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The Future of the University: Speculative Design for Innovation in Higher Education

The Future of the University: Speculative Design for Innovation in Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This essay proposes five models of innovation in higher education that expand our "Ideas of the University," envisioning educational start-ups in the spirit of entrepreneurial experimentation. The author seeks to realize each of these feasible utopias as a way to disrupt higher education.
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NLafferty's curator insight, November 19, 2015 8:06 AM

Some interesting models presented here.  I particularly like that it highlights:

"The university is indeed ripe for disruption, but that disruption need not be limited to the MOOC-ization of higher education. Too many of our ideas about the future of the university involve technological solutions alone, which divert our attention from other equally efficacious forms of disruption."

 

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elearn Magazine: Will E-Learning Kill the University

elearn Magazine: Will E-Learning Kill the University | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
With many predicting the end of higher education, will e-learning be the final blow that kills the university?
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LinkedIn is creating a revolution in university rankings

LinkedIn is creating a revolution in university rankings | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Want to know which is the best university for you? LinkedIn is working on the answer.
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Robert Reich: College is a ludicrous waste of money

Robert Reich: College is a ludicrous waste of money | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The former secretary of labor on our broken higher ed model and how we can open more gateways to the middle class
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What do students entering HE expect from digital technologies?

What do students entering HE expect from digital technologies? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When we come across new technologies or digital platforms for the first time in further and higher education (HE), how do we decide what the technology does or should do, and how we can use it to help us?
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What Higher Ed Can Learn from the Death of Independent Bookstores

What Higher Ed Can Learn from the Death of Independent Bookstores | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Like independent bookstores of the 1990s, leaders of small higher ed institutions are faced with the decision to embrace strategic change or lose out to the transforming marketplace.

Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D., Donna Murdoch
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Changing How We Evaluate Online Higher Education: Notes on Quality and Cost

Changing How We Evaluate Online Higher Education: Notes on Quality and Cost | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Working with it's ad agency Leo Burnett, Heinz Ketchup changed the criteria of what constitutes good ketchup and, as a result, increased its market share. They defined the products' relatively thic...
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The future of higher education? Five experts give their predictions

The future of higher education? Five experts give their predictions | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Ahead of the Jisc Digital Festival next week, five experts predict the innovations and trends that are set to change the face of higher education and research in the coming years
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Competency-Based Degrees: Coming Soon to a Campus Near You

Competency-Based Degrees: Coming Soon to a Campus Near You | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
For the increasing number of students who seek value and industry-relevant skill sets, this model will prove awfully enticing.
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On "lead users" and "generalists"

On "lead users" and "generalists" | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In my ongoing struggle to define a sense of "innovation" I can get behind, a couple recent readings have been a great help... Mike Caulfield provides a detailed and impressively well-grounded follo...
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Notes on "Beyond Retrofitting: Innovation in Higher Education"

Notes on "Beyond Retrofitting: Innovation in Higher Education" | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Debate about the revolutionary potential of technology in higher education has never been more intense, nor greater in volume. For spectators and participants alike, it’s great fun. Me, I’m just gl...
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Rat in a cage.

Rat in a cage. | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I'm a terrible labor historian. My dissertation was actually about management labor policy rather than labor history itself. Furthermore, I almost never teach labor history anymore since it only ge...
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Good post but I have my disagreements.

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Data, Technology, and the Great Unbundling of Higher Education

Data, Technology, and the Great Unbundling of Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Colleges and universities must address several critical issues in the years ahead in order to prepare for the next seismic change: the unbundling of higher education.
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Six Trajectories for Digital Technology in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Six Trajectories for Digital Technology in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Top 8 Universities From Around The World That Provide Free Courses Online - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Top 8 Universities From Around The World That Provide Free Courses Online - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Popular and well-known universities around the world that are offering free online courses.
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On the Immense Good Fortune of Higher Education

On the Immense Good Fortune  of Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In his last Think Tank column, Carey says that colleges are what great societies build. That means colleges have a lot to live up to.
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5 important YouTube videos for IT - eCampus News

5 important YouTube videos for IT - eCampus News | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
These five YouTube videos explain the important role IT plays in higher ed and how their services can improve the overall university experience.
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Should higher education produce happiness?

Should higher education produce happiness? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Is a college degree supposed to train you for a job or for life and happiness?
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VCs in New York (Gently) Tell MBAs Their Degrees Are Useless

VCs in New York (Gently) Tell MBAs Their Degrees Are Useless | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Investors politely dismiss MBA founders as viable entrepreneurs
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6 challenges impeding technology adoption in higher education

6 challenges impeding technology adoption in higher education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In our second look at the NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Edition, we cover the six “significant challenges” it identifies as impeding the adoption of technology in higher education
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» The End of Higher Education’s Golden Age Clay Shirky

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 31, 2014 12:45 AM

The term caste system is excellent. It is the reason why we see so little structural change in education at all levels. It is about protecting turf rather than the learning.

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Degrees Based on What You Can Do, Not How Long You Went

Degrees Based on What You Can Do, Not How Long You Went | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
College leaders say that by focusing on what people know, not how or when they learn it, and by tapping new technology, they can save students time and lower costs.
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Top Free Classes's curator insight, October 31, 2013 3:36 AM

In March of this year, the Department of Education invited colleges to submit programs for consideration under Title IV aid that do not rely on seat time. In response, public, private and for-profit institutions alike have rushed out programs that are changing the college degree in fundamental ways; they are based not on time in a course but on tangible evidence of learning, a concept known as competency-based education. President Obama issued a call to improve college affordability that went beyond boilerplates about loans and Pell grants. He proposed a rating system that would attach federal higher education dollars to a college’s cost effectiveness and student performance. “Colleges have to work harder to prevent tuition from going up year after year,” the president said. “We’re going to encourage more colleges to innovate, try new things, do things that can provide a great education without breaking the bank.”

Debbie Ruston - The Success Educator's curator insight, October 31, 2013 2:05 PM

Because something was introduced in 1893 and was relevant for decades, does not mean it meets the needs of today's learners.

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Four Ways to Successfully Gear Higher Education to the Needs of Adults

Four Ways to Successfully Gear Higher Education to the Needs of Adults | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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