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The Rising Cost of Not Going to College

The Rising Cost of Not Going to College | Higher Education | Scoop.it

The latest Pew Research Center report on higher education shows that the education pay gap has widened partly because the pay for college graduates has risen over the decades but even more so because the real earnings of the less educated have kept falling. The Millennial worker with only a high school diploma had a median income of $28,000 in 2012; that’s down from $32,299 for comparably educated early Baby Boomers when they were young adults. And this difference is even larger than the increase in earnings for college graduates for millennials compared with the early boomers.


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"New data from Pew Research indicates that for people 25 to 32 — part of the so-called millennial generation — the gap in earnings between college graduates and those with a high school diploma or less has never been greater in the modern era.

 

Pew researchers, in a report released Tuesday, found that millennials who have college degrees made about $17,500 more in 2012, on average, than their peers with only a high-school diploma. In inflation-adjusted dollars, that compares with a gap of almost $10,000 for the early baby boom generation when they were the same age that millennials are today. For the so-called Generation Xers, who were born between 1965 and 1980, the pay disparity between college and high school graduates at the time they were young adults was $15,780 in adjusted dollars, according to Pew’s analysis of federal data."

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Cultivating MOOCs One Learner at a Time

Cultivating MOOCs One Learner at a Time | Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The number of students signed up for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) reached an astronomical 17 million in 2014. But are these free online courses truly fulfilling their promise of democratizing education?"


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TeachEngineering Reviews

TeachEngineering Reviews | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Standards-aligned engineering lessons and hands-on activities for use in science, engineering, and math classrooms.
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Una web diseñada por The National Science Foundation para impartir lecciones sobre los conceptos básicos que todo estudiante de secundaría debería conocer acerca de la Física, Química, matemáticas, tecnología.

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From F2F to Online: Getting It Right

From F2F to Online: Getting It Right | Higher Education | Scoop.it

"If you simply take your face-to-face class and put it online and teach it electronically, you will fail miserably,” says Paul S. Caron, director of education at Lewiston-Auburn College, whose first experience teaching online taught him some valuable lessons about how to provide students with an effective, supportive, and motivating learning experience."

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Spaces for Learning

Spaces for Learning | Higher Education | Scoop.it

The design of any learning space must be guided by sound principles of learning and the spaces need to be matched to the pedagogy of those who will use them. The most amazing space will fail to enhance learning if it does not suit the needs of its users. There is a danger in hoping that new learning spaces will transform tired pedagogy; a belief that is not reflected by experience.

 


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Undoubtedly the new learning spaces bring a fresh level of excitement to schools and students quickly fall in love with the options and the playfulness they offer. The challenge for schools is to avoid the lure of shiny new toys and ensure that the adoption of flexible spaces is part of a bigger shift in thinking that includes effective pedagogies and supports for teachers who will be using the new spaces.

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Trust Google to invent the Joe 90 'cage' ;)
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Do your surroundings affect your ability to learn?

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Conflictos en la gestión de la Universidad Yachay - Ecuador

Conflictos en la gestión de la Universidad Yachay - Ecuador | Higher Education | Scoop.it
La salida de la Universidad Yachay del exrector Fernando Albericio reveló los conflictos internos existentes en el principal organismo de toma de decisiones de ese centro de estudios; la Comisión Gestora.
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Es una pena que el Dr. Fernando Albericio haya salido de la conducción de la Universidad Yachay en Ecuador, el proyecto más ambicioso de creación de una universidad de investigación en Ecuador. El Dr. Albericio es uno de los investigadores más renombrados en su campo en España y ha sido Director General del Parque Científico de Barcelona. 

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Higher Education Costs Continue to Rise - USA

Higher Education Costs Continue to Rise - USA | Higher Education | Scoop.it

"According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Kentucky is among the five states with the highest increase in the average cost of tuition since last year. The nearly four percent jump averages $344 a student."

 

 

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Los recortes de los fondos que otorga el estado para subvencionar los estudios en las universidades públicas ha originado el creciente aumento de los costos de matrículas.

