Educational Technology in Higher Education
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A scoop it magazine focusing on educational technology in higher education.
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Opinion: the professor-less university

Opinion: the professor-less university | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Two radically contrasting emerging models of higher education in the US offer academics a very different deal, says Steven Ward
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The Seduction of the Leader in Higher Education | Academic Impressions

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The University, technology and co-operation

My presentation at "Critical Perspectives on Educational Technology", University of Brighton, UK. 15 October 2013
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It's no secret that college is expensive. The Experts explain why costs continue to rise.

It's no secret that college is expensive. The Experts explain why costs continue to rise. | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The hefty price tag attached to a college degree in the U.S. has made financing college a tough task for most families. With this issue in mind, we asked The Experts: What explains the high, and rising, cost of college in the U.S.?
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The logical impossibility of Status Quo: Six disconnects that demand a digital pedagogy (or at least a good debate about it) | Peter Bryant

The logical impossibility of Status Quo: Six disconnects that demand a digital pedagogy (or at least a good debate about it) | Peter Bryant | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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New Directions for Higher Education: Q&A with Author Richard Arum on Undergrad Learning : New England Board of Higher Education

New Directions for Higher Education: Q&A with Author Richard Arum on Undergrad Learning : New England Board of Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Nate Silver to would-be data scientists: Don't sweat the degree, just do the work

Nate Silver to would-be data scientists: Don't sweat the degree, just do the work | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Would-be data scientists should work with data up close rather than book learning, says TheFiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver. Although a stats course won’t hurt.
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What's In A College Degree? Maybe Not As Much As You Think

What's In A College Degree? Maybe Not As Much As You Think | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A profusion of online courses are the answer to a self-motivated student's prayers. And employers are starting to pay attention.
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Peak education 2013

Peak education 2013 | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Did we just experience peak higher education in the United States? I want to try out this hypothesis as a way of thinking about many current trendlines.  Readers and listeners know I have been trac...
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Why Obama’s Radical Education Plan Could Finally Disrupt College | TechCrunch

Why Obama’s Radical Education Plan Could Finally Disrupt College | TechCrunch | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
For the first time in American history, colleges could be judged on how their graduates perform in the real world and give the private sector a way to compete on a common metric.
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New book examines higher education through the lens of the zombie apocalypse | Inside Higher Ed

New book examines higher education through the lens of the zombie apocalypse | Inside Higher Ed | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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The Future of Online Education Is on Campus

The Future of Online Education Is on Campus | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Coursera and Udacity are known for giving education away for free online. But now they're finding there's money to be made in the classroom.
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The Future of College?

The Future of College? | Educational Technology in 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? 
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verstelle's curator insight, August 18, 2014 3:13 AM

The truly revolutionary type of university Minerva now starts after two years of preparation. 

Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, August 20, 2014 4:16 AM

Intro to the Minerva way of teaching
(a surprising mix of technology and pedagogy)

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UK academic staff – doing more for less, every day | Fair pay in education

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Unbundled: Reimagining Higher Education

Unbundled: Reimagining Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Even today -- with dozens of global institutions and millions of learners participating -- we as an industry have so much more to learn as we puzzle out online education.
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A Future With Only 10 Universities (Minding the Future, #OpenVA)

A Future With Only 10 Universities (Minding the Future, #OpenVA) | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Why college costs will soon plunge

Why college costs will soon plunge | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
“My goal,” says the candidate, “is a healthier America. That is why I am setting an ambitious target of sending 1 million more Americans to the hospital in the next five years.
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Bad Professors and Higher Education

Bad Professors and Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When critics see problems plaguing higher education, the knee-jerk response has been to blame the faculty. In this scenario, the cause of the problem is typically attributed to tenure.
Mark Smithers's insight:

If only it was that simple.

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Is Higher Education Even Worth It? | Defaults Skyrocket

"About one in seven borrowers defaulted on their federal student loans, showing how former students are buckling under higher-education costs in a weak econo...
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Internet mentors could supplant traditional lecturers

Internet mentors could supplant traditional lecturers | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Horizon Scanning study points to a ‘new kind of pedagogy’ in higher education by 2020
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Debbie Ruston - The Success Educator's curator insight, October 1, 2013 9:35 AM

Interesting article on how educators can re-invent themselves, and another example of how change in life and in business is constant. As in many industries, employees are finding new ways to work - providing their service for multiple employers, rather than one single employer. 

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In Higher Education Social Media Is Your Job

In Higher Education Social Media Is Your Job | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I'm here to announce that in the world of higher education, we are no longer awarding cute points or righteousness points to naysayers of social media. Those presentations are uninformed, and to be honest, they just annoy the hell out of me.
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The value of education is dropping fast for university graduates

The value of education is dropping fast for university graduates | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Uni tuition 20% higher than 10 yrs ago, yet employment rates for those w/ #pse only 0.7% greater than those without http://t.co/MeNBTWLv1m

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8 Signs that Your University is Selling Out With Online Learning

8 Signs that Your University is Selling Out With Online Learning | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Online learning is here to stay. I remember presenting my master's thesis almost two decades ago on the promise of online learning. One of the committee members asked, "Don't you think this online ...
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Higher Education In The 21st Century: Is The Classroom Obsolete?

Higher Education In The 21st Century: Is The Classroom Obsolete? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As universities evolve, classrooms will not disappear, but what happens in them will change dramatically.
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