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Ky. universities monitor athletes' social media - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Ky. universities monitor athletes' social media - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier | Current Issues in Higher Education | Scoop.it
USA TODAYKy. universities monitor athletes' social mediaWaterloo Cedar Falls Courier(AP) --- Kentucky's two largest universities use software to monitor what student-athletes post in social-media accounts.
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City school executives offered retention stipends - Baltimore Sun

City school executives offered retention stipends - Baltimore Sun | Current Issues in Higher Education | Scoop.it
City school executives offered retention stipends Baltimore Sun Seven senior administrators in the Baltimore City school system are being offered $10,000 each to stay through June to assist with the transition to a new administration — an expense...
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Big corporates buy into MOOCs

Big corporates buy into MOOCs | Current Issues in Higher Education | Scoop.it
BIG employers such as AT&T and Google are helping to design and fund the latest round of low-cost online courses, a development that providers say will open the door for students to earn inexpensive credentials with real value in the job market.

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An accreditor for emerging models in higher education

An accreditor for emerging models in higher education | Current Issues in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Accrediation under the microscope.


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The Future of Higher Education

The Future of Higher Education | Current Issues in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This special report looks at colleges that are doing things differently—questioning the traditional degree, reinventing the academic calendar, "flipping" the classroom or physically reconfiguring it, seeking new ways to evaluate what students know, and helping them navigate life after college.


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European Commission launches 'Opening up Education' to boost innovation and digital skills in schools and universities

European Commission launches 'Opening up Education' to boost innovation and digital skills in schools and universities | Current Issues in Higher Education | Scoop.it

The European Commission today unveils 'Opening up Education', an action plan to tackle this and other digital problems which are hampering schools and universities from delivering high quality education and the digital skills which 90% of jobs will require by 2020. To help kick-off the initiative, the Commission today launches a new website, Open Education Europa, which will allow students, practitioners and educational institutions to share free-to-use open educational resources.


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Job skills increasing focus of many colleges (essay)

Job skills increasing focus of many colleges (essay) | Current Issues in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This year's crop of back-to-school analyses has a heavy focus on jobs. Peter Stokes dissects what that means for colleges and students.

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Higher Education Must Reclaim Its Soul

Higher Education Must Reclaim Its Soul | Current Issues in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A recommitment to academic rigor and morality is what universities need to get back on track, says former special prosecutor and current university president.

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MOOC bandwagon shows signs of slowing down

MOOC bandwagon shows signs of slowing down | Current Issues in Higher Education | Scoop.it

MOOCs are accomplishing their objectives of widening access to education and allowing educators to do research into how students learn—what times they like to watch the lectures, where they move forward or get stuck, and other precise details the technology can track. As for their third goal, of improving the quality of learning, that will come with time.


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State freezes funding to Westfield State University after President Dobelle ... - Boston.com

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Evan Dobelle, President of Westfield State University, appeared on September 20 in a closed-door meeting of the State Board of Higher Educations.
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SC colleges' research may be hardest hit by shutdown - The State

SC colleges' research may be hardest hit by shutdown - The State | Current Issues in Higher Education | Scoop.it
SC colleges' research may be hardest hit by shutdown The State S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control will continue WIC.
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East Aurora, Ill., school board flip-flops on transgender rights policy - LGBTQ Nation

East Aurora, Ill., school board flip-flops on transgender rights policy - LGBTQ Nation | Current Issues in Higher Education | Scoop.it
LGBTQ NationEast Aurora, Ill., school board flip-flops on transgender rights policyLGBTQ NationAURORA — In a special meeting Friday evening, the East Aurora School Board voted to repeal a policy that would create protections for gender...
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Flowers: Real women's issues - Savannah Morning News

Flowers: Real women's issuesSavannah Morning NewsFlowers: Real women's issues. Posted: October 20, 2012 - 12:09am. Advertisement. By CHRISTINE M. FLOWERS. Flowers: Real women's issues. CHRISTINE M. FLOWERS.
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Bears' graduation rates hit bottom - San Francisco Chronicle

Bears' graduation rates hit bottom - San Francisco Chronicle | Current Issues in Higher Education | Scoop.it
KGO-TV Bears' graduation rates hit bottom San Francisco Chronicle The statistics, known as Graduation Success Rates, or GSR, are based on a study representing all student-athletes - incoming freshmen or transfers - who enrolled at a university and...
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Integrating Motivation with Instructional Design

Integrating Motivation with Instructional Design | Current Issues in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As an Instructional Designer, motivating learners is an important consideration because in reality learners are not always motivated to learn. They are busy, have other things to do, don’t see the ...

