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11 Facts about Higher Education

11 Facts about Higher Education | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

1. College costs have increased by 50% from 2000 to 2009.


2. According to a Pew Research Center study, 7 in 10 college chief executives rated American higher education as one of the best in the world, but only half of them think that the U.S. will keep this ranking 10 years from now.

 

3. In 2010, America's collective student loan debt ($800 billion) was greater than its credit card debt.

 

4. One-third of four-year American colleges reported lower graduation rates in 2008 than in 2003.

 

5. Post-baccalaureate education enrollment (taking classes after earning a bachelors) is now growing at a faster rate than undergraduate enrollment.


6. According to a poll from the Chronicle of Higher Education, only 55% of 4-year college graduates believe the primary purpose of college is for job or career preparation. A more common response was intellectual growth or personal growth.

 

7. Almost half of all parents of incoming college freshmen make less than $75,000 per year.

 

8. For the '08-'09 academic year, only 5 colleges charged over $50,000 for tuition, fees, room and board. For '09-'10, 58 colleges did. For '10-'11, 100 colleges charged that amount.

 

9. Within 10 years of graduating, 40% of Americans with a bachelor's degree continue on to enroll in a graduate or first-professional degree program.

 

10. One-fourth of college graduates who earn less than $50,000 per year say college was not worth the investment.


11. From 1988 to 2008, undergraduate enrollment in America grew from 11.3 million to 16.4 million.

 

Sources:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The New York Times

National Center for Education Statistics

EducationEducation InequalitiesEducation ReformFinancial Education

 

-->From a systems' perspective, design changes can improve or change these discouraging "facts."


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Khan Academy founder talks online education success - CBS News

Khan Academy founder talks online education success - CBS News | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Khan Academy founder talks online education successCBS News(CBS News) Could education one day be free - and perhaps be teacher-free? In a way, that's how Sal Khan sees it.
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Biosensors to monitor US students' attentiveness - Reuters

Biosensors to monitor US students' attentiveness - Reuters | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Daily MailBiosensors to monitor US students' attentivenessReutersTo truly improve teaching and learning, she said, "we need universal, valid, reliable and practical instruments" such as the biosensors.
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'Expanded Tweets' bring more content to Twitter feeds

'Expanded Tweets' bring more content to Twitter feeds | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Microblogging site partners with online media sites to deliver a wide range of stories, images, and videos that can be previewed from within tweets. Read this blog post by Steven Musil on Internet & Media.
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A Tech Expert's Not-So-Secret Sources

A Tech Expert's Not-So-Secret Sources | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Nick Provenzano (@thenerdyteacher on Twitter) teaches high school English at Grosse Pointe South High School in Grosse Pointe, MI. He also blogs at TheNerdyTeacher.com.
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Where’s Waldo: The missing group member | Torria Bond

An email from a student in my fully online course reads, “Waldo is in my group but I haven’t heard from him. I’ve emailed him several times; suggested that he contribute visuals to the group effort; and sent him a link to the collaborative group document to which he could add his work. It is now the day before the assignment is due and our group still hasn’t heard from Waldo. The group doesn’t want to lose points because of Waldo, especially since we have tried our best to reach him and include him in the assignment. What should we do about his part?”

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What MIT Should Have Done

Ten thousand students have just taken the final exam in MITx's course "6.002x Circuits and Electronics." The sheer size of this course (120,000 first registered back in March), the high-wattage backing of MIT for a certificate of completion to all those who make it through to the end, and the free, open access nature of this MOOC (a "massive open online course") seemingly ushers in a fundamentally new paradigm in higher education. When coupled with the recent headlines about similar ventures such as Coursera, Udacity, and MIT's own new partnership with Harvard to form edX, the policy world has been positively aglow: David Brooks calls it a "campus tsunami"; John Chubb proclaims it an "historic transformation"; Thomas Friedman writes, simply, "welcome to the college education revolution."


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Can You Download YouTube Videos? | Teachers Training International – Helping you motivate, manage and engage your students

One of the questions I am asked all the time is “Can you download YouTube Videos so you don’t have to stream them in class?”

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6 Keys to Engaging Students Online -- Campus Technology

While some instructors think online teaching will be a breeze, the truth is that the best teachers work really hard to connect with students. CT shares tips from an insider.
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4 social media tools that make life easier

4 social media tools that make life easier | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

As social media has become a common marketing tool for businesses, it can become a time suck, but with these four tools, it doesn't have to.


