Is neuroeducation the key to online retention?

“We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.” -Stephen Hawking Two realities are converging in higher education in an unsettling way. First, college and universities are being increasingly confronted by the changing needs of the post-traditional student, causing more institutions to incorporate a variety of online offerings. Second, staggering […]

OLC Blended Learning Features Two Helix Education Sessions

The OLC Blended Learning Conference rolls into Denver this week, drawing a crowd of education innovators both passionate and curious about the digital future of higher education. Our team has been invited to present two thought provoking sessions on the emerging technologies, models, and processes behind this higher ed transformation. Personalized, Adaptive and Competency Based […]

Helix Education Talks CBE at EDUCAUSE Connect

Ever wonder what exactly competency-based education (CBE) means for higher education, and how it fits within existing traditional credit hour courses? Discover the answers to these questions and much more during the collaborative session “A Lightning Round Look at Competency-Based Education” at the upcoming EDUCAUSE Connect event in San Antonio. Our own Emily Wood, Instructional […]

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, […]

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 […]

eCampus News Features 3 Trendy Learning Terms that Need Differentiating

Personalized Learning. Adaptive Learning. Competency-Based Learning. How much clarity do you have around the similarities and differences of each? While these terms might be used interchangeably by some, each has its own definition and its own approach to helping students achieve mastery. eCampus News recently featured our white paper on defining and differentiating these methods […]

Online Education – It’s Good to Be in the Know

Online education has carved out a critical place in our higher education system. It has changed the way students learn, added new channels for collaboration and engagement, and opened up opportunities for students who otherwise may not have been able to pursue degrees. EdTech Digest recently published an infographic highlighting the past, present, and future […]

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 […]

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 […]

EdTech Digest Features Our ABCs of CBE

Competency-based education (CBE) has the power to significantly alter the entire education process, and when careful planning and diligent preparation are part of the transition equation, great things are possible. EdTech Digest recently published an insightful article by our own Chief Product Officer Steve Pappageorge – the ABCs of CBE. Steve, who helped lead the […]

Trend to Watch: DIY-U Start-Ups

Bill Gates recently said, “Five years from now on the web for free you’ll be able to find the best lectures in the world” and online education “will be better than any single university.” Over the past several months we have been monitoring the EduPunk and DIY-U start-ups. Unlike traditional and for-profit schools, these new […]