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U of Maryland University College pursues strategy of 'unbundling'

U of Maryland University College pursues strategy of 'unbundling' | The Future of Higher Education | Scoop.it

U of Maryland University College pursues a strategy of spinning off units into stand-alone companies, seeking financial gain for itself and affordable tuition rates for its students.  “In higher education today, almost every institution is looking at its business model, and those who are not should be doing that,” Miyares said. “I would argue -- and I think a lot of folks would agree -- that a public institution that bets its future on increasing public dollars is putting itself at risk.”

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Presidents need wide range of skills, panelists at ACE conference say

ACE panel participants say presidents need more skills than ever as the world changes around higher education.
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What the college digital experience will look like 5 years from now - eCampus News

What the college digital experience will look like 5 years from now - eCampus News | The Future of Higher Education | Scoop.it
What students and higher ed educators can expect from the changing digital landscape of higher ed: Then vs. now vs. 5 years from now.
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Report: Millions of students reveal surprising online learning trends

Report: Millions of students reveal surprising online learning trends | The Future of Higher Education | Scoop.it
New study reveals that collaboration is still not a prevalent online learning habit; mobile phones have yet to be used for serious learning.
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Report: Millions of students reveal surprising online learning trends 

Report: Millions of students reveal surprising online learning trends  | The Future of Higher Education | Scoop.it
New study reveals that collaboration is still not a prevalent online learning habit; mobile phones have yet to be used for serious learning.
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Study challenges cost and price myths of online education

Study challenges cost and price myths of online education | The Future of Higher Education | Scoop.it
The myth that online education courses cost less to produce and therefore save students money on tuition doesn’t hold up to scrutiny, a survey of distance education providers found.
The survey, conducted by the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), found that most colleges charge students the same or more to study online. And when additional fees are included, more than half of distance education students pay more than do those in brick-and-mortar classrooms.
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These Top Schools Are Offering Big Savings On Master's Degrees, But There's A Catch

These Top Schools Are Offering Big Savings On Master's Degrees, But There's A Catch | The Future of Higher Education | Scoop.it
There's an experiment underway at a few top universities around the world to make some master's degrees out there more affordable.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for example, says the class of 2018 can get a master's degree in supply chain management with tens of thousands in savings. The university's normal price runs upwards of $67,000 for the current academic year.

But it's not as simple as sending in a coupon with your tuition bill. There are big hurdles for students, and clear benefits for the universities.

It's called a MicroMasters and MIT, Columbia University, the University of Michigan and the Rochester Institute of Technology are among a dozen or so universities globally that are giving this online program a shot with courses like entrepreneurship, user interface design and artificial intelligence.
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4 reasons why a generational skills gap exists today—and isn’t closing 

4 reasons why a generational skills gap exists today—and isn’t closing  | The Future of Higher Education | Scoop.it
Today’s students believe that they are better prepared than ever to enter the workforce. However, their hiring counterparts think that the millennial generation is the most ill-prepared to date—still. Incidentally, this same study revealed that employers give hiring preference to candidates who have real-world experiences; unfortunately much of what is offered today in academia isn’t terribly “real world.”
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San Francisco becomes first city to offer free community college tuition to all residents

San Francisco becomes first city to offer free community college tuition to all residents | The Future of Higher Education | Scoop.it
On Monday, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced it would start setting aside $5.4 million per year to cover enrollment fees and other expenses for City College of San Francisco students, making it the first city in the nation to offer free tuition to residents.
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Call Them What They Are: The New Contemporary Student

Call Them What They Are: The New Contemporary Student | The Future of Higher Education | Scoop.it
By adjusting the label from “non-traditional” to “contemporary,” institutional leaders can gain the footing necessary to begin examining the experience they deliver more analytically so they can take steps to create more immersive and responsive educational opportunities for these students.
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What's Possible with Personalized Learning? An Overview of Personalized Learning for Schools, Families & Communities - iNACOL

What's Possible with Personalized Learning? An Overview of Personalized Learning for Schools, Families & Communities - iNACOL | The Future of Higher Education | Scoop.it
This paper is designed to inform schools, families and communities about the potential of personalized learning. This report describes why personalized learning matters and shows what personalized learning looks like in schools for teachers and for students.  

Through case studies, this paper illustrates what personalized learning looks like in practice, provides examples of teachers personalizing learning in their schools and districts, and shares student perspectives on how new instructional designs are meeting their unique needs. Education leaders, parents, teachers, students and communities can use this report to begin conversations around what modern learning environments look like and how schools can best prepare students for postsecondary success.

