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Inside the Online School That Could Radically Change How Kids Learn Everywhere

Inside the Online School That Could Radically Change How Kids Learn Everywhere | A Higher Standard in Online Education | Scoop.it
"Virtual schools" are on the rise, but studies find they're not doing a good job. Now one school in New Hampshire is pointing the way to online ed's future.
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To Improve Higher Education, Scale Back Federal Involvement - National Review Online

To Improve Higher Education, Scale Back Federal Involvement - National Review Online | A Higher Standard in Online Education | Scoop.it
Senator Lamar Alexander’s proposals for reform are a beginning.

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Stanford President John L. Hennessy on Information Technology and the Future of Teaching and Learning

The "unbundling" of degrees that many are predicting -- where students assemble the learning they want, offered in person or online, by one or more institutions to earn credentials -- is something that Hennessy predicted was the future of continuing education and professional education. "Online technologies will dominate this marketplace," he said. And this will include many professionally oriented master's programs, he said. But he rejected the idea that this would be or should be the future of undergraduate education.

 

 


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Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 23, 2015 12:52 PM

This video shares a lecture from Stanford President, John L. Hennessy. During his lecture he eludes to the "unbundling" of degrees. Thoughts?

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A talk regarding the importance of education and how technology will improve it and make the learning experience better.

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Harvard Business School hopes to fundamentally change online education with its new $1,500 pre-MBA program

Harvard Business School hopes to fundamentally change online education with its new $1,500 pre-MBA program | A Higher Standard in Online Education | Scoop.it

This week, Harvard Business School launched an innovative new online education program to the public that it thinks is so far ahead of free online courses that it's worthy of a $1,500 price tag. The 11-week pre-MBA program called CORe accepts about 500 students and is taught in the school's signature case-study method. The first official session started on Feb. 25, and applications are open for spring and summer sessions.


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Measuring use and creation of open educational resources in higher education | McKerlich | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

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Measuring use and creation of open educational resources in higher education

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Education Department Will ‘Pause’ on State Authorization Rule @insidehighered

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The Great Adaptive Learning Experiment -- Campus Technology

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Higher ed institutions around the globe are exploring the potential of adaptive technology to revolutionize the way students learn.
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Retention Is a Growing Issue as More International Students Come to U.S.

Retention Is a Growing Issue as More International Students Come to U.S. | A Higher Standard in Online Education | Scoop.it
A survey finds they are dissatisfied with job support, financial aid, and other services.
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Pearson Sees Continued Growth and Expansion of Higher Education Online Learning Programs

Pearson Sees Continued Growth and Expansion of Higher Education Online Learning Programs | A Higher Standard in Online Education | Scoop.it
More than 200 institutions partner with Pearson for services and support in online learning, college readiness and workforce education

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UC online courses seen as inevitable

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Within five years, students at the University of California will likely take 10 to 15 percent of their courses over the Internet, UC President Mark Yudof said Wednesday in San Francisco at a marathon discussion of online education with the regents, Gov. Jerry Brown and three rising stars in the world of classroom-free courses. Yudof said he'll provide incentives for faculty to develop online courses to ease overcrowding in the most popular freshman and sophomore courses. Student Regent Jonathan Stein warned that students are concerned that trading the benefits of campus and classroom for computerized education would be a "degradation of the UC experience." The three-hour discussion - and the invitation to the three purveyors of "massive, open, online courses" or MOOCs - came at the urging of Brown, who is emerging as a champion of online education as a way to reduce the cost of college in California. [...] the regents and faculty say they want high-quality online courses as good or better than UC's traditional classes, which means spending money on multimedia. [...] when the regents heard a presentation from Provost Aimée Dorr updating them on UC's online efforts, most were impressed by all that students could learn online "on their own time, perhaps in their pajamas," Dorr said. Daphne Koller, co-founder of the for-profit Coursera, who spoke of how a mute student with autism was the star of one particular poetry course; Sebastian Thrun of Udacity, who had announced an online partnership Tuesday with San Jose State University; and Anant Aganwal of EdX, which is funded by MIT and Harvard.
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Online Education as an Agent of Transformation

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Online education is beginning to show itself as a disruptive innovation, introducing more convenient and affordable services that can transform sectors.
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Dispelling Myths about the Online College Student [#Infographic]

Dispelling Myths about the Online College Student [#Infographic] | A Higher Standard in Online Education | Scoop.it
A new infographic from The Learning House offers insights into today’s nontraditional student.
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Online courses are transforming higher education, creating new opportunities for the best and huge problems for the rest

Online courses are transforming higher education, creating new opportunities for the best and huge problems for the rest | A Higher Standard in Online Education | Scoop.it

"TOP-QUALITY teaching, stringent admissions criteria and impressive qualifications allow the world’s best universities to charge mega-fees: over $50,000 for a year of undergraduate study at Harvard. Less exalted providers have boomed too, with a similar model that sells seminars, lectures, exams and a “salad days” social life in a single bundle. Now online provision is transforming higher education, giving the best universities a chance to widen their catch, opening new opportunities for the agile, and threatening doom for the laggard and mediocre."


