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Disruptive innovations, technological and otherwise, facing higher education
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The Future of Education: Epic 2020

"EPIC 2020, stands for the proposition that the education of the world will change dramatically for the better during this decade" -- http://epic2020.org -- Check out their site and learn about their utopian vision of how technology might end the industrial model of higher education.
[Original video source:Script and narration by Bill Sam Video and graphics by Nate Marshall Music by Minus Kelvin.]

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42: The answer to life, the university, and everything? - Eduventures

42: The answer to life, the university, and everything? - Eduventures | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The self-styled 42 coding university that was started in 2013. Its founders include French tech billionaire Xavier Neil, who ranks 126th on Forbes’ list of the world’s richest people, and Nicolas Sadirac, a pioneer of IT education in France and a proponent of “active learning.” Like other coding bootcamps, 42 aims to train a new generation of talent to keep pace with industry. The founders are especially critical of the scale and quality of computer science education in France, but consider this a global problem
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Another powerful development in disruptive innovation in higher education.
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Learning is Earning 2026

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The 6.4 min. video ends with these words, "Imagine yourself in this future. You are on the Ledger. What wil your story be in the year 2026?" I'm an avid follower of anything related to disruptive innovation in higher education, but somehow this video clip worried me a bit. When I watched EPIC 2020 I felt a sense of excitement about what the future held for higher ed. But I get a different feel after watching the Learning is Earning 2026 video clip. I'm trying to figure out why. I guess I'll go next to LearningIsEarning2026.org and explore the site further.  
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Globalizing Higher Education: Globalizing Higher Education

Globalizing Higher Education: Globalizing Higher Education | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Universities and higher education systems worldwide are being transformed by new and changing actors, practices, programs, policies, and agendas. From notions of 'global competency' and 'international branch campuses,' to ever more common perceptions that international collaborative research is a desirable objective, through to the phenomena of bibliometrics, rankings and benchmarking that are framed and operate at a global scale, contexts are changing. This massive open online course (MOOC) itself, developed in Madison and Bristol and hosted on the Coursera platform in Silicon Valley, is a perfect case in point!

 
Globalizing Higher Education and Research for the 'Knowledge Economy' is designed to help students better understand some of these complex changes. Our specific objectives are to...:
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DreamDegree - DreamDegree

DreamDegree - DreamDegree | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"DreamDegree's First-Year-Free program offers students up to 25% cost savings on a college degree, with Personal Professors and guidance of a Personal Coach...DreamDegree matches up state-of-the-art learning science with education technologies to accomplish our four guiding principles...Personal Professors are set free from burdensome administrative tasks to focus one-on-one with each of their students, thereby helping them overcome any obstacles they face during their assessment process toward their course completion..."

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Another multi-million dollar competency based education roll-out that seeks to disrupt higher education.

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This Is How Students Cheat in MOOCs – The Chronicle of Higher Education

This Is How Students Cheat in MOOCs – The Chronicle of Higher Education | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Researchers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have identified a way students are cheating to earn credit in MOOCs. The method is the subject of a working paper, “Detecting and Preventing ‘Multiple-Account’ Cheating in Massive Open Online Courses,” published online on Monday..."
Here's the link to the paper: http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1508/1508.05699.pdf

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Sesame Street was the original MOOC

Sesame Street was the original MOOC | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
New research from Brookings Senior Fellow Melissa Kearney and Wellesley College’s Phillip Levine shows that children living in places where the broadcast signal for Sesame Street was strong were 14 percent less likely to be behind in school compared to children living in places with a weak signal reception.
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This makes so much sense! I'd never thought about it before but, indeed, Sesame Street pretty much was the original MOOC. 

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Cloud-based Technologies and the Future of eLearning

Cloud-based Technologies and the Future of eLearning | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
eLearning is the future. In coming decades, systems of education will embrace cloud-based technologies more than today.
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Special Issue: Research into Massive Open Online Courses

Special Issue: Research into Massive Open Online Courses | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (www.irrodl.org) is a refereed e-journal that aims to advance research, theory and best practice in open and distance education research.
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How LinkedIn’s Latest Move May Matter to Colleges | Chronicle of Higher Education

How LinkedIn’s Latest Move May Matter to Colleges | Chronicle of Higher Education | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The professional-networking giant’s purchase of Lynda.com could allow it to do to colleges what Airbnb has done to hotels and Uber has done to taxis.
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"It could also be, in the words of one observer, a sharp reminder to colleges that if they don’t up their game in helping students and alumni with career transitions, there are many other organizations — giants like LinkedIn among them — that stand ready to fill that void." --Goldie Blumenstyk, Chronicle of Higher Education

