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Rutgers Survey Underscores Challenges Collecting Sexual Assault Data


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, September 2, 2015 5:24 PM

Some say the results of the poll conducted by Rutgers University are unreliable because only 30 percent of students filled out the survey, and questions were broadly framed.

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Brain Scans Can Predict Good Grades

Brain Scans Can Predict Good Grades | 21st Century Education - Skills & Issues | Scoop.it
White matter, gray matter, regional volumes, neural activity, fiber architecture, bilateral symmetry, connectivity, plasticity. The vocabulary of neuroscience is a cornucopia of terms to describe the complexities of a 3-pound organ. Hidden from view by a bony shell, our brains orchestrate a symphony of chemical, electrical, and mechanical interactions to produce the behaviors that define our individuality and humanity. While the brain is the source of our every thought and movement, this complex organ is also changed by the very experiences it creates. This dynamic loop is crucial to our ability to learn, evolve, develop, and know.

We are because we respond. We are because we change.

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Jocelyn Stoller's curator insight, September 10, 2015 2:53 PM

we need to use this tool carefully and not mislabel children's potential (as we usually do with new technologies)

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Chinese enrolment in the US shifting increasingly to undergraduate studies

Chinese enrolment in the US shifting increasingly to undergraduate studies | 21st Century Education - Skills & Issues | Scoop.it

Chinese students are flocking to American higher education institutions. Nearly 275,000 students from China studied in the United States in 2013/14, an increase of 16.5% from the previous year.

For the fifth consecutive year, Chinese students were the largest national group among America’s international student population, and fuelling this growth is a massive surge in the popularity of American undergraduate programmes.


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Most Critical Issues in Education Today. Let's not waste gifts, talents, and passions

Most Critical Issues in Education Today. Let's not waste gifts, talents, and passions | 21st Century Education - Skills & Issues | Scoop.it
What are the most critical issues in education today? What are challenges that we must face, and the problems that can't afford to ignore?

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India reports strong growth in outbound for 2014; edges China for first time

India reports strong growth in outbound for 2014; edges China for first time | 21st Century Education - Skills & Issues | Scoop.it

A new student mobility report finds that the number of Indian students going overseas was up sharply in 2014.

This reverses a four-year trend of declining student numbers from India and, given the current scale and growth projections for Indian outbound, sets up in an interesting competitive dynamic among the world's leading English-speaking destinations.


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No doubt.

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The Top 10 Characteristics of Globally Competent Teachers - Global Learning - Education Week

The Top 10 Characteristics of Globally Competent Teachers - Global Learning - Education Week | 21st Century Education - Skills & Issues | Scoop.it
How do we define global competence for teachers and then embed it into teaching standards?

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Why Teacher Leaders Are Critical to Advancing Global Education - Global Learning - Education Week

Why Teacher Leaders Are Critical to Advancing Global Education - Global Learning - Education Week | 21st Century Education - Skills & Issues | Scoop.it
A teacher shares the model of teacher leadership that his district has developed and shares strategies for developing one in your district.

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India driving growth in applications to US graduate schools

India driving growth in applications to US graduate schools | 21st Century Education - Skills & Issues | Scoop.it

 students International student applications to US graduate schools are up modestly this year, driven largely by surging student numbers from India, strong demand for advanced science and engineering programmes, and the continuing drawing power of American research universities.


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Definitely something American students need to understand. Those that are willing to learn and value it will reap the rewards.  I don't believe everyone should go to college, but I do believe a culture must value intellectual growth if it is to survive in a global economy.  Those who are prepared and invested in their future deserve the rewards.

 

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Female academics: don't power dress, forget heels – and no flowing hair allowed

Female academics: don't power dress, forget heels – and no flowing hair allowed | 21st Century Education - Skills & Issues | Scoop.it
Women in academia are judged on their appearance. Feminine means frivolous, and those considered scruffy are subject to sexist assumptions
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Incredibly disappointing that we even have to have a discussion on things like this today...

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How Uber and the Sharing Economy Could Improve Education

How Uber and the Sharing Economy Could Improve Education | 21st Century Education - Skills & Issues | Scoop.it
The "next conversation" on education is going to be about the sharing economy and how it plays a part in the future of our education system.

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liz's curator insight, October 27, 2014 7:12 AM

sharing is about access, having access means participation, participation acknowledge and is inclusive ...

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College sports obsession poisons a national education: Column

College sports obsession poisons a national education: Column | 21st Century Education - Skills & Issues | Scoop.it
Repair of UNC Chapel Hill's reputation is a long slog away, other schools should take note.
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With only 5 athletic departments in the country making money, and 18 total breaking even, we are throwing money down a rabbit hole.  While other countries are funding the intellectual development of their  young people, we are ignoring the pleas of our employers...send us capable, talented young people.  When is the last time you heard an economist say, "Where will we find our next generation of athletes?" 

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The False Promises of Higher Education

The False Promises of Higher Education | 21st Century Education - Skills & Issues | Scoop.it
Danielle Henderson spent six years and $60,000 on college and beyond. The effects of that education? Not as advertised.
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Such a depressing topic.  Our entire nation will pay the price for this.  These students will not buy cars, houses, etc. When you base your entire economic success on consumerism, then you remove consumers, you fail. These kids will not have their own kids, nor will debt help create partner appeal.  Who will marry someone who is $100K in debt?  This is definitely the fault of our higher ed system, our legislators (who are too far removed from communities to understand the real problems unis and students face), and a society that never protests for anything of substance. 

