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Issues, trends and articles related to higher education, college textbook publishing, educational technology and digital learning.
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Discovery learning is the new higher learning

Discovery learning is the new higher learning | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
If universities want to prosper, they need to embrace a new model of pedagogy that encourages collaboration outside the classroom...
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Re-thinking Career Services in Times of Employment Uncertainty | Curran Career Consulting

Re-thinking Career Services in Times of Employment Uncertainty | Curran Career Consulting | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
In the spring, all eyes are on new college graduates and their future plans.
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New 20 Amazing Changes in College Demographics – Stephen's Lighthouse

New 20 Amazing Changes in College Demographics – Stephen's Lighthouse | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
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LMS 2013: The $1.9 Billion Market for Learning Management Systems

LMS 2013: The $1.9 Billion Market for Learning Management Systems | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
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In our opinion: Finding clearer pathways to degrees that land jobs | Deseret News

In our opinion: Finding clearer pathways to degrees that land jobs | Deseret News | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
As we consider what kind of higher education will provide a path to prosperity, it would be wise to remember the oft-provided guidance to investors: past
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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: The Battle to Open Textbooks | Inside Higher Ed

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: The Battle to Open Textbooks | Inside Higher Ed | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
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LMS 2013: The $1.9 Billion Market for Learning Management Systems

LMS 2013: The $1.9 Billion Market for Learning Management Systems | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
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Open Educational Resources « CETIS Publications

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What’s the “problem” with MOOCs?

What’s the “problem” with MOOCs? | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
In case the quotes didn’t clue you in, this post doesn’t argue against massive open online courses (MOOCs) such as the ones offered by Udacity, Coursera, and edX.  I think they are very...
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Sal Khan On The Future Of Credentials | Blog on Academic Earth

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Sal Khan On The Future Of Credentials posted by Academic Earth.
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Leadership

Leadership | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
A comprehensive collection of researched articles and activities for leaders wanting to improve their leadership skills...
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Frequently Asked Questions | Orbis Education

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Digital Faculty: Professors, Teaching and Technology, 2012 (Babson Report)

Inside Higher Ed and the Babson Survey Research Group have just published the second volume of our study of faculty adoption of technology - Digital Faculty: Professors, Teaching and Technology, 2012. Because you already downloaded the first report in this series - Conflicted: Faculty and Online Education, 2012 - we are providing you with the direct link for the new report.

Digital Faculty: Professors, Teaching and Technology, 2012 (pdf)


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How Education Technology Is Like Betamax | Edudemic

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In digital textbook transition, device availability is just the beginning

In digital textbook transition, device availability is just the beginning | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
In the past year, leading technology companies have made big strides in bringing tablet computers into classrooms across the country.
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UK universities to launch free degree-style online courses

UK universities to launch free degree-style online courses | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it

Twelve top British universities have signed up to Futurelearn, a new programme offering free degree-style online courses to the public in direct competition with US-led rivals Coursera and edX.


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Note that The Telegraph´s article by Andrew Marszal stresses that this new company, Futurelearn, is being launched by the Open University and that it will operate "in direct rivalry with established American course platforms such as Coursera and Harvard-based edX".

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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: Education Data and Learning Analytics

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: Education Data and Learning Analytics | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
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‘Irrational exuberance’ over MOOC

‘Irrational exuberance’ over MOOC | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it

Conversations about higher education these days always find their way to MOOCS, otherwise known as Massive Open Online Courses that some think will revolutionize higher education. Here’s an argument that they won’t by Larry Cuban, a high school social studies teacher for 14 years, a district superintendent (seven years in Arlington, VA), and professor emeritus of education at Stanford University, where he has taught for more than 20 years. His latest book is “As Good As It Gets: What School Reform Brought to Austin.” This appeared on his blog.


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The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
Why don't successful people and organizations automatically become very successful?
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50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses

50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
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Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
The Pew Internet & American Life Project aims to be an authoritative source on the evolution of the internet through surveys that examine how Americans use the internet and how their activities affect their lives.
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Tie Funding to Graduation Rates | How to Improve Higher Education: Eight Ideas from the Experts | TIME Ideas | TIME.com

Tie Funding to Graduation Rates | How to Improve Higher Education: Eight Ideas from the Experts | TIME Ideas | TIME.com | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
TIME asked eight experts what they would change about how Americans get a college degree. Here's what they came up with.
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21st_century_classroom.jpg (2385x1124 pixels) | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it

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CrunchBase, The Free Tech Company Database

CrunchBase is the free database of technology companies, people, and investors that anyone can edit.
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What the next multibillion-dollar edtech company will look like

What the next multibillion-dollar edtech company will look like | Alison Pendergast | Scoop.it
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Education companies nationwide are raising funds, and eyebrows, as they receive more and more attention from the national media. In the past few months, more than $110 million has floode...
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