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Issues, trends and articles related to higher education, college textbook publishing, educational technology and digital learning.
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Swimming in a Sea of MOOCs

Swimming in a Sea of MOOCs | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are making waves in the higher education space, but their rapid proliferation is leaving students scratching their heads when it comes to finding the MOOC that fits their needs.

Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
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You Can Follow This Topic | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it

Just click on the blue "follow" link at the top of this page.  As new posts are added, you will receive one daily email.

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Accreditation: Removing the Barrier to Higher Education Reform

Accreditation: Removing the Barrier to Higher Education Reform | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it

By favoring knowledge and skill acquisition over seat time, online options and competency-based learning are disrupting the traditional higher education market and perhaps have laid the foundation for a revitalization of American education. Despite the promise presented by these innovations, however, the antiquated higher education accreditation process remains a considerable obstacle to reform.


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The Learning House, Inc. – Helping your institution achieve online education success

The Learning House, Inc. – Helping your institution achieve online education success | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
Learning house is eager to partner with your institution to deliver online degree programs that are marketable to prospective students.
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Interview with author of new book on the past and future of higher education | Inside Higher Ed

Interview with author of new book on the past and future of higher education | Inside Higher Ed | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
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Higher education is great investment - Berkshire Eagle Online

Saturday May 5, 2012 NORTH ADAMS It is impossible to pick up a newspaper, turn on the radio, or log on to a mainstream news site without...

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Infographic: Learning Analytics 101, How Data Could Change Everything | WiredAcademic

Infographic: Learning Analytics 101, How Data Could Change Everything | WiredAcademic | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
Data in the classroom is not new, it's just that new tools and software have begun to harness all the information and digest it. Here's a primary on what's next.

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NYT: Most Texas Students Found Not

NYT: Most Texas Students Found Not | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
Fewer than one in two public school students met the state's "college readiness" standards in math and verbal skills on ACT, SAT and TAKS scores in 2010.
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Higher education is economics 101

Higher education is economics 101 | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
Some media have been in a frenzy over the costs of education, leading to calls to reduce availability of federal aid, to exercise greater governmental oversight and to hold colleges and universities more accountable.
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Penetrating the Fog: Analytics in Learning and Education

Penetrating the Fog: Analytics in Learning and Education | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Adelina Silva, juandoming, Kim Flintoff
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Why Competency-Based Degree Programs Make Sense Now

Why Competency-Based Degree Programs Make Sense Now | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
Western Governors University is currently working with a dozen community colleges to adapt WGU’s competency-based model to better serve their students by reducing their seat-time.

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Jiff! - Reinventing Healthcare Communications, JiffPad and more.

Jiff! - Reinventing Healthcare Communications, JiffPad and more. | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
Reinventing Healthcare Communications, JiffPad and more.
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Why Businesses Must Help Solve America's Higher Education Crisis - Education - GOOD

Why Businesses Must Help Solve America's Higher Education Crisis - Education - GOOD | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
According to a new report, corporations must use their influence to ensure future employees go to college or technical school.
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The Future Of Education: An Online University That Charges $199 Per Month For Unlimited Classes

The Future Of Education: An Online University That Charges $199 Per Month For Unlimited Classes | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it

The higher education system in the U.S. is in trouble. Jobs for college graduates are in short supply, and student debt is becoming an ever-larger burden. There is at least one school that’s getting it right, though--it’s profitable, growing 30% to 40% each year, charging students less than $500 per month, and operating on a competency-based model that allows students to complete courses at their own pace.


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THE US 20: Twenty Big Trends That Will Dominate America's Future

THE US 20: Twenty Big Trends That Will Dominate America's Future | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
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Creating OER and Combining Licenses - Full

"This video is intended to help you choose compatible resources and choose a valid license for your work. Suppose you are developing an open educational resource (OER), and you want to use some other OER within yours. If you create a derivative work by adapting or combining works offered under Creative Common licenses, you must not only follow the terms of each of the licenses involved, but also choose a license for your work that is compatible with the other licenses. "


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The history of technology in education

A quick look at how advancements in technology have impacted teaching and learning over time...

Via Sonia C. Alonso, Rui Guimarães Lima, Juergen Wagner
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