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Poor Grammar Is Bad Business

Poor Grammar Is Bad Business | Challenges of Higher Education | Scoop.it
A little while ago someone posted an article in a LinkedIn social marketing group saying something to the effect that he could show you how to be successful at online article marketing (producing art…
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Three Secrets of Organizational Effectiveness

How the practices of pride builders can help you build a high-performance culture.
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Illinois Sues 2 Student-Loan Debt-Relief Firms

The lawsuits accuse the companies of preying on struggling borrowers, charging fees to enroll them in free government programs.
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Net Neutrality Principles

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Pay for College Without Taking on Student Loan Debt - US News

Pay for College Without Taking on Student Loan Debt - US News | Challenges of Higher Education | Scoop.it
A part-time job with tuition reimbursement can help students graduate from college debt-free.
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WHAT CAN ONE SAY TO A NEW MANAGER IN JUST ONE HOUR

WHAT CAN ONE SAY TO A NEW MANAGER IN JUST ONE HOUR | Challenges of Higher Education | Scoop.it
I was recently asked by an exciting and highly successful young salesman, who had just been promoted to his first management role, to give him some “fatherly” advice on what I felt he should focus ...
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Fewer Policies - More Conversations

Fewer Policies - More Conversations | Challenges of Higher Education | Scoop.it
I know they’re necessary, but I hate policies. Leaders who love policies hamper leadership and hinder organizations.   Policies are the result of leadership distance. The further you are from ...
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The Great Accreditation Farce

The Great Accreditation Farce | Challenges of Higher Education | Scoop.it
Certifying religious colleges that honor faith over academic freedom makes a mockery of whatever academic and intellectual standards the process is supposed to uphold.
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The Cloud and Higher Education: New twist for the Ivory Tower

The Cloud and Higher Education: New twist for the Ivory Tower | Challenges of Higher Education | Scoop.it
Cloud computing is nothing new, but how higher education institutions and IT are using the technology has certainly become innovative.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 19, 5:22 PM

Recently lightening shot down from the real clouds and zapped our online learning system off line.  The entire state was 'down' for a day and a half.  


Would having our online program distributed into the cloud protect us? Things to think about!

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, June 24, 2:50 AM

Useful ammo

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It’s Official: The Boomerang Kids Won’t Leave

It’s Official: The Boomerang Kids Won’t Leave | Challenges of Higher Education | Scoop.it
One in five young adults lives with his or her parents. It might be a recessionary blip — or the dawn of a whole new economic age.
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America's Cult of Ignorance Is No Match for Asia's Cult of Intelligence

America's Cult of Ignorance Is No Match for Asia's Cult of Intelligence | Challenges of Higher Education | Scoop.it
"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy mea...
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Leadership Secrets From Yum! Brands CEO David Novak

Leadership Secrets From Yum! Brands CEO David Novak | Challenges of Higher Education | Scoop.it
Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands and author of Taking People With You, David Novak, shared his leadership advice this week in a keynote for the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida. In his role at Yum! Brands, Novak leads 1.5 million employees who work in over [...]
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WCET, UPCEA & Sloan-C call on DOE to change State Authorization proposal -

What does it take to get all of the higher education institutions and associations to agree? Apparently the answer is for the Department of Education to propose its new State Authorization regulations. As part of DOE’s negotiated rulemaking process over the … Continue reading →
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Nevada: Math key to finishing college

Nevada: Math key to finishing college | Challenges of Higher Education | Scoop.it
College students in Nevada who do not complete college-level introductory math courses early on in their studies are far less likely to graduate than those who do, a new report shows.
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Report Faults Education Dept.'s Oversight of Debt-Collection Firms It Hires

The department fails to effectively monitor borrowers’ complaints about companies under contract to collect on defaulted federal student loans, an audit finds.
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Are Bean Counters More Selfish? - Emphasizing a “calculative mindset” encourages people to act more selfishly and less ethically when making decisions.

Are Bean Counters More Selfish? - Emphasizing a “calculative mindset” encourages people to act more selfishly and less ethically when making decisions. | Challenges of Higher Education | Scoop.it
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11 University and Library Groups Release Net-Neutrality Principles – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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7 best practices to boost employee engagement | SmartBlogs

7 best practices to boost employee engagement | SmartBlogs | Challenges of Higher Education | Scoop.it
What separates the best leaders from the rest when it comes to employee engagement? Our research shows the best leaders communicate an inspiring vision
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Why schools should be like Skate Parks

A while ago I spent time with my son at skate parks. Feeling quite out of my depth with the whole skate culture and being unaware of appropriate behaviours that on looking fathers should take, I
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Americans Think We Have the World’s Best Colleges. We Don’t. - NYTimes.com

Americans Think We Have the World’s Best Colleges. We Don’t. - NYTimes.com | Challenges of Higher Education | Scoop.it
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How to Pitch and Prepare a Successful Funding Application for a Transmedia Project

How to Pitch and Prepare a Successful Funding Application for a Transmedia Project | Challenges of Higher Education | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about transmedia pitching

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, June 18, 4:38 AM

Some good advice from Nuno.

The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, June 18, 9:27 PM


Another great publication from Nuno Bernardo.  [Email address requested in exchange for access.]

Juliana Loh's curator insight, June 19, 9:07 AM

'Show me the MONEY'... and show me something I haven't seen before. That is the premise of this article showcasing some insight into the actual 'how to' of cross platform storytelling. Thank you Nuno Bernardo and Simon Staffans for sharing

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It’s Not “Big Data vs. Teachers” — It’s “Big Data vs. Standardized Tests” -

It’s Not “Big Data vs. Teachers” — It’s “Big Data vs. Standardized Tests” - | Challenges of Higher Education | Scoop.it
People often think that big data for education is a new thing. And it’s true that using big data the way Knewton does sounds almost like science fiction — our engine passively “norms” content at scale, uses normed content to determine students’ conceptual proficiencies to the percentile, and makes granular content recommendations for each student based on the combined anonymized data of all the other students in our network. But there is an older, bricks-and-mortar... Read more
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The Magic Equation for Retaining Employees

The Magic Equation for Retaining Employees | Challenges of Higher Education | Scoop.it
Keeping your best and brightest around doesn't have to be complicated. Try one of these simple options.
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How to be a conscious listener -- what it means for us and others

I am a huge fan of SmartBrief; great articles about leadership. I was very pleased that my article “Listening is our Most Important Skill” was posted on th
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Too Fat to Be a Scientist? – The Conversation - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Too Fat to Be a Scientist? – The Conversation - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Challenges of Higher Education | Scoop.it
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I've even heard of weight keeping candidates from taking the examination to practice law.  Sadly, I heard it from an obese attorney.

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