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Higher Education in the Future
Exploring the trends and technologies that are disrupting, transforming, innovating, and reinventing colleges & universities in the digital information age
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The Essence of MOOCs: Multi-Venue, Non-Linear, Learner-Initiated Learning -- Campus Technology

The Essence of MOOCs: Multi-Venue, Non-Linear, Learner-Initiated Learning -- Campus Technology | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
A discussion of MOOCs as the logical outcome of the move toward learner-initiated learning.
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A discussion of MOOCs as the logical outcome of the move toward learner-initiated learning.

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Game On! Engaging IT Students at Kaplan U -- Campus Technology

Game On! Engaging IT Students at Kaplan U -- Campus Technology | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
This online university set out to discover whether the use of gaming techniques could help students get beyond whatever obstructions were holding them back in one crucial gatekeeper course. The results were dramatic.
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Big 10 provosts question partnerships with ed tech companies | Inside Higher Ed

Big 10 provosts question partnerships with ed tech companies | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

"...provosts from some of America’s top research universities have concluded that they – not corporate entrepreneurs and investors -- must drive online education efforts."


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Home « MOOC Campus

Home « MOOC Campus | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

The idea is simple. Online and DIY learners unite at a beautiful mountain resort to live an extraordinary lifestyle in a dynamic community of smart and motivated people.

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It will be interesting to see where this goes - and who goes with it.

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Academic Partnerships - Online Delivery of Higher Education Worldwide

Academic Partnerships - Online Delivery of Higher Education Worldwide | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Academic Partnerships assists public universities and colleges in the development and transition to accelerated online courses and online degree programs.
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7 Things You Should Know About MOOCs II | EDUCAUSE.edu

7 Things You Should Know About MOOCs II | EDUCAUSE.edu | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

The 7 Things You Should Know About... series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning technologies. Each brief focuses on a single technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use these briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues.

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MOOC Students Who Got Offline Help Scored Higher, Study Finds - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

MOOC Students Who Got Offline Help Scored Higher, Study Finds - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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The Other Higher Ed Bubble (Full Report) | Academic Impressions

The Other Higher Ed Bubble (Full Report) | Academic Impressions | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

Amid recent discussion of whether higher education is the next big financial “bubble,” It’s my view that what isn’t being talked about is a bubble of another type—a “denial” bubble. In this report, I'll offer a new diagnosis of the challenges facing higher ed leadership, and a call to action for college and university leaders.

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sadly one can't seem read this without signing up; so can't judge whether it's worth signing up (and inevitable emails) - aargh
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LAUNCHedu Finalists | SXSWedu.com

LAUNCHedu Finalists | SXSWedu.com | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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These education startups will compete for top honor at SXSWedu March 4-7, 2013 in Austin, Texas

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We're All to Blame for MOOCs

We're All to Blame for MOOCs | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Professors are deeply invested in the logic leading to massive open online courses and are ill-prepared to argue against them.
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The Future of the University: A Vision | Printculture

Q: OK, so the courses are close to free. What happens then? A: Here's what's going to happen. I am 18, thinking about going to Penn State. But even in-state it costs $15,000 a year. That's a lot of money.
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In Deals With 10 Public Universities, Coursera Bids for Role in Credit Courses

In Deals With 10 Public Universities, Coursera Bids for Role in Credit Courses | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
The young company, until now known only for its massive open online courses, is seeking to help public institutions graduate students.
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Cathy Davidson: Now You See It: Why the Future of Learning Demands a Paradigm Shift

Talk given at "Conversations That Matter III: Research, Policy, & Practice: The 3rd International Conference on Service-Learning in Teacher Education," June ...
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College for all | McKinsey & Company

College for all | McKinsey & Company | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Open online courses are changing higher education. Traditional colleges face dangers—and opportunities. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Google I/O 2013 - Online Learning Made Social with Google+

Amit Fulay, Pamela Fox Come learn about how Google+ is helping Online learning platforms help connect students to each other and to professors. This talk wil...
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Ken Morrison's curator insight, May 18, 2013 12:12 AM

Google set the tone for the next 12 months at their I/O conference this week.  It was not a surprise that they talked about Google+'s impact on social media. It was a bit of a surprise that they discussed educational opportunities for using Google+ in the classroom.  

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Nathan Heller: Is College Moving Online?

Nathan Heller: Is College Moving Online? | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Many people think that massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are the future of higher education in America.
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Ga. Tech to Offer a MOOC-Like Online Master's Degree, at Low Cost

Ga. Tech to Offer a MOOC-Like Online Master's Degree, at Low Cost | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
The university and Udacity are partners in the project, with support from AT&T. Degree-seeking students will have to apply and will pay about $7,000.
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The Memo: American U.'s Moratorium on MOOCs

The Memo: American U.'s Moratorium on MOOCs | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

The provost at American University, Scott A. Bass, sent the following statement to university faculty and staff members to clarify the university's "moratorium" on creating MOOCs.

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This memorandum raises some good questions.

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Partnership Gives Students Access to a High-Price Text on a MOOC Budget

Partnership Gives Students Access to a High-Price Text on a MOOC Budget | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Coursera and the textbook-rental site Chegg are teaming up to bring high-quality, mainstream textbooks into the low-cost, online learning environment.
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This is an interesting development - will libraries get involved?

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Are online public universities the new land-grant institution? - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Are online public universities the new land-grant institution? - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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This is an interesting question to raise. What are the benefits and what are the costs if online public universities become the new land-grant institutions. Who will be the winners and who will be the losers in such a system? 

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Why Professors at San Jose State Won't Use a Harvard Professor's MOOC

Why Professors at San Jose State Won't Use a Harvard Professor's MOOC | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
In an open letter, the San Jose professors worry that public higher education will suffer if scholar-student interaction is replaced with videotaped content.
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Coursera Eyes Teacher Training With New MOOC Partners - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Coursera Eyes Teacher Training With New MOOC Partners - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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Duke U.'s Undergraduate Faculty Derails Plan for Online Courses for Credit - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Duke U.'s Undergraduate Faculty Derails Plan for Online Courses for Credit - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
The university's Arts & Sciences Council rejected a partnership with 2U, which had formed a consortium of top colleges to offer such courses.
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Newly appointed director, Head of the Boscov-Lakin Info. Commons & Thun Library, at Penn State Berks. A Library Journal 2005 Mover and Shaker.