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The Interstate Passport Initiative to simplify Students mobility

The Interstate Passport Initiative to simplify Students mobility | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Colleges and universities are feeling the heat when it comes to increasing higher education accessibility to Americans.
In particular, the process of transferring between institutions, most notably across state lines, has come under a lot of flak.

Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
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"The initiative defines a set of learning outcomes agreed upon by 16 participating colleges and universities and is designed to create a seamless transfer policy between institutions; even those across state lines.

Students enrolled in general education or liberal arts programs will now have the option to transfer between participating institutions without having to worry about credits earned or courses taken. Instead, institutions are in control of their own specified outcomes or competency requirements to determine acceptance or placement of a transferring student."

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The corridor of uncertainty: Reflections on a course in open networked learning

The corridor of uncertainty: Reflections on a course in open networked learning | Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Over the last 8 weeks or so I've been a facilitator on a course called Open Networked Learning together with colleagues from two other Swedish universities. It is a hard course to pin down since it resembles in many ways a MOOC but has no ambitions of becoming massive. Inspired by the connectivist MOOCs it is open to all who are interested and the content and discussions are accessible even to non-registered learners in a Google+ community though registration is required to contribute. The course material is mostly recycled open educational resources and the majority has a Creative Commons license. This term's version is in turn an adaption of three earlier courses run in cooperation with several institutions in the UK, some of whom have gone on to running their own variations of the basic format. So the concept is sustainable and has spawned an increasing number of variations on a theme. Here are my reflections on the important issues from this term's course."


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A Wave Crests: Silicon Valley, Postsecondary Education And A Half-Trillion Dollars

A Wave Crests: Silicon Valley, Postsecondary Education And A Half-Trillion Dollars | Higher Education | Scoop.it
It's easy to forget that these are early days for the Internet. We still have different ideas on what it is or how it should work. The web is governed by an..
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The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014

The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 | Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The concept of game-based education is one that’s easily dismissed as being frivolous or time-wasting. These go-to resources will help teachers who would like to learn more about the effectiveness of using game-driven approaches in the classroom"

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José Miguel Benavente alerta que Chile perdería liderazgo regional en ciencia, innovación y TI

José Miguel Benavente alerta que Chile perdería liderazgo regional en ciencia, innovación y TI | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Chile va a empezar a perder (en el corto y mediano plazo) contra Perú, Colombia, Argentina en ciencia, tecnología, innovación y emprendimiento. Están avanzando muy rápido y Chile se está quedando atrás", comenta el ingeniero civil industrial y doctor en Economía de la Universidad de Oxford (Inglaterra).
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What is the role for universities in entrepreneurship?

What is the role for universities in entrepreneurship? | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Can you teach someone to be an entrepreneur? At the OECD What Works Conference, hosted by Aalto University last week in Helsinki, the value of the rich environment provided by universities focussing on entrepreneurship brought this issue alive.  As ever with universities it isn’t just about teaching.

To my mind the intrinsic value of a university are all those other things that make up a student’s experience, some measurable, some not.  It is about each student forging their own path to create an experience that is unique to them.  At Aalto University’s Design Factory students co-exist alongside academics and industry partners; the whole ethos is about openness to ideas wherever they come from.  For example, following a trip to visit the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Aalto students had the idea to found an annual conference that would bring together start-up and investors.  In the past three years, Slush has grown from a local, 300-person event to become one of the leading tech and start-up events in the world, reaching 7000 attendees from 68 countries in 2013.
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University of Michigan Announces a Minor in Entrepreneurship

University of Michigan Announces a Minor in Entrepreneurship | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Beginning in January, an entrepreneurial education will be available to all students at the University of Michigan.
 
The new 15-credit minor in entrepreneurship aims to attract students from diverse areas of study. The minor expands on the 9-credit program in entrepreneurship currently offered and adds to the growing number of entrepreneurship programs and activities available for U-M students, including entrepreneurship centers, startup accelerators, countless competitions and more than 18 entrepreneurial student groups. Two hundred students are expected to enroll once the minor is launched.
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Research excellence framework 2014: the postmortem – live chat

Research excellence framework 2014: the postmortem – live chat | Higher Education | Scoop.it

Some of the key concerns about the research excellence framework in UK, are:

1. It’s not fit for purpose
2. It costs too much – over the past six years, £47m was spent within universities and a further £12m in Hefce’s administrative costs – most of it taxpayers’ money
3. It discourages innovation – “straightjacket set of initiatives that you must fit into” makes it particularly difficult for interdisciplinary researchers to submit their research
4. That academics have been unfairly excluded from the REF, which in turn has damaged staff morale

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The Top Education Next Articles of 2014

The Top Education Next Articles of 2014 | Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Each year we provide readers with a list of the most popular articles we published that year.