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Fischer Speaker Series Recording Available | Holistic Enhancement - The Future of Higher Education Featuring Bill Sams - Center for Online Innovation in Learning

Fischer Speaker Series Recording Available | Holistic Enhancement - The Future of Higher Education Featuring Bill Sams - Center for Online Innovation in Learning | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Originally Held: March 20, 2013 During this session, Bill Sams,  former Associate Provost for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer and Executive in Residence for the College of Business at Ohio University discusses his perspective on the Future of Higher Education, as described in his video, “EPIC 2020, and a new concept, “Holistic Personal Enhancement.”  Holistic Personal Enhancement is a recognition... Read more »
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Bill Sams is a learning visionary. In this 71 min. presentation he gave at Penn State he shares his vision for how we will be enhancing our lives and careers through just-in-time-learning in the next 20 years.

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The Next Assault On The Ivory Tower: Unbundling The College Degree

The Next Assault On The Ivory Tower: Unbundling The College Degree | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Colleges and universities should heed the experience of the music industry and prepare for The Great Unbundling by refocusing spending on activities that clearly contribute to student return on investment, and academic energy on programs and courses that clearly advance core cognitive skills.
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Ryan Craig is managing director at University Ventures, a fund focused on innovation from within higher education, and the author of "College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education" 

http://goo.gl/TM7uES

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Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official

Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With information technology poised to transform degrees, students will be able to acquire credentials at a fraction of today’s costs.
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I believe Carey is correct in stating that "now information technology is poised to transform college degrees. [And], when that happens, the economic foundations beneath the academy will truly begin to tremble." Another good article on disruptive innovation in higher education, this time from Kevin Carey of the NY Times. 

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The Next Revolution has Begun: The future of tertiary education | The World View

The Next Revolution has Begun: The future of tertiary education | The World View | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The future of tertiary education will be significantly improved when the impermeable boundary between academic and vocational education that exists almost everywhere becomes more permeable and allows individuals to move back and forth across it.
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Learning is Earning 2026

Learning is Earning 2026 | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
"Until recently, we thought of learning, earning, and living as separate experiences. We went to school when were young. We spent our adult years working, and we squeezed our personal lives into whatever brief windows of time were left. But imagine a world where all of this has changed..."
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Free Online Classes at MIT Can Now Count Toward a Degree

Free Online Classes at MIT Can Now Count Toward a Degree | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This year, Arizona State University started offering freshman courses online for free, with the option to pay for course credit later at a cost of up to $200 per credit hour. The Georgia Institute of Technology offers an online master's degree in computer science for $6,600, but the classes can be taken for free without credit. The University of Illinois has an online master's degree in business using a similar model.
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"As free online courses have spread across the country in recent years, some academics predicted that it would spell the end of traditional courses, and perhaps the need for university degrees. But MIT follows other colleges that are merging free Web classes with school-stamped credentials..." --AP

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Author discusses his new book, 'Revolution in Higher Education'

Author discusses his new book, 'Revolution in Higher Education' | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Richard DeMillo is a scholar of the evolution of higher education and a proponent of change. The Charlotte B. and Roger C. Warren Chair of Computing and director of the Center for 21st Century Universities at the Georgia Institute of Technology, DeMillo explored this evolution in a 2011 book, Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities (MIT Press). Now, he's back with a new book, also from MIT, Revolution in Higher Education: How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable. DeMillo responded via email to questions from Inside Higher Ed about the book..."

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Colleges Say Goodbye to Lectures | WGU pioneer of Competency-based education

Colleges Say Goodbye to Lectures | WGU pioneer of Competency-based education | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Called competency-based education, this new model looks at what students should know when they complete a certain degree, and allows them to acquire that knowledge by independently making their way through lessons. It also allows students who come into school with knowledge in a certain area to pass tests to prove it, rather than forcing them to take classes and pay for credits on information they already know..."

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"Competency-based education was pioneered by Western Governors University, a non-profit school founded by governors from 11 states in 1996. Its goal was to create an institution that would better prepare students for the working world, while harnessing the power of technology." --Alana Semuels, The Atlantic

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Who takes Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)? A HarvardX, MITx study - Journalist's Resource

Who takes Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)? A HarvardX, MITx study - Journalist's Resource | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
2015 report from Harvard University and MIT, building on previous studies that look at participation and completion rates for their Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
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The MOOC train continues to move along, with studies such as this one from HarvardX and MITx helping to light the way. According to the article, the HarvardX and MITx study is "One of the largest surveys of MOOCs to date, it builds on a series of reports released in 2014 that focused on the joint project’s first year of operation. The study's key findings provide institutions opportunities improve their MOOCs or SPOCs offerings. 

