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Introducing constructive change in HE, esp for K-12 teachers
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Building the University of the Future

Building the University of the Future | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it
With the underlying forces of mobile, social, cloud and the rising costs of higher education coming to a head, Georgetown University appointed the former CIO for the US Marshals to lead IT and business transformation across the 225 year-old instituti...
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"Embrace the disruption." Love that. Embrace and integrate technology but use it well and appropriately for your learning objectives, so perhaps you won't use cool toys in every class for every period, but you'll show how you're thinking about the importance of preparing your students for the world in which they will live and work.


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Students Increasingly Consider Online Social Mobile Technology As Essential

Students Increasingly Consider Online Social Mobile Technology As Essential | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it
According to results of its annual survey, Vital Source Technologies, Ingram Content Group’s e-textbook solution, college students value...
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The survey says college students value online, social, and mobile technology more and, of course, they'll do so when it's used more in the classrooms. Some students might not know there is any other way to learn or be taught other than with educational technology. Or, because technology is ubiquitous for many of them, it is not a surprising "other" resource but simply one of many. No big deal.

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Noam Chomsky: Corporate business models are hurting American universities

Noam Chomsky: Corporate business models are hurting American universities | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it
The linguist and philosopher on the Walmartization of higher education, and what we can learn from John Stuart Mill
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"Precarity" and the premise of "worker insecurity."  Some thought-provoking perspectives on the influences of John Stuart Mill, John Dewey, and the inequities between administrators/executives and faculty/employees.

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Gamification At Work: What Employees Really Think - eLearning Industry

Gamification At Work: What Employees Really Think  - eLearning Industry | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it
Gamification At Work: What Employees Really Think About Gamification At Work.
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For ANY project or task in any situation: begin with the end in mind. . .and think about the audience, whether an employee, end user, student, customer, or whoever. Thinking about the intended end and expected outcomes + the audience can make all the difference in the world, regardless of the strategies employed for engagement.


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Three 16 Year Old Girls Win Top Prize At Google Science Fair For Agricultural Research | IFLScience

Three 16 Year Old Girls Win Top Prize At Google Science Fair For Agricultural Research | IFLScience | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it
The winners of the 2014 Google Science Fair have been announced! This is a prestigious international science fair, featuring the work of students ages 13 to 18. Though “science fair” generally makes people think of making a battery with a potato or growing cultures to find the dirtiest surface of the school, the Google Science Fair attracts teens who are working on some truly amazing projects.

Via John Evans
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Woot woot! Girls in science!!

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Can virtual reality make you a better person?

Can virtual reality make you a better person? | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it
Can virtual reality make us more empathetic? Tiffanie Wen visited a special lab in California to try it for herself, and was surprised at what happened.
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Imagine virtual reality for studying history. Or for doing different forms of practica for the social sciences or education. Or for studying the sciences--biology, botany, mechanical engineering. And quite probably for the arts in ways I can't even begin to imagine. Think about how virtual reality could help with prototyping. And yes, it might make people more empathetic because virtual reality could help people see what they might not otherwise be able to create in their mind's eye.

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University System of Georgia Launches MOOC to Imagine Higher Ed's Future -- Campus Technology

University System of Georgia Launches MOOC to Imagine Higher Ed's Future -- Campus Technology | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it
The University System of Georgia is embarking on a mission to "Invent the Beyond," and it is opening up the process to others in higher education in a MOOC-like collaboration starting this week.
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"Invent the Beyond." I like that thinking--invention as well as peering around the corner, trying to suss out what's beyond the educational, even global work place, horizon.

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Making Sense of the Higher Education Technology Landscape

Making Sense of the Higher Education Technology Landscape | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it
New and established vendors have flooded the higher education technology market, making it one of the most dynamic segments of the high-tech landscape.
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And the key word is. . .  PLANNING. Whether for a classroom, a school, a district, a university, there must be planning. A key phrase is EXPECT AND EMBRACE CHANGE. There will be new technology, so do your best to plan for change and don't be surprised if the change requires new or different investments.

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The MOOC Revolution That Wasn’t | TechCrunch

The MOOC Revolution That Wasn’t | TechCrunch | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it
Three years ago this week, Sebastian Thrun recorded his Stanford class on Artificial Intelligence, released it online to a staggering 180,000 students, and..
Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

This prompted a blog post: http://www.irreverent-learning.com/2014/09/the-stalled-mooc-revolution-not-over.html.