This year the list is topped by four major research pieces: an analysis of how U.S. students from highly educated families perform compare with similarly advantaged students from other countries; a study investigating what students gain when they are taken on field trips to see high-quality theater performances; a study of teacher evaluation systems in four urban school districts that identifies strengths and weaknesses of different evaluation systems; and the results of Education Next’s annual survey of public opinion on education."

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Interview with author of book on history of American higher education

Interview with author of book on history of American higher education | Higher Education | Scoop.it

"American higher education today looks nothing like it did a few generations ago, let alone at the founding of the country. A new book, The History of American Higher Education: Learning and Culture From the Founding to World War II(Princeton University Press), explores how colleges evolved. The author is Roger L. Geiger, who is distinguished professor of higher education at Pennsylvania State University. His previous books include Tapping the Riches of Science: Universities and the Promise of Economic Growth and Knowledge and Money: Research Universities and the Paradox of the Marketplace."

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Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do | Higher Education | Scoop.it
This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc.  I started a list – see below.  Some have “always” been true – some are unique to this century of learning.  Let me know of any other universal skills you believe young people should know how to do.

Via John Evans
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Interesantes recomendaciones para lograr habilidades que todo estudiante del Siglo XXI debe tener.

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An interesting list . Very thought provoking. 

Leslie Kelsey's curator insight, December 16, 1:55 PM

Fun graphic to post in your library media centers! 

rwestby's curator insight, December 16, 2:15 PM

per John Evans

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MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure

MOOCs Aren’t Revolutionizing College, but They’re Not a Failure | Higher Education | Scoop.it

MOOCs alone can’t meet the oversized expectations of early boosters like Thrun—who themselves echoed would-be reformers over the decades who looked to radio, television, and the mail to democratize learning. For better or worse, traditional methods of higher education showed remarkable persistence as those models emerged. Yes, this time might be different. But if MOOCs do prove revolutionary, it will be because educational institutions have finally figured out how to use them.

 

 


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Creando y desarrollando entornos de aprendizaje activo en titulaciones de Ingeniería

Los actuales planes de estudio, adaptados al Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior, representan una oportunidad para acercar la formación técnica del alumnad...
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Todo -o casi todo- lo que necesitas saber sobre ‘The Flipped Classroom’

Todo -o casi todo- lo que necesitas saber sobre ‘The Flipped Classroom’ | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Fuente original del artículo Vídeos, aplicaciones, recursos, consejos útiles, libros, experiencias prácticas… para poner en práctica la metodología de la Flipped Classroom o la clase al revés. ¿Te animas?

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La curación de contenidos en el diseño y desarrollo de los MOOCs

La curación de contenidos en el diseño y desarrollo de los MOOCs | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Aunque no soy partidario de escribir entradas en el tono narrativo en el que lo voy a hacer, he creído conveniente compartirlo porque entiendo que la labor que he realizado abre una puerta más en el ejercicio de nuestra profesión como curadores de contenidos.

Durante estas últimas seis semanas he tenido la oportunidad de aunar dos de mis intereses profesionales, por un lado la curación de contenidos y por otro los nuevos contextos donde tienen cabida los aprendizajes emergentes. Desde el pasado 3 de noviembre hasta el domingo 28 de diciembre he formado parte del equipo de dinamización del MOOC “Innovación en la Formación Continua” diseñado y desarrollado por la Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública (EASP) y Conecta13 y coordinado por David Álvarez y Mariano Hernán.

Este MOOC, conocido en las redes como el #easpMOOC13, ha sido una gran experiencia profesional donde he tenido que ejercer de content curator en multitud de contextos usando diferentes herramientas. Sin afán de ser exhaustivo, me gustaría resaltar algunas de las tareas que se me asignaron como documentalista profesional de la content curation.

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Boston University gastronomy program combines academia with 'culinaria'

Boston University gastronomy program combines academia with 'culinaria' | Higher Education | Scoop.it
On an average weekday, Beth Wittenstein walks into the kitchens at 808 Commonwealth Ave. and starts cooking. She watches iconic Boston chefs and foodies carve, sauté and braise – and then she does it herself.

Wittenstein is a student within Boston University’s Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy, a graduate-level program that combines experiential culinary courses with academic concentrations. It’s a culinary school with a scholarly twist, where students carve charcuterie with James Beard Award winners, forage for ingredients in Massachusetts and study ancient fermenting practices with internationally renowned scholars.

Gastronomy, or the study of the culinary arts, is not a common field of study within the university setting, but it’s becoming more popular. As information about genetically modified organisms and world hunger increase in common consciousness, more graduates are pursuing food policy and culinary ecommerce. When cooking school doesn’t cut it, food studies and gastronomy programs allow students to explore the world of food from a different angle, be it fiscal, political or historical.
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Are you broadcasting or networking when teaching online?

