Current Trends in Higher Education


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How much money is currently owed in student loans?

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1. Select the career that might be offered through a career and technical institution.

2. Sally is enrolled in Math 101. Rather than go to class every day, she learns and takes exams at her own pace, moving from lesson to lesson as she is ready. What type of course is she in?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo are an easy way to check your knowledge of trends in higher education, such as alternative methods of instruction and non-traditional ways to earn credit. Things you'll be tested on include the types of instruction offered by career and technical schools and what prior learning assessments allow students to earn credit for.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask you about the following:

  • Amount of money currently owed in student debts
  • Careers that can be taught at a career and technical school
  • Type of course in which students work through lessons and exams at their own pace
  • What activities can be used to earn credit via prior learning assessments
  • Why schools sometimes require students to take at least one online course

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on post-secondary educational trends
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as prior learning assessments
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the amount money owed in student loans
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about career and technical schools

Additional Learning

To learn more about post-secondary schooling, review the corresponding lesson called Current Trends in Higher Education. After reading the lesson you should be able to:

  • Define trend
  • Discuss student debt
  • Consider trends in career and technical education
  • Discuss different ways of earning credit
  • Learn about competency-based education
  • Learn about prior learning assessments
  • Explore new methods of delivering instruction