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Benjamin Carmel's curator insight, September 30, 2013 4:31 PM

I think that it is the fourth point, 'learner confidence" is the least attended to by IDs and e-learning professionals. "How will the learning experience support or enhance the learners’ beliefs in their competence?" Indeed, good question!

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Video. A higher bar for higher ed: Reforming accreditation for the 21st century

Video. A higher bar for higher ed: Reforming accreditation for the 21st century | Current Issues in Higher Education | Scoop.it

There is an emerging belief among many higher education observers that the accreditation system that regulates American colleges and universities is failing consumers and stifling innovation. Institutions are accredited by an opaque peer-review process largely based on inputs, not student outcomes. As a result, even chronically underperforming schools rarely lose accreditation. And since accreditation controls access to federal student aid—the lifeblood of most institutions—the current system discourages innovation, as school leaders seek to conform to a particular conception of what college looks like. 


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Seeking a Sensible Middle on Creative Destruction in Higher Ed

Seeking a Sensible Middle on Creative Destruction in Higher Ed | Current Issues in Higher Education | Scoop.it

We might need to be a little more cautious about every “innovative” panacea that comes up the road, but we still need to fight on the traditional campus to preserve the good while putting an end to the excesses and insanity.


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World University Rankings 2013-2014 - Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranks the world's top colleges, universities & institutions.


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EdX to Work with French Ministry of Higher Education to Create National Online Learning Portal

 

The French Ministry of Higher Education has announced the launch of France’s national massive open online course (MOOC) and blended learning portal, which will use edX’s open source learning platform. The portal will provide French-speaking students with edX’s cutting-edge online education technology, increasing their access to education and helping transform learning on campuses across France.


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UNL’s push for online courses targets graduate students

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s projected increase in online enrollment will target distance graduate students.


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Moocs: from mania to mundanity

Moocs: from mania to mundanity | Current Issues in Higher Education | Scoop.it
After the hype is over, e-learning will be the norm, predicts Stephen Haggard

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, October 6, 2013 6:12 AM

"...Ask any veteran of open distance learning and they will bitterly repeat that “there’s nothing new in Moocs: it was all there years ago”. But the wave carrying Moocs – a wave of hype, venture capital, scale and prestigious colleges – is so massive that it is reshaping the landscape..."

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It's Easy to Get Accepted Into the University of Montana

It's Easy to Get Accepted Into the University of Montana | Current Issues in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Applying to colleges can be a nerve-wracking process, especially if your SAT scores or GPA aren't very high. Take some of the stress ... (Can't get into college?
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MOOC bandwagon shows signs of slowing down

MOOC bandwagon shows signs of slowing down | Current Issues in Higher Education | Scoop.it

MOOCs are accomplishing their objectives of widening access to education and allowing educators to do research into how students learn—what times they like to watch the lectures, where they move forward or get stuck, and other precise details the technology can track. As for their third goal, of improving the quality of learning, that will come with time.


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Rethink College: 3 Takeaways from the TIME Summit on Higher Education - TIME

Rethink College: 3 Takeaways from the TIME Summit on Higher Education - TIME | Current Issues in Higher Education | Scoop.it
TIMERethink College: 3 Takeaways from the TIME Summit on Higher EducationTIMEFor a room full of academics talking about the future of higher education, the conversation was surprisingly blunt.
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Falling college enrollment - The Seattle Times

Falling college enrollment - The Seattle Times | Current Issues in Higher Education | Scoop.it
TIMEFalling college enrollmentThe Seattle TimesThe overall decline was just 0.2 percent, but it was driven by a 2.9 percent drop in the for-profit sector, which offset an increase at four-year nonprofit colleges (for-profit colleges enroll about 11...
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The Community College Pipeline - Inside Higher Ed

The Community College Pipeline - Inside Higher Ed | Current Issues in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Inside Higher EdThe Community College PipelineInside Higher EdThe notion that community colleges are key to putting students on a path to a four-year degree is not a new one; large numbers of Americans begin their postsecondary studies at two-year...
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