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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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NodeXL: Learning from Visualizations of Social Media Networks - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

NodeXL: Learning from Visualizations of Social Media Networks - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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I wonder what is the future of social network analysis and how it might be applied to learning analytics in Higher Ed?

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72% Of Professors Who Teach Online Courses Don’t Think Their Students Deserve Credit | TechCrunch

72% Of Professors Who Teach Online Courses Don’t Think Their Students Deserve Credit | TechCrunch | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
This is not a good sign for online education: 72 percent of professors who have taught Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) don't believe that students should get official college credit, even if they did well in the class.
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Walk Deliberately, Don't Run, Toward Online Education - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Walk Deliberately, Don't Run, Toward Online Education - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Let's experiment, but in assessing outcomes and cost savings, let's also insist on hard evidence.
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A decade ago I remember wondering when online education would reach an inflection point and enter into the mainstream consciousness of our society - it looks like MOOCs are doing just that for good or for bad.

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I Don't Want to Be Mooc'd - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

I Don't Want to Be Mooc'd - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Creative destruction is a fine economic theory, until you become its object.
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Inside Higher Ed: Coursera's Contractual Elitism

Inside Higher Ed: Coursera's Contractual Elitism | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

If you wonder why your university hasn’t linked up with Coursera, the massively popular provider of free online classes, it may help to know the company is contractually obliged to turn away the vast majority of American universities.

 

The Silicon Valley-based company said to be revolutionising higher education says in a contract seen by Inside Higher Ed that it will “only” offer classes from elite institutions – the members of the Association of American Universities or “top five” universities in countries outside of North America – unless Coursera’s advisory board agrees to waive the requirement.

 

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Thanks Ken for the recommendation.

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Challenge and Change (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Challenge and Change (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online
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Thanks for the suggestion Vicky.

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Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy

Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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"This white paper explores and articulates three intersections between scholarly communication and information literacy"

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 9, 2013 6:49 AM

A good document on scholarly communication and information literacy.

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Future of Higher Education

Future of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

This great Infographic explores the future of higher education. 

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Thanks for sharing Kenneth.

 
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Lunch Keynote: The Role of Learning Analytics in Improving Teaching and Learning

Interest in big data, data mining, and analytics is strong and growing in business and government. Recent reports by McKinsey, HBR, and Deloitte indicate tha...
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davidgibson's curator insight, March 31, 2013 9:05 AM

George Siemens speaks...

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A Truly Devastating Graph on State Higher Education Spending

A Truly Devastating Graph on State Higher Education Spending | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Some states have slashed per-student spending by as much as half.
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"Unless technology allows colleges massively more efficient more quickly than anybody currently expects, or state coffers heal enough to start restoring these lost dollars, we're going to be living with the effects of these cuts for a long time." Is this why some think MOOCs are the future of Higher Ed.?

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The dirty little secret of online learning: Students are bored and dropping out

The dirty little secret of online learning: Students are bored and dropping out | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Online education has been around for a long time. But massive open online courses are finally making it respectable. Maybe even cool. Let’s not forget, though, that they are still experiments.

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Jean Jacoby's curator insight, March 21, 2013 5:56 PM

"So why are all these students falling asleep, virtually, in their digital classes? Mainly because the people putting education online are still thinking in terms of classrooms."

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EdX Releases Open Source Tool For Building Interactive MOOC Courseware -- Campus Technology

EdX Releases Open Source Tool For Building Interactive MOOC Courseware -- Campus Technology | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
EdX has released source code to the general public that supports interactive learning built specifically for the Internet.
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The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
In the largest survey of instructors who have taught massive open online courses, The Chronicle heard from critics, converts, and the cautious.
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University Business Models and Online Practices: A Third Way

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I think there will be more than three ways moving forward but this is a interesting study to inform us about several approaches.

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World Education University Disrupts the Cost of Higher Education - Getting Smart by Sarah Cargill -

World Education University Disrupts the Cost of Higher Education - Getting Smart by Sarah Cargill - | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) were thetop megatrend of 2012. MOOCs made theshift from curiosity to employability. Antioch University is proving that it's getting easier to convert a MOOC experience into college credit.
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Mozilla Releases Long-Discussed Software to Offer 'Badges' for Learning - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Mozilla Releases Long-Discussed Software to Offer 'Badges' for Learning - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology

Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Unlocking our Potential and the Culture of Teaching and Learning
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Some content will be streamed - enjoy!

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The End of the University as We Know It - Nathan Harden - The American Interest Magazine

The End of the University as We Know It - Nathan Harden - The American Interest Magazine | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
The End of the University as We Know It - Nathan Harden - The American Interest - The higher ed revolution is coming.
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Food for thought - a bit on the doomsday side of things.

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Counterfactual Campus: Scott Page, 2112 and the Resilient Idea

On the first day of the first Counterfactual Campus event, Scott Page, Director of the Center for Complex Systems at the University of Michigan, talks about the…
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MOOCs: Coursera, edX, Futurelearn and Udacity - University profiles | Justin Menard - LISTedTECH

MOOCs: Coursera, edX, Futurelearn and Udacity - University profiles | Justin Menard - LISTedTECH | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it

With Coursera and edX both announced this week they are doubling the number of universities partners, I decided to update the data. I also added another MOOC: Futurelearn

One more thing that was added to the visualisation is the average University World Ranking by MOOCs.


Via Peter B. Sloep, Justin Menard
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Top Free Classes's comment, March 7, 2013 10:55 PM
Thanks!
GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC's curator insight, March 8, 2013 7:45 AM

Ackn. Justin Menard - interest in Rankings by MOOCs and Uni's

Justin Menard's comment, May 7, 2013 8:59 PM
I have updated the visualisation with the most recent information, added 2 new Moocs and 5 more world university rankings

We now have 6 MOOCs in the Viz: Coursera, edX, Futurelearn, Iversity, OpenEd and Udacity
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Five Ways Free Online Classes Will Change College, or Not

Five Ways Free Online Classes Will Change College, or Not | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
Nothing moves fast in higher ed, except for MOOCs.A year ago very few people had heard of the acronym for Massive Open Online Course. Now stories about the courses attracting tens of thousands of
John Shank's insight:

MOOC madness? Maybe not... they just need to find their place in the world of higher ed.

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Filipe MS Bento's curator insight, March 12, 2013 10:38 AM

And yet another personal battle: OCW and this new related buzzword that I was not aware of. Good times ahead, people!

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EDU@2025

EDU@2025 is a visionary trip into the future from higher education technology guru Richard Katz. Technology and the accelerating pace of change in modern lif...
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This video will elicit a reaction from you for sure either WOW! or Rubish!

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At South by Southwest Education Event, Tensions Divide Entrepreneurs and Educators - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

At South by Southwest Education Event, Tensions Divide Entrepreneurs and Educators - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
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Clearly both educators and entrepreneurs bring differing perspectives to how to go about innovating higher education. Who is right? Could it be both are right at least in part.

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Factors identified that influence willingness to use new information technology | Penn State University

Factors identified that influence willingness to use new information technology | Penn State University | Higher Education in the Future | Scoop.it
People are more willing to use new technology when they perceive it to be high in relative advantage, low in complexity and ease of use, and high in "trialability," according to researchers.
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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.