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Solo siete universidades en Perú enseñan ingeniería según estándares internacionales

Solo siete universidades en Perú enseñan ingeniería según estándares internacionales | Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Solo siete universidades y dos institutos superiores tecnológicos en el país cuentan con acreditación para enseñar la carrera de ingeniería y sus respectivas variantes según estándares internacionales, informó el Instituto de Calidad y Acreditación de Programas de Computación, Ingeniería y Tecnología en Ingeniería (ICACIT).

Se trata de la Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), la Universidad de San Martín de Porres, la Pontificia Universidad Católica, la Universidad Ricardo Palma, la Universidad Privada del Norte, la Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (UNI), la Universidad Privada de Tacna, así como los institutos Cibertec y Tecsup."

 

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La PUCP es la universidad peruana que tiene el mayor número de carreras acreditadas. Tiene cinco (5) programas de ingeniería acreditados internacionalmente por ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) de Estados Unidos y por si fuera poco tres de ellas cuentan además con una segunda acreditación internacional de la CEAB (Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board). Finalmente todas estas carreras (5) también cuentan con la acreditación de ICACIT. Pueden verlo en:  http://departamento.pucp.edu.pe/ingenieria/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=567&Itemid

 

 

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Teaching and Learning with the Future in Mind

Teaching and Learning with the Future in Mind | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Blended learning, classroom practice, technology, 21st century learning, 21st century skills, teacher preparation, beyond school learning, outside of school time, professional development, global education, self directed learning, Future Problem Solving Program

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About the Promises and Pitfalls of Competency-Based Education

About the Promises and Pitfalls of Competency-Based Education | Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Perhaps the biggest hurdle to competency based education remains tradition. The credit hour has been at the foundation of American
higher education since the beginning of the 20th century. Changing how we measure the passage of time in higher education and assess student learning will not be easy, but the fact that college presidents mostly are positive on a potential replacement should give supporters of competency-based education some hope for the future"

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Interesantes resultados de la encuesta realizada a cerca de 200 Presidentes de diferentes Universidades y Colleges de los Estados Unidos sobre la utilidad o nó del aprendizaje basado en competencias. La gran mayoría apoya el desarrollo de este nuevo enfoque educativo pues considera que puede medir mejor el nivel de aprendizaje alcanzado por el estudiante y con ello reducir los costos de su educación, pero también son conscientes de las enormes barreras que este enfoque tiene por delante: la tradición en el sistema educativo de medir el aprendizaje en términos del número de horas de permanencia en aula, la falta de conocimiento de los académicos para diseñar y evaluar un programa basado en competencias y la duda razonable de que esto pueda servir por igual a una carrera de computer science que a una de filosofía.

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Education-2025 - The Classroom of the Future

Education-2025 - The Classroom of the Future | Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The days of classrooms where a teacher desk sits at the front of the classroom and students’ desks are neatly aligned in rows are over. Learning technologies, and changing pedagogical methods, are not only changing the way we teach but also the physical environments we teach in. The role physical environments play in our learning is just beginning to be studied and understood. Akinsanmi (2011) asserts that “there is little research on the role the physical environment plays in the learning process” but more and more educations theorist and psychologists are beginning to offer perspectives “from which designers can conceptualize the creation of an optimal learning environment” (The Optimal Learning). One thing that is clear from the research of the physical spaces which make up learning environments is that current classrooms seldom facilitate 21st century learning."

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Redesign the Classroom to Enhance Learning

Redesign the Classroom to Enhance Learning | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Companies all over the world are finding new ways to improve the workplace environment in a way that benefits both employees and employers. Schools can learn from these companies’ successes and mistakes in order to create an environment that promotes learning and enhances student and teacher experiences. For more information about creating the ideal classroom environment, here is a list of the most beautiful workspaces around the world.
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Rethink funding for quality learning | Christensen Institute

Rethink funding for quality learning | Christensen Institute | Higher Education | Scoop.it
A better funding system would reward successfully driving individual student performance among both schools and EdTech providers. Take, for example, the manner in which the state of New Hampshire funds the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School, a statewide source for online learning opportunities. Because New Hampshire is one of few states to have gone fully competency-based, VLACS’s instructional model and funding model are contingent on students advancing—and being funded—only upon demonstrating mastery.
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Technology and Higher Education by Alex Tabarrok - George Mason Univ.

