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MIT and Harvard release working papers on open online courses - MIT News Office

MIT and Harvard release working papers on open online courses - MIT News Office | higher education | Scoop.it
Research findings challenge common misconceptions, offer surprising insights about how students engage with MOOCs.
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Evidence based research is useful! This article provides some interesting clues, but also some intriguing questions.
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Pressure on Accreditation Is Cause for Concern, Speaker Warns

Pressure on Accreditation Is Cause for Concern, Speaker Warns | higher education | Scoop.it
An accreditation group's leader urged a gathering of college presidents to help fix a "bad narrative" in Washington that affects all of higher education.
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Although the narrative is rather confused, it touches the issue that accreditation systems can - and in many cases do - hamper innovation within universities

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On the Innovation of Nations

On the Innovation of Nations | higher education | Scoop.it
A country's economic success will be increasingly determined by how it can leverage its potential for innovation.
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Klaus Schwab proposes to assess nations according to their innovative potential instead of income (as the World Bank does today). He argues that we need to realize that the costs of not innovating — lower economic growth — are steep, but so too is the price of innovation. The changes it brings to labor markets, supply chains and social structures cannot be underestimated.    

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Credit-for-MOOCs Effort Hits a Snag – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Credit-for-MOOCs Effort Hits a Snag – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | higher education | Scoop.it
via @ChangeHigherEd: #MOOCs continue to look for a job they can do http://t.co/mczoVHuBc4 #edtech #edtechchat #online #highered #emchat
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There is still a long way to go. But eventually....
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Research Roundup: The 'Flip Side' of Open Innovation, Productivity Losses from Bad Weather and Assessing the Risks of Outsourcing - Knowledge@Wharton

Research Roundup: The 'Flip Side' of Open Innovation, Productivity Losses from Bad Weather and Assessing the Risks of Outsourcing - Knowledge@Wharton | higher education | Scoop.it
Open innovation is gaining in popularity, but when should companies be concerned with protecting their own knowledge?
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Three Wharton professors provide a review of the interaction of two strategies — accessing external knowledge and protecting internal knowledge — in open innovation. They show that risk management instruments could help.

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Latin America: Entrepreneurs' lack of innovation curbs creation of quality jobs

A massive 60% of Latin America employees work for businesses with five or fewer employees but a chronic shortage of innovation in the region means that companies grow at a much slower rate than in other regions.
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The shortage of qualified personnel plays an important part. More creative cooperation between business and higher education is warranted!

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