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Bringing a business background to a college presidency

Bringing a business background to a college presidency | The Future of Higher Education | Scoop.it
He holds a law degree and an MBA. He has a background as a dot-com pioneer, corporate chief, consultant, and world traveler. He’s an experienced pilot and also sang in an award-winning male chorus. John Williams, president of Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania, might well be a contender for Dos Equis’ next World’s Most Interesting Man.
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Higher ed enters the age of accountability

Higher ed enters the age of accountability | The Future of Higher Education | Scoop.it
A greater level of accountability around access and outcomes looms on the horizon for higher ed administrators in 2017 and beyond.

Experts across the ideological spectrum predict the federal government and the general public to demand more transparency in the data released about how graduates of specific campus programs fare in the job market.
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American Public U's new competency-based degrees do not rely on credit-hour standard

American Public U's new competency-based degrees do not rely on credit-hour standard | The Future of Higher Education | Scoop.it
American Public is first big for-profit university to offer competency-based undergraduate degrees that don’t rely on the credit-hour standard, but federal aid isn’t part of the mix, for now.
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Decision Florida: Sweeping Change In Senate Higher Ed Agenda

Decision Florida: Sweeping Change In Senate Higher Ed Agenda | The Future of Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Florida Senate has voted on a plan that will bring sweeping changes to the state’s higher-education system.
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Barnard Adjunct Profs Just Showed Us All Why It’s Time for the $25K Manifesto

By 2021, adjunct faculty teaching three-credit courses at Barnard will be paid $10,000 per course. The Barnard Contingent Faculty Union (BCF)-UAW Loca
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NMC Horizon Report 2017 Higher Ed now available #edtech #highered #elearning 

NMC Horizon Report 2017 Higher Ed now available #edtech #highered #elearning  | The Future of Higher Education | Scoop.it

The NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). This 14th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education.


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6 essential technologies on the higher ed horizon 

Tablets are just the beginning of Natural User Inerfaces (NUIs) in college and university settings; and any institution interested in remaining relevant in the next five years should start redesigning their learning spaces to better promote collaborative learning. These are just some of the revelations part of the New Media Consortium’s (NMC) and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative’s (ELI) 2017 Higher Education Edition of the annual Horizon Report.
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St. George's offers best practices on MOOC design for international audiences

St. George's offers best practices on MOOC design for international audiences | The Future of Higher Education | Scoop.it
In its fourth edition, the MOOC now attracts an annual average of 800 learners and offers educational and professional certification credits for participants. Dr. Satesh Bidaisee, an associate professor of public health and preventive medicine at St. George’s, spoke with Education Dive to offer the five best practices for establishing an MOOC for international learners.
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NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition

NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition | The Future of Higher Education | Scoop.it
The NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Higher Education Edition is a collaborative effort between the NMC and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). This 14th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology are placed directly in the context of their likely impact on the core missions of universities and colleges.
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For-Profit Law School Faces Crisis After Losing Federal Loans

For-Profit Law School Faces Crisis After Losing Federal Loans | The Future of Higher Education | Scoop.it
The for-profit school, with hundreds of students, remains in business, even without the lifeline of federal student aid. It is counting on the Education Department under the Trump administration to reopen the loan spigot that the agency turned off last month after the American Bar Association, the law school accreditor, found that the school did not satisfy its admissions and curriculum standards.
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Tuition-free college gains ground in CT

Tuition-free college gains ground in CT | The Future of Higher Education | Scoop.it
Lawmakers in Hartford are raising the same question as governors of New York and Rhode Island contemplate moving to a free college system. The New York proposal unveiled last month by Gov. Andrew Cuomo would offer free tuition to New Yorkers whose families earn less than $125,000. It is anticipated that as many as one million students would be eligible.
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Is "holistic” higher ed's latest innovation star? - eCampus News

Is "holistic” higher ed's latest innovation star? - eCampus News | The Future of Higher Education | Scoop.it
New departments, admissions standards and faculty evaluation requirements are being created around the buzzword holistic.
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A High-Tech Rebirth From Higher Ed’s Ruins

A High-Tech Rebirth From Higher Ed’s Ruins | The Future of Higher Education | Scoop.it
Yale professor David Gelernter writes that colleges are failing, but online courses, net-campuses and mentors can replace them.

Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Harvard and MIT release new trends report on open online courses - eCampus News

Harvard and MIT release new trends report on open online courses - eCampus News | The Future of Higher Education | Scoop.it
Research findings on open online courses offer new insights into learner engagement and behavior from four years of HarvardX and MITx MOOCs.
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