Technology and Higher Education by Alex Tabarrok - George Mason Univ. | Higher Education | Scoop.it
George Mason University professor Alex Tabarrok delivers a presentation on technology and higher education.
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Using New Technology to Rediscover Traditional Ways of Learning

Using New Technology to Rediscover Traditional Ways of Learning | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Digital technology such as tablets can help teachers and students rediscover traditional ways of learning by using touch, movement, sound, and visuality.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, Today, 6:42 AM

Some nice insights here.

Donna Farren's curator insight, Today, 8:35 AM
I think there is a lot of good information that can be applied to distance education here. So many people get caught up in distance learning being text based they forget they can add these types of other tools.
Shaunda Douglas's curator insight, Today, 7:13 PM
Interesting insight on traditional learning and how technology allows teachers to go back to those roots.
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The maturing of MOOCs

The maturing of MOOCs | Higher Education | Scoop.it
In a question-and-answer session, the researchers behind the edX platform reflect on the risks, rewards, and changes in online learning.
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The Eight-Minute Lecture Keeps Students Engaged

The Eight-Minute Lecture Keeps Students Engaged | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Numerous studies have demonstrated that students retain little of our lectures, and research on determining the “average attention span,” while varying, seems to congregate around eight to ten minutes (“Attention Span Statistics,” 2015), (Richardson, 2010). Research discussed in a 2009 Faculty Focus article by Maryellen Weimer questions the attention span research, while encouraging instructors to facilitate student focus.
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El cobro de pensiones, principal fuente de financiamiento de universidades privadas en Ecuador

El cobro de pensiones, principal fuente de financiamiento de universidades privadas en Ecuador | Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Las universidades privadas son definidas como espacios sin fines de lucro en el artículo 89 de la Ley Orgánica de Educación Superior (LOES). En el mismo cuerpo legal se especifica que todos los recursos deberán ser reinvertidos y que en el pago de aranceles se deberá tomar en cuenta la realidad socioeconómica de los estudiantes. En el país estas instituciones funcionarían muy al estilo de una empresa, dependen de sus ventas, que en la academia se traduce en el cobro de pensiones, matrícula y otros rubros. ¿Quién los financia? El alumno y en algunos casos los padres de estos jóvenes."

 

 

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SUE propone financiar educación superior con incremento del IPC - Colombia

SUE propone financiar educación superior con incremento del IPC - Colombia | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Agosto 23/15 Un incremento de cuatro puntos en el índice de precios al consumidor (IPC) es una de las propuestas de los rectores del Sistema Universitario Estatal (SUE) para la financiación de la educación superior, tras la reunión realizada entre este organismo y el Viceministerio de Educación Superior, en la que las universidades presentaron una propuesta de reforma legislativa para lograr mayores recursos para su sostenimiento.
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Mientras que en Colombia se sigue pensando en nuevas formas de aumentar los recursos económicos para la educación superior "para lograr un mayor número de doctores, mejor investigación, inversión en bienestar para disminuir la deserción de los estudiantes y mejor infraestructura, con el objetivo de contar con un área construida de cuatro metros cuadrados por estudiante" aquí en el Perú no hay claridad en como serán las políticas futuras de los candidatos al gobierno en el 2016. 

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The real reasons a college degree costs so much

The real reasons a college degree costs so much | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Why does college cost so much? And why does tuition keep rising? John Schoen explores some of the reasons for the increase.
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Artículo muy completo y de lectura obligatoria para entender porque los costos de los estudios en las universidades y colleges americanos han venido incrementándose muy por encima del crecimiento de los ingresos medios de las familias estadounidenses, generando la deuda educativa más grande de su historia (mil billones de dólares) con más de 39 millones de deudores, quienes en promedio tienen una deuda de 25,000 dólares. (fuente:http://www.newyorkfed.org/studentloandebt/)

 

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Se acabaron las materias: la revolución educativa de Finlandia

Se acabaron las materias: la revolución educativa de Finlandia | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Pasi Silander, uno de los pilares de este cambio innovador, explicó a Infobae cómo será el futuro de la educación que impulsa el gobierno de ese país. ¿Se podrá aplicar en América Latina?
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Los tres cambios didácticos que van a redefinir al profesor universitario

Los tres cambios didácticos que van a redefinir al profesor universitario | Higher Education | Scoop.it

Un interesante reporte semanal del Observatorio de Innovación Educativa del Tec de Monterrey.