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Connecting the Digital Divide to Digital Literacies

Connecting the Digital Divide to Digital Literacies | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"The term 'digital divide' has long been used to describe the gap between those with access to communications technology and those without—applying to both home computer ownership as well as the delivery of home broadband access, which is still an issue. In fact, though 65 percent of households (pdf) have broadband access, that figure drops to 40 percent in households with less than $20,000 in annual income. More recently, the term has referred to the gap in the type of engagement with the digital world. It has come to mean the divide between those who use technology to learn and create and those who use it more for entertainment or staying up to date on social networking sites. It might easily be summed up as the gap between creators and consumers."


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Socialgimme.com | Create amazing pages at lightning speed!

Socialgimme.com | Create amazing pages at lightning speed! | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This is a handy tool for creating webpages, eZines, eNewsletters or simple blogs. Very easy to use and has good social nework integration. Create upto 5 projects for free.


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A Master List of 500 Free Courses From Great Universities

A Master List of 500 Free Courses From Great Universities | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
During the past two days, our list of Free Online Movies has been getting some good exposure. And we\'ve got no complaints.
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What Works in Student Learning, and What Gets in the Way ...

What Works in Student Learning, and What Gets in the Way ... | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Chronicle reviewed a recent conference on student learning, sponsored by the Teagle Foundation, What Works in Student Learning, and What Gets in the Way – Teaching – The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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Avoiding Pitfalls in eLearning Projects « learningpilgrims

Avoiding Pitfalls in eLearning Projects « learningpilgrims | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
eLearning projects are no different than software projects. We start off with a rose-tinted vision of what we want, draw up project timelines with well defined review and response timelines, define the budgets, and then preside ...
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How in the World Did College Costs Rise 15% in Only 2 Years? - The Atlantic

How in the World Did College Costs Rise 15% in Only 2 Years? - The Atlantic | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
USA TODAYHow in the World Did College Costs Rise 15% in Only 2 Years?
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Web Tools Blog Series: Collecting, Organizing and Making Sense of Information

Web Tools Blog Series: Collecting, Organizing and Making Sense of Information | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Access to the Internet brings an almost unlimited amount of content to our fingertips. Effectively collecting, organizing, and making sense of this information is critical to learning.
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Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers

Google for Educators: The Best Features for Busy Teachers | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Eye in the Sky: Melissa Browning's students saw their school's Brooklyn neighborhood through Google Maps's street view.
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4 Professors Discuss Teaching Free Online Courses for Thousands of Students

4 Professors Discuss Teaching Free Online Courses for Thousands of Students | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"What is it like to teach a free online course to tens of thousands of students? Dozens of professors are doing just that, experimenting with a format known as Massive Open Online Courses. And there are more providers than ever, some working with elite universities, and others that allow any professor to join in. The Chronicle asked four professors, teaching on different platforms, to share their thoughts on the experience so far."


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Early demographic data hints at what type of student takes a MOOC

Early demographic data hints at what type of student takes a MOOC | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are popular. This much we know.


But as investors and higher ed prognosticators squint into their crystal balls for hints of what this popularity could portend for the rest of higher education, two crucial questions remains largely unanswered: Who are these students, and what do they want?

 


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Going the Distance -- Campus Technology

Going the Distance -- Campus Technology | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As demand rises--and technology and course design improve--distance-learning programs are taking off at traditional brick-and-mortar schools.
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The Empire Strikes a Deal? -- Campus Technology

The Empire Strikes a Deal? -- Campus Technology | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The acquisition of Moodlerooms by Blackboard brings two archrivals under the same tent. Just what does Blackboard have in mind for open source education?
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The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have

The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Every single teacher is concerned about his/ her teaching practices and the skills involved in this process. How many times have you wondered about a better way to teach the same lesson you have delivered to an eariler class? How often have you used technology to engage your students and improve their learning ? These are some recurring questions we keep regurgitating each time our teaching skills are put to the test.


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Create an eBook from Online Articles

Create an eBook from Online Articles | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This is a great way to create eBooks from your own online content or from any content you find online.
You can create and share reading lists for courses. Create your own eBooks of yours or your students' stories. Create your own collection of your favourite articles. Collect a reading list of articles to read when you don't have an Internet connection. Webpages that you capture in this way can be much easier to read and of course you have all the eBook's mark up and note taking functions which will store all your annotations on the eBooks you create.


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Readlist enables sharing and embedding your own online content - great way to bundle a collection of your blog posts. 

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How Digital Learning is Boosting Achievement | Digital Learning Now

How Digital Learning is Boosting Achievement | Digital Learning Now | Teaching in Higher Education | Scoop.it

A reader commented that he wanted to get on board with digital learning but had been told there wasn’t much evidence of links to achievement. That’s dead wrong. There are hundreds of solid pieces of evidence about digital learning.

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