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Global Collaboration Mastermind Workshop | Events | Grand Canyon University

Global Collaboration Mastermind Workshop | Events | Grand Canyon University | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it

Improve learning, break down classroom walls and develop authentic audiences as you enhance the education of your students with a global collaborative classroom! Learn time-tested best practices that will help facilitate bridges of global competency and connections between your classroom and other commi­tted educators worldwide.

Join flat classroom pioneer Vicki Davis and like-minded educators for a day that will challenge you to think and act as you create action-steps toward global learning. Three powerful 45-minute collaborative sessions will be led by Vicki, followed by engaging MasterMind Meetings where you will reflect and create action steps in a format designed to take group strengths and promote action. You will learn that you do not have to give up standards to collaborate globally!


Date: Nov. 18Time: 8:45 a.m.Doors Open: 8 a.m.Location: GCU Arena Tickets on sale now!

Tickets may be purchased online, at the GCU Arena box office or by calling602-639-8999.


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Vicki Davis. @coolcatteacher

Doesn't get much better than this.

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The Global Search for Education: How to Lead Well

The Global Search for Education: How to Lead Well | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it
How do you they lead their people well and subsequently bring about change on a global scale? Andy Hargreaves, Alan Boyle and Alma Harris conducted an extensive seven-year global research study that focused on fifteen high-performing organizations i...
Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

"Creativity, ingenuity, and innovation are the keys to success in today's global economy. To prepare young people for work and life in the 21st century, our teachers must also cultivate students' creativity."


Learn from Dogfish: too much structure and not enough creativity drags down higher education.


And let's not forget the importance of soft skills, which include communication, problem solving, and critical thinking as well as networking and teamwork.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 5, 12:33 PM

Are the skills, aptitudes, attitudes different than what they were in the 20th Century? I don't think they are. We ignored them and the conditions under which they are taught/learned which are quite oppressive.

 

It is interesting that Michael Fullan has recently suggested pedagogy is the key yet his list is about the mythical, external leader that has never existed rather than the classroom teacher.

 

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The Future of College?

The Future of College? | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it
A brash tech entrepreneur thinks he can reinvent higher education by stripping it down to its essence, eliminating lectures and tenure along with football games, ivy-covered buildings, and research libraries. What if he's right? 
Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

I suspect these changes won't occur any time soon for the more traditional student. There are, I believe, good reasons for in-class experience, for athletics, for fraternities and sororities, for research libraries and student unions. Some of those reasons are even related to academics, though many of them are connected to growing up and learning how to learn and be in this world. Even so, if the experiment is modestly successful, it will inform subsequent experiments and SIT-like thinking. And over time, the college experience will change. . . still and again.

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New book blames colleges for many college graduates' difficult adjustment to adulthood @insidehighered

New book blames colleges for many college graduates' difficult adjustment to adulthood @insidehighered | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it
Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

Oy. "Colleges are implicated in this," Arum, a professor of sociology and education at New York University, said in an interview. "They've legitimated this. Students are going away to college for a longer and longer time. Colleges are disinvesting in faculty and investing in amenities."


This is only part of the story, of course. Parents have some complicity as do the students themselves. Students don't have to be on the 6- or 7-year plan. Students could focus on their studies and graduate close to on time.


"Large numbers of students today do not apply themselves or develop academic skills in college," the authors write. "Thirty-six percent of full-time college students reported studying alone less than five hours per week." Duh.


College students are adults. That's what sayeth the law. They need to learn to act and live like adults. No one is making them get up to go to class or do their homework. That's what it means to be a grown-up. It is the student's responsibility to go to class, to do the studying, to do their homework. If they choose to do other things that seem far more interesting and fun, that is their choice.


It's a mixed bag of blame, so saying that only colleges are responsible for some students' lacks is absurdly disingenuous.

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3 Things Higher Education Should Know about Disruptive Innovation

3 Things Higher Education Should Know about Disruptive Innovation | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it
Online learning presents both an opportunity and a challenge as technology shakes up higher education.
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If we've learned anything about education over the past few (or several) years, it should be that there are many ways to provide learning opportunities for students. We should also have learned that college students need and should get a wide(r) range of opportunities to learn and discover, especially on their own.

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Higher education: Innovation and digital transformation | ZDNet

Higher education: Innovation and digital transformation | ZDNet | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it
Lisa Davis, CIO at Georgetown University, explains how colleges and universities must adapt to the changing landscape of technology in education.
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Thinking about Noam Chomsky's speech regarding the corporate business model and its impact on higher education as one perspective and this as another. Chomsky expressing concern of the potential bloating of university administrators mirroring the bloating of some corporations. Yet the world is changing and how we prepare people for the world must change. How do we do that well as we educate people for the work place even as the work place struggles to respond to the changes demanded because of the way the world is changing?


