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Online Education Is Replacing Physical Colleges At A Crazy Fast Pace | TechCrunch

Online Education Is Replacing Physical Colleges At A Crazy Fast Pace | TechCrunch | Navigating massive disruption in higher ed | Scoop.it
Educators knew the online revolution would eventually envelop the physical classroom, but a torrent of near-revolutionary developments in the past month are proving that change is coming quicker than anyone imagined.

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Agree with this comment:  "We are not doing enough hands on learning in our undergrad courses as it is and our graduates and grad students don't know the first thing about how to apply the information they "earned" when they get out into the real world. That is the change that needs to happen in our education system and it needs to happen  quickly. If not our institutions are going to implode. When the populace feels there is little to no value in your product, you wont last long in the field." --GwendolynThompsonSchmidt

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Recommit now to campus security

Heinous, horrific, unfathomable tragedy… There are simply no words to describe the terrible loss of life in an elementary school in Connecticut last week.  Our normal outrage at the taking of...
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A “Moore’s Law” of educational innovation

A “Moore’s Law” of educational innovation | Navigating massive disruption in higher ed | Scoop.it
In 1965, Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel distilled his thinking about the future of integrated circuits into a “law”. Moore observed that the number of transistors on each circuit...
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Will observed relationships in the past 400 years guide us to the future? 

 

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In our opinion: Rethinking higher ed as something more than a path to a higher ... - Deseret News

In our opinion: Rethinking higher ed as something more than a path to a higher ... - Deseret News | Navigating massive disruption in higher ed | Scoop.it
Deseret NewsIn our opinion: Rethinking higher ed as something more than a path to a higher ...Deseret NewsYou may not be familiar with the concept of "hacking" an education, unless you are young, bright and a risk-taking contrarian.
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Education to employment: Designing a system that works | Public Sector Practice | McKinsey & Company

New McKinsey report out on the need for a system of education that gets our youth employed!

 

 

Young people can’t find jobs. Yet employers can’t find people with the necessary entry-level skills. How to close this gap? We surveyed 8,000 employers, education providers, and young people and examined 100+ innovative programs.

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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: The Flipped Classroom

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: The Flipped Classroom | Navigating massive disruption in higher ed | Scoop.it

As I noted above, the idea of the “flipped classroom” wasn’t new to 2012. Nor was it something devised by Khan Academy or TED. Video-taped lectures assigned as homework can be traced back to Colorado math teacher Karl Fisch who had his work popularized in turn by a story in 2010 by Daniel Pink who called the practice “flip thinking” or the “Fisch flip.” But well before that, many other educators were thinking about ways they could “flip” or reverse instruction: chemistry teachers Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams recorded their lessons circa 2007. And in the 1990s, let’s not forget, Harvard professor Eric Mazur pioneered the idea of peer instruction in order to alter his own teaching practices away from heavy reliance on lecturing.


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Wellesley College to start free online classes - News Tribe

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News TribeWellesley College to start free online classesNews TribeBoston: Wellesley College Boston announced on Tuesday to start free online classes through the nonprofit venture from next fall.
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Committee recommends online courses - Yale Daily News (blog)

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Yale finds iteself recommending online courses....

 

Committee recommends online coursesYale Daily News (blog)In a report released 2 p.m.

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Coursera’s rapidly emerging business models

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Higher education is renowned for its inability to make fast decisions. In high contrast, Coursera, in pursuit of a new business model, is showing us what rapid iteration in higher ed looks like in ...
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Thank a teacher…or this blog will self-destruct!

We're talking the heart (and maybe the soul and brains, too!) of education.  It all starts with those who are willing to give of themselves so others can learn.  Thank a teacher today!

 

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The Benefit of Open Online Classes - U.S. News & World Report (blog)

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U.S. News & World Report (blog)The Benefit of Open Online ClassesU.S.
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Liberal arts colleges rethink their messaging in the face of criticism | Inside Higher Ed

Liberal arts colleges rethink their messaging in the face of criticism | Inside Higher Ed | Navigating massive disruption in higher ed | Scoop.it

The article seems to indicate that the value of a liberal arts education isn't getting communicated properly.  Perhaps looking at the 4-year, high-cost packaging in which it comes should also be a part of the discussion?