Foto:http://globovision.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/profesor.jpg

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Las aulas activas (aprendizaje activo), el aprendizaje a través de aplicativos móviles y el aprendizaje basado en competencias, son los principales cambios que las Universidades e IES deben comenzar a trabajar.

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Goodbye, classroom: The next big thing is 'competency-based education'

Goodbye, classroom: The next big thing is 'competency-based education' | Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Every January, I look out at the sea of eager young faces taking sustainable design at Ryerson University School of Interior Design, and I wonder why any of us are there. Don’t get me wrong; I love teaching. It gets me off my computer and in touch with another generation of designers. They seem to like it, given that the class is always oversubscribed and the school keeps asking me back.

But it all seems so archaic and silly. Back in 1088, when the University of Bologna was started, there were no printing presses and books were rare and expensive. So basically, an old white guy would stand at the front at a lectern and read from the one copy of a book they had at the school, and the students would slavishly write out what he said. Almost a millennium later, little has changed. An old white guy (me) stands up at a lectern and the students take notes, or whatever they're doing in that sea of Macs they're hiding behind."

Carlos Fosca's insight:

Un aula es un espacio de encuentro, de reflexión, de aprendizaje. En ese sentido, cualquier espacio pensado para ello puede ser incluso más efectivo que el aula tradicional. Las Universidades siguen atrapadas en el pasado sin poder pensar ellas mismas en como pueden mejorar el aprendizaje mejorando la experiencia educativa. En un mundo donde la masificación de la educación provoca enormes inversiones al seguir el modelo tradicional y con ello elevados costos para los estudiantes debemos pensar en formas más creativas (y menos onerosas) de provocar mejores y más eficientes resultados de aprendizaje. Sin embargo, el aula no es el principal reto, el cambio más importante esta en el cambio de paradigma educativo y en pensar todo el proceso de enseñanza desde una perspectiva más responsable con el mundo y la sociedad. 

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Disrupting the Classroom, in a Good Way

Disrupting the Classroom, in a Good Way | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Students and teachers today know that education no longer has to mean wooden desks and screechy chalkboards. The growing education tech sector is bringing to market virtual classrooms, interactive video lectures and online communication platforms with the hope of revolutionizing the classroom. Here are just a few of the players who are making education less “old school.”
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Estudiantes chilenos protestan por cambios en gratuidad de la educación superior

Estudiantes chilenos protestan por cambios en gratuidad de la educación superior | Higher Education | Scoop.it
Más de 80.000 estudiantes marcharon hoy por las calles de Santiago de Chile para rechazar lo que consideran improvisación del Gobierno por los reiterados cambios al proyecto sobre la gratuidad en la educación superior, uno de los pilares del programa de la presidenta Michelle Bachelet.

"La propuesta sobre gratuidad ya lleva unos siete cambios, que han ido ajustando la gratuidad a las instituciones que ya existen y no impulsando la transformación de las mismas, que era lo que se esperaba", señaló a Efe la presidenta de la Federación de Estudiantes de la Universidad de Chile (FECH), Valentina Saavedra.
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La gratuidad universal de la educación le está costando muy caro al gobierno de Bachelet, quien deberá financiar este proceso con recursos que ascienden a más de 5,000 millones de dólares, justo en un momento donde la crisis mundial pone a Chile en una situación de austeridad, con un déficit fiscal de 3%, el precio del cobre en su punto más bajo desde el 2009, con una tasa de desempleo que crece cada año y con un crecimiento estimado del PBI para el 2015 cercano al 2%.

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The many traditions of the reviving liberal arts

The many traditions of the reviving liberal arts | Higher Education | Scoop.it
There is increasing recognition that both the labour force and educated individuals require ‘soft skills’ as well as vocationally relevant content-based knowledge. These include the ability to think critically, communicate effectively and efficiently, synthesise information from various academic and cultural perspectives and analyse complex qualitative and quantitative concepts, among others.
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