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The Biggest Blown Opportunity in Higher Ed History

The Biggest Blown Opportunity in Higher Ed History | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it
Given how profound the impact of emotional support can be for students, it's depressing how few college graduates receive it.
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I don't think value of mentoring is a surprise to anyone in higher education. I think figuring out how to make it work, especially if using a volunteer force, is the challenge.

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The Quiet Movement That Could End Higher Education as We Know it

The Quiet Movement That Could End Higher Education as We Know it | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it
Educational models that award credits based on skills instead of time spent in class could eventually make traditional colleges obsolete
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Competency-based education isn't new. I don't think traditional colleges will go the way of the dodo bird any time soon. In fact, I think so-called traditional colleges could find ways to exploit competency-based education that will enable their students to go deeper in their learning. And it could topple a few sacred anachromisms.

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There Is No Such Thing As A Free College Education

There Is No Such Thing As A Free College Education | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it
Germany's free college for all sounds great, but there are many hidden problems when a third party is paying the bill.
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Germany now has tuition-free universities. Right. Before we get too excited in the US about this concept, it's important to note that Germans pay at a tax rate that ranges from 14% to 42%, and charge a variety of surcharges and subsidies. If we're going to change things about the US higher education system, we have to consider the sacred cow of athletics (even as I watch multiple college football games on a rainy Saturday afternoon) and the pay structure for university presidents.

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3 Professional Development Questions Every Employee Should Ask Themselves

3 Professional Development Questions Every Employee Should Ask Themselves | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it
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I've seen a lot of articles recently about professional development in the corporate or business space. This reminds us that PD is a universal expectation, even need. And that suggests to me that we need to be instilling this notion of lifelong professional learning in our students. Then when our graduates are asked about PD by their managers, they have some sense of how to know what they might need or want and how to ask for it.

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The rise of the global university - University World News

The rise of the global university - University World News | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Interesting to consider.

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The evolution of Moocs

The evolution of Moocs | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it
Online courses may have been over-hyped, but they will still be a valuable part of the future
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Another observation on the impact and future of MOOCs.

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The Industries Plagued by the Most Uncertainty

The Industries Plagued by the Most Uncertainty | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it

It’s a cliché to say that the world is more uncertain than ever before, but few realize just how much uncertainty has increased over the past 50 years. New technologies and new competitors are hitting the market at an unprecedented rate.  Although uncertainty is accelerating, it isn’t affecting all industries the same way. That’s because there are two primary types of uncertainty — demand uncertainty (will customers buy your product?) and technological uncertainty (can we make a desirable solution?) — and how much uncertainty your industry faces depends on the interaction of the two.


Via Bonnie Hohhof, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Ivon Prefontaine
Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

I agree that school is not an industry; however, education is influenced by industry. K-12 education may be less impacted by industrial uncertainty, but higher education is likely to feel those repercussions. How higher education--administrators and faculty--responds should matter to students and alumni.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 11, 10:30 PM

Although I don't consider School an industry, I wonder where it would rank on the chart?

 

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Technology Defines Much of Higher Education’s New Normal [#Infographic]

Technology Defines Much of Higher Education’s New Normal [#Infographic] | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it
Today’s college students have more options than their 1980s counterparts had, but their time is also stretched more thinly across the school day.
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Most of this won't be too surprising to many, but could be worth sharing with those who are struggling to understand how technology has already changed the ways students expect to learn and interact.

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The Future of College

The Future of College | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it
Bill Gates delivers prepared remarks to the 2014 NACUBO Annual Meeting about the future of college education and the problem of low completion rates.
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And yet another view of the future of college.

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Vocational Education Is Ready For A Comeback

Vocational Education Is Ready For A Comeback | Disrupting Higher Education | Scoop.it
A college education just doesn't guarantee a great job anymore.
Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's insight:

Well, while we're on the topic of the abysmal state of a college education, let's talk about vocational education, which has, by the way, already started to make a comeback. There are school districts and universities with competency-based programs already. And there's already been a rise in apprenticeships programs. And some organizations and universities have been discussing the concept of nano-degrees.


I don't think it's a question of "if" there is a place for competency-based, skills-focused education, but how it will roll out and the impact it will have on the current, more traditional college education model. In our rush to get on this particular bandwagon, let's not forget the importance of the thinking, reasoning, problem-solving, and communication skills of those liberal arts majors.

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