ability to find, enroll, and retain students. Until now. Helix Education is listening loud and clear. Over the next several months […]

Join Helix at OLC: Three Days, Two Breakout Sessions and One Goal

We are counting down the days until we hit the road again. This time, you can find us at OLC’s Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium in Dallas where we will talk about Competency-Based Education and other instructional strategies. The three-day event gathers more than 700 onsite and 1,000 virtual faculty, administrators, instructional technologists, […]

We’re Helping UPCEA Celebrate 100 Years!

The year was 1915. Woodrow Wilson was president. World War I was in effect. Gas was around $0.15 per gallon and a first class postage stamp about $0.02. Men made an average of $687 per year. The Birth of a Nation debuted and the Boston Red Sox won the World Series. Pluto was photographed for […]

What Were People Talking About at SXSWedu?

The SXSWedu Conference and Festival event wrapped up last week, and education technologists had a lot to say. Our friends over at eCampus News put together a list of sound bites from the various sessions. From the quality of content production and the role of the LMS, to the use of mobile devices and data […]

Helix Education Invited to Present on Competency-Based Education at Career Advisory Board Meeting

Competency-Based Education (CBE) continues to spark conversations, and Helix Education continues to be recognized for our insight in this area. Most recently, Steve Pappageorge, our Chief Product Officer, has been invited to speak on “The Wide Spectrum of CBE Programs” at Cengage Learning’s Career Advisory Board Meeting which takes place today, February 4th in Phoenix, […]

Lessons Learned in Serving Adult Students

We’ve been talking quite a lot lately about the different dynamics of adult learners and things schools should be doing in order to meet the needs of this increasingly complex group of students. Hopefully you had a chance to read our blog post, “Are You Connecting Effectively With Adult Learners?” In an effort to keep […]

Are You Connecting Effectively with your Adult Learners?

Adult learners, also known as post-traditional students, are increasing in numbers, as well as complexity. Some know exactly what they want to get out of their education, and others need more guidance. Either way, it is imperative that institutions rely on data to match these students with the right programs and personalize the experiences along […]

Helix Education Sure Does Give a Gobble

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” -Dr. Seuss At Helix Education, we believe a caring spirit goes a long way to helping make things a little bit better for someone. This year, our team is once again volunteering for the annual Give a Gobble, […]

Rethinking Student Retention Measurement Standards

Think about this: Almost half of all students who enroll in higher education have no credential by the end of six-years. What’s more, 31 million students have enrolled in college over the last 20 years and left before completing their degree. Student retention rates are alarming, to say the least. Now think about this: Students […]

Don’t Miss Helix Education’s CBE Presentation at ACHE

The Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) is holding its 2014 Annual Conference this week, and we are thrilled to be part of the line-up! The event is focused on ways to create, manage and grow continuing education programs. We have been invited to present the session “The Five Things You Should Know About Competency-Based […]

APSCU Calls CBE the Wave of the Future of Higher Ed; Learn Why on Their Webinar

APSCU is keeping the conversation about Competency-Based Education (CBE) going, and we’ve been asked to help. We are excited that our very own Steve Pappageorge will be joining Dr. John King, Chief Academic Officer of Lincoln Educational Services, and Steven Klingler, Vice Chancellor of Argosy University System, for an insightful webinar discussion. You’ve heard it […]

Keeping Students Engaged and Moving Toward Graduation

Today’s students are inundated with both internal and external factors that prevent them from accomplishing their academic goals – our objective is to help them effectively navigate those challenges and keep them moving toward graduation. Enter Helix Retain. Helix Retain gives educators a formula with which they can deliver exactly the right amount of outreach […]

The Future of the LMS

There has been a lot of talk lately about the changing role of the LMS as new instructional strategies and learning models emerge. From e-Literate to Inside Higher Ed posts, the industry is taking note of the fact that the traditional LMS just doesn’t account for the customized, student-centered direction that higher ed is heading. […]

New Data Reinforces That Personalization and Speed to Degree Are Critical Factors to Students’ Decision to Enroll

A new infographic circulating in the higher education space highlights some interesting trends impacting a student’s online program and school selection.  The data is based on survey responses from roughly 1500 former, current and future online students. Here is what the research tells us: Marketing messages that resonate most with online students are focused on […]

Helix Education Hits the Road to the APC Innovation Summit

We’re taking our show on the road again this month, this time to New York for the Association of Proprietary Colleges (APC) Innovation Summit. The theme of this year’s event is “Connecting Great Ideas with Growth and Student Success.” At Helix Education, we believe that growth and student success start before a student even does, […]

Our Student Life Cycle eBook Series is Complete – Introducing “A User’s Guide to Competency-Based Education”

Find. Enroll. Retain. Teach. These are the cornerstones of our services and technologies along the student life cycle and the basis for our newly completed eBook series, designed to help colleges and universities efficiently and effectively support students throughout the entire education experience. As interest in competency-based education (CBE) continues to surge, we are excited […]

A Sneak Peek into Our Exciting APSCU Plans

This year’s APSCU Annual Convention is quickly approaching – an opportunity that brings together nearly 1,500 thought leaders in private sector and career education. We’ll be in Las Vegas for the duration of the show and hope to see you there. Here’s a sneak peek of what you can look forward to… This year, Helix […]