Notes in the Margins: Gainful employment, free speech and a comparison of two rankings systems

Obama’s rankings won’t solve crisis in US academy More government cash is the only way to cut student costs. (Times Higher Education)

E-learning works for complex subjects and problem-solving A randomized, controlled trial just published in the open access journal PLOS ONE compared two methods of e-learning to one face to face classroom group, and online learning came out well from the comparison. (The Hechinger Report)

LSU’s ‘Free Speech’ Zones Raise A Disturbing Question: Are We Losing The War?  Time and time again I see examples of how campuses are teaching a generation, primarily through example, how to think like censors and how to apply all the wrong lessons about what it means to live in a free society. (Forbes)

Working through ‘gainful employment’ The two lead negotiators representing community colleges emphasized: find a way to ensure college-level vocational and technical education programs meet regulatory standards, while not imposing undue burdens on colleges as part of the process. (Community College Times)

Comparing the US News and Washington Monthly Rankings The results of my comparisons show large differences between the two sets of rankings, particularly at liberal arts colleges. (Washington Monthly)