 

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New Frontier for Scaling up Online Classes:... - ABC News

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ABC News pre-announces edX support for Community Colleges and ponders how integrating MOOCs into the landscape of higher eduction will change things...if at all...

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College Enrollments Fell This Fall - Inside Higher Ed

College Enrollments Fell This Fall - Inside Higher Ed | Navigating massive disruption in higher ed | Scoop.it
Inside Higher EdCollege Enrollments Fell This FallInside Higher EdSurveys: Faculty and Technology · Surveys · Retirement Issues · Adjuncts · Admissions · Assessment and Accountability · Books and Publishing · Community Colleges · Diversity · For-Profit...
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The ROI of education is paning out for some.  Second year of declines in enrollment when we need to be increasing 21st century knowledge in our country!

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Georgetown to offer free online courses

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University joins other elite schools in edX venture, giving global access to courses via the Internet.
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One more university joins the non-profit edX platform.  Second one in a week.

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College Tuition, Priced Like a Cellphone Plan - Smartmoney.com

College Tuition, Priced Like a Cellphone Plan - Smartmoney.com | Navigating massive disruption in higher ed | Scoop.it
College Tuition, Priced Like a Cellphone PlanSmartmoney.comThe new pricing structure also comes as more nonprofit colleges move into online education.
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Innovating on the higher ed business model

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What Humanities Job Crisis? - Inside Higher Ed

What Humanities Job Crisis? - Inside Higher Ed | Navigating massive disruption in higher ed | Scoop.it
What Humanities Job Crisis?Inside Higher EdShould students considering a Ph.D. in the humanities have their heads examined? It's a reasonable question to ask, what with all the mockery they have to endure.
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Employment and education are linked…news at 11!

“News at 11″ – now there’s a quaint expression. It relates, of course, to the fact that in the days of broadcast television, the 11pm news program was *the* place to catch u...
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Providers of Free MOOC's Now Charge Employers for Access to Student Data - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Providers of Free MOOC's Now Charge Employers for Access to Student Data - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Navigating massive disruption in higher ed | Scoop.it
Several high-profile tech companies have already signed up for Coursera's new employee-matching service. Udacity offers a similar service.
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3 Higher Ed Innovation Leadership Skills I Need to Develop | Inside Higher Ed

3 Higher Ed Innovation Leadership Skills I Need to Develop | Inside Higher Ed | Navigating massive disruption in higher ed | Scoop.it
Nice look at higher ed leadership skills: http://t.co/lYPKwVoY...
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MOOCs: 6 fatal criticisms? or opportunities to be explored?

MOOCs: 6 fatal criticisms? or opportunities to be explored? | Navigating massive disruption in higher ed | Scoop.it
In the course of human debate, it seems harder and harder to find rational discourse. Heated “glass half full vs. glass half empty” arguments characterize our conversations, each side t...
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Higher Ed’s Top Challenges – 2013

It’s that time of year…a time for reflection, a time to look ahead. This year has been a particularly challenging one for higher ed....

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Staring into the ‘Academic Abyss’

Staring into the ‘Academic Abyss’ | Navigating massive disruption in higher ed | Scoop.it
If the recent election didn’t fully engage your intellect, surely the looming ‘fiscal cliff’ has you on the edge of your seat. Washington, with usual headline grabbing prowess, ha...
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Princeton Intro to Sociology goes MOOC

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What I like about this story is that it is less about extolling the virtue of MOOCs and more about using MOOCs to learn about new ways of teaching.  This is reporting from the front-lines of education innovation!

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Texas Legislators Weigh Options for Tuition Deregulation - New York Times

Texas Legislators Weigh Options for Tuition Deregulation - New York Times | Navigating massive disruption in higher ed | Scoop.it

Since Texas gave public insitutions the right to set their own tuition 10 years ago, the average cost of tuition and fees at the state's public universities has increased *by 90 percent*, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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