Are you broadcasting or networking when teaching online? | Higher Education | Scoop.it

Understanding the characteristics or affordances of each medium or technology that influence its usefulness for education will help clarify our thinking of the possible benefits or weaknesses of each medium or technology. This will also allow us to see where technologies have common or different features.
There is a wide range of characteristics that we could look at, but I will focus on five that I think are particularly important for education:


1. broadcast (one-way) or communicative (two way) media
2. synchronous or asynchronous technologies
3. live (transient) or recorded (permanent) media
4. single or rich media
5. passive or interactive.

 

We shall see that these characteristics are more dimensional than discrete states, and media or technologies will fit at different points on these dimensions, depending on the way they are designed or used.

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Winners of New “Oscars” for Higher Education Innovation

Winners of New “Oscars” for Higher Education Innovation | Higher Education | Scoop.it
The top prize in a new competition to celebrate higher education innovation has been shared between two entrants: National Taiwan University and the University of Colorado Boulder. The two winners will divide the prize fund of US$50,000, offered by IELTS, after being announced yesterday at the Wharton-QS Stars Awards 2014: Reimagine Education conference in Philadelphia.

This new international contest is a joint initiative of QS Quacquarelli Symonds, publisher of the QS World University Rankings, and The Wharton School SEI Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The idea behind the venture is to provide a platform through which to celebrate and share the most effective higher education innovations worldwide, with a focus on enhancing learning and nurturing employability.
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UC trumps Stanford in pushing entrepreneurship, QB3 head says

UC trumps Stanford in pushing entrepreneurship, QB3 head says | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Neuroscientist Regis Kelly has watched the Bay Area’s life-science industry blossom. As executive vice chancellor at UCSF, he oversaw the construction of its Mission Bay campus. Since 2004, he has directed the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, or QB3, a network of biologists at UCSF, UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz. A major part of QB3 is its four incubators, in which scientists turn discoveries into companies. Those startups have raised more than $500 million.
This month, Kelly took on a new challenge: senior adviser on innovation and entrepreneurship to UC’s Office of the President. In addition to keeping his job at QB3, he’ll help market technologies developed at UC’s 10 campuses and three national laboratories. His work will complement UC Ventures, a new $250 million fund that will invest in those inventions. This interview has been edited for clarity and brevity.
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Universities and colleges step up support for social entrepreneurs - UK

Universities and colleges step up support for social entrepreneurs - UK | Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Higher education institutions (HEIs) are working together to build a national ‘ecosystem’ of support for social entrepreneurs through a series of new partnerships announced by HEFCE and UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs."

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9 Ideas Education Is Having Trouble Responding To

9 Ideas Education Is Having Trouble Responding To | Higher Education | Scoop.it
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7 higher ed stories to watch in 2015

7 higher ed stories to watch in 2015 | Higher Education | Scoop.it
A number of social issues, ed tech advancements, and policy debates should guarantee an ample supply of interesting, important stories in the coming year.
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Retos de innovación en la educación superior - México

Retos de innovación en la educación superior - México | Higher Education | Scoop.it

"A los títulos universitarios hay que ponerles fecha de caducidad.

Las universidades en todo el mundo enfrentan una de las transformaciones más disruptivas de la historia debido a cambios tecnológicos, económicos y sociales. Hay carreras en las que lo aprendido en el primer semestre ya es obsoleto al graduarse, y en el futuro habrá muchos trabajos que hoy aún no existen. Hay una tendencia muy grande al “Just in time learning:” Cada día es más fácil aprender lo que necesitamos aprender, en el momento que necesitamos aprenderlo, incluso desde nuestro móvil."

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Change is coming to American Higher Education

Change is coming to American Higher Education | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Change is coming, and it will not be easy for institutions to accommodate. It is widely recognized that the cost of attending college is out of control, as evidenced by the $1.2 trillion (and growing) student debt, while the comparable economic value of a college degree is declining.

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Mobile Learning y geolocalización: el entorno como espacio de aprendizaje

Mobile Learning y geolocalización: el entorno como espacio de aprendizaje | Higher Education | Scoop.it
El aprendizaje contextualizado a través de dispositivos móviles es una tendencia emergente, tanto por factores tecnológicos (convergencia entre dispositivos, crecimiento acelerado de aplicaciones educativas para estos dispositivos), como por la creciente necesidad de oportunidades de aprendizaje disponibles, atractivas y usables por parte de estudiantes de perfiles muy variados (personalización).
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Top 8 eLearning and EdTech Trends for 2015

Top 8 eLearning and EdTech Trends for 2015 | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Check the Top 8 eLearning and EdTech Trends for 2015 plus the Top 6 eLearning Industry Factors Driving Instructional Designer Compensation.

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