connyb
Follow
106 views | +0 today
connyb
sites that I like
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Conny Berghmans from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

The University’s Dilemma

The University’s Dilemma | connyb | Scoop.it

In the face of disruptive change, higher education needs a new, more innovative business model.


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 17, 2013 6:48 AM

A deep look at possibilities for new models for higher education as a business. In one section, titled "Know Thyself," the author says "Before taking action, universities and colleges need to take stock in their own positioning: 'Know yourself,' as Sun Tzu advised. Using the language of business strategy, institutions must understand their “value propositions” from a set of four distinct benefits." 


Those four distinct benefits are labeled Selection, Knowledge, Certification,  and Immersion. Definitely worth a read for perspective and ideas.

Rescooped by Conny Berghmans from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

5 Great Ways for Students to Collaborate on Twitter

5 Great Ways for Students to Collaborate on Twitter | connyb | Scoop.it
Twitter is a brilliant resource for student collaboration. Here are 5 great ways for students to collaborate using social network.

Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 2, 2013 9:28 AM

And, some of these tips are not just for students. They work well for professionals who are using online resources for career learning. For example, the following use of hashtags is something we've been encouraging in our Mojo. We're using the hashtag #ChangeMojo from January–March and we used #CampusMojo last quarter. (And it is still a useful hashtag to use for relevant resources.)


1. Collaborate on Projects Using Hashtags

A group of students can use Twitter for research on a particular topic and start their own hashtag to quickly and collaboratively save all their findings into one common stream. By adding the hashtag to each relevant tweet they find they will each individually be able to search for it and see the results collected by other members of the team or class, regardless of whether they are in the same location. A great homework assignment would be to ask students to research a particular topic on Twitter, marking relevant tweets with a hashtag in this way and then looking at the stream together and analysing their results in class the next day.

Rescooped by Conny Berghmans from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

Top 20 Online Colleges and Universities by Headcount

Top 20 Online Colleges and Universities by Headcount | connyb | Scoop.it

"1) University of Phoenix – Online Campus

Headcount: 270,000Estimated growth from last year: -10%Type of School: For Profit

2) American Public University System

Headcount: 124,000Estimated growth from last year: +17%Type of School: For Profit

3) Ashford University

Headcount: 89,000Estimated growth from last year: +11%Type of School: For Profit"


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 16, 2013 9:33 AM

President Wallace E. Boston, Jr, of #2, APUS, recently joined SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo and is engaged in the conversation around "The Challenge to Deep Change: A Brief Cultural History of Higher Education."