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'Bold' Series Part 3: Embracing Disruption in Higher Education

'Bold' Series Part 3: Embracing Disruption in Higher Education | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Anyone who is involved in higher education, even those new to the sector, are witnessing the unparalleled disruption of how higher education is perceived, created, delivered, funded and evaluated. This is leaving some institutions behind, driving some forward, and leaving the vast majority trying to figure it all out..."

Olgy Gary's insight:

Dale Leatherwood has written an excellent six part series where he reviews "The Six D's of Exponential Growth" in Diamandis and Kotler's new business book, "Bold" and uses them as a tool to analyze higher education. This blog post is on the third D, "Disruption," and Leatherwood writes on why we need to embrace disruption in higher education. The other 5 Ds include: (1) Digitalization, (2) Deception, (4) Demonetization, (5) Dimaterialization, and (6) democratization. 

 

Here are the URLs for the other 5 blog posts. All are excellent!

1. Digitalization: http://goo.gl/R7ZV0u

2. Deception: http://goo.gl/3e0FyA

4. Demonetization: http://goo.gl/Jxmhjw

5. Dimaterialization: http://goo.gl/HsG9uF ;

6. Democratization: https://goo.gl/fWWE6z ;

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Cloud Education: The Future of Learning, The Forum - BBC World Service

Cloud Education: The Future of Learning, The Forum - BBC World Service | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Is the future of education a massive online classroom?
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Preparing for the Digital University | A meta study on Distance, Blended and Online Education

Preparing for the Digital University | A meta study on Distance, Blended and Online Education | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"We’ve released a new report: Preparing for the Digital University: a review of the history and current state of distance, blended, and online learning (.pdf). The report is an attempt to reposition the narrative of digital learning away from “look, my cool new technology does this” to something more like “here’s what we know from research and here’s what we can extrapolate”. Innovation is a bunnies and kittens type of concept – who could possibly oppose it? Sometimes new is not better, especially when it impacts the lives of people. Remember the failure of Udacity and San Jose State University project? Even passing familiarity with research in learning sciences could have anticipated the need for scaffolded social support..." 

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A landmark report that backs up with evidence that asynchronous distance education can show better outcomes than traditional courses. It is the best meta study out there on Distance, Blended and Online.

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News Corp.’s $1 Billion Plan to Overhaul Education Is Riddled With Failures

News Corp.’s $1 Billion Plan to Overhaul Education Is Riddled With Failures | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Tablet computers and an online curriculum were supposed to help revolutionize schools. That hasn’t happened
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The idea behind News Corp's initiative is good . The infrastructure (wi-fi, etc) may not currently be there to support the goal. If they do not give up on their ideals, but rather work to bring together a system-wide approach to address the issue, they will eventually succeed.  

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GW Open Online Courses (MOOCs) | GW Online | The George Washington University

GW Open Online Courses (MOOCs) | GW Online | The George Washington University | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"A world-class education with GW online. One of the courses is on 'The Past, Present, and Future of the Federal Reserve' where you can enroll now to learn how the Fed works and how your business can avoid political pitfalls."

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Choose courses to take, for free, from various different programs such as: Arts, Business, Engineering, Nursing and others.

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New Online Course Offerings for GW | GW Today | The George Washington University | Washington, DC

New Online Course Offerings for GW | GW Today | The George Washington University | Washington, DC | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The George Washington University will begin offering two signature massive open online courses (MOOCs) in April, continuing to expand its online education presence for a general audience. Each course will center on a core curriculum of video lectures, symposia and interviews, written matter, interactive assignments and other supplemental materials. Both will be free, and registration is now open to the public. These courses “are designed to educate the world,” said Paul Schiff Berman, vice provost for online education and academic innovation..."

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George Washington University will begin offering MOOCs next month. Wow.

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5 Big Ways Education Will Change By 2020

5 Big Ways Education Will Change By 2020 | Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In the next five years, we'll start to rethink a lot about education, from what's in school lunches to what a college degree really means.
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FastCompany.com asks "the world's most innovative companies in education to school us on the future of the classroom, with predictions for the next five years." Check the article out to find out what they had to say. 

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