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August 31, 2017|Open Education Resources|

Open Education Resources: The Building Blocks of Precision Education

August 31, 2017|Open Education Resources|

by National University President Dr. David Andrews Creating a variety of ways for students to learn a concept or master a skill is one of the core ideas behind Precision Education, a research-based initiative launched by National University. To do so, professors have to find multiple instructional resources, such as written texts, group activities, interactive [...]

August 25, 2017|Speaker Events|

Oxford University Professor Speaks at Launch of Precision Institute at National University

August 25, 2017|Speaker Events|

The digital revolution that has occurred over little more than a generation has disrupted work, communications, travel, shopping, and even our sense of identity. It has also generated vast amounts of data, so much that it’s impossible to store it all. But all of that data is useless without good questions that can bring some [...]

August 18, 2017|Predictive Analytics, Precision Initiatives|

What Precision Education Has in Common with Precision Medicine

August 18, 2017|Predictive Analytics, Precision Initiatives|

Precision Education has much in common with what is known as Precision Medicine, a comprehensive approach to personalizing healthcare delivery that has emerged in the last decade. Both refer to using a variety of information about individuals to better serve their needs, and both rely on advances in computing power to make sense out of [...]

August 17, 2017|Adult Learners, Academic Standards|

The Credit Hour Reconsidered: Why the Carnegie Unit’s Time Has Passed

August 17, 2017|Adult Learners, Academic Standards|

The credit hour, sometimes also referred to as the Carnegie Unit, has since the early 20th Century been the commonly accepted measure of the quantity of college education someone has completed. Credit hours have played a surprising number of roles over the last century. They were originally designed to standardize measures of learning in secondary [...]

July 14, 2017|Adult Learners|

Precision Education: Are Adult Learners the Future of Higher Education?

July 14, 2017|Adult Learners|

Studies of college student success have found that students who live on campus, attend college full-time, participate in campus activities, interact with faculty outside of class and have close relationships with peers are more likely to graduate. But that does not characterize the experience of most adult students who, according to the National Center for [...]

July 14, 2017|Predictive Analytics|

Looking to the Future: Can Predictive Analytics Improve Student Success in Higher Education?

July 14, 2017|Predictive Analytics|

It has become common for business to rely on the accumulation of large amounts of data and the application of analytics to predict our behavior. Credit ratings, for example, are based on statistical correlations between certain characteristics and behaviors of borrowers and the likelihood that they will repay loans. Most institutions of higher education, however, [...]

July 3, 2017|Data Mapping|

Can Google Maps Navigation be the Future of Higher Education?

July 3, 2017|Data Mapping|

The Global Position System (GPS), initially developed by the U.S. Department of Defense and made public in the 1980s, has forever changed the way we think about navigating our way through an ever-complex world. I’ve personally used GPS to find the closest gas station, to locate previously productive fishing spots in vast bodies of water, [...]

June 22, 2017|Student Success|

Precision Education:  An Introduction from National University President Dr. David Andrews

June 22, 2017|Student Success|

Commencement is without a doubt the most gratifying day at any university. For me, the fun is in visiting with students as they celebrate with their families, all of us taking pride in their accomplishments. At National University’s most recent commencement, I was struck by the diverse backgrounds of our adult learners and their families, [...]

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