Educational Technology in Higher Education
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College Credentials in the Digital Future | Education's Digital Future - Stanford Univ.

College Credentials in the Digital Future | Education's Digital Future - Stanford Univ. | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Summary from Eduction Dive

 

"At a forum hosted by Education's Digital Future (EDF), a project of Stanford University's Graduate School of Education, speakers including Richard Arum, Emily Goligoski, John Katzman and Therese Cannon debated the value of an education in an increasingly digitized world. 

 

While Arum, co-author of "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses" and professor of sociology at New York University, questioned the meaning and value of a credit hour or secondary degree, Goligoski called attention to new ideas that could disrupt the mold with alternative forms of certification, such as badges, passports and metadata-encoded ID cards.

 

Arum urged those at large to reconsider the antiquated understanding of education in a digital era being increasingly populated with massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other alternatives such as flipped classrooms; Arum claimed a universal assessment of higher education is necessary to get "comparable data" in order to measure what students are actually learning at school."


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, February 14, 2013 6:08 PM

For access to the complete video recording of the event, click on the title of this scoop or on the image.

 

Very important conversation, although this is quite far from being resolved.

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Credentials, Good Will Hunting & MITx

Credentials, Good Will Hunting & MITx | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that the authority to bestow credentials is a core source of value for higher education institutions; it’s also a key means by which the institution protects itself from unwanted...
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