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Saylor Foundation's Free Courses Offer Path to Credit | Inside Higher Ed

Saylor Foundation's Free Courses Offer Path to Credit | Inside Higher Ed | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
Interesting read on the evolving world of online education --> http://t.co/dVJQMjZO (StraighterLine = past PR client)...
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The Future of Wearable Tech

The Future of Wearable Tech | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
I have a confession to make. Despite my specialization in wearable technology, I haven’t worn my FitBit in months. I’m not the only one. Many people found the first wave of wearables came up short.
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The 6 Technologies That Will Change the Face of Education - Campus Technology

The 6 Technologies That Will Change the Face of Education - Campus Technology | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
Makerspaces, wearable technologies and adaptive learning technologies are three of the six technologies that will have a profound impact on higher education within the next five years, according to the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education...
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College students say they prefer Apple iPhones to sex

College students say they prefer Apple iPhones to sex | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
Buried in the Education Life section of last Sunday’s New York Times was this nugget of market research from Student Monitor.
A Few of Their Favorite Things
Researchers had asked 1,200 U.S.
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How Stanford is incorporating touch for online learning

How Stanford is incorporating touch for online learning | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
Perhaps the largest criticisms or drawbacks that are often leveled at online learning are the simple facts that it can be difficult for students to shake hands, talk, and form relationships with their peers or instructors in the way that on-site...
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Let's debate higher education honestly - The Guardian

Let's debate higher education honestly - The Guardian | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
Letters: The question of how to best match the provision of education and training with the needs of an economy containing many jobs that are not highly skilled rarely gets asked
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A Future Segregated by Science? - New York Times

A Future Segregated by Science? - New York Times | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
When you look at the number of women and minorities seeking STEM careers, the situation is bleak.
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Essay on ways MOOCs helped and hurt debates about future of higher education - Inside Higher Ed

Essay on ways MOOCs helped and hurt debates about future of higher education - Inside Higher Ed | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
Essay on ways MOOCs helped and hurt debates about future of higher education Inside Higher Ed As aptly observed by Michael Cusumano of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the software, music, video, book publishing, newspaper, and magazine...
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Gov. Sam Brownback cuts funding for schools and higher education - Kansas.com

Gov. Sam Brownback cuts funding for schools and higher education - Kansas.com | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
Gov. Sam Brownback announced Thursday he is cutting funding for public schools and higher education to help keep the state solvent through June.
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The changing face of higher education - Baltimore Sun

The changing face of higher education - Baltimore Sun | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
We have been reading for some time now about the demographic shift that was occurring in the nation, but I don't think we in higher education have truly digested the impact it will have on our institutions.
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A Glimpse of the Future: The 'Oscars of Innovation in Higher Education' - Knowledge@Wharton

A Glimpse of the Future: The 'Oscars of Innovation in Higher Education' - Knowledge@Wharton | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
Outside-the-box approaches in today’s higher education landscape were celebrated at the recent inaugural Reimagine Education Conference.
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Number 5: College presidents predict 4 new institutional models for higher-ed

Number 5: College presidents predict 4 new institutional models for higher-ed | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
A new think-tank-esque collection of leading college and university presidents last year came together to discuss the trends and disruptions shaping higher education thanks to new technologies and the evolving global economy.
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The self-organizing computer course

The self-organizing computer course | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
Shimon Schocken and Noam Nisan developed a curriculum for their students to build a computer, piece by piece. When they put the course online -- giving away the tools, simulators, chip specifications and other building blocks -- they were surprised that thousands jumped at the opportunity to learn, working independently as well as organizing their own classes in the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). A call to forget about grades and tap into the self-motivation to learn.
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10 Social Media Predictions for 2015 - Social Times (blog)

10 Social Media Predictions for 2015 - Social Times (blog) | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
We asked experts for their marketing and social media predictions for 2015. Here’s what they had to say.
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Online school could be the future of higher education - The Post

Online school could be the future of higher education - The Post | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
Sam writes about why online classes are becoming more and more popular and could be the future of higher education.
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Sean Randolph: Retooling public higher education - California Economy Reporting

Sean Randolph: Retooling public higher education - California Economy Reporting | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
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Sean Randolph: Retooling public higher education
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California has been built on a legacy of investment in public infrastructure -- in highways, water, and education.
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How Google and Coursera may upend the traditional college degree - Brookings Institution (blog)

How Google and Coursera may upend the traditional college degree - Brookings Institution (blog) | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
Last week the online education firm Coursera announced a new arrangement with Google, Instagram and other tech firms to launch what some are calling “microdegrees” – a set of online courses plus a hands-on capstone project designed in conjunction...
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New tech companies say freelancing is the future of work. But there's a ... - Washington Post

New tech companies say freelancing is the future of work. But there's a ... - Washington Post | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
More companies are switching their workforce to freelance. Policy needs to catch up.
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The Economy, Past and Future - New York Times

The Economy, Past and Future - New York Times | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
Modest growth has never been enough to overcome the Great Recession’s damage. Congress could do much more to help.
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Obama’s budget aims to eliminate for-profit colleges’ GI Bill loophole

Obama’s budget aims to eliminate for-profit colleges’ GI Bill loophole | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama's free community college plan stole the education spotlight, but his $4 trillion budget for next year contained another proposal that could alter higher education for many Americans.
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These airlines are offering in-flight college classes

These airlines are offering in-flight college classes | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
This post is in partnership with Money. The article below was originally published at Money.com.
By Kim Clark, Money
Just because you're on an airplane doesn't mean your head has to be in the clouds.
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Higher Education Is Not a Mixtape - The Atlantic

Higher Education Is Not a Mixtape - The Atlantic | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
Economists predict that colleges will soon become "unbundled" by the Internet. But that won't—and shouldn't—happen.   
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How to See the Future First

How to See the Future First | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
One of the biggest challenges innovators face is to truly understand the market opportunity space before they start creating a strategy and well in advance of product development.
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Sticking With Credit Hour

Sticking With Credit Hour | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
The credit hour is an inadequate unit for measuring student learning. Yet no better replacement for higher education’s gold standard has emerged, and getting rid of it right now would be risky.
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Number 3: 5 technology trends poised to rock higher education

Number 3: 5 technology trends poised to rock higher education | JRD's higher education future | Scoop.it
Trends like “devices,” “MOOCs,” and “Twitter,” are making the rounds in higher education, but what do these trends means for admin and students, and how are they affecting classroom practice and IT capabilities?
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Designing a university for the new millennium: David Helfand at TEDxWestVancouverED - YouTube

Following 35 years on the faculty of Columbia University in New York, more than half of that time as Chair of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, D...
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