Liberal Arts Archive

Excelsior College Online Writing Lab Boosts Skills and Grades, Study Finds
Kresge-funded innovation at Excelsior College is now open to the public. College students’ writing skills significantly improved through use of Excelsior College’s new Online...

Zombies Give Rise to Critical Thinking
By Dana Yanulavich This article first appeared in the spring 2013 issue of Live & Learn, Excelsior College’s magazine. If you think the zombie...

Watch the Trailer for an Exclusive Look at the Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (OWL)
The Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (Excelsior College OWL), is a highly-interactive, media-rich, first-of-its-kind writing lab designed to serve the needs of struggling writers...

Excelsior Grad Co-Authors Book on Technology in the Classroom and Student-Centered Teaching
In 2011, Excelsior College graduate John W. Tanner earned a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies with concentrations in literature and computer science. As...

Excelsior College Student Exudes Optimism Despite ALS
In January 2013, Excelsior Life featured Ron Miller, an Excelsior College student teaching the meaning of drive, determination and never giving up despite ALS....

Excelsior College Ranked Top School for Liberal Arts Majors in Terms of Earnings
A new report released this week from PayScale, a provider of compensation data and software, lists the top schools for each college major (Slide...

A Customizable Master’s Degree Opens Doors for Students Passions and Interests
A customizable master’s degree program at Excelsior College is one tailored to fit the academic and personal needs of adult students. A Master of...

Excelsior College ESL Writing Online Workshop (ESL WOW) Wins National University Technology Network (NUTN) 2013 Distance Education Innovation Award
Excelsior College’s School of Liberal Arts today announced that its English as a Second Language Online Writing Workshop (ESL-WOW) has been honored with the...

Commencement Stories: Deborah Prescott Continues to Discover
Five years ago, the idea of returning to school was one that Deborah Prescott never contemplated. However, now that she has earned a graduate...

Designing Games for Real-World Impact
Dr. Joey J. Lee is an Assistant Professor of Technology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Lee is set to participate in...

Excelsior College Advisor Wins National Award for Academic Advising Excellence
  Anne Connor, a senior academic advisor for the Excelsior College School of Liberal Arts, has been named a 2013 recipient of the Outstanding...

Mixed Reality Classrooms with Lee Sheldon
Lee Sheldon, associate professor and co-director of the Games and Simulation Arts program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) joins Excelsior Life: Distance EDU on...

The Practical Side of Educational Game Development with Dr. Jon Aleckson
Jon Aleckson, PhD, CEO of Web Courseworks, author, and educational technologist, joins Excelsior Life: Distance EDU on Demand, to discuss the business side of...

Excelsior College to Host “Games and the Curriculum: Towards a New Educational Model” Gaming Symposium on May 17
On May 17, Excelsior College will host academic and educational technology experts from across the United States on campus for the private, nonprofit distance...

Using Games to Solve Real Problems with Dr. Ben DeVane
Although passionate about the idea of education, as a child Dr. Ben DeVane never liked school, in particular classes built around memorization. Instead he...

Critical Thinking in Academics and the Professions
Critical Thinking is an essential part of a higher education. On March 26, Excelsior College concluded a three part webinar series aimed at providing...

How do Colleges Develop Critical Thinkers?
Studies show course discussions and increased student engagement can impact a student’s learning experience, regardless of a traditional classroom or online setting. This is...

Finding Solutions to Complex Problems – The Story of Kate Elder, ’12
The moment Kate Elder received her Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree this past July, it marked the culmination of an improbable journey...

Raylon Catlett: The Convergence of Education and Professional Development
  Raylon Catlett of Schenectady, New York knows a thing or two about taking exams. A quality specialist for Riversource Life Insurance, he grew...

Excelsior’s Smulsky Selected as Top 50 Innovator in Education
Excelsior College today announced that faculty member Nancy Smulsky, PhD has been named one of the “Top 50 Innovators in Education.” Smulsky’s selection was...