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American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | WIRED

American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | WIRED | 21st Century Education - Skills & Issues | Scoop.it
Being dumb in the existing educational system is bad enough. Failing to create a new way of learning adapted to contemporary circumstances might be a national disaster.

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Wow.  Enough said.

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Here's how successful people overcome uncertainty

Here's how successful people overcome uncertainty | 21st Century Education - Skills & Issues | Scoop.it
Our brains are hardwired to make much of modern life difficult. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with uncertainty.

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Felicity Hodkinson's curator insight, September 23, 2015 1:29 PM

It's a great first step to start with knowing what you know and what you don't. Leadership coaching from http://www.bendtheriver.org supports you to work effectively and productively with uncertainty.

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A Great App to Create and Edit Word, PowerPoint and Excel Docs on iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great App to Create and Edit Word, PowerPoint and Excel Docs on iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Education - Skills & Issues | Scoop.it

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47 Animated Videos Explain the History of Ideas: From Aristotle to Sartre

47 Animated Videos Explain the History of Ideas: From Aristotle to Sartre | 21st Century Education - Skills & Issues | Scoop.it

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The Brink of Closure: What Motivates Higher Education to Change?

The Brink of Closure: What Motivates Higher Education to Change? | 21st Century Education - Skills & Issues | Scoop.it

As we know from global climate change, threatening a person's existence will not motivate him to change. The same theory can be applied to higher education, according to this reflection from a faculty member who saw his college closed and shuttered.


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A new ranking of colleges that do most for low-income students

The University of California system is doing the most for low-income students, according to the  College Access Index, a new ranking system designed to highlight an aspect of colleges that too often remains hidden: economic diversity.


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About time.  Although disappointed when it comes to the endowment per student numbers. 

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The Worlds Largest Lesson Introduced by Malala Yousafzai, written by Sir Ken Robinson

This is "The Worlds Largest Lesson Introduced by Malala Yousafzai" by World's Largest Lesson on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people …

 

Malala Yousafzai (leading Pakistani advocate for women's education, the youngest-ever Nobel laureate, at the age of 17) and animated by Aardman Animations (of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run fame)


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Malala Yousafzai is an incredibly insightful young person. I've no doubt she can do what she sets her mind to doing. Thankful for the people on this planet who do vs. those who whine. 

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Welcome to the ‘MacGyver age of content creation’: Content Camp + PodCamp Philly

Welcome to the ‘MacGyver age of content creation’: Content Camp + PodCamp Philly | 21st Century Education - Skills & Issues | Scoop.it
NPR's Linda Holmes delivered the keynote at the annual unconference, trying to find hope in the content chaos.

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, September 21, 2015 9:17 PM

Thanks to David Dylan Thomas for sharing this on Facebook.

I attended this fantastic "un-conference" last weekend (which David was at, too, and was one of the conference team members), and I don't think I could write a better summary myself. This was a little different than some other conferences I went to because it was very casual, and it focused on more media-based content rather than only text-based. I learned about apps like Periscope, learned a little history about podcasting, learned about content within the context of media, and digital hacks to help with work and personal life. I got to spend time with some of my STC-PMC friends, as well as made some new friendship as well. The event was very inexpensive, and I enjoyed being around a lot of creative minds. It helped spark my mind, at least! I enjoyed the event quite a bit, and look forward to attending future events by this group if I can. 

 

If you have something like this in your area, I encourage you to go! You never know what you may learn, or who you may meet. 

--techcommgeekmom

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Hashtags And Harassment: Is Participatory Culture In Trouble? - Forbes

Hashtags And Harassment: Is Participatory Culture In Trouble? - Forbes | 21st Century Education - Skills & Issues | Scoop.it
Eight years ago, ancient in digital years, media scholar Henry Jenkins, with assistance from Katie Clinton, Ravi Purushotma, Alice J.
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Definitely need to cut the discussion and do something about this.  We model behavior for young people.  We wonder why there is a need for a bullying campaign?  They learn it from us.  Online just allows them to see how widely accepted bullying is.

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Pipeline to Prison: Special education too often leads to jail for thousands of American children - The Hechinger Report

Pipeline to Prison: Special education too often leads to jail for thousands of American children - The Hechinger Report | 21st Century Education - Skills & Issues | Scoop.it
GRENADA, Miss.— Cody Beck was 12-years -old when he was handcuffed in front of several classmates and put in the back of a police car outside of Grenada Middle School.
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Diving Into Project-Based Learning? Heed these 7 Warnings

Diving Into Project-Based Learning? Heed these 7 Warnings | 21st Century Education - Skills & Issues | Scoop.it
By John Hardison - BEWARE. Creativity can be dangerous. Especially when you are diving into project-based learning.

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Why Colleges Don’t Want to Be Judged by Their Graduation Rates

Why Colleges Don’t Want to Be Judged by Their Graduation Rates | 21st Century Education - Skills & Issues | Scoop.it
The federal government's calculation of the rates ignores millions of potential graduates, a worrisome prospect as a controversial college-rating system is about to be unveiled.
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Hmmm....

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