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Gates Foundation Bets on Online Education to Improve World

Gates Foundation Bets on Online Education to Improve World | A Higher Standard in Online Education | Scoop.it

"The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation celebrated its 15th anniversary by announcing its intentions to improve the lives of people in poverty-stricken countries through technological advancements and betting on online education to extend to billions worldwide."


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Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official

Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official | A Higher Standard in Online Education | Scoop.it
The failure of MOOCs to disrupt higher education has nothing to do with the quality of the courses themselves, many of which are quite good and getting better. Colleges are holding technology at bay because the only thing MOOCs provide is access to world-class professors at an unbeatable price. What they don’t offer are official college degrees, the kind that can get you a job. And that, it turns out, is mostly what college students are paying for.

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50 Striking Statistics About Distance Learning in Higher Education

50 Striking Statistics About Distance Learning in Higher Education | A Higher Standard in Online Education | Scoop.it
The physical classroom is becoming a distant memory for some students.

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Damon Ing's curator insight, June 30, 8:41 AM

This article discusses 50 interesting statistics about distance learning. I find it interesting how 68 percent of the faculty interviewed currently teach distance education classes. I expect this number to growth as technology and student interest continues to grow. Especially at UTRGV becoming an institution who appears to be successful in degree programs via distance learning. 

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Distance Education: Four Things to Look For in an Online Program

Over the past decade, the field of distance education has exploded with many other colleges and universities adding distance programs in concert with their traditional offerings.
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Teacher Colleges Seek to Shift to Digital Age

Teacher Colleges Seek to Shift to Digital Age | A Higher Standard in Online Education | Scoop.it
Teacher colleges, often criticized for not training educators to use technology in the classroom, are experimenting with new digital approaches to stay relevant.
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University of San Francisco will be offering an online degree-Master of Arts in Digital Technologies for Teaching and Learning (DTTL) starting in the Spring of 2015. http://www.usfca.edu/soe/programs/dml/home/

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Two New Studies on Improved Academic Results from Active Learning - 20MM Foundation-

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Two new studies show the benefits of active learning - moving past traditional lecture-only course designs to getting students actively participating.
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University of San Francisco | Online Programs | US News

University of San Francisco | Online Programs | US News | A Higher Standard in Online Education | Scoop.it
Get information on online undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered at University of San Francisco.
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Technology Provides Foreign-Language Immersion at a Distance

Technology Provides Foreign-Language Immersion at a Distance | A Higher Standard in Online Education | Scoop.it
The method, called "teletandem," is based on a simple idea for students: I teach you my language, you teach me yours.
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Report Examines Why Students Pursue Online Education

Report Examines Why Students Pursue Online Education | A Higher Standard in Online Education | Scoop.it
There are many factors that contribute to a decision to pursue an online degree.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, July 14, 2014 9:08 AM

Almost 90% of these "online" students believe that online programs are as good as or better than face-to-face or hybrid programs.

 

Note: Even though 1500 high school+ students were surveyed, they had to be students recently or currently enrolled in, or planning to enroll in an online program for a license, certificate or degree in the next 12 months.

 

Like to see the 2014 report? Here it is: http://www.learninghouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/2014-Online-College-Students-Final.pdf

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Penn State to Offer First MOOC Entirely in Chinese

Penn State to Offer First MOOC Entirely in Chinese | A Higher Standard in Online Education | Scoop.it
“Each lesson, video and communication with students has been translated so that Chinese speakers can take this course and will not have to rely on English,” said Jack Matson, one of the co-instructors and emeritus professor of environmental engineering. For Zhang, a master’s student in educational and instructional technology, and Fu, a doctoral candidate in education, the process had to go beyond a word-for-word translation to Chinese for their work to be successful. “We want people to first become aware of their innate creativity,” said Kathryn Jablokow, a co-instructor and associate professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State Great Valley. In addition to Matson and Jablokow, the other instructors are Darrell Velegol, distinguished professor of chemical engineering, and Elizabeth Kisenwether, an assistant professor of engineering design.
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