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Exploring the trends and technologies that are disrupting, transforming, innovating, and reinventing colleges & universities in the digital information age
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Move over MOOCs – Collaborative MOOC 2.0 is coming - University World News

Move over MOOCs – Collaborative MOOC 2.0 is coming - University World News | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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Will these be more social MOOCs? #edtech #MOOCs #eLearning #blendedlearning #onlinelearning #highered

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SEMC 2014 Keynote - YouTube

Michael Edson (@mpedson) of the Smithsonian, CLIR, and the Open Knowledge Foundation, speaks at the Southeastern Museums Conference 2014. The title of his ta...
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Unizin: A University Operated Cloud for Digital Learning | 2014 Technology Exchange

Unizin: A University Operated Cloud for Digital Learning | 2014 Technology Exchange | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

Unizin is a multi-university collaboration to operate a cloud-scale digital learning service for its members. It brings multi-institutional scale to the opportunities for sharing course content, software systems, and learner analytics. 

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Survey: College Students Relying More on Digital Materials | Digital Book World

Survey: College Students Relying More on Digital Materials | Digital Book World | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
[Press Release] CourseSmart's Third Annual Survey on Education and Technology Reveals College Students' Growing Dependence on Mobile Devices and Digital
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Online Ed Skepticism and Self-Sufficiency: Survey of Faculty Views on Technology @insidehighered

Online Ed Skepticism and Self-Sufficiency: Survey of Faculty Views on Technology @insidehighered | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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MIT offers free online courses in game design, ed tech - eCampus News

MIT offers free online courses in game design, ed tech - eCampus News | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
New ‘project-based’ MOOCs from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will focus on creating educational games and implementing ed tech.
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What Role Does Technology Play in Record Levels of Income Inequality? | MIT Technology Review

What Role Does Technology Play in Record Levels of Income Inequality? | MIT Technology Review | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
The disparity between the rich and everyone else is larger than ever in the United States and increasing in much of Europe. Why?
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MOOC U: The Revolution Isn't Over

MOOC U: The Revolution Isn't Over | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

"Whether MOOCs follow through on their pledge to alter higher education and, in the process, reduce costs and improve outcomes for everyone depends on whether colleges and the MOOC providers tackle the difficult questions facing them in the next few years while they are out of the media spotlight."

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Open-Education Company Helps Develop Textbook-Free Associate Degree – The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Digital Transformation in Higher Education - YouTube

With Lisa Davis, CIO of Georgetown University
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The MOOC Where Everybody Learned – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The MOOC Where Everybody Learned – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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Dr. Vincent Tinto 2014 STEP Keynote Presentation - YouTube

'Student Success Does Not Arise by Chance' - a presentation from Dr. Vincent Tinto at the 2014 NSF STEP Grantees meeting in Washington, DC, co-hosted by ASEE.
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Will the Next Classroom Disruption Be in 3-D? Facebook’s Virtual-Reality Company Thinks So – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Will the Next Classroom Disruption Be in 3-D? Facebook’s Virtual-Reality Company Thinks So – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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Complete Guide to Open Educational Resources -- Campus Technology

Complete Guide to Open Educational Resources -- Campus Technology | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Low-cost, high-quality textbooks may once have been a myth, but no longer: Open educational resources provide a wide variety of free learning content for practically any subject. CT asked three OER enthusiasts for their favorite tips and tools.
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Support Free Professional Development for Educators!

Our  Learning Revolution FREE educational conferences had 100,000 attendee log-ins last year. Hopefully, you benefited from one or more of them (or will in the future!). You can now help support...
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Tech Start-Up Hosts Hackathon for Online Course Tools -- Campus Technology

Tech Start-Up Hosts Hackathon for Online Course Tools -- Campus Technology | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
A start-up company with an online application designed to allow people to create and publish interactive courses recently held a "Code for Education" night in its home town of San Francisco.
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2014 Harvard IT Summit, Technology & the Academy Keynote

Clay Shirky, Associate Professor at New York University, delivers the afternoon keynote at the 4th annual Harvard IT Summit.
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Google Classroom: First Impressions – ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Google Classroom: First Impressions – ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

The new learning management system (LMS) offered to Google Apps for Education users has recently become fully available: Google Classroom

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How Students Learn From Games

How Students Learn From Games | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
In the second of a three-part series, a professor looks at the use of simulation games in the classroom.
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University of the People – The world’s first tuition-free online university

University of the People – The world’s first tuition-free online university | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
UoPeople is the first tuition free online university dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education.
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Nicola Parkin's curator insight, August 16, 2014 3:42 AM

Whoops I think they mean tuition-fee free?

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Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead – The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 14, 2014 9:50 AM

Not exactly sure that I agree totally with this finding but certainly is a topic to discuss and consider its worth.

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Steven Mintz: Three Radical Innovations by 2015 | EDUCAUSE.edu

Steven Mintz: Three Radical Innovations by 2015 | EDUCAUSE.edu | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

In this interview, Steven Mintz mentions three innovations that he believes will transform modern higher education.

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To

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Why The Future Of Education Involves Badges - Edudemic

Why The Future Of Education Involves Badges - Edudemic | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

Higher education institutions are abuzz with the concept of Open Badges. Defined as a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, quality or interest, Open Badges are not only a hot topic as of late, but are also debated by some critics as the latest threat to higher education.


Via Jeffrey Jablonski, Ph.D.
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A Blended Librarian who is stirred by innovation not mixed up by it.



Newly appointed director, Head of the Boscov-Lakin Info. Commons & Thun Library, at Penn State Berks. A Library Journal 2005 Mover and Shaker.